I spent a relaxed morning and then, went to the grocery store at noon to pick up the groceries I had ordered, yesterday. They didn't have one item I had ordered and they substituted a different brand of sausages for the store brand sausages I had ordered, but, otherwise, everything was fine. I will post my grocery totals in another post because I have put in another order of groceries, today, to be picked up, tomorrow! I'll explain the reasons for that, later.
After I came home and put away the groceries, I did a little more garage cleaning. I am still working my way down the left wall of the garage. Today's decluttering included three dried up paint cans, one foil pie pan, the box the microwave came in (I had used it to store some wreath-making supplies), four 3-ring binders, and a bag of artificial flowers.
I had planned to take a few things over to friend R, this afternoon, but, by the time I finished in the garage, it was past 2:30 p.m., I was feeling hot (it was 87F, today), a bit tired, and hungry as I hadn't eaten anything yet (had a cup of tea in the morning). So, I called R and postponed my visit for another day, came inside, ate a fruit, relaxed a bit, and then, had leftovers from last night's dinner for my brunch!
Afterwards, I cleaned my bathroom (and Dancer's litter box) and relaxed for a bit while my daughter packed a box with some clothes and other items to take back with her. Her original plan had been to go up to Berkeley this weekend, on Sunday, getting a ride up with her friend P. But, her office move in day has been postponed from April 4th to April 20 and she has decided to stay down here for those extra three weeks. However, her friend had offered to take a box of stuff up for her so, daughter will send some of her clothing and other items with P and then, fly up later, closer to the move in date.
M came by, a bit later, around 4:30 p.m. and put up the trellis for the passionfruit vine, which we transplanted into a bigger pot, today. Hopefully, it will grow and produce lots of fruit!
Later in the evening, I called friend A to see how things were. No change in her mother's condition, she said. We spoke for a bit and I asked her if she needed anything. At first, she said no, but, then, she asked if my daughter could possibly make her the dhal (lentil) curry she had made for her, earlier, with oat milk, and kale mallung made without coconut; of course I said yes, and daughter offered to make an egg curry, too. We needed to buy more oat milk and fresh kale, so, we put in another grocery order to be picked up tomorrow and we included a few other items I didn't order, yesterday, in order to bring up the total to waive the pick up fee. I asked friend R if she wanted me to order anything for her, but, she said, no.
I will pick up this new order of groceries at noon, tomorrow. Daughter has made plans to attend her friend P's 30th birthday celebration, tomorrow, but, she will cook the dishes A wanted on Sunday morning and we will take them to her in the afternoon. That is the plan.
For dinner, tonight, I baked some chicken thighs and potato wedges, and steamed some broccoli side shoots picked from the garden. Plenty of leftover chicken thighs for the weekend.
I also did two loads of laundry, this evening.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Being able to order groceries online and pick up curbside
- A safe drive to the grocery store and back
- Daughter's friend has offered to take some of her stuff up for her
- M putting up the trellis for me
- What I was able to accomplish
Today's joyful activity was making more progress in the garage.
How was your Friday? What are your plans for the weekend?