|Pomegranate Tree in the Fall|
I've been enjoying all the pictures people are posting of autumn leaves. The pomegranate tree is the only tree in my garden with leaves that change color in the fall.
Yesterday, I received an email notification that my grocery order from the Sri Lankan store was ready for pick up. So, after a fairly relaxed morning, I drove over to the store and picked up the groceries I had ordered and also bought two packets of frozen grated coconut that I couldn't order online for some reason. Each packet contains four smaller packets.
Then, I called friend R and drove straight to her place to give her the items I had bought for her - one of the packets of frozen coconut, a packet of coriander seeds, a packet of sesame candy, and a packet of cream crackers. In exchange, she gave me more vada (lentil snacks) and another Sri Lankan treat, called "halapa" she had ordered from the lady who makes all these treats:
|Halapa - Wrapped in Banana Leaves|
|Chow Chow Preserve|
What I really wanted was a jar of pumpkin preserve, but, they didn't have any; so, I will use chow chow preserves instead, when my daughter comes home for the holidays and we make the special cake that is known as Love Cake (I've written about Love Cake in old posts).
|Coconut Roti/Flat Bread|
Dinner was roti and fish curry.
Yesterday, I was grateful for:
- The Sri Lankan groceries were ready for pick up
- A nice drive to the store and back (the car started and had a good run, too)
- Being able to bring some treats to friend R
- Friend R giving me some treats in return!
- Freshly laundered bed sheets
Yesterday's joyful activity was visiting friend R for a brief minute.
Today, I spent some time in the garden, walking up and down the driveway for 20 minutes, then, watering the front. Later, I practiced the piano. In the afternoon, I accidentally knocked over an empty glass jar which shattered on the kitchen floor! So, I swept the kitchen floor and mopped it for good measure. Afterwards, I did some paperwork and watched news.
In the evening, I went to my dental appointment. My appointment was at 6 o'clock, and I got there a few minutes early, but, the small waiting room was full! Everyone was wearing a mask, but, at least two of them had their masks on below their noses, which is less than ideal. The chairs were not set six feet apart, either. So, as soon as I had signed in, I told the receptionist that I would stand outside until it was my turn to be seen. Which I did from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., which was when they called me in! Then, they only took another impression of my bite! They took an impression of my bite the last time, too, but, apparently, they needed another impression! I do have a rather odd bite, but, still! I was hoping to have my partial ready to be fitted, today! Needless to say, I was not very happy! I wouldn't have minded if we didn't have a pandemic raging, but, every time I go out in public, I am aware that I am compromising my health! I now have another appointment at the end of the month! Sigh.
I came home, afterwards, resisting the temptation to buy a pizza (the dental clinic is located in a mini mall, with a pizza shop a couple of doors down from it) or pick up a burger from a drive through. After I changed out of the clothes I wore to the dentist's, I ate a banana and later, I ate two more coconut rotis with the last of the fish curry for my dinner. Dessert was a small piece of halapa, followed by a handful of golden raisins and raw cashews (both bought from the Sri Lankan store; at this rate, all the cake ingredients will be gone by the time my daughter comes home to make the cake! LOL!).
Today, I am grateful for:
- A sunny day
- The garden to walk in
- Being able to drive myself
- Yummy treats
- Fresh fruit from the garden
|Pomegranates from the Garden|
The pomegranates are ripe and I've been picking them, a few at a time. I am hoping that my daughter will be able to come down in time to enjoy them.
Today's joyful activity was spending time in the garden.
Plans for tomorrow include relaxing and getting some housework done.
How was your day? What are your plans for tomorrow?