Sunday, February 9, 2020

Sunday after the Prayer Gathering

Dancer Rests from Yesterday's Activities

As I mentioned in the earlier post, today, I went to the pharmacy with friend R to pick up my inhaler refill.  Then, I dropped R off at her apartment and came back, to have brunch (the remaining bread roll, half with chicken curry and half with butter and homemade strawberry jam).

I put away all the dishes, pots and pans, leftover drinks, etc. We call it erasing the evidence (or ETE).  Then, I did the laundry.  I washed all the table cloths and kitchen towels, etc. and the one cushion cover from the family room sofa where someone spilled something.  Then, I did two loads of regular laundry, too, and my bed sheets.    While I waited for my sheets to dry so I could put them back on (I only have one set of flannel sheets), Dancer decided to take a nap on the unmade bed!

I remade my bed and put away all the laundry, except the sofa dust covers.  Any clothes that were rehung in the closet had the hangers turned back the usual way.  I watched the latter half of the Academy Awards (Oscars) show while I put away the last of the laundry and had dinner (leftovers - rice, green beans, dhal, sausages, and pappadum) and a small serving of flan for dessert.

Afterwards, I practiced the piano for half an hour and mopped the kitchen.

Plans for today:
- Go to the pharmacy to pick up my refill - DONE
- Drop R off at her apartment - DONE
- Put away the last of the dishes - DONE
- Laundry - DONE (4 loads)
- Remake my bed - DONE
- Mop kitchen floor - DONE
- Practice the piano - DONE

Today, I am grateful for:
- My inhaler was ready to be picked up
- I had a safe drive to drop off R and come back
- Whatever rain we had to water the garden
- A working washer and dryer
- What I was able to accomplish

My joyful activity was recalling the highlights of yesterday's prayer gathering and restoring the house to order.

Monday's To Do List:
- Cover the sofas with the dust sheets
- Laundry - two loads (guest room bed sheets; kitchen mat and Dancer's towels)
- Wipe down the toilet seat in the guest bathroom
- Take trash cans to the curb for Tuesday trash pick up
- Practice the piano

How was your Sunday?  What are your plans for Monday?

20 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good "wrapping up" to a good day! And Dancer is relaxing..lol Andrea

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    1. It was, Andrea. I need an extra day or two to put things back and clean up after a gathering. Dancer says he was tired from having people over! :D

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  2. I read that wrong ... I thought you'd had half the chicken curry with strawberry jam. It didn't appeal to me but though it must be a cultural thing ... then I read it again and all became clear!!

    I'm glad to hear that the prayer gathering went well. I should thing you'll need a few days to relax and recover now.

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    1. Oh, I don't think chicken curry and strawberry jam would appeal to me, either! LOL.

      Well, I slept for almost 10 hours, last night. I guess I was tired! I'll take it relatively easy, today, and relax. Nothing very urgent that needs to be done. :)

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  3. "Erasing the evidence" is definitely the worst part of hosting a gathering, but you seem to get around to it in a hurry- I could write a how-to book on procrastination and weeks later still be putting off things like storing linens etc-you had a nice crowd there, and I am sure you enjoy getting together with family for the event- once again, I thank you for remembering my girls ... prayers are such a part of their process-
    We are grey and soggy here ... the usual February, but we aren't cold- in fact we have had so little actual cold weather this winter that everyone fears a very 'buggy' spring and summer-this IS the 'land of the flea and mosquito'!
    Enjoy a peaceful week ahead- I send my fondest wishes as always-
    Barb

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    1. I used to be horrible at putting things away! Often, it would have to wait at least till the following weekend, especially when I was working. Sometimes, I would put the dirty pots and pans in the oven to keep them out of sight during the gathering and then, find them, still there, a week or two later! I've become better at cleaning up, afterwards, although I am still not like my cousin who will not go to bed after a gathering until everything has been put away, the floors swept and mopped, etc.! I don't have the energy to do that.

      I did enjoy having everyone over and I don't anticipate doing so again until October, so I have a nice long time in which to relax! I will continue to remember Paige and Whitney in my prayers, Barb.

      We had a wind storm last night, and even today, it's a bit windy. Yesterday was gloomy and drizzly, but, today is sunny. I hope your grey weather soon changes to sunny and bright. Hope your spring and summer won't be too buggy!

      Thank you, Barb. Hope you, too, have a blessed week ahead.

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  4. Do you have any evidence left to clean up? Sounds like you are getting things back to normal pretty quickly.

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    1. No, no evidence left to clean up, unless you count the guest room bed sheets to be washed and the bed remade. I'm getting better at restoring the house to normal after a gathering. :)

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  5. The event went wonderfully, and you did so much clean up and have everything settled again. Sounds like a wonderful weekend.
    Other than the "losing" your car, of course!

    So many people do that. One can see them, wandering around, pushing their cart, looking and looking and looking.

    I try to look for something, on the outside of the front of the store, to remember.... That I am parked so-many-cars out, from that spot. I count the cars, in my line, too. It can help.

    Rest today. You deserve it. -smile-

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    1. Thank you, Wisps of Words. That's a good point to make a note of some feature to help remember where the car was parked! Eventually, my friend remembered that we had parked near the bicycle racks! But, I had not paid any attention to them, so I had not remembered that. It's a good reminder to be more mindful!

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  6. You were busy Sunday, too.
    I think you need a total day off - put your feet up and relax, don't you?

    I'm glad your inhaler was ready. It's good to have that all taken care of.

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    1. Thank you, Debra. Yes, Sunday was busy, too. But, I am glad that the bulk of the putting away has been done. I believe I will take it easy, today, and relax doing a craft project (some scrapbooking, I think). :)

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  7. Hi Bless, You are always so productive. Sunday was very relaxing. I enjoyed a sauna, yoga, and delicious food. I also read by the fire and watched a movie upstairs.

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    1. Thank you, Stephenie. I try to be, but, at times, I feel that I don't accomplish much! I'm glad you had a relaxing day, on Sunday. I had a relatively relaxed day, today! :)

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  8. As long as the leftovers are put away and the dishes are washed, I can call it done. I do not immediately erase all the evidence because I enjoy the "afterglow" of the event. I like to wake up the next morning and be reminded of the good time I had. (and at the same time, relieved that is is over)

    Crafting sounds like a great way to wind down and recharge. Enjoy.

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    1. I've done that, at times - just put away the food, washed the dishes, and kept everything else to be dealt with, later. But, increasingly, I am finding out that if I don't do it right away, then, it gets put off for a long time! And I don't like that!

      I redid some scrapbook pages this evening and relaxed. Dancer helped, of course!

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  9. Dancer is obviously sleeping off the excitement of his brief visit to the prayer meeting the day before!
    Isn't it nice after a gathering when you have leftovers and don't have to make anything special for your meal?

    I was good today, I made a special effort to walk down to the river (met a neighbour for a chat, too) and then back up and in the other direction to the mailbox. The weather had changed to +5°C (41°F). Quite a dramatic change from the brutally cold Friday and Saturday nights. Is this a crazy country or what?

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    1. Dancer was not at all happy about having people in the house and being taken to be seen by them!

      I do have plenty of leftovers! I froze some, but, there is enough in the fridge for the rest of this week, I think! In fact, I might freeze some of what was kept out, because I will probably get tired of it before I can finish it!

      Well done for walking down to the river and back! Wow, that was quite a rapid warm up, wasn't it? How do you ever decide when to tap the maple trees when the temperatures fluctuate so much?

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  10. Mog always curls up and sleeps on an unmade bed. I'm always having to lift her off in order to make it up with fresh sheets. I wonder why cats do this? X

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    1. Oh, he likes freshly made beds, too! In fact, he is often the first to try out a freshly made bed! Maybe they see it as an opportunity to mark their scents on the newly exposed surfaces?

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