Thursday, November 16, 2017

A More Productive Wednesday

Well, I don't know if I was actually more productive today than I was yesterday, but I feel I got more accomplished!

I cooked a pot of rice, first thing in the morning, and packed some of that rice with lentil curry, meat ball curry, the last of the smoked sausages with spring onions, and mango chutney for my lunch, along with a container of yogurt and a banana.  Then, I went to the office and had a productive work day.  On the way home, I drove to the store that had advertised sugar on sale for $1.49/4 lb. package, last week - they didn't have any sugar when I went there on Sunday and I had been given a rain check, with a note saying to check back after the 14th.  However, they still didn't have any of the 4 lb. packages of sugar on the shelves and the store clerk said they haven't received the shipment, yet.  She didn't know when it will come in.  I guess I shall try again, this weekend. 

At home, I emptied the dishwasher, put away the laundry, cleaned the litter box, and, did some paperwork.  It was enough to feel that I had been productive.  Then, I caught up on some blogs.

One of my aunts called and invited daughter and me to Thanksgiving dinner at her place.  It will be a sort of potluck, so I will call my cousins sometime, next week, to ask what they'd like me to bring.  Most probably, I'll be asked to bring cornbread.  It's what I've been asked to bring for the past several years. 

One of my cousins, too, called me.  The husband of a family friend had passed away, last weekend, and the funeral will be held this weekend.  Cousin offered me a ride to the funeral/celebration of life, which was very nice of her. 

I also called one of my friends to check in with her.

I video chatted with daughter, too.  She is not feeling well - sore throat, headache, etc., but no fever.  She worked from home today, she said, as she didn't have any meetings to attend.  I suggested she takes tomorrow off, too, but she said she had several meetings.  All I could do was get her to agree she'd come home a bit early in the evening.  I hope she feels better soon. 

Dinner was a bowl of chicken and gnocchi soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.

Today, I am grateful for:
- A safe drive to the office and back
- A productive day at the office
- Daughter was able to work from home and rest when needed
- Aunt called to invite us to Thanksgiving dinner
- Cousin offered me a ride to the funeral

How was your Wednesday?  How are your Thanksgiving plans coming along?


  1. I guess it's the season. I talked to my son yesterday and he had the same symptoms as your daughter and had come home early from work. I suggested that he work from home today, but he said he had to go into the office. Sounds very similar to your daughter.

    1. Yes, with the change in the weather and flu season starting, seems like every other person is down, or coming down, with something! I had my flu vaccine earlier, and I told daughter to go and get hers, too, but, of course, she hasn't done so, yet.

  2. I hope your daughter feels better soon. Lily has had a dreadful cough all week. It's the time of year for germs. X

    1. Thank you, Jules; hope Lily feels better, soon. Definitely the season for it!

  3. On Wednesday afternoon I visited a good friend not far from us so I was able to walk there and back. It was breezy and at one place I could hear trees rubbing together and making eerie sounds!

    It pelted with rain in the night and today the temperature was above freezing but not pleasant out. I did walk up the road to the mailbox, though. I made a pot of soup which incorporated some leftover canned tomatoes, with some chopped onion, celery and green pepper, sauce from yesterday's baked chicken drumsticks, and some leftover fusilli and beans from the freezer. Just the kind of hearty soup for a cold day.

    The wind is fierce this evening and the temperature is dropping. I wonder what we will find in the morning when we look out?

    1. Bushlady, nice that you were able to visit your friend and walk there and back. Soup is ideal on cold days. It wasn't that cold here, today, but I had soup for dinner. I wonder if you'll have snow in the morning? Keep warm!


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