A cooler and cloudy day, today. I spent a good portion of the morning speaking on the phone with family - my half-sister, cousin P and cousin V. I also did a load of laundry and changed the dust sheets on the family room sofas.
In the afternoon, I did some sewing, Yesterday, I renewed an old skirt that had a very thin elastic sewn into the waistband; the elastic had stretched so much that the skirt could not be worn. I unpicked the waistband and the stretched out elastic, sewed a new, wider waistband using a piece of fabric I had in the stash for the inside where it can't be seen, and passed a wide elastic through the new waistband. Today, I sewed some mindless patchwork piecing with some of the "crumbs" of fabric in my stash.
Later, I watched news and ordered some groceries. My August grocery budget is $100, minus the $23.50 I over spent in July, which means I have $76.50 to spend this month (I am not taking into consideration the additional $68.23 that I spent at the Sri Lankan store in July, at this time; I am covering that with funds from another account!). What makes the August budger more challenging is the fact that I need to order a minimum of $35 worth of groceries per order to qualify for free pick up (there's a minimum of $35 per order for delivery, too, in addition to the delivery fee). I will have to limit myself to two grocery pick ups, this month, each totaling $38.25 if I am to keep to the reduced August budget and still make sure that I get enough fresh produce with each order to last me for a couple of weeks. Failing that, I will need to have a stock of canned or frozen vegetables and fruits. It's a bit of a challenge, but, I'm up to it!
In the evening, I walked up and down the driveway for 10 minutes. Neighbor S was walking in her driveway, too, and we waved at each other and called out greetings across the street! LOL. Still later, I chatted with friend R, video chatted with my daughter, and cleaned the litter box.
Brunch was leftover milkrice, the last of the fish curry, and seeni sambol. I had some apple slices and peanut butter for an afternoon snack, along with some of the Sri Lankan spicy snack mix at tea time. Dinner was rice with some of the ground turkey mixture I had in the freezer. The mixture was cooked with zucchini, bell peppers, carrots, tomatoes, celery, etc., so contained a lot of vegetables as well.
Today, I am grateful for:
- A cooler day
- Being able to order groceries online
- My paper shredder!
- Electricity to run the shredder, the fan, the sewing machine, the laptop, etc.
- Chatting with family and friends
Today's joyful activity was sewing.
Plans for tomorrow include:
- Picking up the groceries
- Gardening with M
How was your Thursday? What are your plans for Friday?