Monday, September 9, 2019

Parting on Monday

My daughter went back to Berkeley, this afternoon.

We spent a quiet morning at home.  Then, I drove her to the airport in the afternoon.  It's always hard to say goodbye to her, but, she will be back in three weeks' time, again, for her friend's wedding.  So, it won't be a long wait between visits.

On the way home, I went to the library to return the books and magazines I had borrowed from that library system and to drop off three batteries in their battery recycling bin.  I spent a few minutes looking at other books to borrow, but didn't find anything in particular.  So, I didn't borrow any new books.  I have plenty of books at home to read or re-read!  After I came home, I renewed the two books I had borrowed from the neighboring city's library system, that were coming due, tomorrow, because I hadn't finished reading one of them.  Now, they are due at the end of September.

Daughter ate the leftover milk rice for brunch and I had a banana.  After I came home from dropping daughter off at the airport and going to the library, I boiled two eggs to make egg salad, and had an egg salad sandwich for a late lunch.  Dinner was some frozen Chinese style chicken, with leftover pasta made over with zucchini and carrots into "chow mein".

It was a much cooler day, today, with the highs only in the mid to upper 80s.  Mid 80s is my favorite temperature.

The oncologist's office had called on Friday, saying they needed to reschedule my appointment.  The office had already closed for the day when I called them at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, which was when I received the message (they had called my daughter's phone and she didn't see the message until 5:00 p.m.).  I called them back, this afternoon, and rescheduled the appointment, bringing it forward by a week.

Today's mail brought a notice of confirmation from the medical insurance company, that the earlier claim, which asked for additional information, about which I had called the insurance company, had been paid, after all.  I was very relieved to hear that, as the amount was over $5,000! 

I changed the sheets on daughter's bed, today, and did two loads of laundry.  I hung one load to air dry and put only a few items in the dryer.  I will put away the items that are air drying before I go to sleep, tonight.

In the evening, I took the trash can and the yard waste bin to the curb for pick up in the morning and watered the garden, both front (by hand) and back (sprinklers).  I also washed the dishes and cleaned the litter box.

Later in the night, daughter and I had a quick video chat.  She said that she, too, did laundry after she got back to her apartment.

I didn't go for a walk, today; I shall walk, tomorrow. 

Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter had a safe flight and subway ride back
- We had a nice visit
- She'll be back in October
- Having medical insurance and the bill was paid by them
- All what I was able to accomplish

Monday's Accomplishments::
- Took daughter to the airport
- Returned library books
- Renewed other set of library books
- Rescheduled oncologist appointment
- Took the trash cans to the curb
- Watered the garden
- Did two loads of laundry
- Did the dishes
- Cleaned the litter box

Tuesday's To Do List:
- Go for a walk
- Bring the trash cans in
- Grocery shop?
- Finish sewing daughter's dress
- Start hemming her friend's dress
- Water the house plants
- Dust the house
- Mend my blouse
- Do some cooking
- Put gas to the car

How was your Monday?  What are your plans for Tuesday?


  1. We didn't go gor a walk neither,cos it is raining for few days in here. Have a lovely week☺

    1. No fun to go walking when it is raining. Does it rain a lot in the autumn, there? Thanks; hope you, too, have a great week, Natalia.

  2. Mid 80's is still a little too warm for me. But they usually come with a lot of humidity here is most of the reason. Mid 70's are my favorite temperature. We've had a couple days of those but the mid 90's are coming back soon. Here's to a lot more mid 80 days for you and mid 70's for me.

    1. That humidity makes a lot of difference, doesn't it? I don't do too well with humidity, anymore! Mid 70s are nice, too. Quite comfortable. I hope you have more mid 70s days to look forward to, after the Indian summer is over and before winter begins!

  3. I'm glad your daughter had a good visit. You are lucky to be able to see her so often! It will be November before I see my daughter again. We are both missing one another - haven't seen one another since beginning of July - but this is the longest period we will have to go without seeing one another.

    1. Thank you, Sharon. Yes, I am lucky to be able to see her so often. She's been coming down once a month, since July, and will do so until the end of the year! After that, of course, I might not see her for several months! I suppose you'll be seeing your daughter for Thanksgiving? Maybe you can sneak up to visit her later this month or in October? A quick weekend visit, maybe?

  4. Hi Bless, I just did laundry, too. I thought it was going to rain, but the sun has returned. It's nice to be able to line dry the clothes. Glad to hear all of your good news.

    1. It was a bit cloudy, here, too, but, no rain. Much cooler than it has been, too. I did another load of laundry, myself. :)

  5. I'm glad that your daughter made it back safely and that your medical claim got paid.
    We have rain but we did get out for a walk and had a short visit with neighbour friends that we hadn't seen for a while. I have a roast cooking in the crock pot and I hope it tastes as good as it smells!

    1. Thank you, Bushlady. It was cloudy, here, but no rain. I'm glad you were able to go for a walk and visit your friends. I am sure the roast chicken tasted as good as it smelled! :)

  6. Your relationship with your adult daughter is inspiring.

    1. Thank you, Akasha. I had a very close relationship with my mother and I am very grateful to have a close relationship with my daughter, too. I think you, too, will continue to have a close relationship with your daughter as she matures into adulthood.

  7. It’s nice that you get to see your daughter often. 😊
    Today I made a mackerel curry using your recipe.

    1. It is wonderful to see her so often. Of course, she used to come down, every three weeks when I started my chemo treatments and then, weekly when I had to undergo the weekly treatments, but, I was too ill to enjoy her visits all that much, back then. I was just grateful that she was there for me. She used to sleep on the floor, next to my bed, so she could hear me if I got up at night.

  8. It must always be a wrench when your daughter leaves, but how lovely that it won't be long until she returns. X

    1. It is always hard to say goodbye to her, but, I'll be seeing her soon. :)


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