I woke up this morning calling out for my mother! She had just died in my dream and I was at her funeral. In my dream, I was calling out for her and the last time I called out, I did so aloud, and it woke me up! I guess I dreamt of her because it is Mother's Day, here, tomorrow? Or, perhaps because I've been spending so much time in the garden, lately (she loved to garden). Later in the morning, I picked a red rose that was growing in the garden and placed it in a vase near her photograph on the living room mantel.
M stopped by in the afternoon to pick up something he had left behind, yesterday, and while he was here, he replaced the burnt out light bulb in the front porch light for me. Later, I watered the back garden.
This pair of mourning doves are regular visitors in the garden. They come to eat the kibble I put out for the garden cats and they share the cats' water dish (when the cats are not around, of course!) I was able to photograph them as they picked at some grass seeds and checked out the weeds I had pulled out from under the lemon trees:
|One wanted to rest and the other one preened|
In the evening, daughter and I went to the store to pick up some indoor cat food for Dancer. I had bought a small bag of it for him when daughter was getting her second vaccination dose and he just loves it. He finished the bag a couple of days ago and was looking for more! He didn't want the regular dry food he used to eat! So, daughter put in an order for two more bags of the indoor cat food and we picked it up (free curbside pick up).
On the way home, we put gas to the car. I like to keep the gas tank at least half full, but, I had let it go down to quarter tank, this time! The small earthquake we had earlier this evening was a good reminder about why I keep the tank at least half full - so that there is enough gas in the car to drive somewhere if there is an emergency (if we lose power as a result of a strong earthquake, gas pumps will not work). Gas was $3.89 at the cheapest gas station and I put $40.00 worth.
Then, for the first time since March 2020, we went to a drive through fast food place to pick up food to go! Chicken nuggets for daughter, a hamburger for me, and fries to share!
After dinner, I did the dishes and cleaned the kitchen, scrubbing under the stove burners, etc.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Memories of my mother
- Garden flowers
- Garden visitors
- Gas for the car
- Indoor cat food for Dancer
Today's joyful activity was getting fast food for dinner!
How was your Saturday? What are your plans for Sunday?