|Camellias from M|
Tuesday night was so cold (38F was our low) that I added yet another blanket - one I knitted - on the bed! But, I didn't put the heater on.
It was 54F inside the house when I woke up and 53F outside! It was partly sunny outside and, after my morning cup of tea and prayers, etc., I went outside to stroll around the garden, thinking it might be warmer in the sunshine than inside the house. It felt a bit warmer in the sunshine, but, there was a cold wind blowing, so I came inside. I was wearing four layers and still feeling cold, so I put the heater on. A little later, clouds moved in and the temperature outside dropped to 49F and it rained a little bit.
M showed up a little later, to tend to the garden. He brought me some camellia flowers from his garden. He grows them for showing and he said he won 1st place, a 2nd place, and a 3rd place in a flower show last weekend. He told me the names of the flowers, but, I only remember one of them - the white one with pink flecks (lower right when looking at the photo) is named Princess Masako. He said it was for my daughter who loves all things Japanese (yes, he knows she's gone back to Berkeley); I sent her a picture of it! LOL.
We chatted a bit and I served him some of the banana muffins I had baked. Then, he started to work on the garden, weed whacking some of the overgrown patches of grass. Not five minutes later, there was a clap of thunder and it rained and hailed! M took shelter under the patio and I told him to just call it a day and go home. There wasn't a lot of hail, fortunately, and I don't think it affected any of the plants.
Later in the afternoon, there was sunshine. I spent the afternoon watching some videos and sewing. I also took out a turkey carcass from the freezer and simmered it to make some stock for soup. The forecast calls for rain and colder temperatures over the next three days and I thought that soup would be good for meals, along with leftover sausages.
Brunch was leftover pancakes from yesterday; I had two of them with jarred seeni sambol and one with pancake syrup. Dinner was leftover sausages, vegetables, and mashed potatoes. That's the end of the mashed potatoes, but, there are two more sausages left. I might boil some pasta to go with them.
In the evening, I watched news, darned the heels of two more knitted socks, chatted with friend R, video chatted with my daughter, and did the dishes.
Plans for tomorrow include making the soup and doing some paperwork.
Today, I am grateful for:
- A gift of flowers
- The hail didn't damage any of the plants
- M's help with the garden
- Working heaters and other appliances
- Chats and emails with friends
Today's joyful activities included video chatting with my daughter and walking in the garden.
How was your Wednesday? What are your plans for Thursday?