|Osteospermum and Lantana
These two plants seem happy together. The lantana was planted there and the osteospermum self-seeded, but, I left it in place and now they appear almost as one bush!
I had to wake up early, this morning! Not that early, but, 7:00 a.m. is pretty early for me, these days. I was at the car service station by 8:00 a.m. They did an oil change, rotated the tires, and did an inspection of brakes, fluid levels, etc. I was told the service would cost $149, but, I could buy a multi-service package of 5 services in the next 3 years for $239. Since I get the car serviced at least twice a year, I decided to get the package. The service went well and they didn't find anything else that needed to be done. I waited in their waiting lounge with a few other people; I was the only one wearing a mask!
I was home by 10:00 a.m. and hungry! I made myself more pancakes and ate them with chicken curry for an early brunch. Then, I sat outside in the sunshine for a little bit (it was a lovely sunny day with an afternoon high of almost 80F), replied to blog comments, and caught up on a few other blogs.
In the afternoon, I called my half-sister to check on her (she's scheduled for her second cataract surgery later this month) and called neighbor T to check on her because she forgot to call me on Sunday! T is fine, but, she said she has a lot going on. Later, I called friend R and checked on her. I told her I was going to order groceries and asked if she needed anything, but, she said, no.
I also sewed a few more patches on the quilt I am repairing and paid my water and electricity bill, which also includes sewage fees and solid waste collection fees. The billing period is 2 months and the total bill came to $331.83. It's not too bad, but, between the gas bill and the water and electricity bill, that's over $1,000 I've paid for utilities, this month!
Later, I watched news and snacked on the leftover pancakes, with some of my peach topping poured over them. I had dinner, later - macaroni and cheese from a boxed mix with some pieces of ham added to it.
After dinner, I ordered groceries. I had been waiting for chicken to go on sale and this week, it is on sale for $.99/lb.; I ordered two family packs of chicken thighs to stock up. I also ordered a 1 lb. packet of ground beef at $5.49/lb., which is the regular price.
Later, I video chatted with my daughter for a bit. Our call had to be cut short because she lost her internet connection! We said our goodnights over the phone!
Today, I am grateful for:
- The car being serviced and checked
- A lovely, sunny, warmer day
- Phone chats with family and friends
- Being able to order groceries online
- Being able to pay my bills!
Today's joyful activity was video chatting with my daughter while she had internet connections!
Plans for tomorrow include picking up my groceries and tending to the garden with M.
How was your Thursday? What are your plans for Friday?