Today, daughter returned to Berkeley, since she has to be at her internship office, tomorrow. So, this morning, I made another batch of waffles for breakfast and packed up the leftover waffles for her to take back, with her, along with 2 packages of the cherries, the remainder of the Armenian pizzas, a package of coffee, a bag of flax seeds, a package of cashews, an unopened jar of peanut butter and an unopened jar of lingonberry jam.
Her flight was scheduled for a little after noon, so I dropped her off at the airport a little after 11:00 a.m. I had just reached home when she called me to tell me that she wasn't allowed to take the peanut butter and jam in her carry on luggage (we hadn't known that, obviously). She was given 3 options, she said: either check in her bag and send it as checked luggage (but didn't want to do that as she didn't have any way to lock her backpack), dispose of the jars of peanut butter or jam, or have me come back to the airport to collect the items from her.
Since I live quite close to the airport, I chose to go and pick up the peanut butter and jam. If I had a longer distance to drive, I would have told her to dispose of the items. But going back to the airport meant I got to see my daughter one more time, so that was a nice little bonus. :)
After I came home, I did some cooking. First, I browned the ground beef I had bought on Saturday, with a bit of diced onion, garlic and tomato. I haven't quite decided what I will make with it - cottage pie with a mashed potato topping or curry puffs. I also boiled some potatoes to add to the ground beef mixture or to make mashed potatoes, once I decide what I am going to make!
After that, I got hungry for some lunch, so I decided to make some homemade fries and a scrambled egg. I selected a nice big potato and cut it up into wedges and fried them in a little oil, in two batches since I used a small frying pan:
|Fries in the Making
|Homemade Fries Draining on a Paper Towel
They are quite crisp when done, but do go soft rather quickly. But I don't mind that. I just sprinkle a little salt on them and eat them quickly before they get too soft! :D
Daughter called to tell me when she got to her apartment. The flight itself is only one hour long, but it takes another 1 1/2 hours to get from the airport to her apartment by bus and subway. But she had a good flight and an uneventful journey to her apartment. She still doesn't like flying, but she's getting used to it. Now, it's back to video chatting till her next visit in mid-June.
I didn't make a To Do list for today (other than taking daughter to the airport), but I did two loads of laundry (bed sheets, towels, etc.) and hung to dry, started cleaning both bathrooms (scrubbed the toilets), emptied the waste baskets and took the trash cans to the curb, and watered the front garden. I also called and spoke with a friend and wrote to a friend. Need to remake the beds, too, and put away the laundry when dry.
Today I am grateful for:
- The weekend visit with my daughter
- One extra hug and kiss before she left
- A safe journey back for her
- A message of love written on my fridge memo board
- The ultimate sacrifice made by those who served in the armed forces and their families
How was your Memorial Day Monday?