Today, we had hazy sunshine and a high of 67F, which is more typical for this time of the year.
My daughter woke up with a low fever this morning. She emailed her supervisor and took the day off from work. She is feeling achy, today, and fatigued; she has spent the day sleeping, on and off.
I received a call from the Sri Lankan grocery store saying that my order was ready for pick up. I had ordered the items at the beginning of the week and they had everything except one particular item that I had wanted. I had been calling them almost daily to find out when they would get that one item and today, they called me to let me know that the item had come in and my order was ready. I drove there in the early afternoon and did a curbside pick up.
There was a bit of a confusion, initially, when I called from the car to let them know that I was in the parking lot and the store clerk told me that someone had picked up my order! I insisted that I hadn't sent anyone to pick up my order and then, she realized that she had mixed up the names and my order was there! She should have gone by the order number and not the name! LOL. Anyway, the two bags of groceries were brought to the car and everything I ordered were there: tea, some of the ingredients I need to make a special cake known as Love Cake, some treats, and a few items I wanted to give as gifts. It is the one store where I will buy things without giving much consideration to the prices! This time, I used the unspent portion of my grocery budget to pay for the items I ordered, so I was still well within my budget. But, even otherwise, I always maintain that it is cheaper than going to Sri Lanka to get my treats from there! LOL.
I took some photos of what I bought, but, for some reason, I am unable to upload them to the blog post!
Daughter and I sampled a few of the treats in the afternoon and M got to try some when he arrived to tend to the garden.
Cousin V called me in the afternoon to let me know that it was not too late to change my mind about attending the reception that is being held tomorrow afternoon, after the memorial for her mother. I had RSVP'd her, earlier, declining the invitation. Daughter and I discussed it, a bit more, but, we are still not comfortable sitting down in a hotel banqueting room to eat with 80 or so other invited guests, even if we have both received our booster shots. I will attend the memorial service at the Church (daughter will probably not attend); I will be masked throughout the service and I think that will be safe enough.
In the evening, I cooked spaghetti with ground beef and my homemade pasta sauce (made with homegrown tomatoes). I sauteed some Japanese purple mustard leaves to have with the pasta. Neighbor S brought over some banana cake, a type of cake made with farina and syrup, and two chocolates. Once again, the photo I took of that is not uploading.
After dinner, I did the dishes and tidied up the kitchen.
Today, I am grateful for:
- My daughter is able to take time off from work to recover from the booster side effects
- Being able to order items from the Sri Lankan grocery store
- A safe drive there and back
- M tending to the garden
- S bringing us more treats and goodies!
Today's joyful activity was picking up the Sri Lankan groceries.
Plans for tomorrow include attending my aunt's memorial service.
How was your Friday? What are your plans for the weekend?