|Dinner Compliments of Neighbor S|
Neighbor S called me in the early evening to ask if I'd like to have some food she, her mother, and her sister-in-law had made and of course I said, "Yes, please"! A short time later, she brought me a plate of a type of salad similar to tabouleh, a bag of beet pickles her mother had made, a plate of fruit (watermelon and cantaloupe), three pieces of gata, and two pieces of what I think is semolina cake with almonds and soaked with a syrup. I've had it before, I know, and it is delicious! I had some of the tabouleh-like salad, tried a little of the beets, ate all the fruit, and had a piece of cake. I will try the gata, tomorrow. I am so blessed to have S as a neighbor and her family are also as caring and kind as she is.
I stayed up too late, last night, catching up on all the news I was receiving from Sri Lanka and about Sri Lanka from family and friends both in Sri Lanka and in other countries. Yes, it is nearly 49 years since I left, but, it is still the country of my birth and it's heartbreaking to see all the economic troubles and the resulting strife.
I tried to sleep in this morning, but, of course, a certain kitty cat demanded breakfast and I woke up to cater to him! It was a sunny and warm day with a high of 90F, which was quite comfortable for me. I had a fairly relaxed day, watching a few videos, taking a virtual walk from Upper to Lower Slaughter in Cotswold, playing a few sudoku and nonogram games, watching some cooking shows and news on TV, and chatting on the phone with family and friends. The only productive thing I did was sort through the linen closet, trying to cram all the recently washed quilts in there for the summer. I persuaded myself to declutter eight cushion covers I had sewn several years ago. I have other cushion covers and I can always sew myself another set if I need (or want) more.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Neighbor S sharing such a delicious feast with me
- Family and friends in Sri Lanka seem to be OK
- Online videos showing me things and enabling me to visit places I might never see or visit in real life
- Having a linen closet
- Chats with family and friends
Today's joyful activity was enjoying the lovely food neighbor S brought me! There are leftovers, too!
Plans for tomorrow will include more card making - I need to make a birthday card for a friend and a "thinking of you" card.
How was your Saturday? What are your plans for Sunday?