I have had a quiet Sunday. I had planned to run some errands and do more grocery shopping, today, but, last night, I had another asthma attack and so, I thought it would be prudent to stay home and take it easy, today. Any excuse to stay home in my pyjamas! LOL.
I baked one of the cans of biscuits I bought yesterday. I used the toaster oven to bake them, instead of heating up the big oven. I had two of the biscuits, sandwiched with some of the beef steak I had cooked earlier, for brunch. They tasted very good. Later, I had another spread with a little butter and some of my homemade strawberry jam and that was very good, too, if not better!
In the morning, I had my usual Sunday morning chat with my neighbor. In the afternoon, I did some reading and then, took a nap! My aunt's phone call woke me up from my nap, but that was OK. I didn't want to sleep for a long time, anyway (yesterday, I slept for about 3 hours in the afternoon!).
In the early evening, my late friend's older daughter returned the dish in which I took a dessert to the memorial rosary dinner, last month. She also brought me a plate of food for my dinner:
|Dinner from my Friend's Daughter|
It is our custom not to return an empty dish; always return it with something. It's something I've made sure my daughter knows, too. Of course, this was way too much food for me for one meal; I ate some and kept the rest in the fridge for another day.
Later in the evening, I tidied the kitchen and did a load of dishes. This is actually the "after" picture! I've way too much stuff on my counters, but it's all used often enough to be out. I took a "before" picture, too, but I am not brave enough to share it with anyone other than one of my very good friends! The green plastic bag hanging from one of the cabinet knobs is for recyclables - plastic bottles, cans, etc. Once it is full, I empty it into the big recycling bin, outside.
|The "Tidied" Kitchen!|
Then, I cooked the green beans I had been planning to cook for the past several days!
|Sauted (Curried) Green Beans|
I cut them diagonally into pieces and sauted them in a little oil with some dark roasted curry powder, onions, a handful of curry leaves, salt, and a sprinkle of Maldive fish pieces (a type of dried fish used as a seasoning). It's my favorite way to prepare beans. The cutting takes longer than the actual cooking!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Rescue inhalers for when the asthma acts up
- My friend's daughter bringing me dinner
- Phone calls from neighbor and aunt; emails from friends
- An afternoon nap
- Chatting with my daughter
This is a picture of a desk organizer my daughter made this weekend, from two empty cereal boxes, following instructions and templates she found on-line:
|Hogwarts Desk Organizer|
Monday's To Do List:
- Go to the office/office work
- Clean out fridge
- Empty waste baskets
- Take trash cans to curb
- Daily Tasks (dishes, litter box, etc.)
Not sure how much more I'll be able to do, so I'll leave it at that.
How was your Sunday? What are your plans for next week?