|Flowers from the Garden
Today, two of my daughter's friends took her to Disneyland as their birthday gift to her. They wanted to get an early start, (the park opens at 8:00 a.m., I believe),so they came to pick her up at 7:30 a.m. I heard my daughter's alarm going off at 6:30 a.m.; I woke up a little after 7:00 a.m. Considering I went to sleep well after 3:00 a.m., I didn't get a lot of sleep! But, I was determined not to fall asleep again - I am hoping that this early rising will help reset my sleep patterns!
I spent a relaxed morning, after my daughter left. I responded to blog comments, visited and commented on a few other blogs, participated on a social media group, called one of my cousins to wish her for her birthday, called a friend and left her a message (she called me back in the evening and we had a long chat), returned another friend's phone call, spoke with my neighbor T (our weekly Sunday morning phone call), and spoke with cousin P.
After lunch, I did a little mending - my daughter had two items of clothing where the seams were coming undone because they hadn't been sewn properly when they were serged. I don't have a serger, but I sewed the seams by hand, backstitching them and then, doing a blanket stitch to "serge" the edges.
I picked some flowers from the garden for the living room mantel, today, and picked some lemons, too, for a centerpiece for the dining table. I can't keep flowers on the dining table as Dancer tries to eat them, but, he tends to leave any fruit alone. The crocheted table cover is one that my mother made.
In the evening, I watched news and knitted. Then, did the dishes and took out the trash. I also gave Dancer his flea prevention medication.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter is having a fun day with her friends
- Knowing how to sew and mend clothes
- It didn't rain, after all!
- Phone calls with family and friends
Daughter returns to Berkeley, tomorrow. Her birthday weekend will be over.
To Do List for Monday:
- Take daughter to the airport
- Do a load of laundry
- Vacuum the bedrooms and my bathroom
- Take the trash cans to the curb
- Start tidying my bedroom
- Paperwork/pay gas bill
How was your Sunday? Did you have a good weekend? What are your plans for the week ahead?