I took it easy and relaxed on Saturday!
I got up at 8:00 a.m., after only 4 hours of sleep, so I could watch some of the coverage of Senator John McCain's funeral. Even so, I missed the first hour or so of it, but I knew I would not be able to wake up at 7:00 a.m., not when I went to bed at 4:00 a.m.!
After that, I spent the rest of the morning and early afternoon, sewing. I have now made 31 patchwork squares from all my scraps and started on square #32! It's a good way to use up the smaller scraps and I am starting to see a dent in the amount of the small scraps I had in the gallon sized bag! I even pulled out a few pieces from the basket with the larger patterned pieces, so I'd have a bit of variety in the pieced squares. This is what I imagined retirement would be like, for me! Time in which to spend the day sewing my scraps to create something I will enjoy using!
Later in the afternoon, I took a long nap!
In the evening, cousin P called to say they leased a new car to replace the one that broke down, since her mechanic had told her it was not worth repairing it. I'm glad she won't have to worry about costly repairs for several years, now.
Still later in the evening, I video chatted with daughter. She woke up with a sore throat, today, but she went grocery shopping in the afternoon, and made some soup, later. I told her to make and drink some coriander tea with ginger added to it, to help soothe her throat. I hope she feels better, soon. I'm glad it's a long weekend and she has an extra day off on Monday in which to rest and recover.
Three years ago, today, was when I had the biopsy which confirmed that I had breast cancer (although the diagnosis came a few days later). I can't quite believe it has been three years, already! I read my posts from back then, and I had been sewing a quilt back then, too! Back then, today was a blessing I hoped and prayed for. Today has definitely been a blessing.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being alive, three years after being diagnosed with cancer.
- Being able to spend the day, relaxing and sewing
- An abundance of fabric scraps!
- An afternoon nap
- Daughter has a long weekend in which to rest and recover
This was Dancer, last night, enjoying his "quilt" of scraps:
I hope you are enjoying your weekend and the blessing that is each day.