|Walter Melon III, aka "Dandy Macaroni"|
Walter Melon III was cut off the vine, yesterday, as his vine had completely withered! He had lost his feather, too! We didn't cut him up, yet, because there was still a small section of Wawa left in the fridge. But, we will cut him up this weekend!
It was another warm day, today, with an outdoor high of 78F and an indoor high of 68F, even with all the doors and windows open to bring the warm air inside! Once again, I sat outside, in the sunshine, to warm up! As I mentioned to one of my friends, I feel cold even when it is warm for others. Cousin P called me over because she had another bag of clothes to give to my daughter and I walked across the street to her house. She was dressed in a short-sleeved t-shirt and 3/4 length cotton pants and slippers; I was bundled up in a wool sweater over my short-sleeved blouse, a scarf around my neck, long pants, and shoes and socks! Later, when I was seated outside in the afternoon sun, still in my sweater and scarf, etc., my daughter joined me wearing a short sleeved blouse. She went indoors after a few minutes because it was too hot for her and she was sweating, while I just felt comfortable, neither hot nor cold! This weekend, however, we are supposed to be in the mid to upper 80s and I am looking forward to that!
I had a fairly relaxed day, today, partly because I had a slight pain in my lower back! After I spent the morning out in the garden, I came inside and did what seemed like a mountain of dishes that had piled up in the sink! Then, I cooked the chicken breast half that I had kept to thaw yesterday for last night's dinner - it hadn't thawed by dinner time, yesterday, so I cooked it this afternoon, instead. I made a sort of dry rub for it with yellow curry powder, some chili powder, crushed curry leaves, and salt, then, pan roasted it with onions and garlic. It turned out really well. I made fried rice with leftover rice, an egg, some of the chicken I had cooked, and a handful of roasted peanuts and daughter and I had that for our lunch. We had the last piece of "wawa melon" for dessert. After lunch, I washed the lunch dishes!
For dinner, I cooked biriyani rice, using a premixed paste from a jar. It wasn't as good as when made from scratch, but, it was not a bad substitute. I made sauteed green beans to go with the rice and we had some of the chicken I made earlier in the day, as well. The dinner dishes were done after daughter put away the leftovers, but, I left the pans to soak overnight. Peaches for dessert.
Today, I am grateful for:
- A sunny, warm day
- Cousin giving more clothes to my daughter
- Phone conversations with aunt and friends
- A garden in which to sit and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine
- Regular mail delivery
Today's joyful activity was sitting in the garden, enjoying the sunshine, and observing the garden visitors (birds, butterflies, grasshoppers, the garden cats, and Bun Bun who feasted on the dandelions!)
Plans for tomorrow include an appointment for my quarterly check up with the oncologist. Since this is a routine visit, I will probably be seen by the nurse practitioner; hopefully, there won't be a long wait to be seen!
How was your Thursday? What are your plans for Friday?