We are having a mini heatwave with highs in the mid 90s(F), yesterday and today. Warmer temperatures are in the forecast for early next week. Needless to say, I am loving it!
Yesterday (Friday) started with a phone call from my half-sister. It was mid-morning when she called, but, I was still waking up, having gone to sleep after 4:00 a.m. It was not an urgent, emergency type of call, just checking to see how I was doing, so I let it go to the answering machine. I called her back later in the afternoon and it was my turn to leave a message on her answering machine!
In the afternoon, I went to pick up my groceries. I used the key to open the car door (the remote didn't work) and the car started without any problem. I drove to the grocery store and my favorite store worker, Jennifer saw me pull in to the special parking spots they have set aside for curbside pick up. I guess she was helping another customer. I didn't see her and started to call the store to notify them that I was there when she called out that she'll be with me in a minute! I didn't even complete the call to the store! Jennifer brought the groceries to me and told me that it was lovely to see me (her words), and that she feels happy when she sees my name on the order when it comes in because she knows she'll get to see one of her favorite customers! Now isn't that lovely? I told her it was great to see her, too; she is so bubbly and exuberant. No discounts, this time around, but, I wasn't expecting one and I was happy that I received all the items I had ordered.
After I came home and put the groceries away, I called friend R to see if she was home because I wanted to take a piece of cake over to her. I asked her if she wanted anything else and she asked for some curry leaves and lemons. Just before I left the house to take the cake and other items to R, I just tried my car key remote to see if it would work and, guess what? It worked! I guess being in the ignition while I drove to the grocery store and back (and the short wait at the store parking lot when I had the car engine idling while I waited), must have recharged the battery? I had wondered if that would do it and I guess it did!
Friend R lives about a 15-20 minutes drive away; I stayed in the car (masked) while I handed the bag with the container of cake, the curry leaves, and lemons to R (who was also masked) through the open car window; the engine was running during our less than 5 minutes visit. Then, I drove home and yes, locked the car doors with the now functioning key fob! I will be making it a point to not only start the car for a few minutes every few days, but, to drive it around for a little bit, too.
Later in the evening, M arrived to tend to the garden and he enjoyed a slice of cake, too. He put away the window a/c unit that we had taken down earlier in the month when we had that rain shower; he had left it in the family room in case I wanted it up, again, but, I don't think it will get warm enough for that (even if we are supposed to go up to 100F next week). So, the a/c unit is now back in the garage, waiting to be called into service again, next summer.
Still later, I cooked one of the trays of chicken thighs I had bought. I made a curry with it and once it had cooled, I portioned it (two pieces per package) and froze it. There were 10 chicken thighs in the package and now, there are 5 packages of frozen chicken curry in the freezer. I am planning to do the same with the second pack of chicken thighs (I kept it to marinate in the fridge and am cooking it, tonight). I guess you could say this is my version of batch cooking!
My daughter had another migraine headache, yesterday. She was fine in the morning, but, the headache started in the afternoon and she had to take the afternoon off from work. She took the Excedrin for migraine that her doctor had told her to take and the headache eventually wore off, but, she was still feeling a bit heavy-headed this morning, she said. However, she felt better in the afternoon and did her grocery shopping and bought her monthly bus pass, etc. Chicken has been priced at $2.89/lb. in her area and she had been holding off on buying any; but, today, she found some drumsticks for $1.99/lb. and bought a small pack of them, she said. I am thinking that I will buy another tray of chicken when it goes on sale for $.99/lb. next (if it does), closer to daughter's next planned visit home (for Thanksgiving) and cook and freeze it for her to take back with her!
Today (Saturday) has been a relatively relaxed day. I guess yesterday's activities wore me out! LOL!
I am grateful for:
- My daughter is feeling better after her migraine
- Driving around for a bit seems to have recharged my key fob battery!
- Being able to order groceries online and pick up, curbside
- A short visit with friend R
- M helping me with the garden and taking the a/c unit to the garage
Joyful activities have included in-person chats with Jennifer, friend R, and gardener M!
How is your weekend coming along?