Mid-September, already! The days are flying!
Monday was a good day. The air quality was a little better, it was less hazy, there was more sunshine, and it was warm! It was comfortably cool inside the house, but, almost 100F outside! My kind of temperature and I was happy!
In the morning, I replied to blog comments, read and commented on a couple of blogs, and practiced the piano.
In the afternoon, I had my piano lesson. Why is it that I play quite well when I am practicing and then, make silly mistakes when I have my lesson? S was very patient with me and I received a new song (Santa Lucia) to learn, in addition to the current pieces.
I also did some cooking. I made a fish curry, using a piece of frozen seer fish (also known as king mackerel), a potato curry, and some onion relish (seeni sambol). I had these curries with some frozen stringhoppers (a type of noodles made from rice flour) for my dinner:
|Dinner: Stringhoppers, Curries (Potato, Cashews, Fish), and Onion Sambol|
Later in the evening, I received a delivery of one of the two air purifiers my daughter had ordered for me and the two spare air filters:
|New Air Purifier|
When I called my daughter to tell her about the delivery, she reminded me that I should have received two purifiers. But, only one was delivered. So, she contacted the customer service of the store we bought it from and they were very nice and said they will send a replacement purifier.
On Monday, I was grateful for:
- The better air quality and weather
- S's patience during my piano lesson
- Receiving the air purifier
- Phone calls and emails from friends
- Video chatting with my daughter
Monday's joyful activity was setting up the air purifier!
Today (Tuesday), the air quality and weather are about the same as they were, yesterday, although today's temperature was a little lower, with a high of 95F.
I practiced the piano, watered the garden, and brought the trash cans in. I made milk rice for brunch and had it with some of the seeni sambol that I made, yesterday. Dinner will be leftover stringhoppers and curry. I also made some phone calls to check on a couple of friends that I haven't heard from, recently.
In the afternoon, neighbor T's daughter K called me to say that her mother had fallen in the shower; K was with her and had called the paramedics. She just wanted me to know so that I wouldn't get worried when I saw the paramedics arrive. I called K a short while ago and she said her mother was doing okay. She didn't have to go to the hospital, but, obviously shaken up quite a bit and bruised; K was staying the night with her mother. I'm glad T was not hurt.
Today, my daughter left her apartment building to venture outside for the first time in 6 months. Her office is moving to another location and, although that move won't take place until next March at the earliest, they are not renewing their lease at the current location and employees have been asked to take turns coming in to the office to pack up their files and other items they want moved to the new location. Daughter walked to the office (just under 2 miles from her apartment) and back, as she didn't want to take the bus. She said the air quality was moderate, today, so, the walk wasn't too bad (she, too, has asthma).
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter had a safe trip to the office and back
- Neighbor T is not too badly hurt
- Friends I called are doing well
- Better weather and air quality
- Medical insurance
Today's joyful activity was chatting with a couple of friends.
Plans for tomorrow include going for my annual mammogram and, maybe, a bone density scan (not sure if they will do both procedures on one day).
How is your week going? What are your plans for tomorrow?