The day started out like any other - I had my morning cup of tea, replied to blog comments, visited and commented on a few other blogs, made and ate milk rice with leftover beef curry for brunch, practiced the piano, cleaned the litter box, cleaned my bathroom, and tidied the bottom shelf of the kitchen cabinet. I didn't wash it, though; just pulled everything out, sorted things, and put them back again. I have a 2.5 gallon container of emergency water at the back of that shelf, a glass pitcher/jug, the almost empty gallon jug of white vinegar (reminder to self - buy more vinegar), and jars/bottles! Empty canning jars and glass bottles! A whole box full of them! Apparently, I never see an empty glass jar that I don't like!
Of course, glass jars are useful. I reuse them to store things, I fill them with my jams and chutneys, with bulk bought spices and other items that come in plastic bags. Currently, I have three such glass jars being reused to root two avocado seeds and a sprig of lemon grass (which, incidentally, has rooted and is ready to be planted!) However, all that being said, I really should limit myself to maybe a dozen non-canning glass jars! And store them in a different place, so that I can use this shelf to store the rest of my supply of emergency water.
In the afternoon, I sat down to do my scrapbooking and I completely forgot that the screening of Harriet at the library was scheduled for yesterday afternoon! I was too engrossed in scrapbooking! Oops!
Anyway, I believe I am all caught up on redoing the scrapbook pages that had photos removed. In the end, there were about three pages that held just a single photo which was removed and I was unable to redo those pages. I found some duplicate photos from a couple of events that I haven't used, but, I think I might make a couple of new pages using some of those and, I know I have a few other photos tucked into drawers, here and there, that have not been scrapbooked. But, that will be a project for another day or days. It was fun doing the scrapbooking, but, at the same time, it was bitter sweet, as well.
M came by to tend to the garden in the evening. We chatted about various things for a bit and then, he made the planting circle in the front garden a little bigger as the succulents growing in there had filled it in quite nicely and needed a little more space in which to grow. He also watered the front garden for me. Rain was in the forecast for today, but, I'm glad he watered the front garden, because the rain we've received so far, today, has been very little.
On Friday, I was grateful for:
- Moments captured in photographs
- M helping me with the garden
- Video chatting with my daughter
- A friendship of many years and our daily communications
Friday's joyful activity was finishing up the scrapbooking!
Today, Saturday, I slept in and have had a very relaxed morning and early afternoon. I had an email from another friend thanking me for the box of lemons I posted to her; I'm glad she received them. I read a couple of blogs and commented on them and I wrote this blog post. I spoke on the phone with my daughter, who called to say good morning. On weekdays, she texts me good morning before she leaves for work and I text her when I wake up! On weekends, she calls me. Next weekend, she'll be home to wish me in person. I am looking forwards to her visit.
Friday's To Do List.
- Clean my bathroom - DONE
-- Have M make the front planting circle a bit bigger - DONE
Clean Tidy the kitchen cabinet bottom shelf - DONE
I don't have anything planned for today, other than practicing the piano. According to my cleaning schedule, Saturday is set aside as a catch up day to do any cleaning that didn't get done during the week for whatever reason! I have since modified this cleaning schedule, very slightly, by moving the bathroom cleaning from Wednesday to Friday, as I found that both vacuuming and cleaning the two bathooms in one day was a bit too much for me. I added paperwork/filing to Wednesday, instead. But, I haven't posted the revised cleaning schedule as it isn't all that different. So, a very relaxed day of some reading and relaxing is what's on today's agenda!
Today, I am grateful for:
- My friend received her lemons
- What little rain we received
- Chatting on the phone with my daughter
- Afternoon sunshine through the breaks in the clouds
- A relaxed, restful day
Today's joyful activity will probably be some reading and relaxing!
Plans for tomorrow include visiting the Japanese garden and maybe going out to lunch with my friend, afterwards.
How was your Friday? How is your Saturday coming along? What are your plans for the weekend?