It's been a very busy day! I couldn't fall asleep until after 4:00 a.m. and then, my friend who leads the rosary called at 9:00 a.m. to find out what time I wanted her to come and if I wanted her to bring anything. I said to come around 7:30 p.m. and no, I didn't need anything. After that, I couldn't fall back asleep, so, I got up and got started on the cooking and the rest of the cleaning.
I cooked the beef curry and the smoked sausage dish in the morning and organized the freezer. Then, I took a break and made a card to go with the baby gift (by the way, my friend loved the quilt I made for her granddaughter).
At 3:00 p.m., I picked up friend R and we stopped by a grocery store to pick up a cake and some flowers (R's contribution to the prayer gathering). She brought some apricot filled pastries, as well.
After we came home, I ate a slice of bread with some of the beef curry, as all I had eaten in the morning was a banana. Then, I prepared the chickens to be roasted, and, once they were in the oven, I had a cup of tea. A bit later, I cleaned my bathroom and cooked the asparagus I had bought instead of green beans and the rice. I decided I would not cook dhal (lentils) after all or make a salad, as I was too tired by then.
People arrived a little after 7:00 p.m. There were only 6 of us, but, it was a nice little gathering. We had some interesting discussions before the rosary was said. As usual, I just sat and listened while the others recited the prayers.
Dinner was served after that and everyone enjoyed the meal. I encouraged people to take some food home and had the containers all ready for them to do so. Even so, I had a lot of leftovers to freeze.
Friend R is staying the night, but everyone else left around 11:00 p.m. Friend R put away all the food for me (the part I hate doing) and I washed all the dishes, pots, and pans, etc. Tomorrow, I will put the washed dishes away and do the laundry (table cloths, etc.)
Today, I am grateful for:
- I was able to host this month's rosary prayer gathering
- R's help, both before and after the gathering
- Being with family and friends
- Good food and conversation
- What I was able to accomplish
Saturday's To Do List:
- Clean my bathroom DONE
- Organize the freezer (mostly so that the bag of ice will be easily accessed!) - DONE
- Pick up friend R - DONE
- Do the rest of the cooking - DONE
- Set up the altar - DONE
Smoked sausage with bell peppers
Fruit platter (grapes, strawberries, raspberries)
Apricot filled pastries
Sunday's To Do List:
- Take friend R home
- Do laundry
- Put away the washed dishes
How was your Saturday? Do you host prayer gatherings at home? What are your plans for Sunday?