March Tooth! We Are Zooming Today!

March is the month God created to show people who don’t drink what a hangover is like.

The sun peaked out between the clouds making for a beautiful sunrise.  I almost crawled onto the wall to crow.  Crowing is a warning signal advertising territorial claims. Data suggest that the highest-ranked rooster has priority in breaking the dawn, and lower [ranking] roosters are patient enough to wait and follow the highest-ranked rooster each morning,  I wasn’t sure where I stood plus I didn’t want Mary coming out and throwing her shoes at me knocking me off the wall and into the neighbor’s flower bed!

The garden enjoys bright mornings.

We were here; we were there; we were here again.  We could have been called the Orange-Rossmoor Express today! Mary came over early and we planned the day so carefully.  But, you know about the best-laid plans of mice and men!

We were at my house doing chores, working in the garden, and visiting in the morning.  Then, the phone rang.  It was the physical therapy office saying, “Mary, do you want to come in at noon? We had a cancellation?” We jumped at the opportunity!

We packed up quickly as we only had a slim margin to make the appointment time.  We threw Scout in the back seat, which was much easier than tieing him to the hood of the car,  and rocketed to Mary’s so she could get her PT costume. I, of course wanted to help, so I go into my costume also.

Note To Self: Do not yell “Trick Or Treat” when entering the PT facility!

Scout was watered at Mary’s, and we headed for the PT facility post haste.  We broke the speed barrier, whipped through downtown Orange’s traffic circle five times, and skidded onto Main Street on three wheels… the two on the right side of the car and the steering wheel!

We thought about taking Scout to PT but dropped that idea quickly!

We walked in the door at High Noon, I wanted to whistle the theme song from High Noon, but Mary suggested I behave, not easy for me!

Ninety minutes later, the pretzel lady came out with a few additional pains and aches and a new twist.  We headed back to Mary’s and, on the way, decided to get the baby and return back to Los Alamitos, for I had some business I had to get done.

Vicky texted us, and Del is now home.  We brought over Corned Beef and Cabbage, and she was quite happy.  I went to the market for some goodies and came back with a full bag plus blueberry margaritas; the trip was a success. We took the CB&C next door so they would not have to order pizza again!

Mary suggested a Marie Calendars Apple Pie for Del.  Excellent idea.

Home Sweet Home

We had dinner, and while devouring the stirfry and last of the artichokes, we decided to make pinto beans.  The iMac in the kitchen was put to work; YouTube provided all the answers.

“Do we have any Irish Soda Bread?”

We decided to try beans in the InstantPot, and what a great idea.  We did not soak them, just popped them into the machine for 30 minutes with onions, three cloves of garlic, bay leaves, and a pinch of baking soda, and voila, we had beans!

I see a lot of beans in my future as they can be ready in minutes!

Two And A Half Men was not on the TV tonight, so we are wondering if it has been dropped from KTLA?

To pass the time, we hit my hot tub, and it was perfect.  95 degrees, a glass of wine, and us.  We starred at the stars and talked for an hour or more.  We talked about our kids, especially about Robin, Joe, and Colleen.

Mary asked me, “What do you get when you drain a hot tub full of clowns? Several gallons of laughing stock.”

Mary told me about her recent hot tub event when she and Sandy went to Hawaii.  I listened with great care…

I got into a hot tub with two other ladies while visiting Hawaii.

I was a little older than the two slightly younger women and we began talking about the convention we were attending and how technology was wonderful.

Suddenly there was a beeping sound. The first younger woman pressed her forearm and the beeping stopped.I looked at her questioningly. “That was my pager,” she said. “I have a microchip under the skin of my arm.

“A few minutes later a phone rang and the second young woman lifted her palm to her ear. When she finished she explained, “that was my mobile phone. I have a microchip implanted in my hand.”

I felt very low-tech and not to be out-done, I decided to do something just as impressive.

I stepped out of the hot tub, went to the bathroom, and returned with a long piece of toilet paper hanging from my rear end. The others raised their eyebrows and stared at me.

I finally said “well, heavens to Betsy, will you look at that …. I’m getting a fax.

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Monday Was Delightful; We Gardened And Cooked!

Indoors or out, no one relaxes in March, that month of wind and taxes; the wind will presently disappear, the taxes last us all the year.

Mary came to my place this morning as we had plans to cook and work in the garden. I needed to water the straw that my son Joe dropped off Sunday before I unbundle it and spread the mulch in the garden.  I was happy to see her!

Before she left her place, she sent me a picture of the St. Patrick’s Tree in the daylight. It looks pretty good! I asked Mary when she arrived, “They say St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland. I wonder if he could do that for Congress.”

Mary responded with, “Why did St. Patrick drive all the snakes out of Ireland? He couldn’t afford plane fare.”

What would you get if you crossed a Christmas Tree with a St. Patrick’s Day Tree?  You would have a St. O’Claus Tree!

We complete the St. Patrick’s Tree!

De decided to make Corned Beef and Cabbage for Del, one of his favorites.  MAry took inventory of my pantry, and we formulated a list.  To Ralph’s Market, we went collecting necessities and some other goodies!

Someone stacking shelves dropped a packet of alphabet spaghetti on the floor. That could have spelled disaster

we had to go shopping for CB&C

 

We put things away, and Mary is getting quite used to my kitchen, so it went fast.  We sliced and diced and threw everything into the pressure cooker!  Mary was a bit leary of the pressure cooker because, in 1997, she had one blow-up spraying food all over the kitchen just before she was hosting a party.  I assured her all would be well!

What we didn’t get at the market we found in the garden.  We both love gardening and have fun playing in the dirt!   By the way, what do you call a man who gives a cabbage a job? A Head hunter.

Mary found the cabbage for the corned beef and cabbage dinner for Del and his family!

Scout, of course, asked the question, “How come you get upset when I play in the dirt?”

Did you know that Scout is a train elephant dog?  Since he had been around the house, we have not seen a single elephant!  He does his job well!

Scout supervised and kept an eye out for elephants!

Scout always asks me to read the Marmaduje comic to him.  He learns what not to do!

OK, back in the house, we slice and dice and pop the results into the InstantPot.  6 quarts is quite a bit and will feed four easily!

We tried my InstantPot

Everything looked good, so we closed up the pot, set it to high-pressure cooking; the timer was adjusted for 75 minutes, and Mary ran out the door awaiting the massive explosion.  Nothing happened, the timer went off, and we opened up the pot, and it was completely done and tender as could be!

This was for Vicky, next door, as Del is having some serious medical issues and is hospitalized.

It all fits into the 6-quart pot!

We put it on a platter and took it next door, but they were at the medical facilities.  Later in the evening, Vicky thanked us but said to keep it at our place since she was falling into bed.  The situation has put a big strain on Vicky and the family.  They are such lovely people!

Dang, it looked pretty good and tasted better!

Well, the kitchen was already a mess, so Mary decided stir-fry was in order.  I found a couple of Wok’s, and I assisted her in prep for a little while before I had to hit the showers.

This evening I had a Sewer District Board meeting at 7:00 PM.  While I was in the shower, Mary worked magic in the kitchen.  Dinner was OUTSTANDING!!!

Mary gets to slice and dice while I get cleaned up!

I pulled the onions, and Mary chops them for the stir fry.  She is quite amazing.  Not only an eye surgeon but a first-class cook!

I am tickled that she had adapted to my kitchen so well.  We have a stack of recipes about two inches tall that we want to try!

She is a good slicer and dicer!

The two of us made quite a mess in the kitchen, but we were trying new things, so it was quite ok!

You see a stir-fry kit!

What would dinner be without artichokes?  We did them in the pressure cooker for 13 minutes which is better than the 45 minutes in boiling water.

One success means we needed another!

I have often wondered who was the first person to realize that eating an artichoke was a good idea.

We watched YouTube videos to see how it should be done, and we got all sorts of variations.  We decided a parmesan cheese rub with some other magic ingredients, courtesy of Mary, would be just fine!

We called Colleen and shared our activities.

She stuffed the leaves with the paste of magic ingredients, and we were on our way!

Placement is everything!

We also tried throwing a sliced lemon into the pot and being adventurous cooks; we did not change the corned beef juices that were remaining in the pot; we just threw the artichokes into the pot without a change in liquid!  What’s the worse that can happen?

I tried something new, parmesan cheese on the artichoke!

I went to the board meeting about eight minutes door-to-door and watched Mary via my security cameras.  She had the kitchen spotless after I returned.  I was gone about 30 minutes total.

I had a board meeting and watched Mary as she worked in the kitchen while I was gone!

We watched the remainder of Two And A Half Men and then a Clint Eastwood movie before crashing. We had a wonderful day just being together and messing around the house.

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Eight Months Today Since Mary And I First Had Dinner

Drug stores understand life. That’s why the Anniversary cards and Sympathy cards are right next to each other!

Another day of rest; we did nothing!  Mary fixed a super breakfast, oatmeal.  I refused to eat oatmeal as a child.  I was an inporridgeable brat!

Yes, I checked, Mary did NOT put any gunpowder on the oatmeal, I hope!

We are having family over for St. Patrick’s Day, so we did a dry run on the corned beef and cabbage using Mary’s crockpot.  It had to cook for six hours, and it came out amazingly well. It was tender and juicy and stated terrific.  Not we have to figure out how to cook eight pounds of corned beef in a two pound hot pot.  I think I will be bringing over my big pots!

We did chores around the house getting things ready for the 17th.  We finished decorating the St. Patrick’s Tree.

Looking pretty good!

We watched our favorite televangelist and then headed for the hot tub; really, a swim spa.  We had a glass of wine and sat there until we were prunes.  It was cold when we came in, so Mary sat on the couch and was soon pronounced comatose.   I called Colleen and Lisa, and Robin on the Bat Phone and fixed a plate of corned beef and veggies.  Passing that under Mary’s nose was like smelling salts; we woke right up, grabbed the fork, and torn into that meal like she hadn’t eaten for a month.

When she was done, I got the coy look as she asked if there were any more remaining.  Well, I fixed another plate, and it also disappeared within seconds.  I must admit, it was really delicious.

Mary and I devoured almost three pounds of corned beef after the spa!

I controlled myself as I am still on my diet!

I watched The Gauntlet with Clint Eastwood while Mary finished her beauty nap.  She woke up and asked for more and didn’t believe me when I say it was all gone.  I did bring her a plate of veggies and a bowl of vegetable soup, which also disappeared.

We watched a little more TV, and at 9:00 PM, it was time to say good night.  Mary, and her faithful partner Scout, The wonder Dog, swaggered up the stairs while me and my fat little tummy headed home.  It was a good day.

Note to self: Wear plenty of green on the 17th!

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A Farmer’s Work Is Never Done!

 As a farmer, I hear lots of sheep jokes. I’d tell them to Scout, but he’d herd them all.

I was up at 0-dark-thirty because there was work to be done in the garden.  Mary popped over at 7:00 AM in her working clothes, and we attacked the garden.  We had about twenty-five feet of garden to clear of weeds and prep for planting next weekend.

The rototiller and I did battle with the evil weeds, and we won.  Mary wrapped up the cords, and we were about finished, except for picking!

That girl knows how to work!

She digs right in and enjoys the garden work, especially since she gets to pick anything she wants!

We call her “digger”

There is still a lot of Swiss chard, cabbage, and lettuce plus onions and peas.  There is nothing better than fresh goodies out of the garden.  I used to make loads of money clearing leaves from gardens. I was raking it in.

Getting ready for next weeks planting activity.

The peas are both English shelling and Japanese flats.  You have to look closely to see which one is which.  Did you know that the proper etiquette for eating peas is to squash them on the back of your fork?

Peas anyone? The plants are loaded!

They are delightful when picked directly from the bush and into the mouth!

Around noon we got in our cars and headed for Mary’s, where the tree trimmers were shortening her 60′ trees.  They had made a lot of progress while Mary was visiting me.

Good start!

The guys did a good job taking twenty-feet of the top of all ten trees.

The yard was filled with tree cuttings.

Around 4:00 PM, we began getting ready for tonight’s dance in Chino.  We departed at 5:00 PM and arrived at PG Changs at 5:45 PM, proceeding to our table and had a drink.  Bob and Donna came within a few minutes.

Always fun to be with!

Mary and I each had soup, and we shared an entree salad.  There was so much food we brought half of it home.

At 7:00, we headed for the dance, and I promised everyone I would not suggest the hokey-pokey this week.  Marcin sent me his video from last week.

We danced and danced and had a ball with our dear friends.  It was Bill Capps birthday, he turned 106 but does not look a day over 105…on a good day! We had birthday cupcakes and sang him Happy Birthday.

We had to use cupcakes; if we had a cake we would need to have 106 candles, a certain recipe for a small fire!

The Mary’s watch the ceremony! Bill’s Mary checks to make sure Bill only gets a small cupcake.

Keeping an eye on Bill!

At 9:00 PM, we headed home and decided we would not crash, so we found a great movie, “Grand Torino.”  We stayed up until midnight for the first time in a while.  Mary crashed, and I headed home.

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Fantastic Freaky Friday

Tonight’s forecast, 99% chance of wine.

Mary had to work today and plans to visit me around noon.  I hit the backyard running and did another 20 feet of the berry patch without losing too much blood.  When Mary showed up at noon, I had just jammed a thorn under one of my fingernails.  I was so proud, not a word of profanity, but it is hard to swear when you are dancing up and down screaming in pain!

There was a lot of early growth on many of the limbs.

Mary went into the garden and picked things for a salad, and it was one of the best salads I have ever had; talk about fresh!  It was so fresh I had to slap the lettuce twice!

I got a notification via email that March 7th is the first day of Tomatomania at Roger’s Gardens.  Mary has never been to Tomatomania before, so I will introduce her to the activity and take her to lunch at Roger’s Farmhouse! The Zaitz and Duda’s are also going to go with us!

Mary enjoys my garden and will be a great help this summer when the tomatoes arrive.

We worked together for another hour before me needing to take a shower.  Six hours in the garden means time to clean up.  We called Robin, and she came over at 3:00 PM to have a drink on her way home.

Well, Mary, the silver-tongued devil, asked Robin to stay, and we whipped up another batch of Cauliflower and Cheese and ate some of the Portuguese Sponge Cake.  We also managed to down some blue margaritas!

Yummy for the tummy!!

The three of us had dinner and also called Colleen to see how the east coast was doing.  We talked to Sarah and Jon  (my grandson), who was visiting Colleen and cooking dinner for Mark because of Mark’s birthday.

Robin took off, and we managed to watch Two And A Half Men and again hit the sack at 8:00 PM.

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Girl’s Night Out Is Today; Frivolity Will Prevail!

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.

The wind blew all night long but finally settled down around 8:30 AM.  We needed to walk the baby, so we bundled up and headed out for our one-mile walk.  The minute we reached for the harness, Scout went bonkers; he loves his morning walk!

The sun was bright, so I went to the car to get the dark glasses, and when I bent over to get them, Scout jumped in the driver’s seat and asked for the keys!

We should have taken him to the DMV also!

We began decorating the St. Patrick’s tree, and at 11:00 AM, we headed for the Santa Ana Elks for lunch with Bob.  Bill and Mike were AWOL today.

Just us!

We also had luck… Some honest Elks returned my second pair of sunglasses.  I left them at the lodge on Tuesday night.

Ready for lunch!

After lunch, we went to Albertson’s and got ten pounds of corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day.  We are going to cook one ahead of time and see how it goes.  Mary is doing the honors and picking the cabbage from my garden, and she had her eye on one beauty; it just has to last two more weeks!

We needed Irish Butter and of course Soda Bread!

Of course, I had to ask Dr. Mary, “What do you get when you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover?” thinking I got her this time.  Hope, she immediately responded, “A rash of good luck.”

OK, one more… she can’t be that clever.  So, Mary, “Why don’t you iron 4-Leaf clovers?”  This time she had to think!  I could tell, smoke was coming from her ears, and her eyes turned red. Then she responded with, “Because you don’t want to press your luck.”   OK, I give! She gets five stars!

Mary had an appointment with her bookkeeper at her house, so I departed about 5:00 PM and went to the Rib Trader and found Jim; alcohol was consumed, but only one glass.

Jim and I swapped stories!

I used to drink all brands of beer. Now, I am older Budweiser!

Jim was not too busy so we got a chance to talk and we discussed his new Alexa device.   I did have to ask him, “What’s the difference between deer nuts and beer nuts?”  He gave up so I answered the question for him, ” Beer nuts are $1.75, but deer nuts are under a buck.”

Then Mary called, and I headed back home. Good thing, I thought I was about to be thrown out of the bar.

When we got home, we fed Scout again as he was losing a little weight.  I overheard him talking to his friend…

Dinner was terrific; we had left-over, and then Mary made Portuguese Sponge Cake (Pão de Ló – A Historical Cake from the 15th Century) from the Cooks Magazine.  It was terrific!

Did You Know? Maybe the best-known cake in Portugal, this cake dates back to the 15th Century. It was made in Nunneries and, as with all Portuguese cakes, was very rich in eggs.

The recipe of Pão de Ló was taken to Japan in the XVI th Century by the first Portuguese sailors. Because at the time, it was also called Pão de Castela, the Japanese adopted the recipe and called it Kasutera, one of the most typical cakes in Japan.

It is similar to the sponge cake but from the fact that it was traditionally baked in a wood oven in clay pots. The oven bread would be closed and the door sealed with fresh horse manure that would then dry and act as a sealer.

Mary made it, and it appears easy, but she makes all cooking seem easy!  I am indeed lucky!

Coming out of the oven.

It was quite puffy when we took it out of the oven, but it needed to rest for at least a half-hour.

It was quite puffy!

Yeah!  The cake fell; time to dive into it!

I cools and collapses; on purpose!

It was super good.  We had it for a well-deserved dessert.

We watched Two And A Half Men and then crashed, a habit we must stop.  I go home and hit the sack at 8:30 PM, and by 2:00 AM, I am up and ready to go.  Mary said she does the same! We will have to stay up later on noon0work nights.

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To Da Doc To See Whazz Up!

My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. He was right—I feel ten years older already.

Scout, The Wonder Dog, alerted us that he was hungry.  I asked him to check the refrigerator.

Now we will have to go out and get fresh Chinese Food for Scout.

The morning was quiet, and we had zero wind last night, a nice change of pace.  We walked the pooch, or better said, he walked us.  We are extending our walking, so now we do almost a mile every morning, which is good for both of us.

We met with the gardener and arranged for him to trim the trees in the backyard this Saturday.  He will be there for probably eight hours.

Mary made a fatal mistake this morning; she asked what I wanted for breakfast.  Before I could stop myself, I answered, “French Toast.”  Well, not only is Mary, a doctor but she is also a short-order cook.  We had turkey bacon, french toast, and Robin’s apple sauce for our meal; a great way to start the day. MAry finally explained to me the difference between toast and French-toast!

Duh, I should have known!

My cleaning folks come today, so we headed that direction as I forgot to leave a check for them.  We visited them for a while, Mary attacked the puzzle, and I fought off a herd of ants which I caused by not putting the lid on the honey very tight. Another puzzlement: If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics?

Mary noticed a Mourning Dove sitting on one of my security lights as we left for the doctors’ office. The mourning dove is a member of the dove family, Columbidae. The bird is also known as the American mourning dove, the rain dove, and colloquially as the turtle dove, and was once known as the Carolina pigeon and Carolina turtledove. It is one of the most abundant and widespread of all North American birds.

What is he up to?

Off to the doc to see if I still have a heart.  Well, the verdict is in; I must lower my LDL.  My cholesterol count has a comma.

LDL has been associated with atherosclerosis progression and blockage of the artery lumen because it can carry cholesterol into smaller vessels. But LDL is also essential for carrying lipids that keep the human body alive, including in those small vessels. You can’t live with it; you can’t live without it!

Translation: eat beans, avocados, more veggies and fruits, almonds, dark chocolate, fatty fish; I can do this!

We stopped by my place to move the wash into the dryer and then proceeded to go to Patty’s Place, where we shared a salmon dish.  We are getting off to a good start!

Beware; Smoochs ahead!

After Patty’s, we headed home to watch Two and a Half Men and then crashed, yes, at 8:00 PM.

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The DMV Battle Was Waged!

Scout keeps barking every time there is someone at the door. I don’t know why; it’s seldom for him.

I met Mary early as we have errands to run.  We took Scout, The Wonder Dog, for a walk.  I was curious why he tries to get the mailman, and I found out because Garfield told me.

We called Colleen and chatted with her for a while before heading out to do errands.

What errands do you say? Well, in the list to get was: battery for the dynamo flashlight, bearing grease for the Radio Compass/Tacan/VOR,  bird food for the cuckoo in the cuckoo clock, a box of sparks for spark plugs, bubbles for spirit levels, crocodile Milk, and last but not least, horizontal tent pegs.

Today was DMV day as I needed a replacement license, and Mary is going to get the Real ID. Well, I hit the computer, and for an hour, I got the run-around; I was so exasperated I was ready to throw the computer out the window.  When I looked in my wallet for my credit card, I found my darned license—what a relief. However, Mary still needed a DMV trip.

Mary put all her stuff together, and we made an online appointment.  Well, that was amazing.  As we drove down the street, we could see her moving up in the line on the iPhone.  By the time we got to the Westminister DMV, she had walked right in.  I have used Westminister for thirty years, and they are always pretty good.

Westminister DMV was pretty fast!

After an hour inside waiting in lines, I knew she would be fit to be tied, so I made reservations at the Club. I told Mary, “Some sea mammals sleep with half their brain in a deep sleep and the other half wide awake.  This was developed as an evolutionary mechanism for survival, but biologists have documented a similar mechanism in workers at the DMV”.

We had a much-needed glass of wine and shared our salad and tacos.  Finally, we were back to normal.  I always say a balanced diet is a taco in both hands.

Ready for a glass of wine and a meal!

Mary asked me if I had the Wookie steak taco?  Then she said, “I heard it’s a little Chewie!”

So good!

From there, we returned to Mary’s, and she gathered her goodies to renew her passport.   We went to Walgreen’s and got her picture taken.  Then to the Post Office in Tustin to drop everything so it could be mailed to Austin, Texas, the passport processing center.

Mary gets her mug shot!

It was 5:00 PM, and we made a beeline for the Santa Ana Elks, where I had to vote.  We met Bob Z. there and had a drink with him also meeting up with Bill Capps.

Mary will become an Elk in about four weeks!

Bob is not an Elk; he just looks like one… No, he is an Elk of good standing!

Returning home, we had Mac & Cheese and Mary’s Meatloaf; life is good.  We watched TV for a while, and by 9:00 PM, we were done.  Mary crashed, and I headed home.  I didn’t crash, but I did have a close call driving home.

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Monday We Fiddled!

Good morning. Keep calm and pretend it’s not Monday.

Mary did not have to go to work today, so we stayed at home, watched a movie, and cooked.  We took Scout for his morning walk, which he enjoys so much!

I know someone who has a dog that keeps eating garlic. His bark is worse than his bite.

We made more cauliflower mac and cheese using a different recipe.  It turned out great.

We saw Peanutbutter Falcon, which was really good. It made me think of Sue’s cousin and the fun we had with her over many years.

We called Robin and asked her to stop by, and she did, but by way of the Los Alamitos house, she forgot we were at Mary’s.  By the time she got here, it was dinner time, so we treated her to Magic Mary’s Meatloaf and a margarita (it was national margarita day!)

While we finished cooking, Colleen and Robin jabbered away on the patio.

Thank you, Alexa!

Meanwhile, inside, the business of the meal was getting started.  We made two margaritas, one of which Mary and I shared, and the second one found its way to Robin.

The fixin’s are ready to go!

We first started with a glass of wine, but knowing we were going to do margaritas, I suggested we split the glass of wine.

We had a great meal and a wonderful visit with Robin heading home about 7:00 PM.

My ladies!

I cleaned up, and Mary got ready to watch a movie. We did not last too long as we were a) tired, and b) the movie we selected was a pooper!

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Time To Relax And We Did!

I always take life with a grain of salt. Plus, a slice of lemon. And a shot of tequila.

We diddly-dallied around today, with the first important act being taking Scout, The Wonder Dog, for his morning 1/2 mile walk!  Don’t you hate it when someone answers their own questions? I do.

Almost 0.6 miles, we walked and talked and met all the neighborhood doggies on their walks!

We then watched our Sunday morning televangelist which we enjoy.  Mary worked on taxes and so did I.  Another few hours and we will be ready for the accountant.

We went to the Rib Trader to see our favorite bartender before going dancing.

He should have been a standup comedian!

We departed The Trader at 5″15 PM and headed for Chino to meet up with Donna nad Bob at PF Changs.  The sun had set and I captured a worms-eye view of the sign and the moon.

We arrived right on time and had an amazing meal with Donna and Bob.  From there we went to the dance which was about five blocks away.  We danced until 9:00 Pm before heading home and crashing.  I led our group in the hokey pokey!  In fact, I was addicted to the hokey pokey, but then I turned myself around.

Tomorrow is a work day but Mary does not have any patients so we are free to play!

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