Sunday, November 18, 2018

Tired on Sunday

Friday night, I had stayed up till 5:00 a.m., for no particular reason other than I didn't feel like going to bed, and I woke up around 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, when my friend called to invite us to lunch on Thanksgiving.  I thought I will go to bed early, on Saturday night, but, no, I was up till 4:00 a.m., and I woke up at 8:00 a.m., today, because I was expecting the sprinkler repair person to arrive and I wasn't sure what time he would come.  I think another couple of hours of sleep would have been welcome though, because I felt a little tired.

However, I did a load of laundry and altered daughter's dress while I waited for the sprinkler repair person to arrive.  He replaced the leaky valve and the sprinklers work well, now.  I had him replace both valves at the same time; each new brass valve cost $35 and his labor charges were $75.  So, $145 for the sprinkler valve repair.  I budget $100 per month for home and garden maintenance, so the funds were there (any unused funds sit in the savings account, until needed).

In the afternoon, my daughter went to her friend's birthday celebration.  I sat down to mend a sweater that I had knitted for myself, which I had given to my daughter to wear; she brought it down this time because it had developed a small hole in the cabling in the front.

Hole in the Sweater (photo taken during the day, under natural light)

But then, I felt very sleepy, so, I put the mending aside and took a nap on the sofa!  Aunt C's phone call woke me up, at one point, and I chatted with her for a bit, but then, I went back to sleep for another hour or so!  I think I slept for almost 3 hours, altogether!

After I woke up from my nap, I had a cup of tea and then, mended the sweater.  I didn't have anymore of the yarn left - I had bought the yarn on a visit to London in 1986 (some people buy trinkets as souvenirs, I buy yarn!) - so I used some embroidery floss.  The sweater yarn is a taupe/cream tweed; I didn't have a matching thread, so I used some grey thread.   The photo below was taken under artificial light, so the colors appear browner than under natural light (photo above).

Close Up of Repair (taken under artificial light)
I will check the mending in natural light, tomorrow, to see if there is a noticeable color difference between the yarn and the embroidery floss.  And then decide what to do with it, if the color difference is very obvious. 

After my daughter came home, we just chatted and sort of planned our day for tomorrow.  There is some shopping in the plans and possibly, a belated birthday lunch out.

Today, I am grateful for:
- The leaky sprinkler valve was replaced
- Afternoon naps!
- Daughter had a fun evening out with friends
- She returned home, safely
- Warm apple crumble for dessert

Sunday's To Do List:
- Have the sprinkler valve replaced - DONE
- 1 load of laundry - DONE
- Alter daughter's dress - DONE
- Mend a sweater - DONE
- Decluttering

I haven't done any decluttering lately.  Need to get back to doing that!

Monday's To Do List:
- Go shopping
- Belated birthday lunch out
- Take the trash cans to the curb
- Do another load of laundry

How was your Sunday?  What are your plans for Monday?


  1. You obviously needed the sleep! About every 7 - 10 days I have a night where I am wide awake and only manage a couple of hours sleep at most. It always takes a couple of days to catch up afterwards with lots of naps during the day.

    1. At one time, I was taking afternoon naps almost every day! My sleep patterns are all messed up! I need to work on being on a better sleep schedule.

  2. As far as I'm concerned, you can't see the fix. I bet it will look fine also in better light. :)

    1. Thank you, Live and Learn. I checked this morning, in natural light, and the mending is barely noticeable. Daughter says it's not noticeable unless you know just where to look and she's happy to wear it as it is. :)

  3. Ha. I KNEW I saw an afternoon nap in your forecast. I should hire myself out for entertainment. *laugh* At some point, your body just needs to give into sleep, and while your daughter was out with friends, it seemed the best opportunity.

    You did manage to accomplish a lot of items on your to-do list, especially concerning the clothing alterations and repairs. I still think the decluttering and cleaning should wait until after Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time with your daughter. The time will soon be gone.

    1. Yes, you predicted a nap, didn't you? In fact, I thought of you, as I settled down on the sofa to nap! :D

      Yes, most probably, I'll do as you say and leave the decluttering and cleaning until after my daughter leaves. We are too busy shopping and buying things when she's here! :D

  4. I love a nap, and so happy that you got one.

    1. Thank you, Kim. Naps are a bit of an indulgence, but they are good, aren't they?

  5. Under different lights it looks like a totally different sweater. :)
    And you need to sleep more. :)

    1. I know, Nil; I need more sleep than I have been getting! I went to bed at 2:00 a.m., last night/this morning and woke up at 9:30 a.m., which is good. A few more 7-8 hr. nights of sleep will be good. :)


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