Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tuesday's Doings

Last night,  I was up till 4:30 a.m., as I was bothered by acid reflux and had to wait for the antacids to do their magic.  I didn't even eat any curry for dinner!  I had a sandwich with slices of sauteed chicken breast!   I was fine as long as I was sitting up, but the moment I lay down, the acid reflux bothered me.  Please note that I am not complaining or asking for sympathy, just explaining why I was up till so late and why I was dragging, this morning.

I woke up once, around 6:00 a.m., but it was too early to wake up and I went back to sleep.  I next woke up when the alarm went off at 7:30 a.m.  It was time to put out the donations to be collected.  I did that, put a note on the door with the charity name to indicate that these bags of donations were for them, and went back to sleep!

Probably shouldn't have, because I had all kinds of weird dreams!  I dreamt of my mother, several cousins who were visiting us, a coworker who has since retired, a lunch my mother had prepared for us all, and Dancer having a flea infestation and everyone who came to lunch getting fleas on them!  Oh, my!

I was woken from my dreams, around 9:00 a.m. by, what else?  A phone call, of course.  George someone or the other, informing me that he has my mortgage on file with them and letting me know that there are some exciting mortgage offer deadlines that are fast approaching!  Indeed!  I didn't bother to tell George that I no longer have a mortgage, I've been mortgage free for a few years now; it was probably a prerecorded message telling me to press 1 for more information, etc., anyway.  I just hung up on the call.

But, I couldn't fall asleep after that, so, I got up and checked to see if they had collected the donations.  They had!  And left me the receipt.  Only, the receipt doesn't state the number of bags of what was left out, only clothes, shoes, books.  The other charities I've called for pick up have always specified the number of bags - x bags clothes, x bags books, etc.  I prefer that for tax purposes.  Oh, well, I'll attach my list of what was donated and that will be that.  I have such an abundance of things that the 12 bags of stuff that left the house hasn't made a noticeable dent!

I had a cup of coffee and an almond croissant for breakfast.  But I felt tired, all morning.  It didn't help that it was an overcast day with morning fog that didn't burn off until around noon.  I took it easy all morning.

Later, I put away the load of laundry I had done, yesterday, and mended one garment.  Then, I tossed the disintegrated curtains!  But, first, I cut out all the appliqued roses, as they were still OK:

The cut out appliqued flowers

Not quite sure what I'll do with them, yet.  I could buy some white fabric and applique them on to it for new curtain panels,  But, I am not sure if I want to do that or not.  I think it's time for a change in the bedroom curtains.  But, I could use the roses to decorate something else.  Of course, Dancer came to help:

Dancer is "helping"

In the evening, I brought the trash cans in, collected mail, which included one for a neighbor two doors down (I went over to hand it to them, but no one answered my knock, so I'll try to deliver it to them, again, tomorrow), and watered the garden.  I didn't go to the knitting group, however.

Instead, I watched Dancing with the Stars on TV, packeted and froze most of the curries I had cooked, washed the dishes, started cleaning the fridge (did the 3 bottom drawers), swept and mopped the kitchen floor, and video chatted with my daughter.  Still need to clean the litter box - will do that before going to bed.

Today, I am grateful for:
- The donations are out of the house!
- Being able to donate 12 bags of stuff!
- Being able to ease into the day
- A much cooler day!
- Dancer always willing to lend a helping paw with my projects!

Tuesday's To Do List:
- Leave the donations outside the door by 8:00 a.m., with a sign with the charity's name - DONE
- Vacuum
- Clean the fridge - STARTED (did the 3 drawers)
- Bring the trash cans in - DONE
- Package and freeze some of the curries I made - DONE
- Water the garden - DONE
- Mop the kitchen - DONE
- Pay bills - STARTED
- Knitting group? - DIDN'T GO

Wednesday's To Do List:
- Visit neighbor T in the morning
- Hand over the misdelivered mail to the other neighbor
- Vacuum
- Finish cleaning the fridge (shelves, door shelves, etc.)
- Pay the rest of the bills
- Change the sofa dust covers and wash them

How was your Tuesday?  What are your plans for Wednesday?


  1. You had another productive day! I hope the unwanted business relating to your friend’s roof goes well today.

    As for me, it’s too cold to be outside so I’ll be in my study/hobby room keeping out of the way of all the workmen and continuing to add things to the master list. It’s evolving into two lists- need to do & would like/want.

    1. Thank you, Eileen; my neighbor called me in the morning to say it has been resolved and I didn't have to come over! So, that was a bit of good news!

      I agree with you on staying indoors when it is cold! Keep warm!

      Two lists is a good way to make things more manageable, especially when you separate them by needs doing and would like/want. It'll be helpful to see them written out, I think. Good luck!

  2. The appliques look really good still and I am hoping that you will think of something to make where you can use them....maybe on pillow cases or a tablecloth? Have you ever used appliques on quilting squares?

    You may have felt like it was a slower day today, but let me assure you that you got far more accomplished than I did. I feel very disappointed in myself, but maybe it will spur me on today to get more done. MAYBE.

    1. Susan, I might make some curtains for the spare bedroom and use the appliques for that.

      Yes, I have made an appliqued quilt. Here's a link to a blog post I did about one of my quilts:

      I really had to push myself, yesterday, to get things done. I was more productive in the evening than all morning and afternoon! I know you've been very productive in the garden, lately. So, if you took it a bit easy, yesterday, then, I'm sure it was because you needed it. Hope you accomplish more today. :)

    2. What a wonderful appliqued quilt of the crinoline ladies. Yes, I guess you HAVE used applique squares on quilts before. Is this the one that is still on your daughter's bed, or did she take it with her?

    3. Thank you, Susan. The crinoline ladies quilt is here, at home; daughter took two other quilts with her. The "Love is a Wild Goose Chase" one I made specifically for her (which also has some appliqued heards on it; link: and one of two Fan quilts I had made, earlier (link:

  3. I am so impressed by your 3 lists, & would like to borrow them, please. My big problem with always sorting out my-lists-in-my-head, is that I do tend to accommodate too many people & things. If you know what I mean.... ie I let things get in my way. And then 3 months later, I wish I'd done it. The applique flowers are beautiful.

    1. Hi, Ratnamurti. Of course, you may borrow the lists! I find that having written lists help me a lot. I, too, find it hard to say no to others and understand how that can interfere with our own plans.

  4. I can see that the rose appliques are well worth saving and I'm sure you will find a use for them one day. It crossed my mind that Dancer might like a dress but then since he is male it would mean he would be "Dancer in drag!" Maybe an appliqued cushion for him would be better.

    I hung my sheets on the line this morning after extensive consultation of weather radar on-line. When I was in town grocery shopping, the sky was full of clouds and I did wonder if they would get an extra rinsing, but the rain held off and they dried well. After I had taken them in, a little rain came around supper time when I was taking a wander in the yard. I came in, threw out a peanut to our squirrel who wanted a snack, and settled in to heat up some leftover spaghetti sauce from the freezer.

    1. Ha, ha, Dancer won't take kindly to being put in a dress! We used to have another cat that used to tolerate us dressing her in daughter's baby dresses!

      Glad the rain held off and you were able to dry your sheets on the line, Bushlady. I, too, walked around my yard, today! I took some pictures to post. :)


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