Today, daughter's visit came to an end and she had to go back to Berkeley. Last night, she was saying, she's fine once she's at Berkeley, but, she hates to leave when she comes home. I suggested she comes down again over the Memorial Day weekend - we'll see how that works out.
We spent a relaxed morning and I packed up some food for her to take with her - some of the rest of the birthday cake (I froze the remaining portion, which was about one quarter of the cake), some frozen fish curry and frozen vegetable curries (dhal/lentils, green beans, and kale that had been shredded and cooked with grated coconut). All she'll need to do is boil some rice and she'll have enough for a couple of meals - maybe tonight's dinner and perhaps tomorrow's lunch, if she chooses to do so. That way, she won't have to cook when she gets home, tonight.
I ran the dishwasher, too, and hand washed my china tea cups and saucers.
She had an early lunch, before I took her to the airport. Her flight was delayed an hour, but she wanted to get to the airport at the regular time, just in case. She said that once or twice, they've said the flight was delayed and then, announced that it has arrived at the usual time and will be departing as originally scheduled!
So, at two o'clock, I dropped her off at the airport, then, went to the pharmacy to pick up my medication refill that was ready for pick up (they had sent me a text this morning, saying it was ready). Then, I went to the bank since it was located in the same mall area, and decided to put gas to the car on the way home.
Daughter called a little after 4:00 p.m. to say she had just boarded her flight. The flight itself is a little over 1 hour, then, it takes another hour or so by subway to get from the airport in Oakland to downtown Berkeley and then, she has to take a bus or walk from the subway station to her apartment. She called me when she got to her apartment a little after 6:30 p.m.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter had a safe flight and a safe rest of the journey to her apartment
- Another sunny and warmer day
- Drama free medication refills!
- Being able to run a few errands
- A productive day
In the evening, I emptied the waste baskets and took the kitchen trash, etc. to the big trash can and took the big trash bin and recycling bin to the curb. Then, I washed out the kitchen trash can before putting a new trash can liner. I also did a load of laundry. After that, I ran out of energy, so the tidying I had planned to do will have to wait (I went to the pharmacy, bank, and put gas to the car, instead, as none of them were in my to do list that I made, yesterday!) I will spend the rest of the evening knitting and video chatting with daughter and will empty the dishwasher and do the litter box before I sleep,
Monday's To Do List:
- Take daughter to the airport - DONE
- Do the dishes - DONE
- Do some tidying
- Do a load of laundry - DONE
- Pharmacy to pick up refill - DONE
- Bank - DONE
- Put gas to car - DONE
- Empty the waste baskets, kitchen trash can, etc. - DONE
- Take the trash and recycling bins to the curb - DONE
Tuesday's To Do List:
- Bring the trash cans in
- Put away the dried laundry
- Do some tidying
- Dust the living room
- Water the indoor plants
- Clean daughter's bathroom (if I feel up to it)
How was your Monday? What are your plans for Tuesday?