Tuesday has been overcast and gloomy! And cool, too, with a high of only 76F.
In the morning, I brought in the trash cans and strolled around the front garden, looking at things. Bunnies have eaten several succulents, but, some other succulent leaves that had fallen off the plants have started to form new baby plants; I placed them in spots I would like them to grow. Afterwards, I took a stroll around the back garden and spotted two more okra flowers!
Brunch was leftover uppuma with some roasted chick peas added to it. Later, I boiled two eggs to make egg salad sandwiches for tea. I added some finely chopped green chilies to the egg salad, in addition to freshly ground black pepper.
After brunch, I vacuumed the living room, dining area, kitchen, and hallway leading to the bedrooms. I also vacuumed part of the family room, again. I plan to vacuum the bedrooms and the bathrooms, tomorrow.
I called the library to find out if they accept old text books, but, they said they don't and also, they are not accepting any donated books, right now.
Afterwards, I called the charity I usually donate to, to schedule a donations pick up. That has been scheduled for September 20th. Which gives me a little extra time to get a few more items decluttered and added to the donations pile. They will not accept more than 15 bags and boxes at a time and nothing which weighs over 60lbs. That should not be a problem as I don't have any heavy items to donate.
Then, I rested, and that was the end of my productivity! I was planning to clean my bedroom, but, didn't! I watched the news, instead, went through this week's grocery ads (this week's "deals" are not really deals in my opinion), oiled and brushed daughter's hair, wrote a blog post, and cooked a sausage stir fry (smoked sausage, carrots, onions, corn, bell peppers, tomatoes, and zucchini) for dinner. Friend R called while I was cooking and I called her back after I finished cooking. Daughter and I had dinner after she finished her piano lesson.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Weekly curbside trash pick up
- Being able to walk in my garden
- Being able to do my housework, again
- Phone chats with my friend
- What I was able to accomplish
Today's joyful activity was relaxing at home with my daughter, chatting about this and that, and, yes, sharing a cookie or two!
August Decluttering Challenge:
8/1 - 1 pair gardening gloves
8/2 - non-working heating pad
8/3 - old purse/handbag
8/4 - 1 computer CD containing a report
8/5 - 1 plastic lid that cracked and broke in two
8/6 - 1 hooded sweatshirt (received a new one to replace it)
8/7 - old make-up I no longer use
8/8 - 6 plastic laundry detergent scoops (I use powdered laundry detergent; each new box comes with its own scoop; I don't need to keep the old ones, but, it seems such a waste to toss them in the recycling bin)
8/9 - 1 sponge paint brush (unused, but, so old, the sponge is no longer spongey!)
1 plastic food container
8/10 - 1 blouse (given to daughter); will be donated as she decided it didn't fit her properly
8/11 - 1 broken clothes hanger
2 Zucchini! LOL! Eileen informed me that the zucchini don't count!
8/13 - Daughter's old artwork: A poster
8/14 - Daughter's old artwork: A painting
8/15 - 1 long dress (given to daughter) - she had urged me to buy it for myself one year for all of $1, but, I didn't wear it. She, on the other hand, loves it! It looks much better on her than on me!
8/16 - 1 coffee mug
8/17 - A book on cake decorating
8/18 - 1 bottle of perfume spray (an "our version of a famous perfume" that someone gave which doesn't smell good to me)