I stayed up reading until the "wee hours of the morning", last night! It was 4:15 a.m. when I went to bed! I woke up from a bad dream at 6:00 a.m., opened the bathroom window to get some cooler morning air into the house, and went back to bed! I slept till 10:00 a.m. Daughter called to wish me a good morning; she was planning to attend the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival with a couple of her friends, today, she said.
It was still relatively cool inside the house when I woke up for the second time, a very comfortable 80F. I probably should have vacuumed the house, right away, but, I needed my cup of tea first, and then, I had to check emails and reply to blog comments. Then, I needed breakfast - I am trying to be good, so I ate a piece of cantaloupe, instead of toast and jam, which was my other option (I finished my last egg, last night, when I had a scrambled egg on toast for dinner).
So, it was already 1:15 p.m. when I started to vacuum! I finished by 2:15 p.m. I used a new vacuum cleaner bag and I tossed it, after I finished. Then, I took a break and ate a nectarine. We'll call that lunch, I guess?
Then, around 3:00 p.m., I left to run my errands. I put gas to the car, went to Sears to get my vacuum cleaner bags (it's a Kenmore vacuum cleaner), and, on the way back, I stopped at the grocery store to buy the dessert to take to the prayer gathering (a frozen chocolate cream pie; $5.99), 1/2 gal. milk ($1.99), a dozen eggs ($1.99), 3 oranges (@$.89/lb), a head of lettuce ($.99), a box of frozen chicken pot stickers ($3.99) and a box of frozen General Tso chicken ($5.99). My total came to $22.22.
I was home by 4:30 p.m. I put away the groceries (sorry, I didn't take a photo), made myself a cup of tea, fed Dancer, and ate a handful of almonds for a tea-time snack. Cousin P called to verify the time we had to leave to go to the monthly rosary prayer gathering and I confirmed we should leave by 6:30 p.m.
She came over just before 6:30 p.m. and we left on time. We were at friend F's house at 7:00 p.m., although the prayers weren't said immediately. Today's prayer gathering was well attended and I was happy to see aunt T and cousin V as well as friends. Friend F had prepared a delicious meal and we stayed around talking for some time, after dinner.
There was a DUI checkpoint on the way home and I was required to pull over to go through it. I don't drink anything alcoholic, so I was not at all worried. I was asked if I had drunk anything, tonight; I answered, "No", and I was waved through. I dropped cousin P off and came home, then, video chatted with daughter. She had enjoyed her day at the garlic festival although, she said it had been uncomfortably hot.
Aunt C and friend R had called and left messages while I was out, but it was too late to call them back. Friend R had said she'll call me in the morning, so we might get together to go out to lunch.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to attend the monthly prayer gathering
- Being able to give cousin P a ride to the gathering and back
- A safe drive there and back
- Seeing some members of the family and friends
- Daughter had a fun day with friends
Saturday's To Do List:
- Vacuum - DONE
- Buy more vacuum cleaner bags - DONE
- Buy a dessert to take to the prayer gathering - DONE
- Buy a few groceries (eggs, milk) - DONE
- Put gas to the car - DONE
- Change the sofa dust covers - DONE
- Attend the prayer gathering (& give cousin P a ride) - DONE
I didn't do the laundry, today, but will do a load or two, tomorrow.
Sunday's To Do List:
- Call friend R
- Maybe go out to lunch with her
- Do laundry
- Other things as needed
How was your Saturday? What have you planned for Sunday?