neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,
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Sunday so far

I went out and got a birthday card for my brother, an anniversary card for his and K.'s anniversary, and a Mother's Day card for Mom.  Then I stopped at the Indian grocery and got chicken tikka masala, garlic naan and mango juice.  So I was all set for lunch, and if I cook some basmati rice, I'll be all set for dinner as well.

I tried calling P.  I have two numbers for her, but didn't hear back from her when I tried last night and late this morning.  I guess she'll call me at some point.

I called S. and left a message.  I'm not sure if he's pretty much moved in with M. in [neighboring county] at this point, or if he still has a couple of days left at [local university].  He'll get back to me sooner or later.  I expect he'll be back in this county every so often, as he might get a job in [borough] and his mother and sister live in this county.

Slightly later: Though it is cloudy and rather cool out, I made myself go out in the yard.  The lily-of-the-valley and the irises will only be there for a limited amount of time.  I picked a stem of the lily-of-the-valley yesterday.  The white lily-of-the-valley will be going by soon.  I've been looking to see if the pink lily-of-the-valley is in bud, but so far I've only seen leaves.  It's in the shade, and the white lily-of-the-valley is in a pot in the sun.

I took pictures of the purple iris and of the orris, which has another flower open.  The orris (Florentine iris) is kind of a silvery lavender in color.  The reason given in herb books to grow orris is to dry the rhizomes, which are supposed to smell like violets, grind them up, and use the powder as a fixative in potpourri.  I like the flower too much to do that.  I never actually do anything with herbs except grow them, so it's not like I'd be doing that anyway.

I rubbed the leaves of the sweet briar.  That's not as time-sensitive, as I can enjoy the scent of the leaves in the spring from when they leaf out, all summer, and into the fall.  Doing that doesn't really get old for me.

Later: I cooked basmati rice around 9:00 p.m., and finished up the chicken tikka masala with that.

 
Tags: family, flowers, friends, garden, shopping
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