Yesterday, after I did my post, I put in a load of laundry to wash and sat down at the piano to practice. However, something was bothering me. I was worried that, even if I mailed the insurance documents on Friday, they probably won't be received at the retirement office until Monday at the very earliest when it would already be November. Even with my former colleague's reassurance that everything will be alright, I was worried that I might be told, at the last minute, that the papers weren't received in time for me to receive the insurance without any interruption in coverage!
I was still stressing about it when I went outside to walk a bit in the garden. I kept thinking that I was overlooking something. But what? As I told one of my good friends, I used to be an intelligent woman, but, lately, my mind has been scattered! Eventually, however, the mists in my mind cleared and it occurred to me - I should have asked C to scan the documents! Groan! Why didn't I think of that, earlier?
I spent a few more minutes berating myself for being so stupid and then, I reached for the phone and called C! Within 15 minutes, she had scanned the documents and emailed them to me. I downloaded them, attached them to another email, and sent them to the retirement office! They acknowledged receipt of the scanned documents almost right away and I heaved a big sigh of relief! Whew!
Later in the evening, C brought over the paper copies and the originals. She said her co-workers enjoyed the muffins I had baked. I picked some pomegranates and sent them home with her to share with her family.
Then, I put the original signed forms into the postage paid envelope I had been provided with by the retirement office, sealed it, and put it in the mail box to be picked up in the morning. It no longer mattered when the originals would reach the retirement office, but, the envelope was collected by the mail carrier, this morning.
After that, I watched some TV and dozed off for a few minutes! I guess I was finally able to relax!
Day 29 Drawing - Prompt "Shoes"
|Day 29: Shoes|
Yuno from Hidamari Sketch, thinking about the time they made shoes from clay in class.
Today, I slept in. Then, spent a quiet afternoon watching TV and just relaxing. It was a warm day, outside, but, at least 20 degrees cooler inside! I opened all the windows in an attempt to warm up the house!
When M came over to tend to the garden, I asked him if he could put some gas to the car (I was just below half a tank, again) and, when he asked me if I needed him to pick up anything from the convenience store at the gas station, I asked for half a gallon of milk. Afterwards, he shared some vegetable seeds and wildflower seed mix with me. The vegetables are cool weather plants - snow peas, carrots, broccoli, chard, radishes, and turnips. Just a few seeds of each. We planted them around one of the moringa plants and we enclosed it with some wire mesh that I had on hand, to try to keep the garden cats out! It is a tiny victory garden, but, I am hopeful that it will do well.
Day 30: Prompt - Ominous
|Day 30: Ominous|
Today, I am grateful for:
- C was able to scan the documents for me
- The retirement office confirmed that they received the scanned documents
- I received confirmation that my ballot has been received and my vote will be counted
- M put gas to the car for me and shared some vegetable and flower seeds with me
- I have a tiny victory garden of cool weather plants!
Today's joyful activity was gardening and planting the vegetable seeds.
How was your Friday? What are your plans for tomorrow? Will you be celebrating Halloween?