It's the first of the month! I always feel that the start of a new month is a new beginning!
I woke up relatively early (8:00 a.m.) today, as the plasterer was scheduled to arrive, between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. He was here by 10:10 a.m. and didn't leave until almost 3:00 p.m.! But, the wall around the heater has been plastered on both sides. What a blessing to have that completed!
I had a very productive couple of hours while I waited for the plasterer to arrive. Since it was the first of the month, I made milkrice (kiribath) for brunch, as is my custom. While it was cooking, I multi-tasked and did a load of laundry (the sofa dust sheets) and hand-washed the dishes that were in the sink (some of them from last night). Once the milkrice was cooked, I picked two fresh roses from the garden, one for the altar and one for the mantel to place by the photo of my mother. Daughter and I enjoyed the milkrice with spicy onion relish (seeni sambol) and pork curry.
Once the plasterer was here and plastering, I replied to blog comments, read blogs, etc., and posted my monthly goals review. I also called the furnace company to find out if they wanted me to give the check for the final payment to the plasterer or mail it to them, directly; they asked me to mail it to them and I did that (after taking a photocopy of the check, etc.) The plasterer did a good job and now, it is a matter of waiting for it to dry and then, paint. He vacuumed and cleaned up after himself, but, I mopped the hallway and living room floor afterwards, just to remove the fine powder that was on the floor.
We put the heater on, in the evening, and it feels so good to have a warm house, again! It's 72F in the family room, instead of 62F!
Yesterday (Sunday), I made my version of the appetizers that neighbor S's daughter made and shared with us. Hers had a buffalo chicken filling. I made a curried chicken filling with the last of the baked chicken breast meat and used that to fill premade wonton wrappers, and fried them:
|Crispy Curried Chicken Appetizers|
Daughter and I had some of them for our dinner, last night. I wanted to take some over to S and N, last night, but, N was not home and S was having an early night. We agreed that I would bring some over today, instead. So, in the afternoon, after the plasterer had left, I took a few over to them and then, daughter and I had the rest with our evening tea/coffee.
|Coconut Flat Bread (Pol Roti)|
- Pick up groceries
- Clean the fridge