|Dancer Under the Christmas Tree
Dancer looks like he partied a little too much, yesterday, doesn't he?
Today was slightly cooler than yesterday with a high of only 78F. It was a bit overcast, too, which made it seem colder. I had made tentative plans to visit cousin V, again, this morning, but, I texted her and made my excuses; I'm sure she was tired after having a big family gathering yesterday, and appreciated a chance to relax.
Instead, I had a long phone chat with my late step-father's younger sister. She has had some health issues and had been in and out of the hospital since June, but, at 92, she is still as sharp as ever! Later, I called my half-sister and left her a message and called and chatted with friend S (not neighbor S).
My daughter had made plans to go walking in the early afternoon with friend A's younger daughter, but, apparently she was feeling a bit under the weather, so they canceled their plans. My daughter didn't mind because she was feeling a bit tired, herself, and she took an afternoon nap on the sofa instead!
I wrapped the last couple of gifts I had to wrap and tag and then worked on pinning and hemming daughter's dress. I had her try it on to pin in, then, after I basted it and had her try it on again, I had to undo some of the basting and re-pin it! The dress has a double skirt, so, there's a lot of pinning to do! But, I think I've got the correct length now. I started to hem it, but, it was hard to see the dark blue thread against the dark blue fabric in artificial light. I will try to hem it tomorrow, when there is daylight.
I had put mung beans to soak last night and boiled them this morning for brunch. Daughter ate hers with sugar; I ate mine with katta sambol (a spicy mixture of onions, powdered dried Maldive fish - a type of cured tuna, actually - chili powder, lemon juice, etc.). Dinner was rice with chicken curry, lentils (dhal), curried green beans, and peach chutney. There might have been some pie for dessert! LOL.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The warmer than normal weather
- Phone chats with family and friends
- A relaxed day at home
- Plenty of good food to enjoy
- Having my daughter home with me
Today's joyful activity was chatting on the phone with my step-aunt.
Plans for tomorrow include hemming daughter's dress and doing a bit of housekeeping. My daughter is expecting two of her friends to drop by in the evening for a little masked get together.
There is rain in the forecast for tomorrow evening. I'm hoping it will rain because the garden could do with some rain.
How was your Christmas Monday? What are your plans for tomorrow and the rest of this week? Do you celebrate the 12 days of Christmas?