Friday, October 18, 2019

Shopping on Thursday

Wednesday night, or, rather, early Thursday morning, around 3:00 a.m., I lay in bed, trying to fall asleep and feeling wide awake and energetic!  I half wanted to get up and put that energy to work and clean the house, but I thought I'd be too tired during the day if I did that!  Eventually, sometime after 4:00 a.m., I fell asleep.  Then, of course, this morning, when I woke up around 10:30 a.m., I had no energy!  But, I did a little tidying up (cleared the dining table and tidied the spare room which was threatening to become a dump, again!), checked supplies, wrote out my shopping lists, etc., and put some garbanzo beans to soak. 

In the afternoon, I went shopping.  I had to go to three stores to buy the items on my list, but, I bought some new light bulbs, a large gift bag I wanted for the baby quilt, two rugs to cover the loose vinyl tiles in the kitchen, three bags of cat food, two packs of toilet paper, another package each of small paper plates and bowls (extras will be kept for the December almsgiving), and a new can opener to keep with my earthquake supplies.  One of the shops I went to was closing and they were having a sale, so, I wandered around the shop, looking.  Then, I got tired and came home.

After a cup of tea and something to eat, I boiled the garbanzo beans I had put to soak, earlier.  Tomorrow, I will saute them with onions, mustard seeds, curry leaves, and dried chilies to serve as a snack on Saturday.   

Later in the evening, I started on the cleaning.  I replaced the burnt out light bulbs in the chandeliers and dusted the light fixtures, dusted the living room and dining room, and cleaned my daughter's bathroom, as that's the one guests generally use.  

We had some really gusty winds, this evening, and the power went off for a few seconds, while I was cleaning!  But, it came back on, much to my relief.  The winds have died down, now, thank goodness! 

Today, I am grateful for:
- The power came back on after being off for a few seconds
- Being able to get my shopping done
- A long chat with Aunt C
- The strong winds have died down
- Video chatting with my daughter

Today's joyful activity was listening to music while I cleaned.

Friday's To Do List:
- Grocery shop
- Cook the beef curry
- Saute the garbanzo beans
- Tidy the family room
- Clean my bathroom
- Vacuum (or ask M to vacuum for me!)

How was your Thursday?  What are your plans for Friday?


  1. Beans are so good for easy and healthy lunch or dinner, today zi am cooking chicpeas, which are also very nice☺ Have a lovely weekend☺

    1. Over here, garbanzo beans and chickpeas are both the same thing (Cicer arietinum), just two different names; so we are both cooking the same thing! :)

  2. For being tired, you got a lot done. Did you get some energy when you actually started working on things or did you just power through?

    1. A little of both, Live and Learn. :) Often, the hardest part is getting started! I talk myself into starting, "Just do this one thing, just clear the table, just tidy the desk" and that keeps the momentum going. But, I needed to power through the last bit of shopping and the bathroom cleaning.

  3. I think music always makes cleaning so much easier.

    1. I think so too. I played a CD and sang along while I cleaned! :D

  4. You got a lot done.

    Hehee I too pay music while cleaning, and sing along and even dance. So it takes longer than usual for me to finish cleaning. 😂

    We are expecting outer bands of a storm this afternoon and tomorrow morning. Nothing severe, but an event I was supposed to attend got cancelled, so I can stay home and crochet on Saturday.

    1. Sorry the event you were to attend got cancelled, but, it's good you get to stay home and crochet. Hope the storm isn't too bad and all you get is some rain. No rain in the forecast, here, though.

  5. Glad the power didn't go off for too long!

    1. Yes, I was very glad it didn't! I like having electricity! :D


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