|Passive Solar Heating In the Living Room|
We put the clocks back, today, and switched from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time. The longer winter evenings have begun, but, the day was sunny and bright. The good thing about it having been 55F and 58F inside the house the previous couple of days was, this morning's 62F actually felt warm! LOL! But, it was warmer outside (71F or 72F), so, once again, I opened the windows and the front door to get some of that warmth inside and opened the drapes to let the sunshine in. Then, I spent some time outside, walking up and down the driveway and doing a bit of gardening.
In the afternoon, I sat on the living room sofa enjoying the warmth of the sun and responding to blog comments. Thank you, everyone for your very kind comments, especially regarding my concerns about my daughter's late night/early morning travels to the airport and her flight to Boston.
By the way, daughter had a good day on the first day of the conference, attending several workshops, including one on wellness which included doing yoga! She said she received a free yoga mat for participating! There was a reception for the attendees, scheduled for the evening, but, she decided not to attend because she didn't think people will be wearing masks during the reception, as there was going to be food and drinks. Instead, she bought herself dinner from a restaurant that did take out and ate in her hotel room. Tentative plans to get together with her friends in the evening didn't quite work out, but, she was glad to have a relaxed evening in the hotel room.
I spent a fairly quiet evening, myself. I closed the drapes as soon as the sun set, then, watched news, chatted with my daughter and with friend R, cleaned the litter box and put away a load of laundry I had done earlier, and took it easy.
I had a banana for breakfast, half a cup of noodles soup for lunch, leftover rice, shrimp curry, cucumber salad, and peach chutney for dinner, half an apple for dessert, and, yes, some Cheetos for a snack!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter had a good day at the conference
- Kind blog comments
- A sunny, warm day
- Chats and video chats with family and friends
- Blankets and space heaters
Today's joyful activity was video chatting with my daughter.
There is rain in the forecast for Monday and cooler temperatures. The gas company tech is scheduled to be here in the afternoon to do the furnace check. I'm hoping that he will find everything is in good working order so I can switch on the heat! No plans for tomorrow, other than some cleaning, paperwork, and waiting for the furnace inspection.
How was your Sunday? What are your plans for Monday?