|Iceberg Roses (Old Photo)
... I didn't take any new photos for my blog post, so I am reposting an old photo! This rose bush used to be in the front garden where it didn't do too well and we transplanted it in the back garden where it did quite well for several years. Then, this summer, it just withered up and died! I haven't decided if I will replace it or not.
... M arrived in the late morning to tend to the garden. He filled the yard waste bin with some of the branches he cut from the bottlebrush tree, weed whacked some of the overgrown areas at the back, and watered the garden which hadn't been watered since last Wednesday!
... there was sunshine in the morning and then, it clouded up and we had some rain in the afternoon. Not a lot of rain, 10 minutes or so of drizzle, but, even a little rain is welcome!
... the high temperature was 63F and I felt cold enough to have the big gas heater on almost all day! It is set at 70F, which means the family room warms up to about 65F. I spent most of the day in the living room (since it was the warmest room), but, moved to the family room in the evening to watch news. Then, I took a short nap on the sofa, while watching the news!
... I did a load of laundry (kitchen mat, bathroom mats, Dancer's rug, etc.). The folding metal drying rack was put away before company arrived on Thanksgiving Day, but, I have set it back up in the living room, near the gas heater, and today's laundry was hung on it to dry.
... I called the tree trimmers and left a message regarding trimming the eucalyptus tree. Hopefully, they'll call back with a quote and I can schedule it for December or January.
... I made a pot of turkey broth from the turkey bones. There was a little bit of turkey drippings and a bit of leftover gravy, too, and I added both to the broth! I will leave it to cool in the fridge, overnight; tomorrow, I will remove any fat and either make soup or freeze the broth for later.
... I replied to blog comments, read and commented on a few blogs, watched some online videos, and wrote this blog post, of course!
... Looked up mailing costs for packages (trying to decide if I want to mail homemade gifts to family living out of state - the bulk of the cost will be for postage - or order something online and have it shipped).
... I chatted with my daughter; she said she went to the store to buy some half and half for her coffee and spotted a seasonal snack, thought that I would like it, and bought it to bring to me when she comes down next! How sweet is that?
... I cleaned the litter box and swept the bathroom floor as usual,
On Wednesday, I am grateful for:
- M's help with the garden
- The little rain we received
- Working appliances
- A warm house
- My daughter thinking of me and picking up a treat for me
Today's joyful activities included picking some ripe serrano chilies from the garden, taking a nap on the sofa, and chatting with my daughter.
Tomorrow, I have a doctor's appointment with my primary care physician. I am not looking forward to that because I am anxious about the blood test results. Hopefully, all the numbers will be within the normal ranges!
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday?