|A New Box for Dancer|
I was woken up, this morning, by the sound of more hammering; the roofers were back laying more plywood over the last section of neighbor T's roof. They finished their work and left around 10:30 a.m. T's daughter K was over in the evening and she told me that the workers will be back on Friday as they can't proceed with the roofing until the City building inspector comes out to check on the progress and approve it prior to the shingles being installed.
Today, I changed my bed sheets, did a load of laundry, dusted the living room and dining area, did the dishes and tidied the kitchen, cleaned the fridge, took the trash cans to the curb for Tuesday's trash pick up, watered the garden both front and back, and started the car. After I came in from watering the garden, I put some rice to boil, cooked the cabbage stir-fry (cabbage thel dala or tempered cabbage), and warmed up the shrimp curry. I had it with some zucchini chutney for dinner:
|Rice, Shrimp Curry, Cabbage Thel Dala, Chutney|
Brunch had been the leftover beef ravioli. That finishes the bag of frozen ravioli I had bought in mid-May. I had been a bit underwhelmed by them, the first time I tried them. But, I liked them better, the next few times I had them. The trick, I discovered, was to cook them in the pasta sauce, rather than boiling them in water and then adding them to the sauce. Will I buy them again? Maybe. I might try the cheese ravioli, next time. But, for $4.29 for a 25 oz. bag, they were a good item to have on hand for a quick meal on a day when I didn't feel like cooking.
In the morning, Aunt C called and we had a long chat. In the afternoon, neighbor T called and we had a shorter chat. Later in the evening, I chatted with friend R and video chatted with my daughter.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Working appliances and the electricity to run them
- Water for the garden
- The car started
- Chats with family and friends
- Getting prescriptions delivered
Today's joyful activity was being out in the garden, watering.
Tomorrow, I have to go for a blood test in the morning. Plans for the rest of the day include dusting the family room and my bedroom and watering the indoor plants.
How was your Monday? What are your plans for Tuesday?