Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tuesday: September 11

It was a Tuesday, then, too, wasn't it?  17 years ago, today.

I took it easy, today, too.  I barely did anything on my to do list!  Instead, I sorted through the donations daughter and I had set aside and bagged up the clothes and footwear.  I have 8 bags of clothes and 2 bags of shoes and boots.  I still need to box up the books and then, I will call for a pick up.  There are more bags of donations in the garage, too.

Cousin P called in the morning and I chatted with her.  Later, I brought the trash cans in from the curb.  And wished my friend E for her birthday.  I met E the second day after I arrived in this country.  She lived in the apartment below mine and one of the deans at the university had urged her to introduce herself to me.  So, she came up and introduced herself to me and we talked until after midnight, that first day!  We've been friends, ever since! 

In the evening, I went to the knitting group.  I shouldn't have bothered.  There were five other ladies and they carried on a very animated conversation in Spanish.  From the few words I could make out, I gathered that they were discussing the child molestation charges brought against the Catholic priests.  I just sat there and knitted while the conversation went on around me.  I felt I should have just stayed at home and watched TV and knitted.  I stayed for 45 minutes, only, and left as soon as I had finished the hat I was knitting. 

Afterwards, I went to the grocery store for milk for me and two bags of cat food for the stray cats.  My half gallon of milk cost $1.99; the cats' food came to $19.69 with tax.  I debated buying eggs, but didn't want to pay $2.49 for them.  I still have three eggs left in the carton, since I didn't bake a cake to take to the knitting group (still too hot to turn on the oven).  Later, when I looked through the grocery ads that came in the mail, today, I was glad I waited.  Eggs will be on sale for $1.49 a dozen, effective tomorrow. 

Later in the evening, I video chatted with daughter.  She sent me two more doodles:

Highlights for Monday and Tuesday

I asked her what she was singing and she said the opening songs to some of her favorite anime shows.  Of course!

Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to take it easy
- Cousin P calling to check on me in the morning
- Video chatting with my daughter
- Emails from a friend
- Access to medical care

Wednesday's To Do List:
- Doctor's appointment to go over biopsy results

What else I accomplish tomorrow will depend a lot on the biopsy results, I think. 


  1. Love your daughter's doodles. What a creative way to record her day.

    1. Yes; she stopped doodling for a couple of months and has started doing so, again. :)

  2. It's such a shame the ladies at the knitting group don't attempt to include you in their conversation. Do you think you will go back? X

    1. Jules, I am debating. I never was much of a joiner but my daughter worries about me staying home alone, day after day, without any social interaction, once I am retired, for real. So, I might make the effort to go every so often, if not once a week, regularly.

  3. You are decluttering a lot. Good for you.
    I decluttered my closet before moving into this house and decided not to buy too many clothes. I already have enough. :)

    1. Thank you, Nil. I struggle with decluttering! I am working on it! Well done on decluttering your closet and keeping it decluttered. :)

  4. Bless, I wrote you twice this morning, and both times the replies disappeared. I couldn't try a third time because I was going to be late for my medical appointment AND because I was so frustrated, the air over my house was turning blue. Both times I noticed the messages disappeared when I tried to preview (like I always try to do before I hit the publish button) So this time, I will not preview my response.

    I am glad you kept in touch with your long-time friend E. Aren't old friends the best? I still have friends from back in High school that I keep in touch with.

    You were very wise to keep from purchasing the eggs. I try to wait for the weekends when I know eggs (and sometimes butter) will be on sale at Shoppers for the lowest price any where. I will often walk away from an item in a grocery store because I refuse to pay the asking price. I will wait, or go elsewhere to purchase it.

    I thought of you often today and hope your appointment went well.

    1. Susan, I am sorry your comments didn't go through. I have never tried the preview option when posting comments! I'm glad you decided to send this comment without previewing it. :)

      Thank you, the appointment went well.

  5. Thinking of you today as you get your biopsy results. (((Hugs)))


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