I had put some money in an envelope to give my cousin for the groceries. I don't even know the price of eggs, anymore! They used to be $2.99 per dozen for large eggs, regularly, unless they were on sale, which is when I used to buy them. But, these days, availability is more of a factor than price, isn't it? My cousin and her daughter didn't want to accept the envelope, but, I insisted. I had put a little extra in there and told my cousin's daughter to buy herself a cup of coffee with it for doing the grocery shopping. According to my cousin, she stays in the car while her daughter goes into the store to do the actual grocery shopping.
After I brought in the groceries (before I took the photo), I took the eggs out of the carton and washed them! Then, I tossed the carton out (I will put it in the recycling bin, later; I didn't want to keep it in the bag I keep in the kitchen to hold items for recycling in until I take them to the bin), took the six eggs out of the carton I had in the fridge, put two of them to boil, and put the other four into a container. Then, I put the washed new eggs into the old egg carton! I also wiped the outside of the bread bag, the box of cereal, and the packet of cookies with a disinfectant wipe. I've read somewhere that one should remove the bag of cereal from the box and store in a container, but, I think it will be safe enough to leave it as it is.
For brunch, I had an egg salad sandwich. I figured that, since I had wiped the outside of the bread bag with a disinfectant wipe, it would be fine to take some bread from the bag, without leaving it to air for 24 hours, as well. I removed the tab and opened the bread bag. Then, I washed my hands. Then, I removed two slices of bread and closed the bread bag. Then, I washed my hands! What a rigmarole! LOL! Maybe a bit of an overkill, but, the other day, the local TV news showed unmasked, ungloved, grocery store workers in several local grocery stores, who were restocking the shelves and they were sneezing and blowing their noses, or wiping their noses with their bare hands, etc., and then, continuing with handling groceries and restocking shelves without pause to sanitize their hands! Most probably, they didn't have time to go and wash their hands. Quite possibly, they didn't even realize what they were doing. But, I do know that the outsides of packages aren't exactly germ free. Normally, it would not bother me; I am not afraid of a few germs, but, these are not normal times, are they? I'd rather be safe than sorry.
Finally I made my sandwich and ate it! I had grated a little bit of green chili into my egg salad and it was delicious! The rest of the egg salad is in the fridge for another sandwich, maybe for tomorrow's brunch.
Tonight's dinner will be the leftover rice sticks and some of the sausages.
It is a cooler day, today, with a cloud cover and the high being only 87F. Inside the house, it is a very comfortable 82F.
It is a little after 5:00 p.m. as I type this. Almost time for a cup of tea. Dancer is snoozing peacefully, by my side, with his tummy exposed to cool off. I plan to have a restful evening. The only thing I need to do is clean the litter box and sweep the bathroom.
Today, I am grateful for:
- My cousin and her daughter offering to pick up some groceries for me
- The extra items my cousin gave me
- A supply of eggs and bread
- Another warm, if slightly cooler, day
- Being alive
Today's joyful activity was chatting on the phone with my daughter (our nightly video chat will be later).
How is your Sunday? What are you grateful for, today? What is the price of a dozen large eggs in your stores, these days? Do you know?