|Napoleons Made by Neighbor S|
Neighbor S called me around 5:30 p.m. to say she was getting ready to make napoleons, which are pastries made with puff pastry and a cream filling. They are known by other names, too, but she called them napoleons. Would my daughter and I like some? Oh, would we ever! I told her we would love some! She called me a couple of hours later, after she had made them - she made some with the traditional cream filling, but, she made some with a chocolate filling, too, because she loves chocolate. Oh, we love chocolate, too! I was instructed to keep them in the fridge overnight and eat them, tomorrow. And to let her know which flavor I liked better. Shh! Don't tell S, but, my daughter and I sampled a piece from both the chocolate and the regular napoleons, before I put them in the fridge to keep overnight! They were both very delicious!
Today was a warm day! An afternoon high of 82F! But, in the morning, when I woke up, the house was a chilly 61F and in the afternoon, even when it was 82F outside, it went up to only 70F inside. I went outside to warm up!
My leg was back to normal, today. There were a couple of twinges in the morning, but, that was all. I am almost positive that I was dehydrated, yesterday. I have been making sure I drank enough water, today, filling and refilling a glass that holds 16 fl. oz., four times. I have drunk 7 cups of water, so far, and will drink the final cup, before bed, when I take my bedtime medications. I am not including the cup of tea I had this morning, because tea is a diuretic.
M was here, this morning, to tend to the garden. He didn't have to water the garden as Monday's rain soaked it well. Instead, he concentrated on clearing up some of the overgrown plants at the back, pruning back the euphorbias and the curry leaf plants that are threatening to take over the garden!
In the afternoon, I sat outside and did some crewel embroidery.
Breakfast was a slice of toast with peanut butter and my homemade strawberry jam. Lunch was a bowl of the Korean glass noodles that my daughter had made. For dinner, I baked more seasoned potato wedges and the package of mild Italian sausages I had in the freezer, with some bell pepper strips mixed in with the sausages. There are leftover sausages for another meal, tomorrow or on Friday. Earlier in the day, I cut up the watermelon we named Walter III/Dandy Macaroni; I took half over to neighbor S and kept the other half for us. There is one last watermelon still on the vine. Bun Bun enjoyed the piece of watermelon rind I tossed out to him! He's definitely at home in the back yard, now!
Today, I am grateful for:
- A warm day
- My leg is better
- Clean water to drink
- S sharing the delicious pastries she made
- M helping with the garden
Today's joyful activity was embroidering out in the garden.
Tomorrow is when the furnace inspector is supposed to check the furnace installation. I still don't know what time to expect the inspector! The furnace installers are supposed to call and let me know in the morning. I hope the inspection goes well and the furnace passes inspection! I am looking forward to being able to turn it on, when needed. I also hope that the plasterer can patch up the walls, soon!
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday?