This is the outfit my daughter put together, with items she had in her closet which still fit her, to wear to the office, on Wednesday. She wore tights and boots with the dress and jacket. She said she received several compliments on her outfit from various colleagues.
Below is the outfit she's planning to wear on Thursday:
Maybe with the silk infinity scarf I sewed for her, with fabric from a sari my mother used to wear:
She said she will decide on the scarf in the morning.
Yesterday (Tuesday), I took it easy and relaxed. I brought in my trash cans from the curb after they were emptied and took neighbor T's bins in for her. Cleaned the litter box. Checked on the garden. Called friend A and left her a message. Called friend R and chatted with her for a bit. Exchanged emails with a friend. Watched some news and a few videos online. Made my meal plan for the week and cooked sausages (with onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, and broccoli stems sliced thinly) for dinner. Afterwards, I baked some banana muffins to use up the last two bananas that were getting a bit overripe; they got a little too brown, but, they tasted fine. Then, did the dishes.
Today, M tended to the garden in the morning. He brought me four sunflower seedlings, which he planted out for me. Then, he pruned a couple of branches from an euphorbia bush since they were going over the back wall into the neighbor's yard.
I watched some videos online in the afternoon and crocheted. Later, I watched news and crocheted.
Cousin V called to confirm our planned visit to see friend A, tomorrow. I called A and asked if she would like me to bring her something. At first she said no, she's fine, but, I asked her if she'd like me to bring her some mallung, which is a dish of shredded leafy greens and she said she'd like that. So, I picked some broccoli leaves from the garden. I removed the central rib from the leaves before I shredded the leafy portions and cooked them with just a bit of water, finely minced onions, turmeric, and salt. Mallung is usually cooked with grated coconut added to it, but, A can't eat coconut. Then, I removed a portion for her:
I added a little bit of oil, grated coconut, and a little bit of spices (chillie powder, etc.) to the rest:
|Broccoli Leaf Mallung|
|Broccoli Leaf Ribs|
I will add them to a stir fry or any other dish I will be making, later. There is no need to toss them in the compost bin.
I went off the meal plan slightly, at dinnertime, today! After making the broccoli leaf mallung, I didn't feel like making the spaghetti sauce, too, and, besides, the ground turkey hadn't thawed, fully. So, for dinner, I boiled pasta and had it with the leftover sausage and vegetables I had from Tuesday's dinner! Somehow, it created more leftovers! LOL.
Later in the evening, I spoke with friend R and video chatted with my daughter. She said she had a very productive day in the office and went for one of her acrobatics classes, afterwards. She said that, starting next week, they will no longer be required to wear a mask at the office! They will still be required to test at least once a week (daily if unvaccinated).
Today, I am grateful for:
- M tending to the garden for me
- Sunflower seedlings
- Garden produce
- Phone calls and video chats
- Daughter had a good day at the office
Today's joyful activity was crocheting.
Plans for Thursday include going to my cousin's to have lunch with her and visiting friend A, afterwards.
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday? Have you eaten broccoli leaves?