|Maple Streusel Bread and Homemade Gata (Armenian Cookies)|
It was not quite 62F inside the house, this morning, when we woke up. Outside was warmer and sunny! As soon as I had my cup of tea and had said my morning prayers, I went outside and walked in the drive way for 15 minutes, and then, sat on the short side wall in the sun for a few minutes. LOL.
|Aveline Avocado Stands Tall, Again!|
M was here later in the morning and he and I found a taller stake for the avocado plant which has been named Aveline by Lady Ella (thank you, Lady Ella for naming her!) I asked M about planting her in the ground, but, just as I suspected, he said to wait until next spring.
M was also kind enough to install the new fluorescent light tubes in the kitchen ceiling light fixture, for me. The kitchen lights stopped working almost a month ago! I had been managing with the light on the stove vent hood and the dining area while the new bulbs were ordered and shipped. They were delivered, yesterday. Today, M installed them for me and I took the opportunity to clean the light fixture cover.
Then, I asked M, since he was up on the ladder anyway, if he could also clean the section of the molding above the kitchen cabinets above the stove. Even with the vent hood, grease had accumulated up there and it was very unsightly and had been bothering me a lot! It has been at least a couple of years since I've climbed up a ladder to clean the molding - I've climbed the step stool and cleaned the cabinet doors and the top of the vent hood, but, I can't reach the molding from the step stool. Not only did M clean the section directly above the stove, he cleaned the entire length of molding along that wall! Now the molding looks so clean that the cabinet doors look dingy! LOL. That's the problem with white kitchen cabinets - they are hard to keep clean!
The afternoon was nice and warm, with a high of 75F! I spent a little more time out in the garden, to enjoy the warmth. By then, the inside of the house had warmed up to about 68F. But, in the evening, I was so cold that we used one of the small space heaters to warm up the family room!
Neighbor S called me and handed some easy piano pieces she had printed out for me. She is taking a break from teaching piano this month, so I will resume taking piano lessons in November, but, I will practice these new pieces on my own until then. I spent about 20 minutes playing them, this evening. Later in the evening, S brought me some homemade gata (an Armenian cookie) which she had made and some maple streusel bread that her younger daughter had bought. The gata were absolutely delicious and my daughter has asked her for the recipe! S said she will ask her daughter to translate the recipe from Armenian to English to share with my daughter.
Lunch had been leftovers, followed by slices of "Wawa melon". Dinner was boxed mac and cheese with canned tuna added to it - what I'd call a pantry meal! It was a rather frugal meal, too.
Today, I am grateful for:
- A sunny, warm day
- M putting the new bulbs in the kitchen light fixture and
- Cleaning the kitchen cabinet molding for me
- S sharing some yummy treats with us
- Phone calls with family and friends
Today's joyful activities included being in the garden and enjoying the treats S provided.
Plans for tomorrow include some cleaning and sewing.
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday?
10/3 - 1 craft book
10/4 - 3 anime books (daughter's; to be donated)
10/5 - 1 pack of HP playing cards (daughter's; to be donated)
- 1 Rubik's cube-type 3D puzzle (a triangle, instead of a cube; daughter's to be donated)
10/6 - 6 bottles of old dried up craft paint
10/7 - 5 knitted scarves