Warm, as in 90F! It was already quite warm when I woke up in the morning. So, although I had watered the seedlings and a few other plants by hand, yesterday, I turned on the sprinklers and watered the back garden, in the morning.
One of my aunts called me in the morning and we had an hour-long conversation! Aunt had much to say and I was a willing listener. She wanted to visit me in the evening, but I wasn't going to be free in the evening, so she said maybe she'll visit me tomorrow evening, instead, if her daughter is free to bring her.
Later in the morning, I gave a ride to a friend who wanted to get some packing boxes from a moving truck rental company. On the way back, we stopped at a grocery store as I needed to buy a dessert to take to the prayer gathering, later in the evening. I had been wanting to make a dump cake, but I didn't feel like baking when it was so hot. So, I bought a box of 40 assorted mini cream puffs and eclairs and I bought a flan. I picked up a bag of cat food, too, and a packet of tea as a gift for my friend. I asked my friend if she'd like to go out to lunch or come to my house, but she declined, so I dropped her off at her apartment and went home.
The house had stayed relatively cool, so it felt quite comfortable, after the heat outside. After lunch, I read for a bit and then, took a nap on the sofa! I had a cup of tea after I got up and then, it was time to get dressed to go to the monthly prayer gathering.
One of my cousins was hosting it for the first time and I gave another cousin a ride to the prayer gathering and back. This was the first time I went to the monthly prayer gathering since January. I was too sick to attend the February gathering and I hadn't felt up to driving to the March gathering. I am glad I was able to attend this month's gathering. The cousin who was hosting had prepared most of the meal (biriyani rice, chicken curry, lentils, sauted squash, and fresh fruits for dessert) but others also brought a dish or two to contribute to the meal, so there was a beef curry, eggplant, sausages with peppers, and another vegetable curry, as well. Afterwards, my cousin urged me to serve myself a plate of food to bring home, but I chose to bring only a little of the beef curry another cousin had prepared.
I left the prayer gathering around 11:30 p.m. I dropped my cousin off at her house and came home and spent an hour or so video chatting with my daughter.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to help my friend with picking up her boxes
- Being able to attend the prayer gathering
- Being able to help my cousin with a ride to the prayer gathering
- Being able to contribute a couple of desserts to the meal
- Phone call from an aunt
Plans for tomorrow include video chatting with a friend, cleaning the house, and maybe transplanting the vegetable seedlings. Hopefully, it will be a cooler day; otherwise the poor seedlings are going to get baked!
How was your Saturday? What are your plans for Sunday? What is the weather like in your part of the world?