|Double Colored Rose|
We are having a three day weekend, here, in the U.S. with Monday being a holiday to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Daughter and I are relaxing and enjoying the long weekend.
On Saturday, it drizzled a little bit! Not enough to wet the ground, but, just enough to show a few damp spots on the cemented areas in the back! I checked on the garden, a bit later, and took a couple of photos, but, didn't pick anything. The rose I photographed and showed on Tuesday's post has opened up!
Saturday morning, I cut up the fresh pineapple I had bought, earlier, as it had ripened. We had fresh pineapple for breakfast and I put the pineapple top in a jar of water to see if it will root. I've been able to root a few others, earlier, but, so far, I've not had any luck getting the rooted tops to actually grow when planted! I also removed some of the pineapple seeds (they are tiny brown/black seeds, about the size of sesame seeds, located just below the skin) to put in water to see if I can get them to sprout. If they do grow, I'll let you know!
Later, I put away the last of the Christmas holiday items - the table cloths, crocheted blanket, cushion covers, etc., which I don't like to store in the garage and store in a suitcase in my closet, instead. Then, I vacuumed the family room and put the furniture back in place, with the two sofas placed in an L-shape, once more.
Aunt C called in the afternoon and I had a long chat with her.
Friend A's younger daughter dropped off the empty food containers (although I had told her I didn't need them back!), in the afternoon, along with a package of fresh salmon fillets! That was such a lovely thing to do! Even with our custom of not returning containers empty, a package of salmon fillets was too much! That's what I told A, when I called her to thank her, but, she laughed it off, saying it was a small gift in return for all the food my daughter had prepared for them. I froze some of it and cooked two pieces for our dinner, along with some stir fried vegetables. Afterwards, I did another load of dishes.
Today, it was sunny and bright in the morning, but, the clouds moved in later. We have rain ("scattered showers") in the forecast for tomorrow!
It has been a relaxed, restful day. Daughter has had a stiff shoulder for the past couple of days, so, she's taking it easy and doing a paint-by-numbers kit that she had received. I chatted with cousin P, friend R, and with neighbor T.
Later, I pulled out the big bin in which I kept my yarn stash and sorted through that! The good news is, I don't have much of a yarn stash, any more! I have one leftover ball of blue 100% wool and half a ball of grey 100% wool, along with a few other smaller quantities of 100% wool, some small quantities of acrylic yarn, and two unused balls and three partially used balls of novelty yarn ("eye lash" yarn, and a ruffly yarn). There was, also, a partial cone of a very thin fuzzy yarn that someone had given me several years ago, which I haven't used and I am not likely to use; I decluttered that, today (put aside to donate).
I cooked a chicken stir fry for dinner, with shirataki noodles. Later, daughter placed an order for groceries to be picked up, tomorrow. Not sure how many of the items we ordered will be available, however, as we are hearing more about empty store shelves on the news. I will pick up the groceries, tomorrow, and depending on what we get, I will meal plan for next week.
This weekend, I am grateful for:
- The gift of salmon fillets from friend A and family
- Pretty roses in the garden
- Phone chats with family and friends
- Relaxed days and long weekends
- A working heater/furnace
This weekend's joy full activities have included chatting with family and friends and strolling around the garden, checking on the plants.
Plans for tomorrow include picking up the groceries and attending the online painting class I signed up for!
How was your weekend? What are your plans for Monday?