Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sunday - Daughter Leaves Again

Daughter and I spent a quiet, relaxed morning, enjoying each others company.  After breakfast, she packed the food leftovers I was giving her to take back with her - the rest of the Thai drunken noodles, a piece of the baked chicken breast, some of the potato wedges and some of the leftover salad from last night's dinner, etc.

One or two people have asked me about how she takes the food back with her.  We just pack it in plastic food containers and zippered plastic bags.  If I put something in a container, I put the whole container in a plastic bag, too, just in case.  If it is in a zippered plastic bag, then, I double bag it.  She carries the food in her carry on luggage, mostly because, that's all she has; she doesn't take any checked luggage.  She is allowed to carry cooked and fresh food with her as long as there is no liquid.  If I send curry with her, then, I freeze it before hand, and it remains frozen for the duration.  However, she isn't able to take any peanut butter in her carry on luggage, even if it is in an unopened sealed jar, because that is considered "liquid".  That would have to be in checked luggage.

I dropped her off at the airport just after noon, as she needed to be at the airport an hour before boarding.  But, after she got to the airport and had checked in, etc., they announced that her flight had been delayed.  They didn't board until 2:00 p.m. and then, there was a delay in deplaning at the other end!  She called me once she had disembarked and it was around 4:00 p.m.  By the time she took the subway to Berkeley and walked from the station to her apartment, it was 5:00 p.m.  Since I sent food home with her, she won't have to cook tonight and there will be enough for her to take for her lunch, tomorrow. 

After I dropped her off at the airport, I came home and had lunch (leftover milkrice with the last of the meatball curry).  Then, I put away the laundry from yesterday and did another load, which I hung up to dry.  Then, I emptied the dishwasher and put away the other items I had washed by hand and kept in the dish drainer to dry overnight.  Later, I dozed a bit on the sofa, as I felt tired.  After tea, I took the trash out, watered the front garden, watered the house plants, and cleaned the litter box.  I also wrote out an updated list of medications and supplements I take and the dosages to take with me to the doctor's appointment, tomorrow (consultation for a colonoscopy).  I had a sandwich for dinner with yogurt for dessert, washed the last few dishes, and tidied up the kitchen, a bit. 

Friend R called and I spoke with her for a bit.  I also replied to my friend's email.  Later, daughter and I video chatted for a bit. 

Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter had a safe flight back, even if it was delayed a bit.
- She had a safe rest of the journey back to her apartment.
- I was able to send back some food with her for her dinner, tonight, and lunch, tomorrow.
- An afternoon nap
- What I was able to accomplish, today.

Monday's To Do List:
- Go to the office
- Make a photocopy of the list of medications
- Get driving directions to the clinic
- Go to the doctor's appointment
- Call the insurance/medical billing office re. the bill I received (which I thought was taken care of, earlier)
- Pharmacy to pick up refill
- Take the trash cans to the curb
- Water the back garden
- Put away the dried laundry from today
- Do another load of laundry
- Call aunt C
- Wish friend's daughter for her birthday

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

Dancer Says, "Hi"


  1. I'm glad your daughter had a safe, albeit delayed, journey home and I hope your consultation goes well.
    Hi Dancer! He looks very cute, and cheeky. X

    1. Thank you, Jules. Dancer came to see what I was doing (I was standing in front of my dressing table) and "chirped", so I had to take a quick picture! :)

  2. Dancer is a cutie pie! I'm glad you had a good time with your daughter. What is it with airlines these days? Every time Greg's taken a flight in the past month and a half (and he flew a lot!), his flight was delayed or even cancelled. He spent more time at the airport than on the airplanes at times!

    Have a great week, Bless.

    1. Thank you, Nathalie. Welcome back! Glad to see you posting, again. By the way, I tried to redeem the coupons you sent and the store didn't have any of the 16 lb. bags of cat food. I am going to try one other store, a bit further away from me, this week to see if they carry them. I have till the 30th to redeem the coupons!

  3. What a perfect visit with your daughter! Good to know about the food that you can pack on flights. I've always wanted to try one of those cakes (in your last post)..yum! Andrea

    1. Thanks, Andrea. It was a very nice visit with her. :) That's a good cake if one wants to sample a variety without getting 4 individual cakes! I think I will get one the next time I host the monthly prayer gathering!

  4. I remember once throwing a small container of yoghurt and a plastic spoon in my purse to have as my breakfast on a very early flight. As it was a few grams over the allowed weight for liquids, they confiscated it. Yes, I should have eaten it before going through security, but I didn't even consider the unopened snack item as disallowed. They are very strict.

    Love that photo of Dancer.So cute!

    1. I'm sorry you had your yogurt taken away! I once took a jar of cold cream and the TSA agent was very concerned that it might be yogurt! Once she was assured that it wasn't yogurt, I was allowed to take it with me (although I offered to toss it, if it was causing any concern). I haven't taken any cold cream on board with me after that, though! I'd rather they be strict than the possibility of anything happening, you know?

  5. It's so nice that even though your daughter lives an air flight away, you do get together so often. Sounds like a busy Monday!

    1. We do get together quite often, don't we? I'll be seeing her again, twice more, next month! After that, though, we might go for a couple of months before she comes down, again.


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