|Pine Tree and Power/Telephone Pole|
Today, both daughter and I woke up at 6:15 a.m. She because she had to take an online training session which started at 10:00 a.m. East Coast time, which was 7:00 a.m., our time and I because I wanted to make sure I had the gate unlocked for the tree trimmers! They were supposed to arrive at 8:00 a.m., but, I didn't want to give them any excuse to say that they found the gate locked and couldn't have access to the tree! Lots of people wake up at 6:15 a.m. and I used to get up even earlier when I used to drive daughter to the university on my way to the office, but, these days, I like to sleep in! Especially since I didn't go to sleep until around 4:00 a.m. in the first place! But, I was up and dressed and checking things in the garden when the tree trimmers arrived at 7:30 a.m.!
There were two of them and they spent a few minutes filling out paperwork, etc. I spoke to them and told them to cut the tree as short as they'd like. In fact, I was hoping that they would trim it way down, but, they were only interested in the very top branches.
|Pine Tree: Before|
One person climbed up the ladder and pruned the branches; his partner gathered all the branches that came down and bundled them up. It didn't take them long to have the tree trimmed to their liking:
After they had left, I watered the front garden. Then, laundered the quilt I had taken off my bed, yesterday. Later, I cooked some spicy onion relish (seeni sambol) and spicy sauteed potatoes. I had leftover milk rice with some of the onion relish for my breakfast; daughter had some of the potatoes.
Today, I dusted and tidied the top of my dressing table and I put away some of the files that had been on my desk. I went through the file folders, first, and tried to declutter a few of the papers I had in them. My filing cabinet should be reorganized, too, but, that's another project for another day! Maybe the organizing fairy might visit, again, to help with that! LOL!
Later in the evening, while daughter took a nap after she finished working, I watered the back garden and did a little more weeding around the sweet potato vine and the area where I planted a sprouted potato. Afterwards, I practiced the piano and then, it was my turn to fall asleep on the sofa for about one hour! Friend R's phone call woke me up!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Having my pine tree trimmed, free of charge
- A large capacity washer that can wash my quilts without a problem
- Water for the garden
- Naps on the sofa
- Phone calls from friends
Today's joyful activity was spending time in the garden.
I accomplished most of my to do list, today, except for cleaning the kitchen, which will get carried over to tomorrow. Other items on the list include vacuuming my bedroom and tending to the garden with M.
How was your day? What are your plans for Friday?