|My Daughter's Ink Sketch of a Koi Fish|
My daughter decided she was going to participate in something called Inktober, again, this year. She did that a couple of years ago and had a lot of fun. There are, apparently, different ways in which to participate, but, basically, one does an ink sketch a day (or, every other day, or once a week) and posts it. Some people have a theme, but, she has chosen to go with a daily prompt. Today's prompt was "Fish" and she decided to do a koi fish. She used felt tip pens, she said. She estimates it took her about one hour to draw and complete it.
Today has been another hot day. Triple digit temperatures. We apparently went up to 106F, today. No, I didn't turn on the air conditioner in the room. I was fine with the stand fan directed at me.
Since it was the first of the month, I made milk rice for breakfast and some onion relish (seeni sambol) to go with it. In the afternoon, I gathered the documents I think I might need, tomorrow, for my phone appointment with the Social Security office regarding my application for Medicare. There was a moment of panic at one point when I couldn't locate one very important document, but, I found it, after some searching, in the first place where I looked, but hiding under another document! Whew! I received an automated reminder of tomorrow's phone call; I hope it will go well.
I practiced the piano, later in the afternoon, and spoke with neighbor T, checking on her during this heatwave. She warned me that there is a flex alert, urging people to refrain from using appliances during the day, until 8:00 p.m., to keep the demand on electricity low.In the early evening, I watered the front garden, just a little bit.
Later in the evening, I spoke with one of my cousins and with friend R.
The other night, I was craving something sweet, so, I pulled out a couple of frozen puff pastry squares, sliced up an apple, drizzled a little mango jam and sugar, and baked it all in the toaster oven (it was too hot to turn on the big stove oven):
I had one piece for dessert, that night, and the other piece for breakfast, the next day.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to locate the document I was looking for
- A new month and a new beginning
- Electricity to run the fans
- My rescue inhaler was delivered in the mail
- Being able to chat with family and friends
Today's joyful activity was playing the piano.
The only thing on tomorrow's To Do List is the phone call with the Social Security office about my Medicare application. Please wish me well. I have been praying all day that it will go well and that I can hand deliver my original Certificate of Citizenship instead of mailing it in. I am stressing over that - I don't want to mail such an important piece of paper and have it go astray. Please wish that I will get to speak with someone who will be sympathetic to my concerns and will say I can deliver it/drop it off at their office!