I checked on the dish of yogurt before I went to bed, early this morning, to see if I needed to reheat the oven, and found that it had already set! There were a few cracks where the whey can be seen, forming yellowish streaks. I put the dish in the fridge before I went to sleep.
I went to bed a little after 4:00 a.m., this morning. I woke up, once, at 7:15 a.m., and debated whether to get up, but decided to sleep in. Joyful activity of the day: sleeping in! LOL! I woke up at 10:30 a.m., instead, had a cup of tea, and spent the rest of the morning relaxing, reading and replying to blog comments, and trying to decide what I wanted to have for brunch!
Scrambled eggs would have been easy, and I even pulled out the saute pan, but I'd want a piece of bread or a fried potato with it! A bowl of leftover soup would have been filling, but it was not quite what I wanted. A cold cuts sandwich, perhaps? But I had that for dinner, last night. What I really wanted was pancakes with fish curry gravy; that would be delicious (in my opinion; I know pancakes and fish curry is not everyone's idea of a delicious meal, LOL!). But that would have been indulgent (all those carbs; I wouldn't be able to have just one pancake). Maybe milk rice with fish curry. But, that would be carbs, too. A salad would be healthier! Yes, I know I am blessed to have such a wide range of choices for a meal. Eventually, I had a salad (butter lettuce, grated carrot, cucumber slices), with canned tuna and salad dressing. Dancer approved of my choice as he got both a piece of lettuce leaf and a teaspoon of tuna! His tummy satisfied, he went off to have an afternoon nap! Brunch was eaten at 2:30 p.m.
I called my half-sister in the afternoon and wished her for her birthday.
Later, I strolled around the garden, looking at the plants. Most of the osteospermum have fuller petals, but, this one plant seems to have narrow petals. I don't know if there is something wrong with the plant or if this is a new cultivar!
Occasionally, friend M brings some seeds or bulbs and plants them in my garden to share with me. Some Sparaxis tricolor (also known as Harlequin Flowers) he planted has flowered - colorful red flowers with brown and yellow centers :
|Sparaxis tricolor or Harlequin Flowers (red with yellow centers)|
In the meantime, the osteospermum has self-seeded itself in the middle of what should have been the lawn:
|Colonizing the Lawn|
I have asked M to leave it to grow there - maybe it will take over the lawn!
Around 4:00 p.m., neighbor S from across the street called me and asked if she could bring me some Armenian salad, made from bulgur wheat, sauted with onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, parsley, etc. It is called "eech" (sometimes spelled as "itch"). Of course, I said yes, so she brought some over, along with a cookie her mother had made and some ginger candy:
|Armenian Bulgur Wheat Salad, Cookie, and Ginger Candy|
In the evening, I vacuumed the house. I decided to wait until tomorrow to do the laundry and mop the kitchen.
For dinner, I had red rice, green beans, and fish curry. Afterwards, I had some of the yogurt I made, for dessert.
Aunt C called to say she enjoyed the fish curry I sent home with cousin N. A bit later, cousin P called to ask how my doctor's appointment went and friend R called, too. Later, I video chatted with my daughter.
Today, I am grateful for:
- My half-sister and the relationship we have
- The blessing of having a choice when it comes to meals
- Neighbor S bringing me food
- Phone calls from family and friends
- A sunny, warm day
How was your Tuesday? Have you eaten bulgar wheat salad?