|Day 17: Storm
Today's drawing prompt is Storm and according to my daughter, this is a cloud throwing a tantrum! LOL.
I had another relaxed day, today. I practiced the piano, cleared the kitchen counters, decanted the raisins in the opened bag into two pint sized glass jars I had washed and saved, did the dishes, watched some cooking shows on TV, made a grocery shopping list, and, later in the evening, with my daughter's help, ordered groceries to be picked up, tomorrow. I called friend R to ask her if she wanted anything from the store, before I completed my order, but, she said she didn't need anything, this time.
It has been exactly one month since my last grocery shopping pick up (on September 17). I had come to the end of a lot of the items I bought then, but, I was also quite pleased how well things kept, too. I did ask my neighbor to pick up a packet of raisins for me, earlier this month, but, this will be my main grocery shopping order, this month. I ordered bread, milk, orange juice, some fresh vegetables (cucumber, broccoli, carrots, lettuce), some frozen vegetables (green peas and corn), some fruits (banana, grapes, peaches), a bag of potatoes, eggs, meat (pork chops), smoked sausage, a packet of hot dogs and buns, some stock up items such as rice and instant cup of noodles, and a couple of toiletry items (soap and toothpaste; I still have most of the package of soap I bought in March, but, there was a sale on them, this week, and I thought it would be a good item to stock up). Of course, I won't know, till tomorrow, if everything I ordered will be available. I okayed substitutions if necessary.
Shortly after that, neighbor S called me. It was her mother's birthday, they had a family celebration, and would I like some barbecued meat and kebabs, fresh fruit, potatoes her daughter had made, and a piece of chocolate olive oil cake that her daughter had also made? Well, of course I said, "Yes, please!" A few minutes later, S brought me a feast:
|Dinner Plus! Compliments of S!
I had just enough time to put one of the frilly scarves I had knitted into a gift bag with a card as a gift to her mother, L, before S brought me the dinner! I am so glad I had something on hand to give!
I had some of the meat and potatoes with a salad for dinner, followed by a small slice of the cake. It was all very delicious and I have plenty of leftovers for another meal or two. Have I mentioned I am blessed with some lovely, caring neighbors? They spoil me!
I took the fruit off the skewers and put them into a small, covered dish; I will probably have them for breakfast, tomorrow. The skewers were washed and saved, along with the skewers from the prior serving of fruit I received from S, earlier in the month; I am keeping them to reuse them, one day in the future. Of course, I am someone who is known to wash and reuse things like aluminum foil and sandwich baggies, much to the chagrin of some of my family members! LOL. It was something I learned to do when I was a university student, earning $2.10 minimum wage per hour (by the time taxes and other deductions were taken out, it came to $1.90 per hour). It was a long time ago (1970s), but, frugal habits die hard!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Kind neighbors who bless me with dinner and more
- Daughter helping me with ordering the groceries
- Having a gift on hand to give S's mother
- Relaxed days
- Glass jars
Today's joyful activity was enjoying the dinner provided by neighbor S!
Tomorrow would have been my mother's birthday. My plans include a visit to the cemetery and then, picking up the groceries I ordered.
How was your day? What are your plans for tomorrow?