Sunday, March 7, 2021

Saturday


Blurry Mockingbird

This mockingbird was perched on the overhead wires, watching me as I walked around the garden, the other day.  This was the best my cellphone camera could do!  

Saturday has been a fairly quiet day.  One of my daughter's friends stopped by to drop off a gift to my daughter.  I took the opportunity to return a container in which her mother had given me some cake over Christmas and since I don't return containers empty, I included a jar of calamondin marmalade with the container.  Later, her mother, my friend A, called to thank me for the marmalade and we chatted for a bit.  My mother was friends with A's aunt and it was through her aunt that I got to know A and now, our daughters are close friends, too.

Later in the afternoon, M stopped by to hand me two packets of the green bush bean seeds that I had asked him to buy and to pick up his rake and watering can that he had forgotten and left behind in my yard, yesterday!  I now have all the vegetable seeds I plan to plant this summer - beans, zucchini, and okra.  I also have some really old tomato and squash seeds - no idea if they will sprout or not, but, we shall plant them and see what happens!  

In the evening, I practiced the piano and watered the back garden.

Later, I cooked the asparagus and the leeks I had bought, earlier.  I sauteed them the way I saute my green beans, with curry powder, chili powder, and spices.  I blanched the lower ends of the asparagus that I had trimmed off and froze them.  I am planning to use them in a soup.  I have another small package of cooked asparagus spears in the freezer, as well, for the soup.  

My big plan for Sunday is - getting my first dose of the Covid vaccination!  I was finally able to get an appointment after trying for weeks!  I am hoping that I will not have any side effects!

Today, I am grateful for:

- Friendships, especially those that continue from one generation to another
- M buying the bean seeds for me
- Birds visiting the garden
- Water for the garden
- Oranges from the garden

Today's joyful activity was picking more oranges from the garden! 

How was your Saturday?  What are your plans for Sunday?

14 comments:

  1. Good luck with your first Covid vaccine! I had mine last week, and didn't have any side effects at all. Still, even with side effects it's good to get the vaccine! Best, Celie

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    1. Thank you, Celie. Glad to know that you didn't have any side effects! :)

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  2. Glad that you are finally getting your vaccination. From what I've seen around here, it's a fulltime job trying to get one. It will be a while before my group comes up and hopefully by then, it will be easier to get one.

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    1. Thank you, June. Yes, one does have to keep checking frequently to get an appointment! I hope that you will not have any problems getting an appointment when it is your turn!

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  3. That's wonderful news about getting your first dose of the vaccine. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you don't experience any nasty side effects. Do you know which vaccine you will have?

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. I am scheduled to receive the Moderna vaccine. Fingers crossed that it will go well!

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  4. Congrats on getting an appointment for the vaccine! I can't wait to see what grows in your garden :)

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    1. Thank you, Martha. I can't wait to see what will grow, either! Too often, I plant stuff and very little happens! LOL! Or, the seedlings come up and the next week, we have a heat wave and everything gets desiccated!

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  5. I'm excited to know that you are going to get your vaccination, and I hope there will be no side effects.
    It's sunny again here and warming up to about - 5°C. I expect we will bundle up and go down to the river.

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    1. Thank you, Bushlady. I am a little nervous, but, as I told my daughter, the side effects can't be as bad as those from chemo!

      I'm glad it is sunny and "warmer"! Enjoy your walk to the river and back!

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  6. Such good news! I am so glad you were able to arrange to get the vaccine.

    My husband got his first shot 3 weeks ago and I got mine almost 2 weeks ago.
    Soon we will be going for our next shot and I am thrilled and feel so fortunate that we have the vaccine as a possibility to save so many lives. Created so quickly when compared to other vaccines by scientists working so hard all over the world to come up with it.

    I will look forward to hearing about your experience.

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    1. Thank you, Debra. Yes, the vaccine is a blessing, isn't it? I will certainly let you know how it goes! :)

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  7. I have now had both shots and had none to little side effects. I am glad you are getting it!
    How lovely that the container was returned with the marmalade!

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    1. That's great news that you've had both shots, Anne, with none to little side effects! I've a sore arm, today, but, that's OK. My mother always insisted that containers should not be returned empty, so I include a little something with them. :)

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