It's been one week since my daughter came home for the holidays! How quickly the week has gone by! We celebrated with lunch picked up from our favorite neighborhood Japanese restaurant. Daughter chose two sushi rolls - the Sunset Strip roll and the house tempura roll. I am a stick-in-the-mud when it comes to food - I chose what I usually get - the beef teriyaki lunch special which comes with miso soup (in the container), salad, pickled vegetables, rice, and the beef teriyaki!
|Beef Teriyaki Lunch Special
Last night, we stayed up working on a new jigsaw puzzle and it was past 3:00 a.m. when I went to bed. This morning, I woke up at 8:00 a.m., turned off the porch lights, fed the cats, and went back to bed!
It was a cloudy, overcast day, with a light drizzle now and then. In the morning, neighbor T's daughter called me. She was next door, checking on things at her mother's house and wanted to know if I knew whose car it was that was parked in their driveway! It was a car I had seen parked there earlier, too, and both M and I had wondered whose car it was! I have a feeling it belongs to their other neighbor! Maybe they assumed that it was OK to park their car in T's driveway because T wasn't there anymore? Anyway, I went over and chatted with T's daughter a bit, asking after T, etc. I had my mask on; T's daughter didn't have a mask on, but, we stood outside in the driveway and I figured it was safe enough.
After lunch, I did some laundry, including daughter's bedding, and remade her bed (she gets to put away her clothes). I replied to blog comments etc. in the afternoon while daughter took a nap.
Dinner was an assortment of leftovers.
After dinner, I realized that I needed to order a few additional groceries for December, after all! Especially since my daughter will be staying on for the first week of January (her friend P went back to the Bay Area, today with another friend as a driving buddy; daughter will fly back as originally planned). I needed a new container of milk to have on hand to boil on New Year's Eve and we needed another dozen eggs to make our traditional holiday Love Cake. And since I needed to bring the total up to at least $35 to qualify for free pick up, I went ahead and ordered a few more items I needed or had been wanting to get. So, I will not have a surplus in my grocery budget in December, after all (but, year end charitable donations will still be made).
Later in the evening, I called friend R to check on her and I chatted with my aunt C.
I thought I'll post a couple of photos of the items my daughter made to give to her friends as holiday gifts:
|Cross-stitched Marvel Characters Fridge Magnets
|Crocheted Earrings - Flowers and Kitty Paw Prints
Today, I am grateful for:
- Daughter is staying on for another week
- A lovely celebratory lunch
- Being able to support a local neighborhood restaurant
- Working appliances
- Being able to order groceries online
Today's joyful activity was enjoying a take out meal from a favorite restaurant.
According to the forecast, we will have another rainy day, tomorrow! An atmospheric river is what it is being called!
Plans for tomorrow include picking up the groceries in the afternoon and seeing the New Year in!
How was your Friday? What are your plans for tomorrow? Do you have any special plans for New Year's Eve? Do you stay up to greet the New Year?