|Dinner and More!|
I was watching the evening news and knitting, when friend S called, around 6:45 p.m. I had called her a couple of days earlier, just to check on her, and left her a message on her answering machine. I had started off my message saying I didn't need anything, I have everything, and I was just calling to see how she was. Then, on Monday, friend R said she hadn't heard from S in several days and she called her, too; S had just come home from work when R called and had answered the phone.
Yesterday, when S called, she asked if I needed anything and I said no, I only called to see how she was doing, if she was keeping well, etc. Then, she said, she was on her way and she'll see me a little later! I asked her if she wanted any lemons or curry leaves, but she said she had plenty of both. But, she wouldn't mind a few more masks, because she had given away all but two of the masks I sewed for her!
I rushed to cut out a few more masks but, I was still sewing the first one when she, her husband, and their daughter drove up.
As I suspected when she said she was coming over, she brought me dinner! Half a rotisserie chicken, a packet of cream buns (two buns sandwiched with a sweetened cream), Sri Lankan "roast paan" which is like a large, extra thick slice of bread, three pieces of a crispy fried snack called "murukku" (the swirly things in front) and three pieces of "ulundu vadai (or wade)", which is like a savory doughnut made with urad (a type of lentil) flour, and the ground coconut sambol to go with them (in the small container). S said that some friends of hers had gone to one of the Sri Lankan stores and had bought a few extra things to share with her and she, being the generous person she is, brought me a portion of it and was taking a portion to friend R. I am just overwhelmed by her generosity and kindness!
Needless to say, I postponed my planned dinner and ate some of what S brought me, instead! A small piece of chicken, a piece of bread with the last of the onion sambol (seeni sambol) I had in the fridge, one of the ulundu wade with some of the coconut sambol, etc. Later, I snacked on the murukku and I deny all knowledge of what happened to the cream buns! LOL!
I portioned out the rest of the rotisseri chicken and froze it. I now have two halves of roast chicken in the freezer! This practically doubles my stock of chicken!
I am grateful for:
- My friend bringing me dinner
- I am able to make her more masks in return
- My half-sister calling to check on me
- Water for the garden
- Dancer seems to have recovered
I think today's brunch is going to be the rest of what friend S gave me! Hope you are having a blessed day, too.