Saturday, December 1, 2018

Sunny Friday (Day 3)

Day 3 got off to a good start in that I woke up at 9:30 a.m.  But then, it got a bit wobbly because I took my time getting out of bed!  I had turned off the heater before going to bed, last night, and the house was cold when I woke up, while it was warm under the covers!  Eventually, I got out of bed and turned on the heater and warmed up in front of it!

I took my walk in the early afternoon - it was a sunny day and mild:

Blue Skies and White Clouds

 I wanted to try and photograph the hills in the distance, but I don't think I was too successful!

Can you see the hills?
 Maybe this is a better angle:

Trying to capture the hills in the distance
I took a few other photos, too; I might post them another time.

After I came home, I did a little weeding.  Then, I dusted my bedroom.  As I dusted it, I realized how, over the past three days, I've slowly cleaned practically my entire house!  At least, I've dusted and vacuumed and cleaned the bathrooms.  I'm still in the process of digging out the spare room, and I haven't dusted daughter's room, and the kitchen always need cleaning, but, the majority of the house has been dusted and vacuumed!  I am very pleased with how that has gone and I realized just how blessed I am to have a home to clean!  So many others have lost their homes to fires and floods. 

Later in the afternoon, M came over to do the garden - he transplanted a clump of bulbs for me, trimmed one of the feijoa trees, and tidied up the front garden.

I spent the evening finishing up my decluttering for the month (such abundance!) and chatting with my daughter.

Today, I am grateful for:
- Having a home to clean 
- A sunny day
- A working heater!
- Chatting with my daughter
- The three bags of things I'll be able to donate as a result of this month's decluttering.

Friday's To Do List:
- Morning Afternoon walk - DONE
- Afternoon cleaning - Dust my bedroom - DONE
- Paperwork - 1 bag
- Sew 1 holiday gift
- Gardening with M - DONE

But I didn't do any paperwork or sewing.  So, those items will get moved to Saturday.

How was your Friday?  What are your plans for the weekend?  Are you ready for December to start?


  1. Yes, I think I am ready for December. I just don't know what happened to November. When I saw the goals update this morning, my first thought was ALREADY? How can that be? Didn't you just update your goals a few days ago? You were going to challenge yourself to purging 64 items from your house and I considered (briefly) that I might take the challenge, but decided January might be a better time for me. Hah!

    Checking over my deep-cleaning schedule, I might choose to do the vacuuming and washing of floors this morning. Now that I have the tree up and the decorating finished, I can deal now with all the bits and pieces of needles and tinsel that have spread throughout the house. I may have friends dropping in on me this afternoon. Have a wonderful weekend Bless.

    1. It does seem as if the months are going by faster than ever, doesn't it? I did update my monthly goals a few days ago - 30 to be exact! LOL!

      Yes, I met my challenge and decluttered 64 items! January is a good time to start - after the Christmas rush is over.

      I think my housework for today might be the kitchen. I have some dishes to be washed, the counter to be wiped, and, who knows, I might even wash a cabinet door front or two! Although, it is important that I do some sewing, too! Deep cleaning can wait - holiday gifts need to be done to a deadline!

      Hope you have a fun time with friends this afternoon and a good weekend, overall.

  2. Certainly it is a blessing to have a warm, safe home. I love to be out and about but there really is no place like home, It's a cliche but the reason cliches become such is because they generally sum up a situation exactly!

    1. Yes, I generally don't enjoy housework and cleaning, but, I try not to grumble about it because I know I am blessed to have my own place to clean. So many thousands of people here lost their homes to the recent fires and don't have a place to call home, anymore.

  3. You are so right Bless. It's blessing to have a safe home. Sometimes we take things for granted and don't appreciate what we have.
    That's what I like about your daily list of things to be grateful for.

    1. I started keeping a gratitude journal during a time when I felt very down about a lot of things that were taking place in my life. One day, I decided that, instead of complaining about what was wrong, I shall look for what was right - little things to be grateful for, like being alive, being relatively healthy, my daughter, etc. :)

  4. You did well to wake up at 9.30 am, even if it was a struggle to get out of bed. Anyway, there is no rush when you are retired!
    I seem to have spent the last 2 days shopping and doing laundry, and this afternoon I had plans but was too tired to do any baking or decorating so I had a rest, after making some lists.

    1. Thank you, Bushlady. You are right - there is no rush, and for that, I am glad!

      You've had a busy couple of days. I'm glad you were able to rest, today. Well done on making the lists - I need to sit down and make a couple of lists, myself: one for almsgiving preparations and one for holiday gifts!

  5. I think the cleaning you've been doing to your house is the perfect example of "Slow and steady wins the race." If we do something every day or every few days, it's amazing how much can get done.

    And I, too, am lucky to have a nice house to live in. Sometimes, I need to be reminded that when I grumble about something else that needs to be fixed.

    1. I think I am slowly getting into a cleaning schedule, Live and Learn. It's not very regular, yet, but, it gave me a lot of pleasure to note that the house was relatively clean at the end of the week!

      There's plenty to be repaired and fixed in my house, too! I am waiting until next year to start the repairs. But, at least we have homes to call our own. :)


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