|A Note from my Secret Admirer!|
One of the items I had saved in my dresser drawer, among other things, was this note from my Secret Admirer! "You kept this thing?" my daughter exclaimed. Well, yes, I did! I'm sure you will all agree with me that it is something that had to be kept! Maybe in a better place than a drawer, though. I think I will do a scrapbook page, this weekend, perhaps. She tossed the letters to Santa and a few other items, but, I kept the Mother's Day cards she made!
Also stashed in that drawer was this old schedule I had made for myself, when my daughter was in middle school:
The days of the week on the top, hours of the day on the left, from 12:00 midnight to 12:00 midnight! Shaded in blue at the very top are the hours set aside for sleeping - from 12:00 midnight to 5:30 a.m. Shaded in pink are the hours spent at work, including commute time. Shaded in green were the times when I took my daughter to the school bus (in the mornings) or her extracurricular activities (evenings and Saturdays), which I considered as my "me time" because, depending on the activity, I was either taking classes myself ("Voice" on Monday, for example, was when I took a singing class and then, both my daughter and I took the ballet class, afterwards) or sat and read or knitted while she took a class (karate on Friday night). Cleaning was scheduled for the evenings, but, in reality, it got done on the weekends! I tried hard to manage my time and have balance between work, housework, parenting, and time for myself, back then. The schedule changed when my daughter went to high school because then, I drove her to school on my way to work. Ah, the "good old days"! LOL.
These days, in contrast to back then, my time is less structured!
Today, for example, I slept in till past 10:30 a.m.! Partly because I couldn't fall asleep, last night, until almost 5:00 a.m., this morning! It rained all night and I love falling asleep to the sound of rain falling, but, last night, I couldn't fall asleep! It was still raining when I woke up!
I spent the rest of the morning replying to blog comments, etc., and then, practiced the piano. Breakfast was leftover biscuits from last night; daughter ate leftovers from the barbecue and baked potatoes that neighbor S gave us for her brunch.
In the afternoon, I cleaned my bathroom (daughter said she will clean hers), dusted and tidied my bedroom, and did some paperwork and filing. Then, I cooked some rice, a shrimp curry, and some broccoli:
|Shrimp Curry and Broccoli|