A sunny Sunday, in contrast to the cloudy Saturday. Clear blue skies and an afternoon high of 72F. Very pleasant weather for the end of January.
My day started out with a phone call from friend A, saying she has to postpone our visit. She was on her way to the hospital for an evaluation, as she put it. Of course I said we'll visit her another day when she is feeling better. Much later in the day, my daughter texted A's daughter to get an update; A was home and resting. I will call her tomorrow to check on her.
I spent a quiet morning, after that, replying to blog comments, reading and commenting on other blogs, etc.
Later, I decided to make some soup for lunch. I pulled out a package of turkey bones from the freezer (from the Thanksgiving turkey) and put them to boil to make the broth. I don't make the broth and freeze it because it takes more space in the freezer, I think. After it had boiled for a couple of hours, I strained the broth and then, added the shredded turkey meat and a package of cut up ham, along with an assortment of chopped vegetables - half an onion, several cloves of garlic, a large carrot, the stems of some kale, bell peppers, tomatoes, a handful of edamame, and the last of the homegrown potatoes. Some salt and crushed black pepper corns and a little soy sauce and let it all simmer for another hour or so.
I took a container of the soup and a couple of pieces of the applesauce brownies my daughter made over to neighbor T. Then, my daughter and I took a container of the soup and another container of the brownies to friend R, along with some lemons from the garden. She gave me some tangerines a friend had given her (from the friend's garden) and a new set of small food storage containers!
In the afternoon, I practiced the piano for a bit and played word games. I also did two loads of laundry, so I was somewhat productive!
More leftovers for dinner and a relaxed evening spent in my daughter's company.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Friend A is home from the hospital
- Being able to share some of my homemade soup and daughter's brownies with neighbors and friends
- A sunny and warm day
- Working appliances
- The blessings of an ordinary day, relaxing at home and all what it means
Today's joyful activity was taking some soup and brownies to share with friends and neighbors.
Plans for tomorrow include:
- Doing some housecleaning!
How was your weekend? What are your plans for the week ahead?