Saturday, May 27, 2017

Another Relaxed Friday

I was going to write another budget-related post, today, but I think I will leave it until tomorrow.

Thursday, I went to the office.  During my lunch break, I went to the farmers market, but didn't buy anything, after all.  A colleague was retiring so there was a retirement reception for him in the afternoon and after that, we had a birthday celebration for one of the supervisors!  In between partying, I actually finished one assignment and started on another!   Some of my colleagues were going out, after work, for a "happy hour" type of social gathering to celebrate our supervisor's birthday a bit more, but I chose to come home, instead.  You know you are getting old when your colleagues are out celebrating and you are home taking a nap on the sofa!  LOL.

As a result of the nap, however, I stayed up till very late, Thursday night, reading and didn't actually get to bed until 4:00 a.m.!   I didn't worry too much about it, though, because I had taken Friday off from work.  As a result, I slept in till quite late, this morning.  

It was another over-cast and cool day; cool enough for me to turn on the heater till mid-afternoon.   As I told one of my friends, there were plenty of things I could have done.  Instead, I chose to have another relaxed day!  I played on the computer, read, renewed a library book on-line, walked around my garden and admired the roses that are blooming, had a long chat on the phone with one of my aunts, and video chatted with my daughter.  I did do the dishes and I baked a cake to take to Saturday night's prayer meeting dinner.  So, I was somewhat productive, I guess.

Oh, and I found the inspiration for my Halloween costume, this year!  I shall invest $10 on fabric flowers from the dollar store for it and I already have a jacket I could use!

Today, I am grateful for:
- A day off from work to relax
- Being able to renew library books on-line
- Roses blooming in the garden
- Phone call from aunt
- Halloween costume inspiration

Tomorrow, I should do all those things I could have done today, but didn't!  I need to also do a little grocery shopping to buy some ingredients for the frosting for the cake.  I don't have powdered sugar and I don't feel like grinding sugar to make my own!  In the evening, I will attend the monthly prayer gathering.  I have asked my cousin for a ride, if she's going, but she said her daughter might be busy.  Most probably, I shall be driving us to the prayer gathering.  I had better put gas to the car, then.

Saturday's To Do List:
- Put gas to the car
- Grocery shop for frosting ingredients
- Frost and decorate the cake
- Tidy the house
- Dust
- Vacuum
- Attend the prayer gathering

How was your Friday?  What are your plans for the weekend?


  1. I like to be prepared but I can't believe you're already sorted for Halloween!
    Enjoy your cake. X

    1. Ha, ha, Jules, I am usually not thinking of Halloween this early in the year! But, I saw a picture of a jacket covered with fabric flowers, which is reported to cost $51,500 and I want to parody it, with my own version, which I want to cost no more than $10 or $15 at the most. To be quite honest, I can't imagine paying what amounts to an average person's yearly salary on a jacket! But then, the super rich aren't average people, are they?

  2. It's so easy for days off to turn into 'jobs that need doing days' so I'm glad you dedicated your day entirely to yourself, you deserve it.

    You're very organised thinking about Halloween but it happens every year so if inspiration strikes in May then all the better and it's One less thing to think about as it approaches. Dare I say I've jotted a few Christmas notes down the past couple of weeks. It's not so much I'm thinking about the holiday already, just when ideas pop into my head I know nearer the time I won't remember I had them!

    It's been very hot over here the past couple of days. Too hot to be enjoyable for me at 25C/77F which is probably a nice cool day for you :)

    Hope you have a lovely weekend. xx

    1. Thank you, Suzanne. It was good to have a day to relax.

      As I mentioned in my reply to Jules, above, I don't usually think about Halloween this early in the year! But, I saw a picture of a jacket covered with fabric flowers, which is reported to cost $51,500. I want to parody it, with my own version, with about $10 worth of fabric flowers from the dollar stores, and wear for Halloween.

  3. Now, if I could only learn to take a day off and mostly relax. Since this house stuff has been going on, I am usually focused on my To Do list. However, all work and no play makes one dull, doesn't it? I'm going to try to follow your example. Maybe tomorrow.

    1. Live and Learn, I hope you do take tomorrow off to relax. They do say that even God rested on the 7th day, you know. :)


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