It was a sunny day, today, but, chilly! It was 41F when I woke up in the morning and our daytime high today was only in the mid-50s. Tonight's low is supposed to be 38F and there is snow in the higher elevations. But, I enjoyed the sunny day and walked up and down the driveway for 15 minutes, brought the trash cans in after the trash and recycling were collected, and walked around the garden for a bit, too. The aloe plants in the front yard are flowering:
|Aloe Flower Stalk|
I hadn't planned to scrub the stove top, today, but, this happened when I went to cook my brunch:
|Runny Eggs, Anyone?|
I cracked the egg on the side of the frying pan and, somehow, missed the frying pan, altogether! I've always maintained that I'm a messy cook, but, this was a bit ridiculous! Most of the egg was contained in the black liner tray, but, a little of it got under the tray, too. A paste of baking soda and water left on for about 20 minutes or so and a scrub with a scrubby sponge and the stove top was clean:
|Clean Stove Top|
The black liner trays were scrubbed, too, and put back in place. I was laughing at myself, because, the whole reason why I cracked the egg on the side of the pan instead of into a bowl, first, was because I didn't want to dirty a dish that would then have to be washed! Instead, I had to wash the whole stove top! The oven could do with a good cleaning, too, but, that's for another day!
In the afternoon, I practiced the piano, but, I didn't have a piano lesson, today. Neighbor S called me (she's my piano teacher) and said she won't be able to teach today because it is her older daughter N's birthday and they were having a family dinner to celebrate, but, she will try to reschedule me for another evening, this week. Actually, my daughter and I were already aware that it was N's birthday. S asked me if I was planning to go anywhere this evening and I said no; she asked if they could park their cars in my driveway so that their family, who would be coming to dinner, could park in their driveway. Of course I said yes, they may park their cars in my driveway. It's really hard to find street parking on our road because a lot of people park their cars there.
In the evening, daughter took over the gifts we had ordered for N for her birthday. A few minutes later, daughter came back with N bringing us a feast!
|Dinner, Dessert, and Breakfast!|
S had sent us rice, lula kebabs, baked potato halves, salad, cheese-filled pastries, birthday cake, and doughnuts! Yum! My daughter enjoyed the kebabs and I really enjoyed one of the cheese pastries.
Today, I picked up a crochet project I had started on, a long time ago. I had been making granny squares with yarn leftover from other projects, over the years. I've made over 100 granny squares and I think I have enough for a small blanket. I raided my daughter's yarn stash to get a skein of grey yarn and started to crochet the squares together. I put together one strip of ten granny squares, today.
Today, I am grateful for:
- A sunny day
- S sending us a portion of N's birthday dinner
- Having a garden in which to walk
- Having a stove to clean
- Deliveries being made on time
Today's joyful activity was crocheting.
Tomorrow is supposed to be cloudy with rain in the forecast for Thursday and Friday. Plans for tomorrow include more crocheting and cleaning the top of my dresser, which I haven't done, yet.
How was your Tuesday? What are your plans for Wednesday?