With my daughter back at work, it is time for me to get back to my regular schedules!
Monday was a productive day. I changed my bed sheets and the sofa dust sheets, did two loads of laundry which dried quickly when hung inside the house, dusted the living room and dining area, cleaned the fridge (there wasn't anything to toss, but, I wiped down the various shelves), cleaned the litter box, took the trash cans to the curb for pick up in the morning, watered the front garden, did a meal plan, chatted with various family members and friends, and, of course, video chatted with my daughter.
It was hot on Monday, with an afternoon high of 100F. It was cooler inside the house, of course, with the family room registering 88F. I switched on the stand fan around noon and it stayed on the rest of the day! In contrast, Berkeley had a high of 68F and my daughter said she had to turn the heater on in her apartment for a little while.
Today, Tuesday, is a slightly cooler day, with a high of 98F. I did another load of laundry (a blanket and quilt), dusted and tidied the family room, and watered the houseplants. Still left on the to do list: dusting my bedroom, spot watering the back garden, and bringing in the trash cans (I'll wait until the sun has gone down a bit before I go outside). I have also been watching the January 6th Hearings and the news.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Electricity to operate the fans and other appliances
- A large capacity washing machine to accommodate the quilts
- Access to news
- Water for the garden
- Weekly trash collection services
Today's joyful activity has been sipping some cold peach lemonade (fresh lemon juice, leftover simple sugar syrup from the canned peaches).