Saturday, October 27, 2018

Friday's Doings

I slept in, this morning, without any phone calls to disturb me, only the occasional nudge and meow from Dancer who wanted to know when was breakfast!  He, and the garden cats who were trying to break down the sliding glass door, were given breakfast as soon as I woke up!  Then, I had my coffee, checked my emails, and replied to blog comments.

I spent the rest of the morning and most of the afternoon on the phone, trying to coordinate doctors' appointments (the one for Monday was confirmed, the one for Thursday was rescheduled) and calling about a medical bill I have received (which I shouldn't have received because I had given a copy of the insurance letter stating I had met my co-pay requirements for this year to the doctor's office, but they claim to have no record of it).

In the meantime, Dancer showed how an afternoon should be spent:

"Afternoons are for napping, Mummy"

Friend M came over in the early evening to attend to the garden.   We planted the two potted chrysanthemum plants I had bought for the prayer gathering out in the garden, today.  My mother used to plant them and they used to come back, year after year, until the drought killed them.  I am hoping that these plants will grow as well.  M also watered the front garden for me.

Last week, I put some cat grass seeds to sprout and a certain very happy kitty enjoyed his treat:

"Mummy says she's going to hire me out as a lawn mower, next summer!"
I let him eat some of it, but then, put the rest of it away, so he could have a little more, tomorrow.  In the meantime, I put another pot of cat grass to grow.

Cousin P came over in the evening to bring some guavas from her tree and we visited for a bit.  After she left, I decided against going to the meditation session, today.  Instead, I started cleaning the kitchen cabinet fronts:

Cleaned cabinet fronts
I will do a few at a time, so I don't get too tired.  "Baby steps", as they say.

Later in the evening, I video chatted with my daughter.  She borrowed some library books and spent the evening reading, she said.

Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to sleep in without phone calls disturbing me
- Getting the medical appointments sorted
- Cousin's visit
- A gift of fresh guavas
- Being able to get more cleaning done

Friday's To Do List:
- More paperwork - DID SOME
- Continue with the kitchen cleaning - DID SOME
- Water the house plants - DONE
- Meditation session

Saturday's To Do List:
- Pharmacy for refills
- Grocery shopping (bread, milk)
- Continue with the kitchen cleaning
- More paperwork/filing
- Buy laundry detergent
- Do a load of laundry
- Water the back garden

How was your Friday?  What are your plans for the weekend?


  1. Glad to hear you got all your medical appointments sorted and I hope it willbe easy to sort out the invoice. I'll be spending more money today - I have to order a few more things for the house ready for the next stage of the work.

    1. Yes, the invoice will be taken care of once they get a copy of the letter. I might call the insurance, on Monday, and have them deal with it. I just didn't feel like making yet another phone call, yesterday.

      Have fun picking out the items needed for the next stage of your home renovations. Spending the money part wouldn't be something I'd enjoy doing, but choosing the fittings, etc., would be exciting. :)

  2. I planted grass for my cats once, but they pulled it up by the roots and strung it around the house. So it added dirt to clean up as well as the other "special things" they left us to clean up. The picture looks like dancer is chewing it instead of pulling it. I hope that continues for both of you.

    1. Oh, he's done that, too, Live and Learn! This time, I planted the grass a little deeper in the soil, and, for the most part, he just chewed on it.

  3. These days I also seem to work with whatever motivation strikes me. You had planned to go to the meditation session, but then the urge to clean the cabinet doors struck you. Yesterday, I wanted to begin the day with vacuuming, but instead I sat down at the dining room table to complete 12 Christmas cards to begin my stash. I probably achieved more satisfaction from completing all those cards, although I inevitably put off doing something that needs to be done anyways. I think that is called procrastination. Ha. But they are both jobs that need doing and I was in the mood for only doing one.

    1. Ha, ha, Susan, you might be right about that procrastination, but, there are only so many hours in the day and, in general, one can only do one thing at a time. Can't vacuum and make cards; can't go to meditation and clean cabinets. Yesterday, your cards and my cabinets won! Come to think of it, I should vacuum, too - it's been a week since I last vacuumed!


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