|Dinner and Dessert Compliments of Neighbor S|
I meant to get up early, again, today, but, I turned off the alarm when it rang and went back to sleep! So much for good intentions! LOL.
It's a partly cloudy day, with hazy sunshine and a daytime high of 73F. I had M take down the window air conditioning unit from my bedroom, this morning. It will be stored in the garage until next summer. I only used it about two or three times this summer, as it didn't get all that hot. We didn't have any days when the temperature went above 110F which is usually when I want the air conditioning!
Afterwards, I vacuumed the bedrooms, bathrooms, the hallway, and the kitchen. I will vacuum the rest of the house, tomorrow.
M watered the garden and tidied it up a bit. Lots of pruning and cleaning up to do in the garden! I found a piece of a succulent plant that had broken off (probably when the furnace installers were bringing stuff in, etc.) and planted that in another area of the front yard.
Neighbor S brought over some cake she had made along with some of the potato and ground meat (ground turkey, this time) stew that I like! Such a blessing! Daughter and I enjoyed it for dinner, tonight! We discussed my plans to resume piano lessons starting next week. I have been practicing a few of the pieces I have already learned and brushing up on my skills. But, she is going to start me out again at level 1 and ease me back into playing. This week, I am going to time myself to see how long I can sit at the piano and play without getting tired. Previously, my lessons have been for one hour, but, I might opt for half-hour lessons for the first couple of sessions! We shall see.
Later, I put away some laundry and decluttered three items of clothing from my closet. My daughter took two of them (a sleeveless blouse and matching cardigan) but, I am counting them in my decluttering totals!
I also made a birthday card to be mailed overseas, although, according to the post office website, delivery of international mail to certain countries is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions in those countries. The delivery of mail to Sri Lanka had been suspended several times, although, it seems to have resumed as of the beginning of this month. Well, hopefully, my half-brother will receive his card, eventually! I was glad that I still had some 'forever' airmail stamps with me! They were purchased several years ago (2013!) to send Christmas cards, apparently, as they have a wreath pictured on the stamp. The nice thing about 'forever' stamps is, you buy them at postal rates in effect at the time of purchase, but they are valid, basically forever, even if the rates go up (which they have!)
Today, I am grateful for:
- M taking down the air conditioner for me, in addition to tending to the garden
- S bringing over dinner and cake!
- Daughter making me lunch
- Forever stamps!
- What I have been able to accomplish
Today's joyful activity was making a card to send to my half-brother.
Plans for tomorrow include vacuuming the rest of the house and tidying the kitchen! How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday?
10/3 - 1 craft book
10/4 - 3 anime books (daughter's; to be donated)
10/5 - 1 pack of HP playing cards (daughter's; to be donated)
- 1 Rubik's cube-type 3D puzzle (a triangle, instead of a cube; daughter's to be donated)
10/6 - 6 bottles of old dried up craft paint