Yay! Leaving the trash cans lined up in front of my driveway seems to have worked! No body moved them away and they were emptied, this morning!
Characters are from the anime "I'm the Villainess so I'm Taming the Final Boss"; apparently, she is tempting the guarding bird with a bow tie!
It was another sunny and warm day, with an afternoon high of 79F! But, inside the house, it was 62F in the morning and the highest I could get the house to warm up to was 68F. I thought it was ridiculous that it would be so warm outside and so cold inside! I went outside to warm up in the morning, walked for 15 minutes, then, sat outside to finish saying my morning prayers! I am resisting turning on the heater, at least until I've scheduled a visit from the gas company technician to do a safety check on the furnace. Also, it seems silly to have to turn on the heater when it is so warm outside! But the same features that kept the house 10-15 degrees cooler than the outside temperatures during the summer are keeping the house cooler during the winter, too!
Oh, by the way, I received this month's natural gas bill - apparently, in the last 30 days, I used 15 therms (my baseline allowance is 13 therms) and my bill came to $34.26.
Dancer had thrown up, again, this morning, but, he's been OK during the day. Maybe I shouldn't leave out any dry kibble for him during the night!
Today, I spent a little time in the garden and added to the compost pile, cleaned the bathroom sinks (can't have the plumber come out and see messy sinks!), did the litter box, made a meal plan for the week, chatted on the phone with Aunt C and friend R, exchanged emails with a friend, and video chatted with my daughter (there was a 5.1 earthquake up in the Bay Area, this morning, located a few miles from San Jose; not too close to Berkeley, but, close enough for daughter to feel it; she's OK and so is her friend P who lives closer to San Jose).
Brunch had been apple slices and a slice of frozen pizza (I reheated two slices of pizza, but, ate only one; will probably have the other slice for brunch, tomorrow). For dinner, I made over the two leftover Italian sausages, slicing them up and sauteeing them with some vegetables I had frozen - bell peppers, celery, and broccoli - and adding a portion of leftover pasta sauce that I had frozen, I served some of it over some spaghetti I put to boil while I cooked the sausage mixture:
|Pasta with Italian Sausage and Vegetables in Sauce
Of course, this created more leftovers! There's another portion of the cooked pasta and at least two, possibly three, servings of the sauce! LOL! I ate the other half of the apple I had sliced for my brunch with a spoon of crunchy peanut butter for dessert.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter was unaffected by the morning's earthquake and her friend P was safe, too
- Warm sunny days and being able to sit outside in the garden
- Sweaters and blankets to keep me warm indoors
- The trash got collected without any drama with the bins being moved!
Today's joyful activity was sitting outside in the garden enjoying the sun's warmth!
Wednesday's plans include tending to the garden with M, starting the car, doing a little more housekeeping.
How was your Tuesday? What are your plans for Wednesday?