|Flourless Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
|With Raisins (for me)
The rains arrived late last night and it has continued to rain all day, today! A much needed, slow, steady rain that is good for the garden as the ground has time to absorb it.
It has been a bit cold, too, and I have had the heater on, all day! I am SO thankful to have a working heater and the hot water heater was repaired, too! Just in time!
Earlier in the week, it might have been on Thursday, cousin P blessed me with a bag of clothes. She had been going through her closet and had set aside some blouses (some with the tags still on!) and dresses for me. Today, my daughter and I tried them on. They fitted both of us, although some looked better on her than they did on me! I kept two of the dresses and a couple of the blouses for myself and gave the rest to my daughter. She will keep them in her closet, here, so I could borrow them if I want to! LOL!
Today, my daughter offered to help me go through and organize my dresser drawers, as an act of service. The majority of the dresser drawers are well organized (in my opinion), but, there were two smaller drawers that had become more like junk drawers that I kept saying I needed to organize but hadn't! Well, today, my daughter sorted through them and helped me to declutter and organize them. She did most of the work, just asking me questions - keep? donate? toss? Some items were relocated to better homes - tape measures went to my sewing basket, spare buttons went to my button box, some craft items to the craft supplies drawer, etc.
Things that had survived a prior decluttering session were decluttered this time around - a few pieces of costume jewelry (she took a few items for herself and put aside some bits and pieces that needed repairs), some sentimental items I had kept from her childhood, and some old letters, etc. At one point, however, I started to cry when I found something my mother had written; I kept that, as well as the eulogy my daughter, then aged 12, had written to read at my mother's funeral. I let her toss her karate patches and medals that I had saved for her (there's another box in the closet with all her karate belts), but, I kept her first pair of ballet slippers, bought when she was 5 years old!
It took us about one hour to go through the two drawers. I now have a small stack of old photographs and souvenirs to scrapbook and an empty drawer! I think I might go through the top of the dresser, tomorrow; I think I'd be able to store some of the items in the now empty drawer and clear up the dresser top!
Later in the afternoon, I did two loads of laundry.
Daughter requested French toast for brunch, today, which I made. I had a bowl of her Thai Green Curry soup and an apple for dinner and she had the rest of the Hawaiian chicken with rice for her dinner. For dessert, she baked the flourless oatmeal peanut butter cookies! She added raisins to a portion of the dough for me, because she doesn't like raisins.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The rain!
- A working heater and other appliances
- Clothes from my cousin
- My daughter's help with organizing my dresser drawers
- Cookies still warm from the oven!
Today's joyful act was having daughter help me with organizing the dresser drawers!
How was your Saturday? What are your plans for Sunday?