Today, Sunday, I received a phone call from one of my overseas cousins, in the morning, inquiring how I was, etc. One of my friends was going to visit me today, but she said she woke up not feeling too well, so we decided to postpone her visit until she felt better. Instead, I spent the day doing a few other things: a load of laundry washed and hung to dry; the living room and dining area dusted and tidied; some paperwork; and a bit of sewing (I am still trying to finish the birthday quilt for my friend's daughter; her birthday came and went, but I couldn't finish sewing the borders in time; we've been invited to their home for Thanksgiving, so I am trying to get the quilt done by then).
I have received a billing for $715 from the radiology center for the biopsy; apparently they submitted the bill to the insurance company but haven't received payment from them. I will need to call the insurance company, tomorrow, to find out what's happening - if they will pay or if I am responsible for paying it, even though the procedure had been authorized by them. Once before, too, several years ago, there was a $400 charge for a mammogram that insurance was supposed to have covered but I ended up having to pay.
I also paid the phone bill: $144.17; this includes my cell phone, daughter's cell phone, and the home phone.
In the late afternoon, daughter and I went for a walk around the block. We were both surprised to see a hawk, standing by the side of the road, across the street from us! That was an unusual sight to see it just standing there, on the ground. I asked daughter to take a picture of it with her phone, but she said there was not enough storage space on her phone.
Today, I had two pieces of toast with some of my homemade lemon marmalade for breakfast. For lunch, I had salmon with sauted zucchini and corn. Dinner was pasta with chicken/cream of mushroom sauce.
|Chicken in Cream of Mushroom Sauce|
I took one of the chicken breasts I had cooked earlier, sliced it and reheated it in the broth in which it had cooked. To that, I added some sliced onions, celery, and green bell peppers (all from the freezer), a can of cream of mushroom soup and half a can of water. Then, since it needed a bit more color, I added a spoon of pimiento from a jar I had in the fridge. Everything was simmered together while the pasta (spaghetti) cooked. I served the sauce over the pasta and we had that for dinner. One of daughter's friends (this time, a friend since 4th grade) came over to watch a video with her and joined us at dinner. We had grapes for dessert. I sent half of the leftover pasta and sauce home with daughter's friend and put the other half in the fridge for daughter, for later.
Today, I am grateful for:
- A sunny and warm day
- Keeping in touch with family and friends
- Frugal meals using items on hand
- Seeing the hawk on our walk
- A relaxed day
How was your weekend?