Sunday, July 3, 2022

Sunny Sunday

 

Another Sunflower

The third sunflower has bloomed.  I am looking forward to harvesting sunflower seeds, later!

It's a sunny, much cooler day, today, with a daytime high of only 81F!  I even felt a bit cold this morning and haven't needed to put on the fan.  I put away the quilt I washed, yesterday, and washed another one, today.  Neighbor T called in the early afternoon and I had a nice chat with her.  Brunch was some of the cornbread I baked last night; I will bake some frozen battered fish fillets for dinner.

It's been one week since my daughter went back to Berkeley!  She is feeling much better, today, after having a migraine, yesterday.  She felt well enough to go to the dollar store to do some grocery shopping, earlier today; she tested herself for Covid just in case her headache was something more than a migraine (test results were negative) before she went.  She found some herbal teas that were produced and packed in Sri Lanka, including coriander tea, which she found amusing because it is our panacea for everything!

Coriander Tea

They also had other herbal teas, including moringa tea, turmeric tea, senna tea, and blue butterfly pea flower tea; $1.99/box of 20 tea bags.  My daughter bought a couple of boxes to try them and I asked her to get me some, too, to bring with her when she next visits.  I also shared the information with friend R, in case she wants my daughter to buy her some.

Today, I am grateful for:

- My daughter is feeling much better
- Working appliances and the electricity to run them
- Phone calls, emails, etc., with family and friends
- Assorted herbal teas to try
- Cooler temperatures

Today's joyful activity was crocheting,

How is your Sunday coming along?  What are your plans for Monday?  If you are in the United States, how will you celebrate Independence Day?

20 comments:

  1. I never would thought the dollar store would carry herbal teas from anywhere, let alone Sri Lanka! I'm glad your daughter is feeling better today. I used to get auras when I was a teenager into early twenties, without the migraine headache! I haven't had auras since, and only rarely get a headache tho I did wake up with one today. It's gone now. I have no plans for the 4th. My sisters always came to visit then, but my oldest sister isn't able to do the drive alone so she can't visit this year. I think next year I will go to see her. It's time to change the tradition. I hope you have a good holiday.

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    1. Sometimes the dollar stores have the most interesting things!
      I'm glad your headache went away, Celie; hope it doesn't return.
      I'm sorry your sister couldn't visit you this year, but, I like your plans to visit her next year. Are you on summer break now?

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  2. That's good your daughter is feeling better now and it wasn't the dreaded virus. Those herbal teas sound interesting, I have a few sachets of different teas yet to try but I keep putting them off :)

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    1. Thank you, Eileen; my daughter is feeling fine, today, but, I told her to take it easy, today, too (she wanted to take one of her acrobatics classes which involves hanging upside down from a hoop and I didn't think that was wise, so soon after a migraine!). I'm not a big fan of herbal teas, myself, but, I do drink coriander tea (made by boiling coriander seeds and steeping them) whenever I feel that I am coming down with a cold or something. I, too, have a collection of different teas people have given me to try!

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  3. Lovely sunflower. All my sunflower plants have been enjoyed by the chipmunks and/or squirrels :( Glad to hear your daughter's migraine is gone & that she is feeling better. Phew, not COVID is the best way to celebrate Independence Day :)

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    1. Thank you, Mary-Lou; the last sunflower has also bloomed, today! So sorry to hear that your sunflowers have been eaten by the chipmunks and/or squirrels!
      Yes, a big relief that my daughter is feeling better, the headache is gone, and it wasn't due to the dreaded virus! She is usually very careful, wearing her mask at all times, etc., but, she did have to take her mask off for a few seconds at the airport when they needed to check her identity before boarding and one never knows with these break-through infections!

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  4. The sunflower is gorgeous! And I'm relieved to hear your daughter is feeling much better.
    The idea of doing some crochet is joyful. I am thinking it's about time I picked up my hook again.
    Happy 4th July! X

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    1. It is very pretty, isn't it? The last sunflower has bloomed, today! Yes, my daughter is feeling better, now, and I hope that Lily is, too. I'm enjoying the crocheting; what will you make when you pick up your hook, again?

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  5. Yes I'm on break. I used to do part time admin work in summer, but last year I was caring for my other sister and this year I felt I could use time to rest. I'm thinking this decision may have been a mistake, I'm spending too much time alone, so tomorrow I may go to the main office and ask if they have any work I can do! A few hours a week would distract me!

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    1. (((HUGS))) Celie. I'm sure the main office will be happy to have you help them out a few hours a week. I do hope the rest of the summer will be pleasant and you'll fit in some fun activities, too.

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  6. I like the sound of coriander tea! I must check out our two dollar stores for interesting food items. I've never hear of blue butterfly pea flowers, let alone tea with them, they sound like a pretty plant.
    Our local police were stopping cyclists today to check if they had bells (pay a fine if not). I remarked to DH that it is a sign of a peaceful community if that is all they have to do!
    I hope you have an enjoyable July 4th, Bless!

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    1. Coriander tea (made by boiling coriander seeds and letting them steep) was something we drank at the first sign of a cold, in Sri Lanka; it was our equivalent of chicken soup! Often, some ginger would be added to it for extra benefit! Black tea with ginger was another beneficial drink to help with digestion. :)
      It does sound like you live in a very peaceful community, Bushlady, and I'm sure you appreciate that. Thank you for the July 4th wishes. I'm having a quiet, relaxed day. :)

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  7. I've seen those teas here, or something very similar, but they were definitely from Sri Lanka anyway. Small world!

    Your comment about feeling cold when it was only 81f made me smile ... I'd have been baking! I was a bit cold for a while today but it was only 18c here ... I have a feeling that you wouldn't cope with that.

    I'm glad your daughter is feeling much better.

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    1. That's interesting that you've seen the same (or similar) teas there, too, Eileen, although, it makes sense to me that Sri Lankan/Ceylon teas would be available there. I'm always surprised whenever I see anything Sri Lankan in the regular stores, here!

      Ha, ha, I must clarify that I was feeling cold before it reached a high of 81F! :D I did bake the night before (some cornbread in the big oven) and, last night, I baked some fish (in the smaller toaster oven). 18C is cold for me, but that's what it was in Berkeley, according to my daughter. Yes, she's feeling better now, thank you. But, I told her not to go for her lyra acrobatics class, today! :)

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  8. Those herbal teas look like a great find!

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    1. Especially at that price! I've asked her to buy me some, too, and bring them with her when she next visits. :)

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  9. How interesting to find those teas at the dollar store. You never know what will be on those shelves.
    I haven't been in our for months now but am keeping a running list for the next time I go. I will make a note to look for those special teas.

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    1. It's always fun to see what the dollar stores have! Like you, I haven't been to one since the pandemic started and I really miss going to one, but, we had over 15,000 new cases in Los Angeles County over the 3-day weekend! I think I'll stay home for a bit longer before I go shopping in person! The numbers are much lower up in Alameda County where Berkeley is located, so my daughter feels it's OK for her to shop in person.

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  10. Very sunny sunflower! I have never heard of half of those teas, but I am pretty sure I would pass on turmeric in favor of blue butterfly pea flower?

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    1. It looks just how a sunflower should look, doesn't it? :D I think the blue butterfly pea flower tea will be delicious, especially chilled!

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