Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Tuesday's Accomplishments

Thank you, everyone, for your well wishes for my daughter.  She is feeling better.  She took today off work, too, and rested.  She said she slept most of the morning, but, felt well enough in the afternoon to go to the dollar store across the street from her apartment to buy Gatorade, some crackers, bananas, and applesauce.  She ate some applesauce, half a banana, and some crackers and drank the Gatorade without any problems.

I spent a quiet morning at home, going over my various lists and revising them!  I still have a lot to do and am running out of time in which to do it all!  

Later in the afternoon, I went to pick up my baking dish from my cousin.  She was out running errands, herself, but I had asked her to leave the dish out for me and she sent me a text showing me where she had kept it.  So, it was easy for me to go and get the dish.  After that, I went to a mall that was near her house to buy some bread from a favorite bakery and a box of chocolates.

Then, I went to the bank and to the Armenian store to buy some groceries, including a couple of items for the almsgiving.  I spent $11.33 and bought:

1 papaya @ $.69/lb = $1.81
4+lb. Granny Smith apples @ $.39/lb = $1.90
Bananas @$.33/lb = $.32
3 lb. chicken drumsticks @ $.49/lb = $1.51
2+lb. dried garbanzo beans @$1.29/lb = $3.12
1 lb. red lentils @$1.29/lb = $1.29
2 packets (@180 g) chocolate wafers @$.69 = $1.38
Total = $11.33

After I came home, I had some of the bread I had bought and a cup of tea.  Then, I did two loads of laundry, watered the houseplants, and washed the dishes.  Cousin P called and we chatted a bit.  Aunt C called, too; she said she will not be able to attend the almsgiving.  I understand her reasons, but, once again, I will be holding an almsgiving that none of my Buddhist family members will not be attending!  Later, I video chatted with my daughter.  She thinks she'll be well enough to go to the office, tomorrow; if not, she has the option of working from home.

Today, I am grateful for:
- My daughter is feeling better
- I'm feeling OK after Monday's injection (arm is a bit sore, though)
- What I was able to accomplish, today
- Conversations with my aunt and cousin
- Another sunny, warm day

I was able to get a lot of my To Do list done:

Tuesday's To Do List:
- Bring the trash cans in - DONE
- Water the front garden (it didn't rain in my area)
- Water the indoor plants - DONE
- Visit cousin to pick up my baking pan - DONE
- Go to the Armenian store to buy garbanzo beans - DONE
- Do laundry - DONE
- Do dishes - DONE
- Finish up Christmas gifts
- Go to the bank - DONE

Wednesday's To Do List:
- Water the front garden
- Finish up Christmas gifts
- Clear the dining table
- Clear the family room coffee table and side table
- Put garbanzo beans to soak
- Put away laundry
- Put away dishes
- Buy a heater for daughter's room

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


  1. How many people go to your almsgiving Bless?

    I finished my Christmas shopping this morning, will deliver the children's gifts this afternoon and then all the preparation is done. The decorator will be finished today so tomorrow will be setting the house back in some sort of order and then sitting back and waiting for the big day. As much as anything it will be lovely to have a break from the workmen until the new year.

    1. If everyone I invite attends, then, there are usually about 15 people, in addition to the monks, my daughter, and myself. But, this year, I think the only people attending will be friend R and cousin P. Which is OK, as it means I don't have to cook in as big a quantity as I would, otherwise.

      Well done in getting your Christmas shopping done! Guess who is likely to be out shopping on Christmas Eve?! Sounds like your renovations are coming along nicely, Eileen. :)

  2. I'm glad your daughter is doing better. I don't know about you but I worry more when mine is feeling well as she's so far away. It isn't easy to just pop over and see if they are okay or to drop off something they need! Sounds like another busy day. A full Wednesday here planned - it's daughter's birthday so feeling a little sad as I won't be able to spend time with her.

    1. Happy birthday to your daughter, Sharon! Yes, it's hard when it's a special day and they are away from us. But, hope you'll be able to chat with her. :)

      Yes, my daughter said she felt well enough to go to the office, today. I do worry about her being alone and sick, as there isn't anyone up there to check on her, only her coworkers.

  3. Glad your daughter is feeling better. Often those things are a 24 or 48 hour virus, but you feel awful when they're happening.

    Good luck with your To Do list for the day. You'll be busy.

    1. Thank you, Live and Learn; I'm glad she's well, again. She went to work, today.

      Thanks; I'm going to need good luck! LOL. It was 4:45 a.m., when I last checked the time before I fell asleep! I slept through the 9:00 a.m. alarm and woke up at 10:00 a.m., feeling tired! It's 10:30 a.m. now, and I am waiting for the coffee to kick in!

  4. So glad to hear that your daughter could choose to work from home if she still felt a little under the weather yet. I'm sure she would like to spend the last few days of work with her co-workers before the holidays, but better for everyone if she recuperated one more day, if needed.

    Yes you are running out of time, but it looks as though you are well organized and getting LOTS accomplished each day this week. I am cheering you on. That's MY contribution. Ha,ha.

    1. Thank you, Susan; daughter texted me this morning saying she's going to the office. She feels she's more productive when she's at the office than at home. But, it is a blessing that she can work from home, if needed.

      Oh, thank you for your contribution! I need to be cheered on! :D

  5. I'm glad to hear that your daughter is feeling better. And that you have no side effects after the injection.

    You did a lot and accomplished all most everything on your to do list. 😁

    Yesterday I spent several hours decluttering the spare room and organizing the spice cupboard.

    1. Thank you, Nil; yes, she felt well enough to go to the office, today.

      I'm making progress. I just need to concentrate on what needs to be done and just do it!

      You are being very productive on your break! Well done on the decluttering and organizing! My spice drawers need organizing, too, but that is a task for next year!

  6. Baby steps. Bless! Just tackle the most important things first and let the rest fall as it may. I know you will get things done but sometimes chores seem larger than they are, especially when there are a lot of them.
    So glad your daughter is feeling better. That is not a fun way to feel and though it generally passes fairly quickly it can be a miserable day or two.

    1. Thank you, Anne. Yes, baby steps! I am making good progress, though. Just a few more things to do for the almsgiving and, after that, I have 2 more days to prepare for Christmas! It'll be a fairly low key Christmas, I think.

      Yes, my daughter is feeling better and went to the office, today. She'll be coming home, tomorrow night, so I'll be able to mother her to my heart's content! :D

  7. See ow busy you are, I need to follow your example.

    1. I'm a bit busier than I like, but someone's got to do it, right? I think I was inspired by you and all that cookie making!

  8. It sounds like you did great at the grocery store! We like red lentils, too, and that seems like a marvelous price for them.

    I'm sure you wish your family members could come to the almsgiving at your house. That would make it so much better. Hopefully, you will have congenial company with some of the others who do come.

    I'm not exactly ready for Christmas, either, but am getting close. We did some cleaning today for several hours that had nothing to do with Christmas, but was nice to get done. So, now I'm really needing to get back onto the "Christmas project" again with renewed vigor. My nephew called me tonight and asked me if we could make cookies tomorrow when I go over there to get him off the bus tomorrow. He happily agreed to Rice Krispie treats with sprinkles on them...Whew! I had visions of me baking cut-out sugar cookies for him sometime tomorrow and I'm not sad to take away that idea!!! I'm so glad he agreed to the easier option! So, after a busy day tomorrow which includes exercising at the YMCA, homeschool with my niece, working with the kids doing afternoon routine, making those Krispie Treats after the chores, then home.....(so very little Christmas done tomorrow), I will hit it hard Friday morning. Saturday, I'll get some done in-between keeping my nephew--but at that point--it will be done or not get done since from Sunday onwards, we are busy with church and visiting with the very people we want to enjoy at this time of year:). It's all good.

    1. Thank you, Becky. I got the red lentils from the store's bulk bin. The bagged lentils are more expensive!

      As for people not attending the almsgiving, I'm OK with it. People are busy with Christmas plans!

      Sounds like you are going to have a very busy few days ahead of you! I'm glad your nephew was happy to make Rice Krispie treats instead of sugar cookies!


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