|Savory Coconut Flat Bread (Pol Roti)|
Monday (Labor Day), was a little cooler than it was over the weekend. A high of only 100F, instead of 113/114F. Today (Tuesday) is even cooler with a high of only 84F. Unhealthy air quality due to the fires, according to the forecast, but, I am not experiencing any asthma flare ups, so far.
Yesterday (Monday), I had my piano lesson at noon. I am afraid I didn't play very well, even though I received a new song to learn.
I have no excuse for not playing well, except that I am stressed over the medical paperwork I have to fill out before I turn 65 to maintain my medical insurance. Things that should have been easy have become complicated (I am very good at complicating matters!) and made worse by the fact that the various offices are closed to in person appointments. Important documents that I should have been able to hand in, in person, and wait while photocopies were made and the original documents returned, now have to be mailed in, which I am reluctant to do, especially since the local news had a story, the other day, about bags of mail being dumped in an alley and in a parking lot in a nearby city (surveillance cameras showed someone tossing out bags and bags of undelivered mail and packages from the back of a rental truck). What if my original documents get lost in the mail? (They will not accept photo copies unless certified by the agency issuing them.) I wouldn't be quite as stressed if there were not important deadlines and missing those deadlines will result in a loss of medical insurance coverage, which, with my health complications, would not be a good thing, at all!
I took it easy in the afternoon and relaxed. I started to color another picture and did that for about one hour. Then, after watching the evening news, I took the trash cans to the curb, watered the front garden, and practiced the piano.
After that, I made some coconut flat bread for dinner. They are normally made with freshly grated coconut mixed with flour and water. I use frozen grated coconut as that is easier. The roti are generally bland and one eats them with a spicy sambol or a curry. This time, however, I made savory coconut flat bread using some frozen coconut sambol that I had on hand, in lieu of the plain frozen grated coconut. I added some finely shredded curry leaves to the mixture, as well. They turned out really well and could be eaten plain as the sambol was already in the dough mixture.
However, I accidentally knocked over a full bottle of vegetable oil that I had just opened and, as the cover was off, a lot of oil spilled onto the counter! There was oil everywhere! The bag of flour was practically soaking in it! Fortunately, there wasn't a lot of flour in it and I managed to pour out the flour into an empty container and it seemed dry, so it should be fine. Then, I mopped up the oil and washed the counter, etc., and finished making the roti. By the time I did all that and washed the dishes, my hands were cramping. I took a magnesium supplement and drank some water and the cramping stopped, eventually.
Today, I did laundry, filled out more paperwork, practiced the piano, started the car, and tried not to stress too much. I called my sister to check on her (she's doing well), chatted with cousin P, and with friend R.
The dentist's office called to confirm tomorrow's appointment. I didn't reschedule it, this time. I want to get all the medical appointments in before November, just in case my medical insurance lapses because I couldn't get all the necessary documents in before then!
I am not looking forward to the dental appointment. I hate going to the dentist! He'll probably do an extraction to remove the root of the broken tooth and that's going to be painful.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The cooler temperatures
- Dancer's help with remaking the bed!
- The medical insurance I currently have
- The car started
- I am safe from the wildfires that are burning
Today's intentional joyful activity was chatting with my daughter.
Wednesday's To Do List:
- Dental appointment
- More paperwork
- Water the back yard
- Practice the piano
How is your week going, so far?