The funeral of a family friend who died a week or so ago was held today. At first, I thought I will not attend the funeral and go to the office, instead, because I had taken yesterday off to be with daughter and take her to the airport and will be taking tomorrow off to go to the dentist's. But this morning, I changed my mind and decided to attend the funeral, after all. I called the office and spoke to my supervisor and took the day off, explaining it was to attend a family friend's funeral. My supervisor was very understanding.
Then, I called my cousin to ask if she was going and, if so, could she give me a ride. She was going with her daughter and she said they could give me a ride. The funeral was starting at 11:00 a.m. and cousin said she was leaving at 10:00 a.m. I said I'll be ready. I had a cup of coffee, took a shower, and got dressed. I was ready and waiting when she called to say she was leaving the house. She and her daughter picked me up and I rode with them to the funeral and back.
There was a service in the chapel attached to the mortuary, followed by the burial. I heard two new-to-me hymns, today. One of them was "Shepherd me, O God", which I really liked. The other one was sung to the tune of Danny Boy, but I don't know the name of the hymn and I don't remember what the words were. Afterwards, there was a catered buffet lunch in the reception room of the mortuary. Towards the end of the lunch, the fire alarm went off! It was a false alarm, but we had to evacuate the reception room and my cousin suggested it was a good time to leave, so we left. I got back home a little after 2:00 p.m.
The afternoon was hot! I sat under the fan and watched some TV and read blogs, etc. Later in the evening, after it had cooled off a bit, I brought the trash cans in, watered the back garden, put away the washed dishes from yesterday, and started cleaning the bathrooms.
The dentist's office called to confirm tomorrow's appointment and one of my friends called to wish me luck at tomorrow's appointment!
Later in the evening, I video chatted with my daughter. She said it was only 59F up there, this morning, when she left to go to the office! A far cry from our 100+F weather!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to take time off from work to attend the funeral
- Cousin and her daughter giving me a ride to the funeral and back
- Seeing another cousin and some friends at the funeral
- The fire alarm going off was a false alarm and not a real fire
- Video chatting with my daughter
Tuesday's To Do List:
- Go to the office - DIDN'T GO
- Attend family friend's funeral - DONE
- Bank (didn't go, last week) - DIDN'T DO
- Water the back garden - DONE
- Finish sewing the blouse - DIDN'T DO
- Put away washed dishes - DONE
- Pay bills - DONE
- Clean the bathrooms - STARTED
Wednesday's To Do List:
- Dental appointment
- Finish sewing the blouse
- Finish cleaning the bathrooms
I am not making a bit long list for tomorrow as I have no idea how I will feel after my dental appointment.
How was your day, today? Was it warm or cool where you live?