|Hummingbird on the Curry Leaf Tree|
It is hard to photograph hummingbirds with my cellphone, but, this one perched on a twig in the curry leaf tree long enough for me to take this picture. Do you see it? A minute or two earlier, it was drinking nectar from the bottlebrush flowers:
|The Back Garden|
My arm felt only a little sore, today, but, I took it relatively easy and didn't do too much. I checked on the garden, picked more peapods and broccoli side shoots, took another bag of shredded paper to spread as mulch on a flower bed, and brought another box of files from the garage to go through and shred. I shredded 5 years worth of my mother's tax files and I thinned out 5 of my own tax file folders, tossing out all the tax preparation booklets and instructions; but, I kept the copies of my filed taxes and all the supporting documents. I don't feel comfortable shredding them, yet.
I boiled mung beans for brunch and had it with katta sambol (a mixture of onions, dried fish flakes, and dried chilies, with salt and lime juice to taste):
|Brunch: Boiled Mung Beans and Katta Sambol|
For dinner, I made chicken fried rice using leftover sauteed chicken, leftover rice, some peapods and the broccoli side shoots I picked today, an egg, and a handful of roasted peanuts:
|Dinner: Chicken Fried Rice|
When my daughter came home, in December 2020, she brought down her big suitcase since she got a ride down with her friend P and the plan had been for her to get a ride back with P, in March, 2021. She left her smaller carry-on suitcase in her apartment. But, because she is flying back up, she would have to check in her suitcase, which won't be a problem, except, at the other end, it would be a bit unwieldly for her to take it in the subway and bus from the airport to her apartment (she will have her backpack, as well, which will be heavy because she has to take her work computer back as well as her personal laptop, etc.) So, today, we decided that she will buy a new carry-on suitcase to take back with her. We ordered it and will pick it up from the store, tomorrow, along with a roll of duct tape and a packet of permanent markers that I needed. Her big suitcase will stay down here for the time being.
Today, I am grateful for:
- The garden continuing to provide vegetables to pick
- Flowers in the garden, supporting the birds, bees, and other pollinators
- My new paper shredder!
- Being able to order items online and pick up at the store
- Leftovers for easy meal preparations
Today's joyful activity was spending time in the garden.
5 file folders full of tax documents
Plans for tomorrow include picking up the new carry-on suite case from the store (curb-side pick up).
How was your Saturday? What are your plans for Sunday?