August has started out sunny and warm (88F). In the morning, I picked some roses - a red rose to place near my mother's picture and the double colored ones for the altars. Then, I cooked milkrice. Except, I burned the first pot of rice because I forgot that I had kept it to boil! Making milkrice on the first of the month is supposed to be auspicious; I'm not sure what burning the pot of rice means! I hope it's not a bad omen! I set my timer on to check on the rice every five minutes for the second pot of milkrice and didn't allow it to burn!
In the afternoon, daughter and I did a little online shopping! Daughter needs a new laptop as hers has giving her trouble (yesterday, for example, she couldn't even log on to her laptop, and it has been giving her error codes, etc.) and I have been wanting a new laptop for some time, myself. Today, we put in the order for them. We also ordered more printer ink, printing paper, and photo printing paper! Never let it be said that we don't do our part to keep the economy going! LOL!
I also put in another grocery order! I had forgotten to buy a couple of items, such as more vinegar for the additional batches of zucchini chutney I have planned to make, during my earlier grocery order and I wanted to take advantage of this week's sale priced items (chicken at $.99/lb., for example), before the sale prices change on Tuesday. Plus, there were a few items that daughter will be needing since her stay has been extended. In addition, with new Covid cases rising, once again (3,045 new cases reported in Los Angeles County, today), we decided to stock up on disinfectant spray and wipes while they were still available (there was already a limit of 2 sprays per order).
In the evening, I watered the back yard. I've at least three watermelons that seem to be coming along nicely:
|Baby Watermelon 1|
These are about 2 inches in diameter. I hope they will grow big enough to harvest them!
|Today's Tomato Harvest|
|August Decluttering - Day 1: Old Pair of Garden Gloves|
- Being able to shop online
- Garden produce
- Water for the garden
- Phone calls with family, friends, and neighbors
- Make zucchini chutney