Happy New Year, Sri Lanka; good health and happiness to all! Traditionally known as the Sinhala and Tamil New Year (because it used to be celebrated mostly by these two major ethnic groups) April 13 and 14 are when almost everyone in Sri Lanka observes Sri Lanka's cultural New Year. This year, however, with the country undergoing an economic crisis, I don't think very many people felt like celebrating.
On Wednesday, M tried to fix the patio roof panels for me. He hammered in more nails, but, we need longer nails and I've asked him to buy some for me if possible. In the meantime, I am hoping that we won't have another strong wind event! The avocado plant toppled over, pot and all, for the wind, but, the peach tree survived! The persimmon tree had a little wind damage, but, it will recover. Everything else was fine and it is a blessing that the winds didn't cause any more damage than loosening the roof panels!
M also pruned one of the curry leaf trees. I picked some of the curry leaves for my daughter to take back with her. Then, I called two of my friends and told them I had curry leaves available if they wanted to come by and collect some. One friend came over and picked up two bags of curry leaves. The other friend said she'd love to have some, but, her husband was not well enough to drive (my friend doesn't drive); I told her I'll try to drop of a bag of leaves at her house.
Later, I watered the front garden as M didn't have enough time to water it, today (he watered the back). Then, after I watched the evening news, I cooked a chicken curry, because my daughter wanted to eat some of "mom's chicken curry". I froze some of it for her to take back with her - that way, all she has to do on the first evening back is cook a pot of rice and she'll have dinner!
I cooked scrambled eggs, bacon, and hash browns for brunch, today. Daughter had leftover Thai food for dinner. I ate stringhoppers (from the freezer) with chicken curry. We both had some fruit salad for dessert.
Today, I am grateful for:
- No major damage from yesterday's winds
- M doing what he could to fix the patio roof panels as well as tend to the garden
- Being able to share the curry leaves with friends
- Water for the garden
- Chats with family and friends
Today's joyful activity was spending time in the garden.
Plans for tomorrow include going to visit my cousin R.
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday?