I dropped her off and went to the bank to make a withdrawal. Then, I went to the dollar store to buy a few things. I needed some tissue paper, food storage bags, toothpaste, a white plastic table cover, and I also bought some groceries - bananas, tangerines, a bagged salad mix, two cans of coconut milk, a boxed cake mix, and a boxed brownie mix. I think I will make the brownies to serve as another dessert at the almsgiving. It is customary to offer an assortment of sweets and confectionery that we call "kavili" or "rasa kavili" which means "tasty eats"; the monks are not expected to eat all of it, but the intent is to offer them a variety so they can pick and choose.
I was just leaving the store when my daughter texted to say she had just boarded the plane. But, about half an hour later, she texted me again to say that there was a delay as they were having some problems with a computer malfunction! I am glad that they discovered the problem before they took off and not after, while they were in the air!
It was a sunny day and I debated whether to do a little more shopping - I still needed to go to the Asian/Chinese store to buy rice sticks noodles and I needed to go in the opposite direction to the pet supplies store for Dancer's flea medication and kitty litter. But, it was almost 2:00 p.m. by then, and I hadn't eaten anything (only a cup of tea in the morning), so I came home and ate a salad with some turkey (Thanksgiving leftovers my friend had given me) and a banana. Afterwards, I didn't feel like going out, again. I did a load of laundry and some paperwork, instead.
Daughter texted me when her plane landed - she said it was a very turbulent flight and she was glad it was over! She doesn't like to fly on the best of days and turbulent flights are scary. At least, she doesn't get motion sickness (unlike me!). She flies into Oakland airport and then, takes the subway from there to Berkeley and, today, she rode the bus from downtown Berkeley to near her apartment and walked the rest of the way. She got to her apartment around 5:30 p.m. I had frozen the rest of the shrimp curry I had made and sent that with her, along with the Brussels sprouts and the green beans and two of the almond croissants. So, she'll have something for her dinner tonight and lunch for tomorrow; all she needs to do is cook some rice. She will go grocery shopping tomorrow evening, after work, and then, cook for the week.
For my own dinner, tonight, I thawed one of the containers of chicken broth I had made and frozen and added the rest of the Thanksgiving turkey leftovers to it and made soup. There is another serving of the soup, which I will have, tomorrow.
Today, I am grateful for:
- My daughter had a safe flight back
- The computer malfunction was discovered and fixed before the plane took off!
- A clear, sunny day
- I was able to accomplish a couple of almsgiving related tasks
- Safe driving
Today's joyful activity was spending the morning enjoying my daughter's company before she left and video chatting with her in the evening.
Tuesday's To Do List:
- Asian store for rice sticks
- Pay bills
- Go to the post office
- Library to return books
- Pet store to buy kitty litter and flea meds
- Tidy the family room
- Water the house plants- Bring the trash cans in
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How was your Monday? What are your plans for Tuesday?