Today, M put down the rest of the 12 bags of pea gravel we bought. The bags of newly spread gravel were wet from the rain, so the stones appear darker. Once the gravel has had time to dry out, they'll be the same lighter color as the gravel in the foreground. The 12 bags of gravel covered the area up to the third paving stone. I estimate we will need another 12 to 15 bags of gravel to cover the whole area. I've asked M to pick up more bags of gravel for me when he's able to.
In the morning, I went for my fasting blood test, which took place without a long wait or any problems. I was there for less than 20 minutes, as I had to pay only $1 for parking (the parking rate is still $1 per 20 minutes at this building; it hasn't increased). Such a blessing to have access to medical care, screening checks, and medical insurance to pay for it all!
I was very tempted to stop to pick up some doughnuts on the way home, but, I was good and didn't! I came home and had a banana, instead, and, later, a ham sandwich.
I did two loads of laundry in the afternoon and some paperwork. Later, when M arrived to do the garden, I supervised him as he put down the gravel. He shared some garlic with me, some lemons, and a hydrangea cutting which he told me to put in water to root.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Access to medical care and lab tests
- Friendly staff at the clinic
- Working appliances
- M helping with the garden
- Making progress on the parkway project
Today's joyful activity was spending time in the garden.
No special plans for the weekend. It's supposed to be sunny; we will probably take it easy and relax.
How was your Friday? What are your plans for the weekend?