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?