|Bonsai - clearly showing the wire used to form the branches in the desired shapes|
Today was a slightly cooler day. A high of 88F instead of 97F.
In the morning, while it was still relatively cool, I changed my bed sheets, did a load of laundry, and dusted the living room and dining room. I was telling my daughter about my weekly cleaning schedule and how it was (or was not) working for me (I find the Monday cleaning to go well, but, tend to slack off towards the end of the week). My daughter suggested that I tried a rotating weekly schedule - rather than dust the living room every Monday, do it on Monday of this week, Tuesday of next week, Wednesday of the following week, and so forth! I am not sure how well that will work out, either, but, it might be something to try?
I also called neighbor T to check on her, since I couldn't chat with her, yesterday.
|Stone Lantern at the Japanese Garden|
In the afternoon, I drove my daughter to Anaheim (near Disneyland) to the hotel where she will be staying during the conference she is attending. She didn't have a specific time she needed to be at the hotel, but check-in time at the hotel was 4:00 p.m. and she wanted to get there a little after that. We left the house at 3:00 p.m. It was around 45 miles from where I live to the hotel and I anticipated the drive to take a little over one hour. Well, the freeway was bumper to bumper and it took me 2 hours to get to her hotel! I pulled up at the entrance at 5:00 p.m.! I went into the hotel with her for 5 minutes as I needed to use the bathroom before I drove back. Then, I got back on the freeway and drove home - the return journey took 1 1/2 hours, which was more like what I expected it to be.
I had planned to put gas to the car on my way home, but, when I pulled into the gas station near my house, it was quite busy and several pumps were out of order. I was too tired to wait, so I decided to put gas tomorrow morning, instead. I came home, had a late lunch/early dinner, drank a cup of tea, took the trash cans to the curb for pick up in the morning, and watered the back garden.
Friend R called to thank me again for her birthday outing and lunch, saying she really enjoyed the whole experience and loved the garden. I'm glad she enjoyed it. Friend F called to say that she was hosting this month's prayer gathering on the 27th. I also chatted with cousin P.
|Bonsai with Figurine|
Today, I am grateful for:
- A safe drive to drop daughter off and back
- A cooler day
- What I was able to accomplish today
- Phone calls with family and friends
- Water for the garden
Monday's To Do List:
- Drive daughter to the hotel where she will stay during the conference - DONE
- Change my bed sheets and do a load of laundry - DONE
- Take the trash cans to the curb for pick up - DONE
- Dust the living room and dining area - DONE; wiped the window sills, as well
- Clean the fridge - DONE; just did a quick clean/checking what needed to be tossed
- Water the back garden - DONE
Tuesday's To Do List:
- Bring the trash cans in
- Put gas to the car
- Go for my mammogram
- Dust the family room and my bedroom
- Put away laundry
- Call for a donations pick up
- Water the houseplants
|Resembling a Weathered Pine|
How was your Monday? What are your plans for the rest of this week?