|Sunday's Garden Harvest: Peapods, Broccoli Side Shoots, |
Japanese Spinach Leaves
The garden keeps giving some wonderful harvests! This is what I picked on Sunday - peapods, broccoli side shoots, and Japanese spinach leaves. Then, yesterday (Tuesday), I picked a bunch of Osaka purple mustard leaves and purple mizuna leaves to take to my friend N and today, (Wednesday), I picked more purple mustard leaves and purple mizuna leaves to take to my tax preparer.
This morning, I experienced a little vertigo when I first woke up. I think I might have been a bit dehydrated. I stayed in bed for a little longer and got up when I felt better.
The donations hadn't been picked up when I first woke up and checked. I thought I could add one more item that daughter was ready to declutter, but, by the time I waited for the vertigo to go away and got dressed, etc., the donations had been picked up, so I couldn't include the last item. Not a problem - it can wait for the next donations pick up. I am challenging myself to have at least another six bags or boxes for donation by the end of June. The donations pick up team didn't accept the six dance magazines I had included with the books - they had left them in a neat pile by the door step. I tossed them in the recycling bin, right away. I didn't want to bring anything back into the house!
M came by, later in the morning, to tend to the garden. He bought me a trellis for the passionfruit vine, a role of wire mesh to keep the garden cats out of any new vegetable bed we might make, this year, and a packet of burgundy okra seeds (he buys me the stuff and I reimburse him). We will try planting them in a sunnier spot in the garden, this time. Last year, it took awhile for the seeds to germinate and the plants to grow.
In the afternoon, I went for my appointment with the tax preparer. I opted for an in-person visit, but we were both masked and I think it was alright.
When I came home, I managed to lock myself out! M had been here, still watering the garden when I left and I had asked him to close the garage door for me, which he had done, but, he hadn't locked it and I assumed he had left the gate unlocked, too, but, I didn't check to see. Instead, I parked the car, closed the garage door, and locked it with the padlock. Then, I realized that M had locked the gate! My keys were inside the car, which was inside the locked garage! I called my daughter (luckily, I had my cell phone on me!) and when she didn't answer, I texted her, and knocked on the front door. But, daughter was doing an online interview and she couldn't leave the interview to unlock the gate for me! So, I waited outside, walked up and down the drive way, checked on the garden, greeted the mail carrier when he brought the mail, and sat on the low section of the sidewall between my house and T's until my daughter was done with her interviewing, which she did a few minutes later. What a blessing that she was home and could let me in!
Daughter asked me what I would have done if she hadn't been home to let me in, and I told her I would have texted M to ask him to swing by on his way home to unlock the gate for me (he has a spare key). A long time ago, I had left the back door open, but, gone out the front door which shut itself and locked me out - I was able to climb over the side wall and let myself into the backyard, but, I am not about to try that, now! But, this is a good reminder for me to be extra vigilant and not lock the garage door until I've made sure the gate was unlocked! LOL.
I've spent a relatively relaxed evening. Today's meals were mostly leftovers - I had a slice of toast in the morning, daughter had leftover rice and chicken curry; I had the last of the leftover rice for dinner and daughter had leftover kufta. We both snacked on oranges and she had some cereal and I had some lady's finger cookies. I sorted through the top three shelves in the freezer and put a packet of ground turkey and a packet of grated zucchini to thaw to cook tomorrow.
Today I am grateful for:
- M purchasing the garden supplies for me and saving me the trouble of shopping for them
- Donations being picked up
- Taxes are done and filed for another year
- A safe drive to the tax accountant's office and back
- Daughter was home to unlock the gate for me (after a short delay)
Today's joyful activity was getting the taxes done! Not sure if joyful is the correct term (I owed taxes), but, at least, it is done for another year!
Plans for tomorrow include making and posting a birthday card for my half-sister, taking a couple of items over to friend R, doing a little more garage cleaning, and cooking.
How was your day? What are your plans for Thursday? Have you locked yourself out, accidentally? If so, what did you do? How did you manage to get yourself back inside?