Friday, July 27, 2018

Still Relaxing on Thursday

Today, I slept in a little longer and didn't get up until 9:30 a.m.  Daughter informed me that her 11:00 a.m. conference call had been moved forward to 10:00 a.m., so, I took my cup of coffee and laptop to the living room, and left her alone in the family room to do the conference call.  Her call lasted about one hour and, afterwards, I made us Indian-style cream of wheat (uppuma) for breakfast.

Lunch was a salad with some of the rotisserie chicken breast.  I had one of the walnut rolls for dessert. 

In the afternoon, I moved to the bedroom (the living room window faces west and gets hot in the afternoon; nice in the winter, but not so nice in the summer), read for a bit, and took a nap! 

I had a cup of tea afterwards and then, daughter and I went shopping!  First, we went back to the discount clothing store so she could exchange two items.  After that, we went to the dollar store and I bought a card and some bananas ($.49/lb = $.73).  Then, we went to the grocery store adjoining the dollar store and bought an Amazon gift card (to give as a wedding gift), a bottle of shampoo, and a loaf of sandwich bread ($1.29).

After we came home, we prepared dinner.  We tried the box of frozen sesame chicken for dinner and the consensus is, we preferred the General Tso's chicken to the sesame chicken.  After dinner, I ran the dishwasher and did a few items by hand.  I also tidied away the fabric leftover from sewing the sari blouse.   There's enough of the gold lame fabric to sew another blouse, so I might make one for daughter, at a later date.

Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to sleep in
- Afternoon naps
- The convenience of gift cards
- The convenience of frozen foods
- Daughter's company

I am not making a to do list for tomorrow, but, I would like to go to the Armenian grocery store to buy some fresh produce.  They are having broccoli for $.49/lb., again, spinach for 3 bunches for $1.00, zucchini for $.39/lb, and peaches for $.59/lb.  I could then send some of it back with daughter when she leaves on Sunday.

How was your Thursday?  What are your plans for Friday?


  1. That sounds like a very relaxing day, indeed, worthy of being on vacation! Well done, lol.

    I hope you have an equally relaxing day today, Bless. My Daughter comes home tonight for the weekend and I am thrilled!

    1. Thank you, Nathalie! I am starting to feel a bit guilty about being so non-productive, but I keep telling myself that I am on vacation and I am supposed to relax and take it easy, this week!

      How lovely to have your daughter visit for the weekend! I know you were disappointed when she couldn't visit, last weekend. Enjoy your time together. :)

  2. You sound relaxed today in your post even though you did several things. Of course, it will take several months before you find your stride of being retired, but this day would be a good model.


    1. Thanks, Live and Learn. As I mentioned in my response to Nathalie, I am starting to feel a little guilty about relaxing so much and not getting things done! But I am reminding myself that I am supposed to be on vacation! LOL. From next week, I am going to write myself a list of things to do, with one particular cleaning/organizing task for the day; as long as I get that one task done, I may consider myself as having been productive and take the rest of the day to relax! Today, I tidied the dining table and organized the box in which I keep my sewing supplies. I didn't put the sewing machine away, however, since I plan to do some sewing, next week.

  3. So good to be relaxed and you are still getting things done. I find that some little jobs are pleasant to catch up on instead of all the busy stuff. They are usually the jobs that aren't overly important, yet give much satisfaction when completed.

    I was in the choir loft at a funeral this morning and suddenly there was torrential rain and hail that we could hear up there! Fortunately when it was time to leave, the rain had stopped but it was intermittent while I was shopping in town. I managed to dodge it and arrived home dry. Meanwhile our yard is happy!

    1. My goodness, rain and hail! Glad you were able to get your shopping done and errands run without getting wet! Glad your yard got watered!

      Yes, I am hoping to get those little organizing tasks that have been put off for too long, done. Along with some decluttering. :)


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