|Home Made Apple Pie!
My daughter's friend A baked me an apple pie and brought it over, this morning, as a thank you gift for shortening her bridesmaid dress! I thought it was very sweet of her to do so. My daughter was in on the surprise, because A had asked her what time I'd be home so A could bring the pie.
After A had left, I made a quick run to the grocery store to buy a gift card for my cousin V's older grandson. I had forgotten to do that when I was at the store, earlier in the week. I got a gift card to the bookstore; his parents can choose a book for him when they return to New York.
I had called cousin P, earlier in the morning to confirm that she and her daughter could give me a ride to the Christening and reception, afterwards. The Christening was scheduled for 2:30 p.m. and cousin said they will leave around 2:00 p.m. That gave me plenty of time to get my clothes ready and get dressed. I had been debating what to wear. The reception afterwards was being held at a country club and I felt that called for something a little dressy. Should I wear my long black skirt with a blouse (if so, which blouse?) or, should I wear a sari? In the end, I chose to wear one of my saris. After all, if I don't wear my saris to these types of functions, where else am I to wear them?
The Christening went quite smoothly, I thought. The baby fussed a little bit at the beginning, but didn't cry. The reception included a buffet dinner and dancing. It was supposed to end at 7:30 p.m., but, I think we were there until about 8:00 p.m. It was 9:00 p.m. when my cousin and her daughter dropped me off at home.
Two friends I met at the gathering, today, offered to bring some dishes to the prayer gathering next Saturday. At first, I said it was OK, I was able to manage, but they insisted, and so, one will make the beef curry and the other will bring a dessert! Friend R offered to bring something for dessert, too! At this rate, it will be a potluck!
I had a short video chat with my daughter after I came home. She has to give another presentation at a conference in Sacramento, tomorrow, and has to have an early start to get there on time. So, we said goodnight, early.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter's friend A bringing me a homemade apple pie as an expression of her thanks!
- Cousin and her daughter giving me a ride to today's family gathering and back
- Sari blouses that still fit!
- Family gatherings
- Friends offering to bring dishes to the prayer gathering dinner.
Today's joyful activity was gathering with family and friends.
Monday's To Do List:
- Finish sewing the baby girl quilt
- Start cleaning the house
- Buy two small area rugs
- Make and mail birthday card
How was your Sunday? What are your plans for Monday and the coming week?