|Dinner Compliments of Neighbor S
Neighbor S called me in the evening and said they were celebrating her husband's birthday and asked if one of their guests can park in my driveway as she wasn't sure if there would be enough room in her driveway. I said yes, of course. But, the guest was able to park in S's driveway, after all. S called back a few minutes later and asked if I would like to have some barbecue for dinner and I said I'd love to have some. A few minutes later she brought me a feast! A plate of barbecued meats with a side of eggplant (I think), with onions, tomatoes, etc., Armenian cheese and spring onions, lavash bread, and fresh fruits. Everything was so delicious! I couldn't finish all what she brought me; the leftovers are in the fridge for another meal.
It was a sunny day, today. Not that much warmer than the last couple of days have been, but, it was sunny! I was woken up in the morning by a kitty paw patting my face! I brushed it away and tried to go back to sleep, but, no, it patted my face, again! "Meow! Breakfast!" LOL.
So, breakfast for him and the outside cats and tea for me. Then, morning prayers, followed by responding to blog comments (thank you, everyone, for your comments), and catching up on a few blogs. Aunt C called to check on me and cousin N texted. Then, I checked on the garden and picked a sprig of curry leaves and a handful of blueberries. I froze the blueberries and used the curry leaves to make spicy sauteed garbanzo beans for brunch.
In the afternoon, I sat down to sew. I had cut out the pieces for six additional cat blocks and I sewed them, today. I know I cut the pieces fairly accurately, but, I am hopeless at maintaining proper seam widths when I sew on the machine. All my finished cat blocks came out in different sizes! LOL! I trimmed them down to more or less the same size, but, it is going to be interesting! I prefer hand sewing to machine sewing for this very reason, but, machine sewing is faster!
I still felt like sewing a bit more after I finished the cat blocks, so, I cut strips of some thicker fabric that I had in my scrap basket and started sewing them together with the intension of making a rug. Maybe for Dancer to sleep on, instead of the folded towel he sleeps on, now (when he's not sleeping on my bed or the sofa or his cat tower, that is!)
Later in the evening, neighbor T called for our weekly Sunday chat and I called friend R and chatted with her for some time. Afterwards, I video chatted with my daughter. She had a productive day, doing some cleaning, laundry, and cooking. I know that Debra, enjoys seeing my daughter's weekly meal prep:
|Daughter's Weekly Meal Prep
She made Sri Lankan curries, this week - dhal (lentils), kale mallung, mackerel curry, spicy sauteed garbanzo beans. We thought it funny that we both made garbanzo beans, today! She didn't take a photo of the rice she cooked to go with the curries.Today, I am grateful for:
- A sunny day
- S bringing me dinner
- Phone calls, etc., with family and friends
- Good neighbors
- Working appliances and the power to operate them
Today's joyful activity was sewing, wonky seams and all!
Susanne had asked about my daily cleaning schedule. I try to follow the one that I made back in 2020, with a few tweaks as needed. I usually list the day's tasks as part of my daily to do list, but, I don't always list the "dailies" such as cleaning the litter box.