|Dancer Says "Hello"|
It's Friday the thirteenth and it has been a dry, but, mostly cloudy day.
I slept in this morning. I had been up till 5:00 a.m. so when I got up at 9:00 a.m. to feed Dancer and Mama Cat, I went back to bed and slept till noon! Even after I woke up for the second time, I stayed in bed for a bit because it was one of those days when my bones were aching (one of the side effects of one of my medications).
In the afternoon, I finished deep cleaning the living room by going around the edges of the ceiling with a long handled duster to remove any cobwebs.
Later, I did a little more tidying up in the family room. I had ordered three bags of charcoal briquets to have on hand as an alternate fuel source for cooking in case of an emergency; if the power goes off or if there is no natural gas, then, I can try to use the briquets to light a fire in my grill outside to cook (assuming it is safe to do so). I already have two bags of briquets stored in the garage, but, they are smaller bags and I wanted to have a few extra bags on hand. But, they arrived during one of the rainy days and so, I had stacked them in the family room, temporarily, as I didn't want them getting wet when being carried to the garage and there they sat for a couple of weeks! Today, I finally took two of the bags to the garage. The third bag is ripped and I need help carrying it to the garage without spilling the contents. So, that bag is still in the family room! Maybe I'll empty the briquets into one of the empty litter buckets and take it to the garage, tomorrow.
I also started the car and let the engine run for a bit while I checked on the garden. I had three potatoes left in the old bag of potatoes and they were starting to sprout, so I planted them in the garden to see if they will grow. I also set up a low tech rain water collection system to see if I can collect some of the rain water, using empty cat litter containers. Pre-Covid, I bought two refillable buckets of kitty litter from the pet supplies store and I would refill the buckets as needed. But, when Covid struck, I started ordering the kitty litter online and they come in new buckets. I've been saving those buckets and today, I set them out in a row to collect any rainwater that might drip down from the patio roof, when it rains this weekend. I forgot to take a picture; maybe I'll take one, tomorrow.
M brought me a six pack of mixed lettuce seedlings and a mint plant as thank you gifts for mending a couple of his garments. We planted the lettuce with the snow pea seedlings within the wire mesh enclosure to try and protect them from Chicken Little, who seems to be spending the major part of its day in my yard! I don't know if it will eat the mint plant, too - if so, I'll have to figure out a mesh enclosure for it, too! Fort Watermelon/Bunny Fort is being replaced by Fort Chicken Little!
Later in the evening, I mended a tear in one of daughter's cardigans.
Brunch had been leftover coconut roti (daughter) and a cheese sandwich (me). Dinner was gyoza/pot stickers as an appetizer followed by pizza.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Another day to dry out before the next band of rain arrives
- The car started without any problems
- New plants for the garden
- Chats with family and friends
- What I was able to accomplish
Today's joyful activity was gardening.
Plans for tomorrow include a little more tidying in the family room and mending the triangles quilt.
How was your Friday? What are your plans for Saturday and the weekend?