Didn't we just begin September? How can it be one week into the month, already? This has been a week of hot, sometimes record breaking, heat.
Yesterday, Tuesday, I relaxed and took it easy during the heat of the day. Then, in the evening, I cleaned the litter box and the fridge, took the kitchen composting bits to the compost pile in the garden, took the trash cans to the curb (since Monday was a holiday, the usual Tuesday pick up got done on Wednesday), and watered the front garden. Aunt C called and friend R called and neighbor S called to ask if I'd like more fried fish and a tray of cut up vegetables and dip that someone gave her! I asked her if she didn't want to keep them for herself, but, she said she had enough, so, she brought over the extras:
|Veggie Tray and More Fried Fish|
I told S that I will not need to go grocery shopping this week!
Today, Wednesday, it was slightly cooler in the morning (in the 90s), but, we went up to 104F in the afternoon. I brought the trash cans in, opened the gate for M, and took a couple of photos of the front garden. When M arrived to water the garden, I asked him to pick the rest of the Asian pears that were on the tree because they were getting baked in the sun!
|Freshly Picked Asian Pears|
It's a mixture of varieties because the tree has four different varieties grafted onto it. I really can't tell the difference in taste between the varieties, but, some are crispier and juicier and some are softer and sweeter. It's not a big harvest, but, this is only the second year for the tree and I'm just grateful that it produced anything at all with our drought and heat! I gave M a couple of them and he ate one immediately and said it was very sweet and took the other with him.
Later, I called neighbor S and asked her if she'd like to have a couple of the Asian pears (I know her daughter N loves them) and she said she would. I took her two of the larger fruits and also a classical music CD (some of Mozart's compositions) which came with its own book about the composer. I thought she might enjoy listening to the CD or, she could give it to one of her music students. In return, she gave me more gata (in the plastic bag) and freshly made bakalava that she had baked!
|Baklava and Gata|
I enjoyed a piece of the baklava with a cup of tea after I came home.
Breakfast had been a freshly picked Asian pear. Lunch was the last piece of pizza I had frozen. Baklava for tea. Haven't decided on what to have for dinner as I am not hungry, yet (it is 9:00 p.m. as I type this).
Today, I am grateful for:
- We still have electricity to run the fans
- M tending to the garden
- Freshly picked Asian pears from the garden
- Being able to share some of the fruit with M and with S
- Receiving more delicious food from S!
Today's joyful activity was sharing some of the fruit from my garden.
I am not making any plans for tomorrow! It's going to be another triple digit day. I did receive a notification that the car was due to the next scheduled maintenance, so, I'll probably call and make an appointment. At least it will be air conditioned at the car dealers waiting area! LOL.
How was your Wednesday? Any plans for Thursday?