Monday, June 19, 2017

Weekend in Review

Saturday morning, there were several phone calls going back and forth, coordinating rides to that evening's monthly prayer gathering.  The first phone call woke me up and I followed it up with two phone calls.  Then, I went back to sleep, only to be woken up by yet another phone call! 

In the afternoon, I put gas to the car and did the weekly grocery shopping.  In the evening, I drove myself to the prayer gathering and gave a ride to a cousin and her daughter.  It was an hour long drive, each way, and this time, I didn't take the wrong freeways (three freeways)!

My friend who hosted this month's prayer gathering had prepared Indian food for the dinner - rice and a type of Indian flat bread called parathas served with various curries - chicken, green peas with spinach, eggplant, potatoes with cauliflower, cucumber and yoghurt salad, and the one non-Indian dish, which was sausages with mixed bell peppers and onions.    For dessert, she had made a fresh fruit salad and there were some mini cakes as well and another friend had made sago pudding - sago, boiled with coconut milk and jaggery.

On Saturday, I was grateful for:
- Being able to sleep in between phone calls
- Being able to drive myself without depending on others for rides
- An evening of prayers and fellowship
- Getting together with friends and family
- A safe drive to the prayer gathering and back

Afterwards, I video chatted with daughter. 

Saturday night, I couldn't fall asleep until 5:00 a.m. Sunday morning!

I had a very late night/early morning meal on Saturday night and that was a mistake - I woke up about 30 minutes later and found myself throwing up!  But then, I changed and slept again.  My neighbor T's weekly Sunday morning phone call woke me up and then, I dozed off again until my daughter called me. Even then, I stayed in bed for another half hour or so before I finally got up!  I felt fine the rest of the day.

I did two loads of laundry in the afternoon and hung them up to dry.  Daughter called a bit later in the afternoon to tell me she was going shopping for some items she needed.  She asked me if I needed her to pick up anything for me, to bring down when she comes to visit at the end of this week.  I've my own personal shopper!  How fun is that?  I asked her to pick up another packet of socks for me and to see if they had a plain black blouse in "my style".  She sent me a picture of a black blouse, but it had cut out shoulders, which wouldn't be suitable for office wear.  I told her not to worry, I will shop for the clothes on my own.  She did find something with Pokemon on it for a friend's daughter's birthday which is coming up in August and bought it; we've learned to buy these specialized items when we find them because, too often, they are not available when we want them!  I will pair it with a gift card to a bookstore and that will be a good gift. When daughter came back from her shopping, she called me and we video chatted so she could show me what she bought. I love it that she wants to share such things with me.

Later in the evening, neighbor T knocked on my door with a small problem and she was so flustered that she couldn't remember her daughter's phone number.  I was able to help her with her problem, but I suggested to her that maybe I should have her daughter's phone number with me so I could contact her if needed any time in the future.  She called me back, later, and gave me her daughter's phone number. 

One of my aunts called me in the night and we had a nice chat.  She was concerned about my upcoming dental procedures and wanted me to let her daughter know when the extractions are scheduled, so my cousin could accompany me!  Earlier, I didn't think the extractions were anything to worry about, but now, I am starting to feel a bit anxious about them!

I also pinned the hems on the new pair of pants I bought, but I didn't sew the hems yet.  I also removed the waistband of another skirt I want to alter.  The original waistband was fitted in the front and elasticized at the back, with the elastic sewn with 3 or 4 bands of stitching.  Not something I could alter by replacing the elastic.  So, I just cut the entire waistband off.  The skirt is long enough that I can refold the top to make a new waistband and pass an elastic through it. 

On Sunday, I was grateful for:
- Feeling fine after that one episode of being sick in the morning
- Being able to help my neighbor with her problem
- Daughter offering to do my shopping for me and showing me what she bought, afterwards
- She was able to find a gift for my friend's daughter's birthday
- Aunt was concerned enough want my cousin to accompany me to my dental procedures.

How was your weekend?   Did you do anything special for Father's Day?


  1. I'm glad you didn't have a bug that lasted for a few days. You really need to get your teeth fixed. Good luck.

    1. Thank you, Live and Learn. Yes, I am seeing the doctor to get my medical clearance this afternoon. Hopefully, I'll be able to get the clearance and then, it will be a matter of calling the dentist and scheduling the appointment.

  2. You had some nice things that happened during the week, except for the unfortunate morning event. Glad it didn't last all day though. Hope your week this week is wonderful.

    1. Thank you, Anne. It was a good week, wasn't it? This week, I'll be looking forward to seeing my daughter again at the end of the week. :) Hope you have a lovely week, too.

  3. It concerns me that you are not sleeping well lately it seems. I hope it is not the stress of the unknown that keeps you up at night. I am glad the weekend ended with you feeling much better. I'm sorry you were feeling ill.

    Because this was my first Father's Day without Rick and my son's first holiday without his father, I was very happy to spend the day with him at Kiwi Gardens. It turned out to be a wonderful day followed by a late lunch early dinner at a Mexican Restaurant on the river in Perth.

    1. Susan, I am so glad that you and your son were able to spend the day together. Those "firsts" are the hardest, I believe - birthdays, anniversaries, special holidays, and so forth. (((HUGS)))

      My sleeping schedule is all out of whack! It doesn't bother me too much if I can sleep in the next day and I can still get 6-7 hours of sleep. I just need to work on getting off the computer and going through my bedtime routine a bit earlier in the evening! Or retire! :D

  4. Kudos for navigating to your meeting and back without getting lost! Do you not use a GPS? I know my way around pretty well but I like using my Garmin GPS nonetheless when I go further than my weekly haunts, even if I know the way, because sometimes I get lost in my thoughts or new traffic lanes confuse me a little. Plus it tells me when it thinks I'll get there, which is helpful.

    It was nice of you to offer to keep your neighbor's daughter's number. You never know when you might need it, if something happened to her. Does she have your daughter's number? I know your cousin lives across the way but if she was out of town and something happened to you...

    1. Nathalie, I am a strictly, "look at a map, write down directions" type of person. I have a GPS (same brand as yours, I believe), which I bought when daughter was moving to Berkeley, thinking I will use it to navigate our way around town when we get there for the first time. Well, neither of us could actually figure out how to use it! It's been sitting in the glove compartment for the past 3 years, unused! Daughter has downloaded a navigational app on her cell phone and she did the same for me. She knows how to use her app, but I have no clue how to use mine! The last time I got lost, I was distracted talking with my cousin, and took the wrong freeway merge. But I was able to find the way to the right freeway - I just took a longer route than needed, that's all. :)

      No, this particular neighbor doesn't have my daughter's number. I can give it to her, just in case, although she gets very easily flustered. I believe the neighbor across the street has my daughter's phone number, but I'll double check with her. Thanks for the reminder. :)

  5. I am so sorry that you got ill during the night. How miserable. ((((HUGS))) That is very sweet of your daughter to offer to buy things for you and to share what she has found too. :) I'm also glad you were able to help your neighbor. We have neighbors that we share phone numbers with in case of emergency and even have keys to one another's homes too. It really has been a lifesaver when someone gets locked out or something happens and we need to go and take care of each other's homes and pets.

    1. Thanks, Debbie. All better, now, so I guess it was just one of those things. A reminder that I need to stay up for 30 mins. or so after I eat; I can't lie down too soon after I eat.

      Yes, a good thing to share phone numbers and an extra key, if possible. One time, I locked myself out of my home, but I was able to climb over the side fence and access my backyard (and the open back door!) Another time, I just went to the mall and shopped around until daughter came home (she had actually taken my key by mistake!).

  6. SO happy you had a safe and enjoyable trip to the prayer gathering.
    Your daughter is so sweet.. I am happy , you get to chat and share your lives, even though a good distance apart..
    Praying for you , for your dental appointment. Proud your getting to get it done, so you won't have to worry about it starting to hurt again.. NOthing worse , than a tooth ache.

    1. Thank you, Judy. Yes, always a blessing to be able to get to various places without losing my way! LOL. I, too, thought it was very sweet of her to ask if I needed anything from the shops and for thinking of my friend's daughter when she saw the appropriate gift. Thank you for the prayers. I've an appointment scheduled for next week and we'll take it from there.


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