In the afternoon, I joined in a video chat with a group of ladies I have known for several years, but, only on-line! We had all joined an online organizing forum which is now defunct. But, several of us formed a private group on a social media site and continued to keep in touch, discussing our cleaning and organizing challenges and, more recently, our concerns about the ongoing pandemic and its impact on our daily lives. Then, someone had the wonderful idea of having a video chat and offered to host it! Some of us were all excited about it, a few of us were nervous about it, but, it was wonderful! There were about seven or eight of us who joined in the chat and we talked for over one hour! LOL! It was fun!
Saturday lunch was a salad, made with the last bit of the lettuce, grated carrot, chopped apple, and a few slices of the cold roast beef, with the crisp apple and honey bottled dressing. That was the end of the lettuce I bought on March 16! It kept fresh, except for a couple of the outer leaves that were wilted and I put in the compost pile. My plan is to make cabbage salad with the cabbage I still have in the fridge (bought at the same time as the lettuce - I had to remove the two outer leaves of that, too, but, otherwise, it is still good).
With my evening cup of tea, I had two more slices of the Easter bread, with butter.
In the evening, I watered the garden, both back and front, with the hose. When I watered the star jasmine vine, the plant sneezed! What?! I was taken aback for a second before I realized that Snowball (the all-white garden cat) was hiding under it and must have got wet! Oops! Sorry, Snowball! She didn't come out, at first, and I watered some of the nearby plants, but, the star jasmine really needed a little more water, so I returned to water it, and, finally, a rather indignant Snowball ran out from under it and climbed up to her perch on the pineapple guava tree to lick the water off and groom her fur!
Dinner was rice sticks with vegetables mixed in and smoked sausage cooked with bell peppers, both from the freezer:
|Saturday Dinner: Rice Sticks and Smoked Sausage|
Still later in the night, I wanted a snack and the snack I really wanted was carrot sticks! So, I cut up some carrot sticks to munch on! I had them with peanut butter to add a little protein to the snack. Yay for relatively healthy, guilt free snacks! LOL.
On Saturday, I was grateful for:
- A lovely video chat with friends I've known a long time but, have never met!
- A sunny and warm day
- Water for the garden
- Food from the freezer
- Video chatting with my daughter
My joyful activity on Saturday was video chatting with friends.
How was your Saturday?
Wow! Here we have the small heater running.ReplyDelete
Chatting for over an hour sounds like a hoot. Wonderful that you gals got to do that.
Hahahahahahaha. The sneeze.
PS: homemade peanut butter and organic carrots are wonderful together. Yum.
Well, I had my heater on, earlier in the week. I might still need to turn it on later in May - I feel cold quite easily. Yes, the sneeze was very funny, wasn't it? Unfortunately, these were store bought non-organic carrots and peanut butter. But, it was better for me than potato chips or cake. :)Delete
I love peanut butter, homemade or not homemade. Both are yummy. Just whatever we have, works. Super yum.Delete
I think I am on a peanut butter kick - I had a slice of bread with it, today!Delete
Thank you, Regine. As always, hope things are well with you. :)Delete
Haha your story about sneezing Jasmine vine made me laugh. I pictured you, saying 'bless you' to the vine and the indignant Snowball saying "BLESS!!!!". :)ReplyDelete
t was the funniest thing, but, just for a second there, I was taken aback! You just don't expect to water a plant and have it sneeze back at you! :DDelete
That's way too hot for me! I prefer it to be slightly cooler but not cold.ReplyDelete
Poor Snowball must be wondering what she'd done to deserve a drenching, but very funny.
Your video chat with friends sounds like an hour well spent. I wonder if these group chats via video will be one of the things that continue once normal life starts again?
It's a little cooler, today - our forecast says the high will be 83F. The cats have learned to run out of reach when the sprinklers come on, but, expect me to go around them when I water with the hose. But, the sneezing bush startled me for a second! :D I doubt if the video chats will continue; right now, they are free and people are eager for some sort of social contact. Once the majority of us go back to work in offices and resume being able to go about, etc., it will be easy to say we are too busy for video chats, etc.Delete
I think I love SnowballReplyDelete
(but not more than Dancer!)
Ha, ha, I'm sure Dancer will be relieved to hear that! :DDelete
I loved your description of the indignant Snowball coming out from the jasmine vine. I'm sure she gave you a few disgusted looks as she climbed up into the pineapple guava tree!ReplyDelete
Not only that, but, I think she muttered something below her breath, too, about people watering and getting her wet! :DDelete
Ha! Poor Snowball! Your rice sticks and smoked sausage looks delicious!ReplyDelete
Don't worry, Snowball recovered from her "shower". Thank you. Hope all is well with you. :)Delete