On the way home, I stopped at the grocery store for the cans of coconut water that were on sale. However, they were not the bigger cans that usually sell for $.99 each. These were smaller cans and I didn't think it was much of a bargain, so I didn't buy any.
Also on the way home, I put gas to the car. $2.79/gal. total came to $30.97. Once I start going downtown every day for radiation treatment, I'll need to put gas more often, at least once a week.
When I came home and checked my work emails, there were several from my supervisor, including one asking when I'd be available for a conference call. So, I responded to the emails and we had the conference call later in the afternoon. I spent the rest of the afternoon and part of the evening doing office work. I was determined to send back a completed assignment by the end of the work day, today, before I took my day of vacation tomorrow. I was able to do that and I am happy.
In the evening, my neighbor across the street called and brought me some Armenian food her mother had made. I had just finished having my dinner of rice and shrimp curry, so I just took a small bite to taste it. Made of red lentils and couscous, with onions and some spices, it tasted quite nice. I will keep it in the fridge and have for my dinner, tomorrow.
Speaking of my fridge, it seems like the seal around the fridge door is not sealing too well. I looked on-line to see how to replace the seal, but it seems a bit complicated for me to tackle on my own. I called Sears appliance repairs and they charge $99 for a service call, to have someone come out to take a look and give an estimate for parts and labor. Of course, the fridge/freezer is almost 26 years old, so it might be time to replace it. But so far, it has worked without any problems and the seal on the freezer side is fine. I think I will ask my neighbor if he is capable of fixing it. If not, it might be time to go shopping for a new fridge/freezer.
|June 30 Decluttering
6 brass cups
The lamp shades were removed from the ceiling fan/light fixture that used to be in daughter's bedroom, when I had it replaced with a new ceiling fan/light fixture. The new fan/light fixture came with its own lamp shades.
The 6 brass cups were a gift from a cousin's friend who paid us a visit many, many years ago.
With these 10 items, I have decluttered 300 items! I want to continue decluttering in July too. But I am debating between continuing with decluttering 10 items a day which would result in 310 items by the end of July or trying a different method, where you declutter the same number of items as the date. So, 1 item on the 1st, 2 items on the 2nd, 3 items on the 3rd, etc. until 31 items on the 31st. If I do it this way, I'd declutter 496 items by the the end of the month! Or maybe I'll do a combination of both. Both ways result in 190 items decluttered by the 19th of the month, so I can continue to declutter 10 items a day for the first 19 days and then, switch to 20 items on the 20th, 21 on the 21st, etc. Although, hopefully, by that time, I won't have 30 items to toss on the 30th and 31 items on the 31st! Maybe I should do it in reverse order - declutter 31 items on the 1st, 30 on the 2nd and so on until down to 1 item on the 31! That sort of makes more sense to me, but the thought of finding 31 items to toss, tomorrow, seems rather daunting. Maybe I should just stick to my 10 items a day; slow and steady.
Also in the evening, I put water to the front garden. I will water the back garden tomorrow evening.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Blood test went well
- Being able to run errands for myself
- Getting my work assignment done
- Neighbor bringing me more food
- Video chatting with daughter
Today, I spent:
$1 for parking.
$30.97 for gas (car).