The newest rose on the yellow rose bush is very solidly yellow, again! Not even a tinge of pink! The pink-tipped rose was just Mother Nature having a bit of fun, I think.
Today's question is, if you go to bed after 3:00 a.m. and don't fall asleep until almost 4:00 a.m., does turning off your alarm at 9:00 a.m. and sleeping until 10:00 a.m. count as sleeping in? Well, anyway, that's what I did!
Once I was up, I did the usual morning routines - turning off the porch and altar lights, feeding the cats, saying my morning devotions, opening the drapes, etc. This morning, when opening the drapes, I also did a bit of unintended decluttering:
When I was growing up, if something fell and broke accidentally, my mother used to say that it was a sign that all the bad luck went away! If so, then, I do hope that any bad luck hovering around my house went away! I swept up all the pieces and tossed them!
Then, although it was M's day to tend to the garden, I watered the front garden because I felt like it! LOL.
Once M was here, I had him trim some of the euphorbia branches that were reaching through the side fence into the neighbor's driveway (the noisy neighbors, who sometimes dump their unwanted furniture, etc., on my portion of the parkway). One of the neighbors was in their front yard; I apologized for the branches coming onto their side and told her to push them back to my side if that happens again. She was quite polite and said it was OK. Then, I took the opportunity to tell her that I was planning to plant a few things in the parkway to make it look better. I didn't say that I hoped that the plants will be allowed to remain in place, though! I told M that we could plant some of the euphorbia cuttings in the parkway - they are drought tolerant once established, they seem to grow well for me, and I can always take new cuttings to replace them if needed.
I also asked M to pull down some of the jasmine vine tendrils that had crept up to the gutter! Afterwards, he watered the back garden and trimmed the plumbago hedge.
After he left, I noticed that the avocado plant had fallen over again! This time, I was able to get it to stand again. I think it is time to get that plant in the ground! It's getting too top heavy for the pot it is growing in!
In the afternoon, I went to visit friend R - another curbside visit, with both of us wearing masks. I gave her a bag with a few of the items of clothing my cousin had given us; she will send them to Sri Lanka for her daughter and granddaughter. R gave me some bananas and apples!
After I came home, I dusted the living room and dining area. The big dining table, where my daughter did her office work (better internet connection in the dining area than in her bed room) has been converted back to being a dining table!
In the evening, I watched the news and called friend A to check on her; she said she's keeping well and her younger daughter, who is on spring break (she's a teacher) stayed home with her, this week.
Brunch had been an egg salad sandwich; I had one of the bananas that R gave me in the afternoon. I tried some of the Moderna brand Maria cookies at tea time and they were good! For dinner, I made chicken fried rice. There is more egg salad for brunch, tomorrow, as well as leftover fried rice.
This evening, my daughter took one of her acrobatics classes, in person, for the first time since the first lockdown! She has been taking some virtual classes, during that time, but, she will be taking in-person classes from now on. Today's class, an aerial class, was a vaccine-required, masks-required class, in a large room with only 6 people (including the instructor); the classes are held in a former warehouse type building and the room that was used has a wall of doors (similar to garage doors) that were kept open during the class, she said. She said it was a bit challenging to exercise in masks, but, she had fun. I know she has missed taking her acrobatics classes and the community of friends she has made at that studio. Tomorrow, she is scheduled to go to the office in-person to set up her cubicle.
Today, I am grateful for:
- M tending to the garden
- Friend R giving me some fruits
- A safe drive to R's and back
- Daughter had a fun evening at the acrobatics class
- What I was able to accomplish today
Today's joyful activities included gardening and visiting R.
1 broken bowl
1 long handled scrub brush
4 Easter decorations
5 jars/bottles that previously stored items in the fridge (I decided not to wash and reuse them)
Plans for tomorrow include tidying the family room and vacuuming.
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday?