My neighbor T called around 11:30 a.m. for our weekly Sunday chat and, after that, I went out to the garden for a bit. The little mourning dove was no where to be seen, so maybe it found a better place in which to stay, far away from a crazy lady following it around with a cell phone!
The pomegranate tree can't fly away, so it stood patiently while I took a few more pictures of it:
"It's for the blog", I told it, "they liked your flowers", Yes, I am the crazy lady who talks to the trees, in addition to walking behind birds!
|Doesn't it look like a dress with a frilly skirt?|
I had leftover milk rice and the last bit of chicken curry for brunch, today, followed by an orange. There are maybe 10 oranges left on the tree; after that, no more until this year's oranges develop.
In the afternoon, I finally got around to sewing up the other side of my sweater:
|I haven't blocked it|
The sleeves are a little too big, as I suspected they would be, but they are not too bad, so I will not redo them. The rest of it fits:
In the picture, I am wearing the sweater over the white skirt and blouse I put on to go to temple. The temple was holding a ceremony to offer New Year blessings. In addition to the usual chanting of blessings, being given blessed water to drink and having the blessed thread tied around our right wrist, we were anointed with blessed oil. I gave a donation to the temple in memory of my father (whose birth anniversary was on March 28) and in memory of my step-father (whose birth anniversary was on April 8).
After I came home, I put water to the front garden. The forecast says there is a 20% chance of rain, tomorrow, but I thought I'd better water the garden, today, without counting on it to rain.
By the time I watered the garden and came inside, it was already 8:00 p.m. and I was hungry! I decided to make spaghetti for dinner. While the pasta cooked, I heated up the spaghetti sauce I had in the freezer and added some of the ground beef I had cooked, earlier in the week. Dinner was ready in 15 minutes or so. There's enough leftovers for tomorrow's lunch to take to the office.
Later, I video chatted with my daughter. Unlike me, she did her weekly meal prep and cooking:
|Brown Rice, Meatball Curry, Glazed Roasted Carrots, Zucchini and Corn|
|Cauliflower made two ways, Spiced chick peas, Roasted Beets, Potato Wedges (2 different seasonings)|
It was raining in Berkeley, she said. They've been having a rather wet spring.
I called Aunt C in the evening, because I hadn't heard from her all week. Apparently, she had been in hospital with pneumonia! I wish cousin N had told me; I could have prepared some food and taken to them. I will call aunt during the week and cook something and take to them, next weekend.
Today, I am grateful for:
- New Year's blessings at the temple
- My new sweater
- A relaxed day
- Aunt is home and recovering
- Video chatting with my daughter
Monday's To Do List:
- Go to the office
- Take the trash cans to the curb
- Do the dishes
- Water the back garden (if it doesn't rain)
How was your Sunday? What are your plans for Monday?