|Purple Japanese Mustard Leaves
They are more bronze than purple, aren't they? I picked 11 leaves from the 8 plants that we have. This is the 3rd harvest we've had from them as I pick just one or two outer leaves from each plant, each time.
Today, being the first of the month, I cooked kiri bath (milk rice) and seeni sambol (spicy onion relish) for brunch and picked flowers (roses and chrysanthemums) from the garden to offer at the altar. It is considered to be an auspicious way to start the month! We had a beautiful, sunny and warm (85F) day to start off December!
M was here in the morning to tend to the garden; he watered the garden and pruned the peach tree. We decided to toss the passionfruit cuttings we had kept to root because they had become moldy! Instead, we will buy a passionfruit vine and try growing that! I will have to find a spot for it and put up some kind of a trellis for it to grow on.
In the afternoon, I called the Sri Lankan store to see if my order of groceries was ready to be picked up, but, they were still waiting for one item to arrive from their warehouse. They said they will call me when the order is ready.
I spent most of the afternoon responding to comments and reading and commenting on other blogs. It's one of my favorite activities of the day!
Later in the evening, I called one of my friends that I hadn't spoken with for some time! I had misplaced her phone number and I found it, the other day. She used to work at the pharmacy that I used to go to when I was working in downtown and over the years, she became a friend. She said I made her day because I called her! Wasn't that a very kind thing to say?
Aunt C called me and I called friend R, later. Plenty of family and friends interactions, today!
I also sewed a few more Christmas gifts. Still sewing from The Stash! It's not showing any signs of going down, yet!
Dinner was rice, turkey curry, curried green beans, lentils (dhal), and zucchini chutney.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The start of a new month
- Flowers from the garden
- M tending to the garden
- Reconnecting with a friend after a few years; chatting with family and friends
- The Stash!
Today's joyful activity was sewing.
Plans for tomorrow include taking my daughter for her booster dose and picking up the Sri Lankan groceries if they are ready.
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for tomorrow?