The osteospermum flowers only last a day or so, once picked, but, I am hoping that at least some of the lemon flower buds in the center will open up to keep the arrangement going for a few more days.
Today, I did a load of laundry, practiced the piano (lessons resume next week!), chatted with M while he tended to the garden (he thinned the peaches, repotted an avocado seedling I had grown from a seed, planted a small fig plant he had given me, and fed the fruit trees, etc.), watched some news, chatted with friend R, and cooked a ground beef curry for dinner (served with rice and some of the turnip/radish stir fry).
I also continued to take inventory of some of the household items I routinely stock up on, on a quarterly basis. Yesterday, for example, I went through the kitchen cabinet where I store things like extra foil, wax paper, trash bags, etc., and updated my inventory. I usually stock up on them when I get down to the last box. Today, I checked on toiletry items - daughter just opened the last bottle of hair conditioner, so, that went on the list to order on the next shopping order. There is a new bottle of shampoo, but, I might just go ahead an order another one at the same time as the conditioner. Last year, when the first stay at home order went into effect, in mid-March, I was low on certain supplies because I had been waiting until the end of March to do my usual 1st quarter stock up! I tried to stock up a bit on my last grocery shopping trip before the stay at home order went into effect and I was shocked to find the shelves bare! That was a very uncomfortable feeling!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Working appliances
- M's help with the garden
- A sunny and warm day
- Being able to stock up on needed items
- Chatting with friends
Today's joyful activity was gardening (well, M did most of the work; I just picked oranges!)
How was your Friday? What are your plans for the weekend?