At 4 o'clock, there was a break in the clouds and the sun shone, brightly! I ran outside to look for the rainbow, but it was very faint and my cell phone camera wasn't able to capture the rainbow that well:
|Rainbow - between the two chimneys
|Perhaps this might help.
Never mind - just imagine that there is a rainbow there! LOL.
Then, I had to take a couple of pictures of the clouds:
|Clouds in the Front (facing west)
|Clouds in the Back (facing east)
I took some pictures of the front garden, too:
|The newly planted lavender plants
There was a bud on one of the few rose bushes surviving in the same flower bed as the lavender:
|The flower bed along the walk up to the front door
|The lantana continues to do well
Today, daughter left to go out with some of her friends from middle school and high school, to celebrate her birthday. One of them picked her up around 11:30 a.m. and they were going to pick up another friend and go downtown; another friend was going to meet them in downtown. Daughter has been friends with one of these girls since 7th grade and the other two since 9th grade. I am so glad that they make an effort to get together at Christmas and birthdays when possible. Daughter offered to pick up some raisin buns or cream buns (or both!) for me, from the Japanese bakery; I opted for raisin buns, as both would have been a bit too much!
I had the rest of my lasagna, some of the pasta alfredo, and half of the chicken parmesan for my brunch. There's enough of the pasta and the chicken for another meal.
I spent some time doing a bit of mending for daughter, this afternoon. I managed to sew up the side seam of a short sleeved knitted top that had unraveled (I actually crocheted the seam) and the shoulder seam of a 3/4 length sleeve t-shirt, where the serger hadn't caught enough of one of the edges (I did a blanket stitch and a back stitch to approximate the serging). Daughter also brought down some other clothing items to be given away - I am including them (4 tops) in my decluttering for today.
When I went out to take pictures, after the rain ceased, I also took the bags of recycling out to the big bin, outside. I had three bags of plastic, glass, cans, and paper to recycle! And I collected the mail, including package that came for daughter, but without any indication of who might have sent it! We guessed it was one of two friends and then, narrowed it down further to one of them. Then she texted a picture of the gift to that friend, asking if it was from him and he said, yes! There was supposed to have been a card included but Amazon didn't include the card!
At 6 o'clock, it began to rain, again! Not very heavily, but it looks like we might be getting a winter's worth of rain in one weekend? I am not complaining, because the rain is a blessing!
Daughter came home around 6:30 p.m. and brought me my raisin buns (and a package of melon buns for herself).
|Raisin Buns and Melon Buns
In the evening, I called my cousin N and wished her for her birthday.
Today, I am grateful for:
- More rain for the garden
- A rainbow, even if it was faint and didn't photograph well
- Daughter had a fun day with her friends
- Raisin buns!
- Another relaxed day
|3/3 Decluttering (4 tops, 1 completed crossword puzzles book)
How was your Saturday? Any special plans for tomorrow?