|Friday Morning 55F|
It was about 55F inside the house on Friday morning! This hot house flower is getting frost bitten! LOL! Outside was warmer and sunny; I opened the windows to try and get some of that warmth inside! Eventually, the house warmed up to 62F in the afternoon!
I did a load of laundry in the morning and hung everything to dry inside the house. Then, I called the grocery store to find out if Jennifer was there and was told that she wasn't. Next time, I'll call the day before to make sure she'll be there and then bake the brownies!
I picked up my groceries on Friday at noon. I received almost all of the groceries I had ordered; the only item they didn't have was a loaf of French bread I had requested. But, I received the loaf of sandwich bread I had also requested and I was happy.
Afterwards, I drove to the library to drop off my ballot in the ballot drop box located there.
In the afternoon, neighbor S brought over some nut filled puff pastries she had made:
|Nut Filled Puff Pastries|
The nut filling is similar to the filling used in baklava, but, without the syrup that is poured over baklava. I had a small piece and froze the rest to share with my daughter, who finds baklava to be too sweet with the syrup. I offered S some of the brownies that I had baked in exchange!
Later in the evening, M arrived to tend to the garden and he enjoyed a couple of pieces of the brownies.
|The Peach Tree Thinks it's Spring!|
I cooked the shrimp I had bought (made a curry) and cooked a pot of rice, too, and had that for dinner, along with some peach chutney.
Then, I video chatted with my daughter. She had an early morning flight to Boston, to attend a work-related conference. The flight was scheduled for 6:00 a.m. and her boarding time was around 5:30 a.m. She wanted to get to the airport by 4:30 a.m., one hour before boarding, just in case there were long lines and delays at the check-in and security clearance, etc. Since she was flying out from San Francisco airport and it takes about 40 minutes to get from Berkeley to the SF airport, she booked a ride too pick her up before 3:30 a.m., to give herself plenty of time to get to the airport in case there were road delays. She also dislikes flying and nervous; her plan was to stay up all night and then, hopefully, sleep in the plane.
I, too, was a bit anxious on her behalf; especially about her taking a ride in the middle of the night! Yes, she's an independent adult, but, one hears some horror stories about young women taking rides. So, I stayed up, all night, too, to make sure she got her ride, arrived safely at the airport, and boarded her flight, etc. ("Text me when the ride picks you up, text me when you get to the airport, call me when you board the flight, call me when you get to Boston"; "Yes, Ammi. I will, Ammi") LOL. She called me when she boarded the plane just before 5:30 a.m. and that's when I went to sleep! Then, she called me when she arrived at the Boston airport; apparently, it had been a very bumpy flight due to turbulence, but. she managed to sleep. She had to take a bus from the airport to the hotel and although she had booked the room ahead of time, she had to wait until a room became available (a double room that she will share with her supervisor, once her supervisor arrives on Monday).
Fortunately, she has some friends who are in Boston (including one who was there to attend a different conference and another friend from middle school days who is now living in Boston). In the evening, her friends picked her up from the hotel and they did an escape room, had dinner, and she was dropped off at the hotel, later in the evening. So, she had a fun evening. The conference starts tomorrow and ends on Wednesday. She flies back on Wednesday night.
I slept until 1:00 p.m. and it was, once again, colder indoors (but not quite as cold as it had been on Friday morning) and warmer outdoors! I walked about the garden and sat outside for awhile to warm up.
Aunt C called in the afternoon and I had a long chat with her. Later, I called friend R and chatted with her.
Breakfast had been a banana. I made a cucumber salad and had that with leftover rice, shrimp curry, and peach chutney for what turned out to be the main meal of the day (a late lunch/early dinner). A brownie for dessert! I thought I might have some soup later in the night, but, snacked on Cheetos, instead! Oops!
I had the space heater on in the evening, but, I've since turned it off.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter had a safe ride to the airport and a safe flight
- She was able to meet up with some friends to have a fun evening
- Being able to sit in the garden and enjoy the sunshine and the warmth
- Space heaters!
- Chats with family and friends
Today's joyful activity was chatting online with my daughter after she got back to the hotel room.
Plans for tomorrow include sorting through some mail and doing paperwork.
How is your weekend coming along?