|Another Set of Three - Candle Holders
I took this photo as part of the WPSH, for prompt #1 A Set of Three, but, chose the trio of elephants for that, instead.
On Saturday, I felt a bit under the weather, as, towards the evening, I began to get my sinuses blocked and the back of my throat feeling a bit scratchy. In pre-Covid days, I would have thought it was a cold and not thought twice about it. But, these days, my first thought was to wonder if I had been exposed to the dreaded Corona virus! But, I had not gone out and come into close contact with anyone who was not masked, etc., so, through a process of elimination, we concluded that it was allergies. Probably from all the dust with daughter cleaning her bedroom and me going through all the dusty piles of magazines and papers she was decluttering, tearing them up for recycling, etc. Or, maybe it was the lovely, but, potent, perfume from the rose scented candle as I am not used to it!
On Sunday, I couldn't get warm! I was bundled up in wool sweaters and scarf, sitting in front of the heater, and still feeling cold deep inside me! But, at least, the sinuses were clear and I didn't have a scratchy throat!
I had put mung beans to soak on Saturday night, which I boiled for our breakfast on Sunday. Often, we eat boiled mung beans with grated coconut or katta sambol or lunu miris (which is another spicy mixture of raw onions and dried chilies, ground together) for breakfast, but, on Sunday, I chose to eat it plain and my daughter had hers sprinkled with sugar!
Afterwards, I took the kitchen scraps to the garden to be composted, tore up more papers to recycle (removing name and address labels, etc.), and did a couple of loads of laundry, including the dust sheets on one of the family room sofas. Daughter finished cleaning her bedroom and set up her desk with her work files and work computer, in readiness for work on Monday. Then, she vacuumed the family room for me and took a virtual "couch parkour" class, which uses the sofa or couch as the obstacle course! I watched her doing her routine, including kick overs, back limbers, and shoulder rolls from the living room. It gives jumping on the sofa a whole new meaning! LOL!
Daughter had leftover rice and curries for dinner; I felt sort of bloated all day and didn't feel like eating much, so had a scrambled egg and an orange.
Yesterday, Monday, I felt much better. Whatever it was that was affecting me over the weekend seemed to have worked its way out of my system, thank goodness! I got up just before daughter woke up, made my tea and put her coffee to brew. Later, we had leftover boiled mung beans for brunch. I did more laundry, filled the recycling bin to the brim, took the trash bin and recycling bin to the curb for pick up in the morning, flattened some cardboard boxes to put down in the side yard as a weed barrier, sewed the seams of the sweater I've been knitting and picked up the stitches around the neck to knit the neck band. By then, it was 5:00 p.m. and daughter had finished her work for the day. We had parathas with chicken curry with our evening tea and watched some news. We both took a short nap on the sofa, while watching news! Afterwards, I watched the rest of the news while daughter cooked teriyaki chicken and steamed broccoli and snap peas for our dinner. Later, I practiced the piano, chatted on the phone with friend R, and cleaned the litter box.
Today, I made us waffles for brunch. I brought in the empty trash bin and recycling bin. I have more papers to be put into the recycling bin! It is now just after 1:30 p.m. and daughter is working. There are leftovers from last night's teriyaki chicken and vegetables that she made and we will have that for dinner. Plans for today include going through the rest of the papers for recycling and watering the houseplants and the garden.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Feeling better
- Daughter being able to work from home
- Daughter sharing the cooking
- Sunny, warm weather
- Fresh oranges from the tree in my garden
Today's joyful activity will be knitting.
How is your week coming along?