|Ice Cream and Gata from Geghard, Armenia|
My wonderful neighbor S called me this morning. Her niece had returned from a visit to Armenia and she had brought back some gata and S's sister-in-law brought them some of that gata and would I like to have some? Also, she had some Armenian ice cream and would I like to try some? Oh, would I ever! Yes, please! So, she brought me some! LOL. This gata is more like a sweet bread and according to S, it was from a place called Geghard in Armenia. S said they specialize in making this type of gata in that city. I did an online search and apparently, there is a medieval monastery that is carved into a rock, there, and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. I feel very privileged to have received a piece of their specialty gata!
On Monday, I made a birthday card. It was a very simple design and it took me longer to make it than I thought it should have taken, but, I had fun making it! Later, I watered the garden, both front and back, took the trash cans to the curb, chatted with friend R, and video chatted with my daughter. Monday's high was 95F, but, it felt quite warm; I had the fans on all afternoon and into the night.
Tuesday was another warm day, with a high of 95F. I brought the trash cans in, enjoyed a salad and one of the ice cream cones that S gave me for brunch, cleaned the litter box, chatted with friend R, video chatted with my daughter, and spent several hours playing with fabric and watching TV! The weekly grocery ads came in, but, I only gave them a rather cursory glance, because I am not planning to do any grocery shopping this week.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) is supposed to be another day in the mid-90s. Plans include watering the garden because M is on vacation this week and he will not be here to water the garden for me!
On these warm August days, I am grateful for:
- Fans and electricity to run them
- Neighbor S bringing me gata and ice cream!
- Salads and cool drinks (I made peach lemonade, again!)
- Time to craft and relax
- NOT feeling cold! LOL!
Daily joyful activities have included card making, playing with fabric, and eating ice cream!
How is your week coming along?