|Rosa "Dr. Huey" (Root stock rose)|
I didn't notice the bug on the pink rose bud, below, when I took the picture:
|Pink Rose Bud and Bug!|
The succulents growing along the side wall in the front garden are happy, too!
And the pomegranate tree is full of buds!
|Pomegranate Flower Buds|
The self-seeded phacelia plants are flowering, too!
Yesterday (Tuesday) was a mostly sunny day, after Monday's rain. I didn't have to report in person for jury duty, so I got to relax at home. I brought in the trash cans, checked on the garden, did a load of laundry, wrote my blog post about the decluttering (thank you, everyone for your very kind comments on that), ran the dishwasher, decluttered another file of my mother's old bank statements, watched news, spoke with friends and a cousin, and cooked dinner:
|Glazed Chicken, Salsa Rice, and Vegetables|
I pan sauteed the second tray of chicken thighs that I had bought, with some sliced onions and tomatoes, teriyaki sauce and a couple of spoons of a jar of ginger marmalade that I had received as a Christmas gift. I also sauteed some carrots and broccoli go to with the chicken and cooked a pot of rice. There was half a jar of hot salsa languishing in the fridge, so I added a couple of spoons of the salsa to the rice when I was cooking it, and gave a really nice flavor to the rice! It's a good way to use up some leftover salsa!
I didn't make a specific meal plan, this week, but, we will be having chicken in one form or another! LOL.
I didn't have to report for jury duty, today (Wednesday), either! So, I slept in, then, got busy in the garage! I had almost come to the end of my cleaning when M arrived to tend to the garden. But, first, he got roped into helping me a bit in the garage! He wiped down a shelf that was too high for me to clean without standing on a chair, checked and washed the patio umbrella, tossed a partially used box of joint compound for sheet rock (left over from the family room addition nearly 25 years ago!), moved the box with the Christmas tree from where it was stored on the floor in a corner to the top of one of the metal shelving units (I'm trying to have fewer things being stored on the floor), and finally escaped to do some weeding in the garden! LOL.
I had thought I was done with decluttering in the garage, but, I found a lot more stuff to declutter, today:
3 more boxes
- Party favor bags
1 wooden expandable bracket
1 fabric protection care kit
2 round wooden boxes
3 metal bookends
3 vinyl records
1 vinyl table cover
1 metal piece from the old water heater vent pipe
- assorted nails, nuts and bolts, etc.
- partial box of joint compound
1 candle holder
1 package with 10 mini plastic food containers
Then, there was this:
When my daughter was in 2nd grade, she learned about fossils and made a "fossil" in class. I showed it to her and she had no recollection of making it. She told me to toss it, but, I kept it in one of the planters in the garden.
And there were these two items, too:
|University Flag and Button|
I received these two items during my orientation session at the university, August 1974! Blog readers from Wisconsin might be amused to see them. Yes, I've kept them all these years, but, I tossed them, today.
I relaxed in the afternoon and later, I shredded my way through another couple of file folders of papers. My daughter ordered a cross-cut shredder for me, today. I think I am going to need it!
Later in the evening, I called to check if I need to report for jury duty, tomorrow. The good news is: not only don't I have to go in tomorrow (a state holiday - Cesar Chavez Day), I have been deemed to have completed my jury service for this time around! Hurray!
Today, I am grateful for:
- Garden flowers (and vegetables, too!)
- M helping me in both the garage and the garden
- More decluttering
- I was able to complete my jury service without having to go to the courthouse in person!
Today's joyful activity was more decluttering!
Plans for tomorrow include doing a bit of housework and maybe baking something.
How was your day, today? What are your plans for tomorrow?