How can it be that one week of my vacation has already gone? Seems like that went by fast!
Once again, last night, daughter had another asthma attack - she's been having these several nights, now. I plugged in the humidifier in her room and have it going every night, and that seems to help, a little. She is also taking her asthma medications twice a day now (earlier, her doctor had told her to reduce the frequency to once a day or even, once every other day, as her asthma seemed to be under control). I think she has become allergic to the cat fur and dander! She's fine when she's up at Berkeley. Anyway, she was up till late waiting for her medications to take effect and I was up with her and so, we both slept till late, this morning. The best part of being on vacation is being able to sleep in, in the mornings!
I spent the rest of the morning relaxing, having coffee, responding to blog comments, reading other blogs, etc.
Later, in the afternoon, I went to pay my home owner's insurance and earthquake insurance ($1,178, due December 30; I budget $100 for it, in my monthly budget, throughout the year and pay it off in full, rather than in installments, when it comes due; as a result, I don't need to pay any interest which is built into the installments and I don't feel the need to tighten the belt towards the end of the year to find extra money in the budget for the big bill that is coming due at the end of December). Daughter came with me and, afterwards, we picked up some Japanese food for lunch, which we ordered to go.
Came home and had lunch and chatted a bit. Then, daughter put away her share of the laundry while I rested. After that, I drove her to my friend A's house (the same friend who invited us to Christmas lunch); my daughter is good friends with A's daughters and they had planned to watch some movies, play with the new puppy, and have pizza for dinner. After I came home, I watered the front garden, took out the kitchen trash, had a cup of coffee, put away my laundry, and did two more loads of laundry. I am running short of clothes hangers, which I use to hang up the clothes to dry! Time to either buy another set of hangers or go through the closet and get rid of a few items!
I also tidied my dining table, again! I did all my gift wrapping there and the whole table was covered with tissue paper, gift boxes and bags I didn't use, boxes of ribbon, and a few extra gifts (I often pick up a couple of extras, just in case). I put everything away, changed the table cloth, and finally set the table with the Christmas china that I had taken down about two weeks ago!
Dinner was some of the leftovers from lunch and grapes.
Then, it was time to go to pick up daughter. We've been relaxing after we came home.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Lovely weather (85F, today)
- Running errands with my daughter keeping me company
- Japanese food for lunch
- Two free tote bags from the insurance company (I'll add them to my reusable grocery shopping bags)
- Being able to accomplish all what I got done, today.
Tomorrow, I need to tidy the family room, with daughter's help. In the afternoon, my aunt and cousin are supposed to visit. In the evening, daughter and I will go to the monthly prayer gathering at my friend's house. In between, I hope to do another load of laundry and water the back garden.
How was your day? Are you looking forward to the weekend?