Today has been another hot day. I woke up with a slight sinus headache, which went away after some time, but, I decided to take it easy, today, too. After all, it is Labor Day holiday, today! I hadn't planned to do anything special to celebrate the holiday, however.
I had leftover milk rice for breakfast, then, in an attempt at a healthier diet, had a cucumber salad for lunch, followed by half a large apple. Afternoon tea was accompanied by some tea biscuits, however, and a handful of roasted cashews. Dinner was spaghetti again (freshly cooked pasta with leftover sauce from yesterday). I've had seven cups of water, so far; I'll drink the eighth cup when I take my medications before going to sleep.
Today, I called aunt C and left a message. I also called and texted with my daughter, on and off throughout the day, and video chatted with her later in the evening.
I walked for 20 minutes, again, this evening, and later, I put water to the back garden. I also cleaned out the fridge and took the yard waste bin and the trash can to the curb, to be collected either tomorrow or on Wednesday (Tuesdays are our regular trash collection days, but, after certain holidays, the Tuesday trash removal takes place on Wednesdays; I'm never quite sure which holidays result in Wednesday trash removals, though, and having missed a few times, I just put the cans out on Mondays, anyway).
Angela at Tracing Rainbows had posted about Zero Waste Week, over on her blog, and I had said that I would consider joining. I didn't officially sign up for anything, however, because, as I mentioned in my comment on her post, I have litter box cleanings to get rid of! The garden cats contribute enough and plenty out in the garden and I am not willing to add Dancer's contributions to it! I also don't flush toilet paper as that tends to clog up my sewer pipes. Instead, I toss them in the trash, along with the litter box cleanings. However, if the focus is on reducing the amount of stuff going to the landfills, especially the amount of single use plastics, then, I can support that cause. I shall keep tabs on what I do throw out, this week. This will be another "community" type activity, I think.
I just realized, as I was writing this post, that I had not started the car since I last drove it on Tuesday! Yikes! I ran to the garage and started the car and thank goodness it started! I have a doctor's appointment, tomorrow, and I'd have hated it if I had a dead battery! However, the low tire pressure light came on, so, tomorrow morning, I'll need to get that taken care of. I can't see which tire is deflated, so, hopefully, the tire will stay inflated enough, overnight, to enable me to drive to the service station! It's a good thing my appointment is not until noon, but, it does mean I need to make an effort and wake up a bit earlier than planned! It's 1:00 a.m., now. I guess I'd better publish this post and get ready for bed!
Today, I am grateful for:
- My headache went away without lingering
- Chatting with my daughter
- Cool evenings
- Managing to go for another walk
- The car started!
Tuesday's To Do List:
- Get the car tires checked and inflated
- Go to the doctor's appointment
- Water the indoor plants
How was your Labor Day Monday? What are your plans for Tuesday?