It has been a very cloudy and relatively cool day, today. Rain was in the forecast, but, it didn't rain in my area. Now there is rain in the forecast for late tonight/early tomorrow morning. We didn't water the garden on Wednesday in anticipation of the rain; if it doesn't rain tonight, however, we will water the garden, tomorrow. There is another chance of rain on Sunday, but, otherwise, no rain in the forecast for the rest of December.
I had planned to take the meal I had prepared to A's family in the morning and texted her older daughter to ask if it would be OK to stop by around mid-morning, saying I could just drop it off at their door step if they were busy. She texted back saying they were just about to leave the house, but, they could stop by my house to pick up the meal around 12:30 p.m. That suited me very well. A's younger daughter came over around 12:30 p.m. to collect the food, thanking me for being there for them. A short time later, one of A's cousins called to ask me if I knew what arrangements have been made. There is some family drama going on between A's children and A's cousin and I happen to be friends with both of them, but, I definitely don't want to be drawn into their family drama! I was happy to be able to honestly say I didn't know any of the arrangements (I don't think they have even had time to make any arrangements!)
It being the first of the month, I made milkrice for brunch. When my aunt called me in the afternoon and, during the course of the conversation, asked me what I had for breakfast, I said I made milkrice and she commented on the fact that I continue to observe the traditions. Of course, I didn't always make milkrice on the first of the month, especially when I was working, but I try to do so now. Dinner was good old boxed mac and cheese, with some leftover turkey!
Today, I am grateful for:
- I was able to give the meal I had cooked to A's daughter
- A relaxed day spent at home
- A working furnace
- Phone calls from family and friends
- A chance of rain!
Today's joyful activity was giving the meal I had prepared to A's daughter.
Plans for tomorrow include doing a load of laundry, tidying the house a bit, and tending to the garden with M.
"Good old boxed mac and cheese" is a very US phrase - but I'm still amazed at the Florida woman who is currently taking Kraft/Heinz to court because she says the pack is misleading!ReplyDelete
Oh, I hadn't heard about that lawsuit until you mentioned it and looked it up. Well, I guess the lawyers need employment, too! :DDelete
Family dramas are the worst. It's much easier to not get involved like you are doing.ReplyDelete
They really are the worst. You can't get involved; they might make up their differences, eventually, and then, you become the bad person! LOL.Delete
December is here and another year is winding down. Did you also make your onions to go with your milkrice?ReplyDelete
That was very nice of you to make some food for A's family.
Yes, you are wise to stay neutral and out of family drama. I hope for A's family that things stay calm for them all.
I made the onion sambol today! Yesterday, I had the milkrice with chicken curry; today, I made the onion sambol and had that with the milkrice. Shared some with M, too; he likes spicy food. :)Delete
Making some food for A's family was the least I could do. It's one less thing they have to do while they make arrangements for the funeral, etc. I will continue to be there for A's daughters; the older girl is a few months younger than my daughter and the younger girl is a year younger.
You are wise to keep well out of A's family concerns. I'm sure they will sort it out in due course. So many emotions at this time.ReplyDelete
Mac and cheese is useful to add some leftovers and make more of a meal. I have sometimes added some tuna, put it in a casserole dish with cheese on top and it goes down well!
My cleaner is doing a great job and I am catching up on some other chores while she works. I hope to visit my friend in the afternoon.
Yes, I need to stay out of their family's drama! I had no idea what was going on, at first, but, now that I know, I need to make sure I don't get involved!Delete
I, too, like to add tuna or ground beef to the mac and cheese. With a serving of broccoli or something on the side, it makes a meal. :)
Glad the cleaner is doing a great job. I wonder if I'd be more motivated to clean if I paid myself to do it?
I hope you had a good visit with your friend and are having a pleasant, warm evening at home.
Hope you get the promised rain! Oh yes, definitely best to stay out of any internal family dramas - one's own family can be bad enough, without getting drawn into anyone else's!ReplyDelete
We did get some rain! It was wonderful! Plus, there's a chance that it might rain a bit tonight, too!Delete
Oh, yes, I am definitely keeping out of this family's drama! LOL.
It was very cold here, only 5ºC today and they are hinting at snow next week.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you were able to get the food to A's family and her daughter collecting it saved you a journey. Family dramas during times of bereavement are difficult and you are wise to stay out of it!
I love mac and cheese but have never had the boxed variety. I always make it from scratch - I'm not even sure that it's possible to buy the boxed version over here.
Brr! That is cold!Delete
I was happy I was able to give A's family the meal. I am definitely keeping out of their family dramas, though!
Mac and cheese made from scratch is the best. The boxed kind is just a very pale imitation! But, I sometimes make them when I don't feel like cooking. With a few additions, including chilli powder stirred in, it makes a nice meal. :)
I love macaroni and cheese. I was hoping for rain, too, Bless. Like you, I didn't water because it was in the forecast. Hopefully we will get some precipitation this weekend.ReplyDelete
We had some rain, late last night, and more rain is in the forecast for tonight. I hope you get some rain, Stephenie. :)Delete
It's sad when things end up like that when someone passes. We've had drama in my husband's family when someone passed. When Mum died, even though my brother had been estranged from her, we chose to reach out to his son and get in contact with him. We could have been mad at him and mean but we chose not to. It ended up a blessing in disguise as brother is now in contact with us as are his children. We are exploring new relationships.ReplyDelete
I hope you have a good weekend and are not drawn into any drama.
I think you and your sisters did the right thing, reaching out to your brother and his children. I hope the new relationships will enrich your lives as you form new bonds.Delete
Thank you, Sharon. I am going to try and stay out of other people's dramas!
I hope you manage to avoid being drawn in to any family drama. It is never pleasant, but especially so during such an emotional time. XReplyDelete
Thank you, Jules; so far, I've managed to keep out of it!Delete