|Dinner: Pork Bulgogi, Rice, Vegetables|
Another warm summer day, today. I brought in the trash cans, shared some of the tomatoes with neighbor S, watered the indoor watched some of the Olympics on TV, and checked this week's grocery ads that came in today's mail. I'm not planning to buy anything in particular, but checking to see if there was any good sales on beef; $4.99/lb. seemed to be the best price (for tri-tip roast or family pack of steaks).
My daughter had milkrice with seeni sambol (onion relish) for brunch; I had potato salad! Later, I made us smoothies using frozen bananas, peaches, and some apple juice.
In the afternoon, our new laptops and the package with the printer ink arrived! Daughter set up my new laptop for me and I am using it to do this post!
In the evening, daughter did the prep work for the pork bulgogi, cutting the meat and making the marinade. She kept it to marinate for 30 minutes and I cooked it and the rice while she had her piano lesson. We had some of the pickled and marinated vegetables she had made earlier (for the Japanese meal to celebrate the Olympics Opening Ceremony) with the bulgogi and rice. There are enough leftovers for another dinner. After dinner, I ran the dishwasher (and washed the pans by hand).
We also called to make an appointment for my daughter at a medical clinic down here (her regular clinic is up in Berkeley), because she has been breaking out in hives! They first appeared in mid-May, when I was experiencing my sciatica pains and she took over watering the garden for me. At the time, she thought they were bug bites that were red and itchy. But, she has not been out watering the garden recently and she's still getting new hives and they seem to be coming in clusters, now. Of course, it could have been due to stress because I was in pain and she was tending to me, working, and trying to keep up with the housework. But, I've been OK for several weeks, now and have been doing most of the housework other than vacuuming. She shouldn't still be getting new hives due to that! We realized that the hives first broke out about 3 weeks after she had her second dose of the Covid vaccination. If my sciatica inflammation was a stress response to my vaccine (according to my doctor) then, could her hives be a similar response? She was able to make an appointment to be seen by a nurse practitioner at the clinic, tomorrow. I hope she can get a diagnosis and a prescription for something to take care of the itching.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter was able to get an appointment to be seen at the clinic, tomorrow
- The hives are not painful, just itchy
- She was able to get time off from work to go to the clinic
- The new laptops arrived
- Online ordering and free delivery
Today's joyful activity was trying out my new laptop!
Today's decluttering was an old purse/handbag that should have been tossed a couple of years ago! Yesterday's decluttering was a microwavable heating pad that malfunctioned! It had pockets filled with a type of gel and one of the pockets burst when daughter microwaved it! The instructions say not to use the heating pad if the gel pockets burst. In that case, there is no point in keeping it.
Plans for tomorrow include taking daughter to the clinic and having M tend to the garden before he takes a couple of weeks off on vacation.
How was your Tuesday? What are your plans for Wednesday?