My supervisor called me in the morning to ask if I could help a colleague with his assignment and could I complete it by the end of the week. I said yes, of course. So I have been working on that assignment, all day.
I took a morning break to bring in the trash cans. I keep the trash cans against the wall along my driveway, in front of the garage, where four-o-clock plants have seeded themselves and grow each year:
There's barely any soil along the wall, maybe two or three inches, but they've wedged themselves in there:
|Four-O-Clocks (and a dandelion!)|
I also took a little walk around the back garden. This is my rosemary plant, which I grew from a cutting a friend gave me:
It is several years old and the entire plant is leaning out of the bed where it has been planted! I took some cuttings, today, and put them in water to root.
|Rosemary Cuttings in Water|
Once they've rooted, I'll plant them in the garden. They are drought resistant and are grown as landscape plants, here.
There are baby birds in the nest in my front porch light! Today I saw the mama bird perched on the edge of the nest feeding them and at least two baby birds! But I couldn't photograph them - the mama bird flew away and the baby birds crouched down:
The mama bird is perched on a branch of the eucalyptus tree in my front garden, watching me take a picture of her nest:
I believe they are house finches. The adults are about the size of a sparrow, mostly brown, with the male having a rosy red head and throat.
In the evening, I put water to the front garden. The newly planted gladioli bulbs are starting to come up, but I didn't take a picture. I also watered the indoor plants.
I had a ham sandwich for breakfast and made some fried rice for lunch. I tried to make just enough for a single serving, but by the time I had added all the ingredients (onions, smoked sausage, egg, celery, green peas, etc.), there was enough for two servings. I had an orange for dessert.
In the evening, my neighbor S across the street called me. It was her daughter who drove me to the airport last Thursday night to pick up daughter and her husband who attended to my car. Neighbor was calling to tell me that she cooked more of her chicken and rice dish (with carrots and onions and bell peppers) and she was bringing me some for my dinner. She actually brought me two containers of it, so I froze one for later (or for daughter to take back with her the next time she visits). I had some for my dinner and it looks like there's enough leftover for the rest of the week!
The bulbs in my kitchen ceiling light fixture needed replacing. For several weeks now, I've been making do with the light on my stove hood. My friend who does my garden stopped by this evening to replace the bulbs. But first, he had to go and buy them for me, because daughter had been too sick to do so. I took the opportunity to clean the inside of the light fixture cover, when he removed it to replace the bulbs.
Later, I video chatted with daughter. She said she had a headache, earlier, but she's feeling better. Her first class tomorrow morning has been cancelled, so she gets to sleep in a bit and rest.
I only had some minor aches and pains, today, which was nice. Tomorrow, I have another injection scheduled in the morning.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter is feeling better.
- I had a relatively side effects free day.
- My neighbor brought me dinner (and enough for several meals!)
- I have a working kitchen light!
- A phone call from a friend.
How was your day?