The peach tree was given a hard pruning, last fall and we removed the top which broke due to the weight of the fruit, last summer. Although it was taped together, the taping didn't hold and the top of the tree died off. However, two shoots from two side branches have grown upwards and these will now be the new tops! The branches that are in place are flowering with all their might and the bees are busy enjoying the nectar and pollinating the flowers. M has already warned me that he will be thinning at least 50 percent of any fruit that will set, in order to prevent any further damage to the tree!
It has been a rather overcast day, today, with a little hazy sunshine. I watered the back garden in the morning and picked another handful of peapods. The hellebore plant has a few more flower buds starting to open.
In the afternoon, I had a long conversation with aunt C who called. Later, I responded to blog comments, checked in on a couple of friends (called friend A and left her a message; she called back in the evening to say she's feeling better), practiced the piano, cooked, did the dishes, cleaned the litter box, etc., and daughter took the trash cans to the curb for me.
Daughter and I had leftovers for lunch (I had a bowl of soup and half a pita bread with leftover ground beef; daughter had pita and the last sausage). For dinner, I cooked some chicken thighs (pan sauteed with onions, tomatoes, and spices), a boxed rice mix, and broccoli. I have not been meal planning, lately, but, I'm going to give it a try, this week (starting a new month, and so on).
This week's meal plan:
Lunch - leftovers
Dinner - Sauteed chicken (with onions and tomatoes), boxed rice mix ("stir fry" flavor), broccoli
Breakfast: Milk rice, seeni sambol (spicy onion relish)
Lunch: Egg salad sandwiches
Dinner - Leftovers from Monday's dinner
Lunch - leftovers (soup, the last of the ground beef mixture, the last piece of chicken, etc.)
Dinner - Fish (frozen pollock) curry, shredded kale (mallung), dhal, green beans, zucchini chutney
Lunch - leftovers (milk rice, etc.)
Dinner - Leftover fish curry, etc.
Lunch - leftovers or fried rice
Dinner - Boxed mac & cheese with tuna, maybe or some of the frozen kufta.
I can't think that far in advance! LOL. We might be wanting chicken curry, by then.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Friend A is doing better
- Being able to water the garden
- Daughter helping with taking the trash cans to the curb
- Conversations with aunt C
- Having enough food to be able to make menu options
Today's joyful activities include chatting with friends and family and being in the garden.
Plans for tomorrow include, tidying the family room.
How was your Monday? What are your plans for Tuesday?