Cousin V's phone call woke me up, this morning. She was calling to find out what time I wanted her to be here in order to go to the prayer gathering. I asked her to come over at 12:45 a.m. Cousin P called when I was having my morning coffee, to ask the same thing. I had already told them the time, earlier, but I guess they wanted to confirm. I got the feeling that they thought I wanted to leave too early, but we had been told to arrive at 2:00 p.m., I had to take three freeways to get to where we were going, and I wanted to allow for any traffic delays, en route.
Later, I drove to the gas station to fill up the car, as my gas tank was just below half (but above quarter). I put 9+ gallons at $3.43/gal. My total came to $32.13. I came home just as cousin V drove up! Good timing. She had her mother, my aunt T, and friend F with her, and cousin P joined us a few minutes later. We left the house shortly after that. Traffic was just as congested as I had anticipated it would be. It took me almost 1 1/2 hours to drive to the prayer gathering. We reached there around 2:15 p.m. But, there were at least two other people who were still on their way, so we weren't the last to arrive.
Once everyone had arrived, they recited the prayers. Afterwards, a late lunch was served and we visited for a little bit. We left the gathering around 4:30 p.m. and the drive home was almost as congested as the drive to the prayer gathering. I offered to make tea, but they knew I was tired, so everyone declined (they had all napped on the drive home, but, of course, I couldn't nap when I was driving, could I?)
I will be hosting the October prayer gathering.
I took it easy after I came home. I didn't nap, but I rested. Later, I did the dishes and did a little paperwork. I will do the rest of it, tomorrow.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to give a ride to aunt, cousins, and friend to the prayer gathering
- A safe drive there and back
- Seeing family and friends at the prayer gathering
- Being able to take it easy after I got home
- Answered prayers
Saturday's To Do List:
- Put gas to the car - DONE
- Attend the prayer gathering and give a ride to aunt T, cousins P and V, and friend F - DONE
- Start on the paperwork - STARTED
Sunday's To Do List:
- Complete retirement paperwork
How was your Saturday? What are your plans for Sunday?