I replied to blog comments and responded to a friend's email while I had my morning coffee. Neighbor T called for our weekly chat; she said she was going to spend the day with her daughter to celebrate her (T's) birthday. I wished her a happy birthday; now I really owe her a visit!
Later in the afternoon, I cleaned the bathroom sink drains by pouring baking soda and vinegar down them. followed by a kettle of boiling water. Then, after I had procrastinated long enough, I cleaned the laundry area. I did a post about that, earlier. Then, after a cup of tea, I vacuumed the house. I tried to vacuum my bedroom ceiling, but I was just half an inch or so too short! So that will keep until maybe the fall, when I can ask friend M if he'd vacuum the ceiling for me - maybe when he takes the window a/c unit down. When I vacuumed, I wore a long, light colored dress and put on my reading glasses so I could see if anything got on me, but I didn't see anything. What's the bet that one little flea managed to escape being vacuumed and tomorrow evening, five minutes after my daughter comes home, she and that one flea are going to discover each other and she's going to say that I didn't clean enough?! LOL!
After I vacuumed, I took a shower and did a small load of laundry. I also cleared the small dining table that is in the family room and hand-washed the embroidered table cloth that was on it. This is the table where we dump everything when we walk in through the door (since I use the back door to come in from the garage). It is also where we dump things that need to go out. It gets cluttered very quickly.
Brunch had been the last of the leftover pasta and salmon. For dinner, I made a chicken salad using the can of white chicken meat I had bought from the dollar stores to try. I just put mayonnaise and some sweet pickle relish and freshly ground black pepper. It was OK, but I think it would taste better to me if I used Miracle Whip, since I prefer that to mayonnaise. I am not sure if I will buy more of that particular chicken, though.
Daughter called me in the evening, after she came back from her trip to Seattle and Tacoma. She had a fun weekend with her friends. On Friday, they went to Seattle to see the sights, including the Gum Wall:
|At the Museum of Glass|
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter had a safe flight back to Berkeley
- She had a good weekend with her friends
- The cleaning I was able to accomplish today
- Friends and neighbors who call and email
- The pleasure of a good cup of tea
Sunday's To Do List:
- Vacuum - DONE
- Buy additional vacuum cleaner bags - MONDAY
- Continue to clean the family room - Vacuumed; cleared the small dining table
- Clean the laundry area, too - DONE
I am happy with what I was able to accomplish, today. Whatever didn't get done today will be carried over to tomorrow. Tomorrow's main item is the appointment with the oncologist at 10:00 a.m. Which means I need to leave home before 9:00 a.m., which means I need to wake up at 8:00 a.m., which means I had better fall asleep before 4:00 a.m.! LOL!
Monday's To Do List:
- Oncologist appointment
- Buy vacuum cleaner bags
- Grocery shop
- Buy a gift/gift card for friend whose birthday party is on Saturday
- Continue to clean and tidy the family room
- Take trash cans to the curb
- Pick up daughter from airport
How was your Sunday? Did you have a good weekend?