Friday was a fairly quiet day. I went to the office and had a fairly productive day. I had planned to go to the coffee shop in our building to buy some pastries (they have a half-price sale, every Friday afternoon), but I forgot to do so! Oh, well, I don't need pastries, after all, do I?
My gardener friend finished tidying up the front garden. My plan is to buy some flowering plants like chrysanthemums or kalanchoe and plant them to fill in the empty spots and to add some color to the garden.
In the evening, I called my sister-in-law and apologized for not attending the memorial, telling her that I had not known the date. She was very apologetic that I hadn't been told. I don't know her that well, I've only met her twice, but she has been very nice on the phone. Apparently, she's planning to take my brother's ashes to Sri Lanka to scatter off the coast, there. I told her that I had taken my step-father's ashes back to be interred in his family's grave site and fully support her decision (she and my brother had been planning a visit to Sri Lanka next February; I think she's carrying out that visit, the only way she can). She thanked me for being supportive of her decision, saying a lot of people have discouraged her from doing so.
The more I think about missing the memorial service, the more I think that not knowing about it was a blessing in disguise. If I had known, then, I would have had to decide whether to attend it or not. Going would have been stressful, not going would have made me feel guilty. By being unaware of the date, I was spared that decision and the associated stress. I was initially disappointed that I didn't know and couldn't go, but now, I think, it was for the best.
I made a few other phone calls this evening to inform two of my cousins and a friend about the October prayer gathering. They weren't at the September prayer gathering and wouldn't have known I was hosting it and when. I will call a few other participants, tomorrow.
Oh, I almost forgot! Today, the porcelain crown on one of my teeth broke off when I was eating some fruit! It is the tooth that was next to the tooth that was last extracted. I am wondering if the extraction loosened the crown. Anyway, I called the dental clinic and made an appointment for Monday afternoon. And I thought I was done with my dental woes for a while! It lasted all of two weeks! LOL.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Blessings in disguise
- I was able to be supportive of my sister-in-law in her decision
- The crown-less tooth doesn't hurt
- Telephones (faulty answering machines and all!)
- Video chatting with my daughter
Weekend To Do List:
- Grocery shop
- Put gas to the car
- Finish sewing my quilt
- Give Dancer his flea meds.
How was your day? What are your plans for the weekend?