Dancer started on his medications today! The three syringes are filled with his medications and they are supposed to last the month. He is to receive 0.1 ml of the medication a day in two 0.05 doses, administered morning and evening. I waited until he had eaten in the morning and was settling down for a nap to give him the first dose; he was in a mellow mood and tolerated having his ear cleaned and the gel applied and massaged in without any fuss! Good boy, Dancer!
|One of the Brocade Bedspreads|
This is one of the two brocade bedspreads I was given by neighbor S and family. I have it draped sideways over the loveseat, with the tassels on the two sides over the arms of the chair, but, you can see the design. The colors are more vivid than shown in the photo - cream, gold, and grey (I don't know why I thought the grey was burgundy, yesterday).
We had some morning clouds, but, the rest of the day was sunny with a high of 70F. I opened the windows to let that warm air in!
In the afternoon, I noticed that neighbor T's daughter K's car and T's son's truck were parked in their driveway, so I called K and asked her if now would be a good time to bring over the money for the file cabinet and asked her about the patio set. She said that there was only one chair, but, if I wanted it, I could have it, free of charge, and also, the filing cabinet was free, too! I told her that was too generous, but, she said it was the least they could do as I had been such a helpful neighbor to her mother. She said she and her brother will bring the items over and they did:
|New To Me Patio Set|
According to K, the patio table and chair came from one of T's long time friend's garden and that friend had passed away fairly recently. K said T will be happy to know that I have the patio set, now. It is metal, not resin. In the evening, when he was here, M washed it for me and removed some bird droppings. We set it up under the patio overhang and I will tidy that area a bit to make a nice area in which to sit. I might paint the set, eventually, to spruce it up a bit.
|New Filing Cabinet|
It's a letter sized filing cabinet with two regular sized drawers and a shallower top drawer; the keys are taped inside the shallow drawer. I asked T's son to place it here, in the family room, but, later, decided that I didn't want it in the family room, after all, and took it to the spare room to place next to the other filing cabinet. It wasn't too heavy to move, but, rather than carry it to the spare room, I put it on one of the old sheets I use as dust covers on the sofas and dragged the sheet. I now need to order some new hanging file folders to get started!
I picked some fresh, almost ripe peaches and some blueberries and filled the bowl I had placed on the coffee table, yesterday, and gave that as a thank you gift to K and her brother. It was the first time either of them had seen my back garden and they were so impressed to see all the fruit trees and other plants! They were happy with the fresh fruits, too. Dancer says he makes a better centerpiece than the bowl!
|New Centerpiece for the Coffee Table!|
I think I had better find another place for that crocheted doily!
I called the vet's clinic and left a message to notify them that I started Dancer's medication, today. He's had both doses for today and seems to be fine with it, so far.
I also did a load of laundry, mostly some bedsheets.
Brunch was leftover milkrice with mackerel curry and seeni sambol. Dinner was mackerel on toast and a cheese burek.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Generous neighbors
- A new (to me) patio set
- A new (to me) file cabinet
- Dancer is letting me put his medication without a fuss
- Fresh fruit from the garden
Today's joyful activity was receiving the patio set and the file cabinet!
Plans for Saturday include checking out the yard sale, next door! Both K and her brother asked me to attend the yard sale and I will, if only to see how things are going. I love going to yard sales, but, had to stop doing so because I was buying stuff others were decluttering and adding to my clutter which then needed to be decluttered and donated! I haven't gone to a yard sale in years, but, I will attend the one taking place next door. I'm not planning to buy anything, but, I am still looking for an end table with storage space for the family room. I thought the file cabinet could act as the end table, but, it didn't look right.
How was your Friday? What are your plans for Saturday?