|Brunch: Milk Rice (Kiri Bath) and Onion Relish (Seeni Sambol)|
This morning, I participated in the Temple "kathina" ceremony online. Every year, the Buddhist monks observe a three month long retreat during the traditional rainy season, at the end of which, there is a special ceremony during which a special robe is sewn and donated by the devotees to the society of the monks in general. The monks of each temple then convene and gift the robe to one particular monk who resided at the temple for the duration of the retreat. Being able to participate in this ceremony by donating something towards it is considered as a very meritorious deed. I feel blessed to have been able to participate, if only virtually.
Afterwards, I made milk rice and onion sambol for brunch.
Later, I watered the garden, both front and back, especially the newly transplanted moringa plants and practiced the piano. I might have taken an afternoon nap on the sofa, too!
Later in the evening, I made some beef and vegetable soup for dinner:
|Beef and Vegetable Soup|
It was another "cool" (high of 71F) day. I dressed in layers and was still cold! I even wore my fingerless mitts for a short time! Eventually, I caved in and switched on the electric space heater, a little while ago. I have it set up right in front of me as I type this and I am slowly thawing out! Friend R said she was in a short sleeved T-shirt and 3/4 length pants.
Daughter sent me her Inktober drawing; today's prompt was "dig"
|Day 24: Dig|
These are Pokemon known as Digletts which burrow through the ground; usually only their heads are visible.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to participate in Temple ceremonies online
- Water for the garden
- Afternoon naps
- Warm woolen sweaters
- Electric space heaters
Today's joyful activity was participating in the Temple ceremonies online.
How is your weekend coming along?