Sunday, April 29, 2018

Resting on Saturday

Bottle Brush Flowers

Last night, before I went to sleep (at 2:30 a.m.), I wrote out a long To Do List for the weekend.  It helped, I think, because I didn't stay awake thinking about all the things I had to/wanted to do.  I was woken up at 8:30 a.m. by a friend calling to find out if I was coming to the prayer gathering; she's hosting it and calling her to confirm if I am attending the prayer gathering was #1 on my To Do list!  So, I told her, yes, I am planning to come and I will be giving another friend and my cousin a ride, as well.  Then, I went back to sleep and slept till 11:30 a.m.!  So, I got 9 hrs. of sleep!  One would think I'd feel well rested and energetic after all that sleep, but I woke up feeling lethargic and with a sinus pressure headache! 

Feijoa (Pineapple Guava) Flowers

The headache might have been a sign that I was dehydrated.  Or, just too stressed over my long to do list, or insufficient sleep during the week caught up with me.  Anyway, I took it easy and mostly rested, today.  So, practically nothing on my list got done!  I did text my friend to confirm I will be going to the prayer gathering and can give her a ride.  Then, I called my cousin to tell her the same.  Later, when friend R called me, I offered her a ride, too.  

Pink Rose

In the evening, after the headache went away, I did a little weeding in the garden (and took some pictures), did the dishes, and cooked a chicken stir-fry for dinner.

Chicken Stir Fry for Dinner

I packed the leftovers for my lunch on Monday. 

My daughter tried out an adults gymnastics class, today!  She hasn't taken gymnastics for the past 7 years, but, she said she really enjoyed the class.  She said she wanted to continue to take classes, provided her budget allowed it.  I told her to go ahead and take the classes, that I will pay for them ($100 for the month).

Yellow Rose

Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to sleep in
- Being able to rest and take it easy
- The headache going away, eventually
- Spending some time in the garden
- Daughter is finding fun things to do

Sunday's To Do List:
- Put gas to the car
- Pick up R
- Attend the prayer gathering
- Maybe pick up some dry cat food on the way home from dropping R off (or, I can do it on Monday, on my way home from work)

How was your Saturday?  What are your plans for tomorrow?


  1. The Bottle Brush flowers are stunning and such a beautiful colour. Do you have many of them?
    I love the idea of Adult gymnastics. I expect it's quite a good stress reliever as well as good exercise. It's very kind of you to pay for the classes for your daughter. X

    1. I have a bottle brush (Callistemon) tree. It looks a little like a weeping willow tree, with these flowers at the end of practically each branch. I took a picture of the tree, too, and will post it, later, so you can see.

      Gymnastics is something my daughter really enjoys doing. She's been trying to find some activity that appeals to her, up there, now that things have settled a bit. She tried a couple of dance classes, (she used to take lots of dance classes as a young girl - ballet, jazz, modern, tap, ballroom, etc.), but she didn't find one that was to her liking. So, the decision to try ice skating (which she loves) and gymnastics. As for paying for them, it's a little treat and, at this point in time, I can afford that $100 a lot more than she can. Hope all is well with you and you are enjoying a lovely weekend.

  2. One of my neighbors has a huge bottlebrush tree. It's gorgeous. Your roses are beautiful. I've heard (perhaps incorrectly) that roses are hard to grow, so I never tried any.
    I had a busy Saturday because I had a work meeting. Came home with a headache and slept. :)

    1. Nil, sorry to hear you had a headache, yesterday. Glad you were able to sleep and, hopefully, the headache went away. Work related meetings are never a good way to spend a Saturday!

      Roses aren't too difficult to grow, provided there's plenty of water and the temperatures aren't too extreme. At one time, I had almost 100 rose plants. But then, we had a 5 year long drought and I wasn't able to water them properly when water restrictions went into effect, and I couldn't care for them while I was undergoing treatment for cancer (I was told not to garden to reduce the risk of infection), and with summertime temperatures soaring to 110F a lot of my rose bushes died. I am sure you'd be able to grow roses with relative ease where you live.

  3. I love all the flowers, and I am wondering if the rose is a "Peace" rose? We are back in the city and visited son and family and admired the crocuses in their garden. I'm hoping we will find some coming up at home in a few days time.

    1. Bushlady, I'm glad you were able to visit your son and family, after not being able to do so last week. Does this mean that you are about to have your surgery?

      The rose is actually a "Double Delight" except, this particular one seems to be mostly pink, with just a little yellow. Each flower seems to be unique in coloration, on that bush!


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