|On the Shelf
Another warm day with a high of 96F. Tomorrow's weather forecast states, "Warm with plenty of sun"; a high of 90F which will feel like 94F.
Last week, friend A had suggested we visited her this afternoon, around 4:00 p.m. I called her this morning to find out if she was up to a visit and she said she was at the hospital having an infusion. I knew she would feel rather tired, afterwards, and she agreed that it would be best to postpone the visit. She will let me know when she feels up to having me visit.
It meant my daughter and I had a quiet, relaxing day at home. I made egg salad sandwiches for brunch and we snacked on frozen home grown blueberries.
M came over to tend to the garden in the evening. I gave him a box of tea bags as he had asked me if I could buy him a box when I was at the Sri Lankan store, next (I gave him a box from my stock and refused to accept any money as he always brings me various things to share).
Neighbor S kept the tradition of sharing food and brought over more lahmajoon in the evening! Yesterday, my daughter had gone over to S's house to spend an evening painting with S's two daughters and S had sent some dessert home with my daughter - some macarons and two slices of cheesecake! She is such a generous, sharing neighbor.
In the evening, I cooked some salmon for dinner. There were two pieces of salmon in the freezer and I cooked them both, sauteing them with onions and tomatoes. I cooked some of the broccoli I had frozen earlier and baked (microwaved) two sweet potatoes that neighbor S had given us, earlier in the week, to go with the salmon. I froze most of the leftover cooked salmon for my daughter to take back with her; she will not need to cook dinner on that first day when she gets back to her apartment (well, she might have to cook some rice and a vegetable, but, that's all). I will be keeping an eye out for salmon to go on sale before my daughter's next trip home, whenever that might be!
Today, I am grateful for:
- A relaxed day at home
- M tending to the garden for me
- Neighbor S giving us more lahmajoon
- Ceiling fans and electricity to run them
- Water for the garden
Today's joyful activity was spending time together with my daughter.
My daughter had planned to spend some time, tomorrow, with friend A's two daughters, one of whom will be celebrating a birthday this weekend, but, she received a text that the birthday girl has come down with a cold and it was decided that they will postpone getting together until daughter's next trip down. Instead, we will spend another relaxed day at home, just enjoying being together.
How was your Friday? What are your weekend plans?