|First Oranges of the Season|
I feel there should be some fanfare or something, as this month winds down and, with it, the year and the decade!
We've had a lovely, sunny day, with a daytime high of 64F.
My daughter definitely has a sore throat, poor thing, and I feel guilty that I might have passed on my germs to her. But, she has assured me that several people at her office had been sick, as well, and she could have caught the germs from one of them or someone at the airport or on her flight, etc.
Yesterday, she wanted oatmeal for breakfast, as that was easy to eat. Today, I made us milk rice, as that, too, is soft and creamy and easy to eat. Afterwards, I picked three fresh oranges from the tree - the very first oranges of the season - and cut them for us to share. Lots of vitamin C!
We spent a quiet, relaxed morning.
In the afternoon, I went to pay my homeowner's and earthquake insurance. I like to do so in person and get a receipt, because I pay the whole amount at once. My earthquake insurance went up, this year, but, I am not going to quibble about that! It is something that is necessary when you live in earthquake country!
In the afternoon, my daughter made a gift for one of her friends. I took a picture of it, but, I can't post it yet as she hasn't given the gift yet! I should be able to post it, tomorrow, though.
This evening, my daughter and her friends from high school (and middle school, too, for a couple of them) held their annual holiday get together. These five girls were the best of friends and used to have lunch together, every day. Each year, just before winter break, they had a holiday potluck during their lunch break at school, with each one bringing a dish to share with the others. After they graduated and went off to different colleges, they used to hold their holiday potluck at my home. Now that they are working, they prefer to go out to dinner (although I offered my house for them to meet at, if they liked). Even though she had a sore throat, my daughter didn't want to miss out on it. So, in the evening, I drove her to the venue and came home. One of her friends drove her home, afterwards (daughter is unable to drive my car since I took her off my insurance, since she's not home most of the time).
Today, I am grateful for:
- Fresh oranges from my tree
- Being able to pay my insurance in full
- The sunny day
- Daughter had a fun evening with her friends
- She brought me back some cheddar biscuits from the restaurant
How was your Friday? What are your plans for the weekend?