|Rain-Soaked Back Yard|
It rained, again, today, too! Pretty much throughout the day. At times, it rained quite heavily, with the winds blowing it sideways. Not the type of weather that was conducive to standing in line to vote! I was glad that I had voted, earlier, last Friday.
I had turned the heater off, last night, before going to bed. This morning, I switched it on again, and warmed up the house (it was 62F in the family room when I woke up). Then, I switched it off and kept it off until around 9:30 p.m. The house stayed relatively warm and I wore several layers and had a crocheted blanket over my legs while I watched the evening news. When my hands got cold, around 8:00 p.m., I put on my fingerless mitts. But, eventually, at 9:30 p.m., I switched the heater on; I checked the temperature in the family room before I did that and it was 62F. I plan to turn the heater off before I go to bed, tonight, too. Part of me feels guilty about having the heater on when so many others aren't able to do so due to lack of fuel or the cost of fuel, but, I'm not sure if me being cold will help anyone, either!
I brought the trash bins in during a break in the rain, did a few things around the house, chatted with Aunt C, called to check on my sister (she had eye surgery, last week, but, she's doing well), called friend R, checked in with my daughter (she did her second presentation, today, and that went well; in the evening, she attended a dinner with colleagues who were there at the conference, and afterwards, did an escape room with some of her friends who are in Boston), and have been watching coverage of the election results all evening.
I made some soup and had that as part of my brunch, followed by some fried rice and a banana; for dinner, I cooked some of the frozen potstickers/gyoza.
Today, I am grateful for:
- More rain!
- Being able to have the heat on
- Daughter had a good day at the conference
- Phone chats with family and friends
- The opportunity to vote and participate
Today's joyful activities included watching the rain and chatting with family.
Plans for tomorrow include M's visit - he texted me earlier, today, to say that a client of his was getting rid of some small chrysanthemum plants (she had bought them as Halloween decorations and had tossed them in the yardwaste bin, afterwards) and would I like to have them (I had been trying to buy some chrysanthemums, earlier, and he hadn't been able to find them at a reasonable price at the nursery); I said, "Yes, please, and thank you". He said they will need to be cut back and given some TLC, but, we should be able to get them to grow. We can at least try!
How was your Tuesday? What are your plans for Wednesday?