Today, I attended the monthly rosary prayer gathering, hosted by Aunt Y, one of the members of the extended family. Dancer woke me up, as usual, especially since I had turned off the alarm and gone back to sleep! But, I woke up in good time to have my morning tea and shower and dress before friend F and cousin P came over to ride along with me. Friend F doesn't drive on the freeways and cousin P, who never liked to drive, doesn't drive at all, now. I am happy to drive and glad of their company and for being able to provide this service for them.
I had asked them to be here by 12:00 noon, so we could reach the prayer gathering by 1:00 p.m. Friend F arrived first, and while we waited for cousin P, she looked around the living room and said it looked different. She asked me if I had changed anything or got new drapes, but I said no, I just tried to declutter it, a bit! I don't notice it that much, because I see it, every day, but, I guess others do notice a difference! She also brought me a bag of sweets as a treat - a type of fudge known as milk toffee, coconut rock, homemade marshmallows, and several pieces of butter cake!
We left as soon as cousin P came over and got to the prayer gathering at 1:00 p.m. We weren't the first to arrive, but, we weren't the last, either. We waited until everyone was there and then, they recited the prayers while I sat and listened. As I've mentioned before, I am the only non-Catholic who attends these prayer gatherings, regularly. Afterwards, lunch was served - a type of noodles made from rice flour, that are called stringhoppers and several curries to go with them. A birthday cake (for Aunt Y's son), flan, and ice cream for dessert.
We were there until aound 3:30 p.m., then, we left. The drive home took about one hour. I made myself a cup of tea, washed the dishes that were in the sink, and adjusted my daughter's friend's skirt, a little bit more, because the bottom layer of the skirt did seem a bit longer than the top layer in one spot! I am waiting for her to arrive to try on the dress, once more, and, hopefully, she'll be satisfied with it!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to attend the prayer gathering
- Being able to give a ride to friend F and cousin P
- A safe drive there and back
- Seeing family and friends
- A lovely warm day (today's high was 99F)
Plans for tomorrow include:
- Going to the pharmacy to pick up medication refill
- Change my bed sheets
- Do a load of laundry
- Go to the bank to pay a bill
- Take the trash cans out
How was your Sunday? What have you planned for Monday?