|Front Flower Bed (taken earlier in the week)
Sunday lived up to its name! We had bright sunshine, blue skies, and warm temperatures. I couldn't fall asleep until 4:00 a.m., but woke up at 9:00 a.m. and didn't go back to sleep. I spent a relaxed morning, drinking my tea, reading news on-line, reading and commenting on blogs, etc. The friend I called and left a message on Saturday returned my call in the morning and we chatted a bit. Then, my neighbor called for our weekly Sunday morning chat. I considered making a big Sunday brunch of eggs, bacon, hash browns and/or pancakes, but couldn't motivate myself to cook, so had a bowl of leftover macaroni and cheese from last night's dinner, instead!
I had planned to go grocery shopping and wrote out a shopping list, but I felt disinclined to go shopping! I felt that, if I go shopping today, I will feel too tired when I come back to do any of the housework I wanted to do. I will grocery shop on Monday.
Once I had decided on that, I put away the laundry and the dishes from yesterday and did another load of laundry and hung it up to dry.
Then, I started on my closet. I pulled out all my clothes and piled them on my bed. Then, I tried on some of them. I dislike trying on clothes and I find it tiring. I also find it hard to decide what to do with the clothes that are too big. Do I hold on to them, in case I gain weight again? Do I try to alter them to fit me? Do I just donate them and buy new clothes? Decisions!
There was a pair of cream colored pants that I had been keeping thinking I'll be able to fit into them again, one day. Well, I tried them on today and they were too big!
|One of the Dresses my Mother Sewed
I did find that I am able to wear at least two of the three dresses my mother had sewn for me, which I had held on to for all these years! They are all in the same style as it was a favorite style of mine. I tried on two of them and washed one of them, today. I will wash the others another day.
I also realized that I couldn't make any decisions on any of my blouses and dresses until I buy a better fitting bra! Eventually, I just put almost everything back in the closet, again! Things are arranged in order - from left to right - my formal/evening wear, pants, dresses/2 piece outfits, skirts, tops, cardigans and jackets; all are grouped by category and, within each group, by color. My sweaters, however, are stored in a chest of drawers, and not in the closet. I will try them on, again, a few at a time, and then decide if they fit me, if I want to keep them, alter them, or donate them.
I didn't put back the stack of clothes (mostly skirts, but at least one pair of pants) that I had tried on and were too big. I need to decide if I want to alter them or donate them.
After I went through my closet, I decided to continue cleaning the family room. I had started on Saturday, when I cleared the coffee table. Today, I gathered all the remaining holiday decorations and stored them in a box in the garage. Then, I cleared the small dining table that is in the family room and that led to dusting all the furniture! Finally, I started on the big dining table, putting away things that had piled on there, such as holiday wrapping paper and ribbons, the last of the mugs my daughter decorated to give as gifts (we still haven't exchanged gifts with some friends and family!) and my box of buttons! There's a pile of paper, as well, and I sorted through and filed some of it, but then, I got tired and I decided it was time to stop. I didn't want to overdo things. I spent most of the rest of the evening video chatting with my daughter. One of my aunts phoned, too, and we had a nice chat.
I was able to declutter a few items when I was tidying and cleaning - they included a small flower pot, some bubble wrap and packaging items, magazines and catalogs, the paper tube from a roll of wrapping paper, a reusable fabric grocery bag (strap had broken and I was planning to resew it, but I noticed that the bag was tearing, as well).
Sunday's To Do List:
- Put away dried laundry - DONE
- Do another load of laundry (whites/lights) - DONE
- Put away washed dishes - DONE
- Clear dining table - 90% DONE
- Paperwork and Filing - STARTED
- Grocery shopping
- Menu plan for the week
- Take the last of the holiday decorations to the garage! DONE
- Start organizing my closet - DONE
- Tidy/dust family room - DONE
Monday's To Do List:
- Grocery shopping
- Menu plan for the week
- Finish clearing the dining table
- Doctor's appointment
- Put gas to the car
- Take the trash cans to the curb for pick up on Tuesday
On Sunday, I was grateful for:
- Sunshine after all the rain we've had
- A relaxed morning
- A productive afternoon and evening
- A closet full of clothes, even if some no longer fit!
- Family and friends calling and emailing; talking with my daughter
How was your Sunday? What have you planned for Monday?