Tuesday, November 17, 2020



Garden Flowers

Another lovely, warm day, today, with a high of 89F.  Needless to say, I was happy!  

Today, I dusted the living room and the dining area.  Then, I picked a bouquet of flowers from the garden - yellow roses, paperwhites, yellow chrysanthemums, a few sprigs of rosemary, and some asparagus fern fronds to add a bit of greenery - for the altars and the living room mantel.  I love being able to pick flowers from the garden and bring them indoors to enjoy; I just have to make sure to keep them out of Dancer's reach.  

I also picked two more feijoa (pineapple guavas) and a pomegranate.  

I had my piano lesson this afternoon and it went well.  I received an A+ for both 'O Sole Mio' and 'The Entertainer'.  'Amazing Grace' still needs more practice.  I also received two new songs to learn: 'Greensleeves' and 'Joy to the World'.  

Later, I took the trash cans to the curb for pick up in the morning.  As I was placing them in position, cousin P and her daughter, who were driving by, pulled up to greet me.  They were on their way to the grocery store and asked if I needed anything.  So, I asked for a loaf of bread and some bananas, which they brought to me, a bit later.  Of course, they wouldn't accept any money for the items, but, I will be baking something to give them, later this week.

Today, the two bags of kitty litter my daughter ordered for me were delivered, just as I opened the last of the bags I bought, earlier.  I am now waiting for the bags of cat food we ordered.

In the evening, I watched some TV, including news and the semi-finals of Dancing with the Stars, spoke with friend R, and video chatted with my daughter.  

Today, I am grateful for:

- Another warm, summer-like day

- Cousin and her daughter picking up some groceries for me

- A good piano lesson

- Deliveries of kitty litter, etc.

- Flowers from the garden

November Flowers

Today's joyful activity was picking flowers from the garden.

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


  1. Your November flowers look different than most of our November flowers--brown. You made a very pretty arrangement.

    1. Thank you, Live and Learn. I am enjoying being able to have fresh flowers, right now. :)

  2. I'm glad you had a nice warm day. Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous! Fantastic grades at your piano lesson too - go you! :)

  3. Beautiful flowers! Your piano playing is going really well. Now you will have two carols to play for Christmas as the music of Greensleeves is also that of "What Child is This?", a lovely carol with that famous melody.
    We have a little snow on the ground from overnight and the temperature is forecast to drop to 23°F by this afternoon!

    1. Thank you, Bushlady. Yes, the music for Greensleeves is the same as that for What Child is This, isn't it? I might also get Silent Night, next week. :)

      Brr! Snow on the ground and 23F! I will not complain that we are only in the mid-70s! :D

  4. I am grateful for delivery service for everything.
    Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous.

    1. Thank you, Anne. Yes, grateful for delivery services, period. :)

  5. What a pretty bunch of flowers. You have a nice variety of things growing in your yard.

    You're doing well with your piano lessons and have moved through your pieces learning more and more each time.
    And Joy To The World.
    Just in time.

    1. Thank you, Debra. I was happy to find so many flowers to pick. :)

      Yes, now is the time for Christmas carols! I have been told I'll get Silent Night, next week. :)

  6. Hi Bless- It sounds like you are doing pretty well with Covid around...piano lessons, etc.
    I hope you stay safe and have a great week- xo Diana
    ps-Love the flowers!

    1. Hi Diana. I'm doing well, thank you. The piano lessons are online, even though my teacher is my neighbor and lives across the street from me! :D


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