Sunday morning was sunny and bright, after Saturday night's rain. But, I woke up feeling rather tired. I've been going to bed earlier, but I keep waking up every hour, or so; as a result, it is not a very restful sleep.
It was my daughter's last full day at home and I asked her if she wanted to do anything, go out to lunch, etc., but she didn't. So, we just had a relaxed day at home. We gave Dancer his medicines and his wet food. He likes the wet food, but, he wants his regular dry food! He knows I keep the bags in the laundry room, out of his reach, and he keeps pawing at the laundry room door to try to get access to them!
In the afternoon, I did some paperwork and wrote out a check to pay my natural gas bill. Then, I set up a new budget for 2019, based on my net retirement income, after taxes and other deductions, including savings, are taken. I made some changes to the categories and amounts and hope it works out well.
Later in the evening, I gave daughter's hair another hot oil treatment and we did the day's abs workout (she did the full 100; I did 50). Then, she packed her suitcase and cleaned the litter box for me. It began to rain in the evening, so the garden got a good watering.
We went to bed around 1:30 a.m.; I woke up at 2:00 a.m., feeling queasy and threw up! I don't think it was anything I ate, however. But I had felt nauseated on Friday (I thought it was due to being worried about Dancer) and hadn't felt exactly energetic over Saturday and most of Sunday, either.
I've felt better, today. In the morning, daughter and I gave Dancer his last dose of pain medication. We spent a relaxed morning, just enjoying our last morning together. I picked some oranges from the tree for daughter to take back with her, and gave her the salmon steaks I had cooked and frozen for her, as well as the fish rolls and a packet of cashew curry. A little after noon, I drove my daughter to the airport, in plenty of time for her to check in to her flight. She said the TSA agent looked at all the food she was taking and asked, "Mom?" and daughter said, "Yes". LOL!
When I was about to drive daughter to the airport and reached for my distance glasses that I wear while driving, one of the lenses fell out of the frame! So, I wore the old distance glasses that I keep as a spare. After I dropped daughter off at the airport, I drove to the optician's and had them reset the lens. They are the new glasses; I've never had a lens come out in any of my old glasses!
After I came home, I washed the quilt I had on my bed. I had no problem washing it in the new washing machine. I am afraid I used the dryer to dry it! Then, I washed all the dishes that were piled up in the sink. I also cleaned out the fridge, emptied all the waste baskets, etc., and took the big trash can and recycling bin to the curb for pick up, tomorrow morning.
Daughter called to say she got back to her apartment, safely. She got back early enough to go to the dollar store to buy some fresh produce for her meals this week and do a load of laundry. Later, she texted that she did her abs workout for today (100 toe touches - you hold your legs up in the air and do cross body crunches, trying to touch your toes with your elbows!) I decided to skip today's exercises, using the fact that I hadn't felt well, last night, as my excuse! Daughter said it was more of a valid reason than an excuse, so I'll go with that!
The car service people called to remind me of my appointment, scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. Then, I played around a bit more with my new budget, until I felt happy with how I've set it up.
I will video chat with my daughter a little later; after that, I'll give Dancer a bit more food and try to have an "early" night.
Now that daughter has gone back, the holidays have come to an end. She starts work, again, tomorrow. I need to go back to a more regular schedule and figure out what my weekly routines will be. There's a lot that I want to do around the house and in the garden. Just have to make a start!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter had a safe flight and subway ride home
- She was home to help give Dancer all his pain medications
- The optician's office fixed the eye glasses at no cost
- I am feeling better
- The rain we received the last couple of days
- Took daughter to the airport
- Got my eye glasses fixed
- Confirmed my appointment for the car service
- Did a load of laundry
- Washed the dishes
- Cleaned the fridge
- Took the trash cans out
Tuesday's To Do List:
- Bring the trash cans in
- Take the car to be serviced
- Go to the fabric store
- Call the dentist's office
- Start putting away the holiday decorations
- Wash daughter's bedding/remake her bed
How was your Sunday and Monday?