|Double Colored Rose Pretending to be a Peace Rose|
This week, the double colored rose bush decided to go for a more pastel look! The rose that bloomed over the weekend looked more like a Peace rose!
After having a cup of tea in the morning and phoning a couple of cousins, friends, and neighbor T, I dusted the living room and dining area. Then, I started dusting and tidying the family room. It was supposed to have been the room of the week, last week, but, I didn't do it! As part of the family room tidying, I went through a pile of mail and did some filing.
I also got a bit side tracked! Yesterday, when I was doing laundry, I opened a new box of laundry detergent (I use powdered detergent). I left the box out on the small table in the family room, which is next to the laundry closet. Today, I wanted to clear the surface of that table, which meant decanting the laundry detergent into the container I use for storing it, an old plastic jar that once held 20 lbs. of brown rice, which has a label that has resisted all my efforts to remove it. I have been taping a piece of yellow sticky note paper over the torn label, but, today, I decided to try to make it look prettier!
I cut a strip of paper from an old calendar and taped it around the container. I left the laundry detergent box label for identification purposes (I know it's laundry detergent, but, it's good to have the label just in case someone else decides to do a load of laundry and wonders where the detergent is!) I was very pleased with myself for doing this small upgrade to the container! LOL. Then, I filled the container with the detergent. I have a little bit more to do in the family room (including vacuuming) and then, that will be a project crossed of my May projects list!
In addition to tidying the family room, I cleaned the kitchen counters, too, and did some dishes. Then, I knitted a little while I watched a news program.
S called me in the early evening and asked if we could do my piano lesson today, instead of tomorrow and I said yes. I received an A+ on the minuet and it is no longer my homework. I need to increase the tempo on the arabesque and I will continue to work on the River Flows in You.
Later, I took the trash cans to the curb, watered the front garden, and covered one of the weeded flower beds with newspapers and flattened cardboard boxes. I didn't do any weeding today, however.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter is feeling much better
- A sunny, warm day
- Piano lessons
- Phone chats with family and friends
- What I was able to accomplish
My joyful activity today was playing the piano.
- Finish weeding the 3rd flower bed; cover with cardboard
How was your Monday? What are your plans for Tuesday?