Breakfast was a tangerine. Lunch was leftover rice and meatball curry, with cucumber slices, homemade mango chutney, and fried pappadums (lentil wafers):
In the afternoon, I kept some of the potted plants on the dining table to get some sunlight; of course, Dancer had to come and check it out:
|"Ooh, what is this?"|
|"If I hide behind the scarecrow, Mummy won't see me eating her plant"|
"Who's eating my plant?"
|"Not me! I'm a sunbeam!"|
Later, I decorated for Halloween, today, using the decorations I've had for years:
The jack-o-lantern is what I bought for my daughter for her first Halloween, the scarecrow stuck into the plant was bought for me by my mother, the mug was a gift my daughter received from her aunt (my sister), I can't remember from where I got the jack-o-lantern wind chimes hanging down , and the plastic bucket was bought when daughter was about 5 or 6, when we were on our way to her piano teacher's house to trick-or-treat and daughter forgot to bring her jack-o-lantern with her; rather than go back home, I stopped at the grocery store and bought the bucket for $.99. That's all the decorations I have, other than the table runner I made, a few years ago:
|Halloween Table Runner|
I dusted the living room and the dining room while I decorated; I probably should have vacuumed, too, but I didn't.
My aunt called in the afternoon and I invited her and my cousin over to dinner; she didn't want me to get too tired cooking, so I said we'll have leftovers from the prayer gathering. They came over in the evening and I warmed up some of the leftovers and we enjoyed a pleasant meal. Aunt paid me the compliment of saying my house is one of the few places where she's comfortable enough to say she's hungry. Afterwards, we visited and talked until past 10 o'clock.
After they left, I ran the dishwasher, cleaned the litter box, swept the bathroom floor, and video chatted with daughter until after midnight!
It was a lovely day.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to sleep in
- A sunny, warm day
- A fun day
- Aunt and cousin visiting
Tomorrow, I really need to get some paperwork done that I've been procrastinating doing!
Do you decorate for Halloween? Do you keep your decorations from year to year?