I stayed up, Friday night, until 5:30 a.m. on Saturday! I laughed at myself because there was a time when 5:30 a.m. was when I had to wake up, in order to get my daughter ready for school (I had to take her to the school bus pick up point by 6:15 a.m.) and myself to work!
Needless to say, I spent Saturday morning sleeping and my morning cup of tea was actually drunk in the early afternoon! I spent a relatively relaxed day, which was fine, as I felt I had done plenty of things on Friday. I called several friends and a couple of cousins to check on them and later, emailed a friend and video chatted with my daughter. I didn't watch any TV, including news, although I read a few news headlines and articles online.
Saturday would have been my father's birthday. He died in 1963 when I was 7 years old. I said a prayer for him as that is all I can do now.
I made more milk rice for brunch, as that seemed to be what I was wanting. Comfort food, I suppose. I had it with the last of the shrimp and tomato and onion curry. For dinner, I made myself a salad, with lettuce, the last of the small cucumbers, a carrot, bottled salad dressing, and a handful of raw almonds that I cut up. Later, I had some raisins as a snack.
I was still up later than I should have, on Saturday night, but I was in bed by 3:00 a.m., although I didn't fall asleep until after 3:30 a.m., which was the last time I checked the clock. Then, I woke up once, around 7:30 a.m., which was too early, so, I went back to sleep until 10:30 a.m.
Sunday morning, I spent some time walking around the back yard. I took a few photos, but will probably do another post with them. But this was today's "harvest":
|Sunday's Harvest: Lemons and Curry Leaves
For breakfast, I made French toast, because I still had some fresh milk and using the last four slices of white sandwich bread I had. I ate two slices of French toast for breakfast and kept the other two slices for Monday's breakfast.
In the afternoon, I did some cooking. I made curried sauteed green beans, a beetroot curry with the three beetroots I had in the fridge, and a mackerel curry using canned mackerel, canned coconut milk, fresh onions and some frozen tomatoes. And, I cooked a pot of rice:
On Sunday, neighbor T called and friend F, too. Later, aunt C called. It was she who informed me that the Federal social distancing guidelines had been extended till the end of April. So, I turned on the TV and watched some news, had a cup of tea, and then, took Dancer's advice and took a short nap on the sofa! LOL!
Later, I video chatted with daughter and I informed her about the extension of the social distancing guidelines. Earlier, we had wondered if her office would reopen after the first week in April; now, we think that is highly unlikely. I expect she will receive an official notification to work from home during the month of April, too.
This weekend, I was grateful for:
- Being able to keep in touch with family and friends
- Being able to keep my own hours when it came to sleeping and waking
- My garden and what it produces
- Being able to share some of what I cooked with a friend, even if it meant dropping it off instead of having her over to lunch
- Afternoon naps as suggested by Dancer!
This weekend's joyful activities included chatting with my daughter, keeping in touch with family and friends, naps, and knitting!
How was your weekend? What are your plans for the week ahead?