It's December, already!
Yesterday, Friday, December 1st, was a sunny day, a bit windy, with an afternoon high of 63F. I picked fresh flowers from the garden to bring inside, some chrysanthemums and a few stems of paperwhites (the latter for the altars). Then, made my usual first of the month milk rice for brunch and enjoyed it with homemade seeni sambol.
I called the pharmacy to ask if they could mail my medications that were ready for pick up. I was told that because I am on Medicare, the prescriptions have to be picked up in person. I suppose it is a way to minimize fraud? Anyway, I went to the pharmacy in the early afternoon and picked up the medications. There was still only one person at the check out counter, but, the line wasn't too long and I didn't have to wait for too long. Or, perhaps, I'm getting more used to it, now?
On my way out of the store, I noticed that they had some potted plants for sale at the front of the store. There were the obligatory poinsettias, but, also, some red anthuriums! My mother used to love anthuriums and she grew many varieties, but, the red ones were her favorite! The plants, in 6 inch pots, were $24.99 each, which I thought was a little high, but, I had a 30% off coupon! I was able to purchase a plant for under $20.00 and I was happy!
In the afternoon, I did a little bit of mending and sewed on a button for M. He was here later in the evening to tend to the garden. He started pruning the fruit trees and watered the garden. He also brought me an Opal apple.
Later in the evening, neighbor S brought over two cheese filled puff pastries (bureks) she had made. She had called me in the morning to let me know that she was going to make them and to ask if I'd like to have some; I said, "Yes, please!" I had one of the cheese bureks for my dinner.
One of my dear friends had gifted me an online Advent calendar, which is my first, and I enjoyed clicking on the first door to open it. I did it while chatting online with my daughter and by sharing the screen with her, I was able to share the experience with her, too. Then, we sang a Christmas carol, and, as I mentioned to my friend, Dancer joined us and meowed along!
Today, Saturday, it was sunny, again, and the afternoon high was 67F (tonight's low will be 44F) I walked for 15 minutes, today, but, did only one walk. I will try to get in two walks, tomorrow. I watched some online videos, sorted through some papers, and watched some music programs on TV. I made a sort of curry with some leftover roast turkey - I say "sort of" because, in my opinion, adding precooked meat to a curry gravy, even when the curry gravy is made from scratch, doesn't make a good curry. But, I wanted a curry to eat with the leftover milkrice and some katta sambol for brunch. I had the second cheese burek for dinner.
At the start of December, I am grateful for:
- Sunny, mild days
- Neighbor S bringing me treats
- M's help with the garden
- The gift of an online Advent calendar
- The start of a new month
My joyful activities have included enjoying the garden flowers and watching some music programs on TV.
Plans for tomorrow include getting started on making holiday greeting cards.
What are your weekend plans?