Today was sunny and quite warm. It would have been a good day to go shopping for that pair of pants I want to buy. But I didn't feel like going out and about. To begin with, I don't like clothes shopping on the best of days. Today, just the thought of getting dressed, driving to the store, trying on pants which always seem more trouble than trying on blouses, seemed overwhelming! I decided that the pair of pants I was wearing in the pictures I took last week didn't seem too bad. Yes they are a bit loose and faded, but I could probably get by with wearing them a couple more times to the office.
I probably should have gone grocery shopping, too, but I decided I could manage with what I had on hand. After all, I am supposed to be eating from what's in the pantry and freezer, this month, anyway. However, when my gardener friend called me this evening saying he was at the grocery store and could he pick up something for me, I asked him to buy me a small bunch of bananas, which he did.
There was a time, not too long ago, when I would have pushed myself to go and do the shopping I should have done, knowing that I'd be fine once I was out and about. But that was before I fell. Today, when I didn't feel like going anywhere, and didn't have to, I stayed home. It will be different on Monday and Tuesday, when I have to go to medical appointments, and on Wednesday and Thursday, when I have to go to the office.
So, after I made the executive decision to stay home, today, I took it easy. I read blogs and played on the computer, rested on the sofa in the afternoon (I don't think I napped, but I might have dozed off a bit), read a little, listened to a lot of music (gospel songs were my music of choice, today, although, later, I had to listen to my neighbor's party music as they always celebrate in their back yard and play amplified music!), and even sang a bit.
I wasn't totally unproductive, though. I did a load of dishes, today, and I cooked another fish curry and more dhal for my dinner. The fish was from the freezer and the dhal was from the pantry. I realized that I was out of onions when I went to cook, though. I usually have some in the freezer, but it looks like I used it all up! So I cooked the fish and the dhal without any onions! The fish curry has tomatoes and a yellow chili, which I deseeded so it won't be so hot. I ate rice, fish curry, dhal, and the last of the leftover sauted zucchini for dinner.
That was the last of the fish I had in the freezer. It is a type of fish called seer fish in Sri Lanka and is also known as king fish. I buy the frozen fish steaks from the Sri Lankan store. I will buy more when I next go to the Sri Lankan store, although I don't know when that will be.
- A sunny, warm day.
- My friend bringing me bananas.
- A working dishwasher!
- A well stocked freezer and pantry.
- A restful, relaxed day.
How was your Saturday? Was it as lazy as mine was or were you more productive?