Friday And All Is Well

Remember: Walking is good for solving problems – it’s like the feet are little psychiatrists.

It’s going to be a hot time in the old town tonight!  Checkout 4:00 PM!  106 degrees here at the beach!

It’s gonna be a hot one today!

So, I took off at 8:30 AM for the walk in order to get back in the shade by 10:00 AM.  Today the target was Staples as I was looking for some 3″ and 4″ stencils for my garden sign project…more to come! (See the little “bump” in the path at the lower roght=hand corner? That’s we walking around Staples)

Another 3.3 miles under my belt

We love our neighborhood…flags are flying throughout July!  Paul weaved in and out of the various streets always on the lookout for something new!

A patriotic neighborhood

Did I say “blue”.. These were an amazing display of hydrangias.

Did You Know: If you’re growing  hydrangias coffee grounds can be used to affect their color. Coffee grounds add extra acidity to the soil around hydrangeas. On a chemical level, this increased acidity makes it easier for the plant to absorb naturally occurring aluminum in the dirt. The effect is pretty blue clusters of flowers.

Hydrangea lovers beware, do not EAT them, they are moderately toxic.

In Asia, giving someone pink hydrangeas symbolizes that you are the beat to their heart.

The colors of the flowers are affected by the aluminum ions in the soil.

Blue blue and blue

After getting home, Robin called and we joined her at CPK for lunch!  It’s 4 minutes from her work and 2 minutes from our home…perfect place! Always fun with Robin!!!

We returned home and Paul hit the garden for a couple of hours and then daughter Colleen and grandson Jon called from the local hotel  They were back from the funeral for Juanita D Feltz, Paul’s ex mother-in-law (who, BTW, was a great lady) and wanted to come by and visit. Apparently all went as expected.

Juanita D. Feltz (April 27, 1923 – July 1, 2018) had a great run…she will be missed. sue and I will miss her waving at us as we departed her home on many occasions in the last 20 years…we didn’t talk but we communicated!

Random Thought: I often wondered, how, with having 2-3 kids, there can be one of them that is so different than the others.  Juanita had one that was not very nice (Paul’s ex) and I shared that in common with Juanita, having one daughter that is not nice at all.  They both had the “world revolves around me” syndrome which is horrible and dysregulated…hard to watch and impossible to deal with.  Juanita and I both listened to  some good logical and just did not deal with the incurable problems they brought on themselves and others…sad!

It’s common for people with toxic behavior to: create drama in their lives or be surrounded by it; try to manipulate or control others; be needy (“it is all about them all the time”).  Interesting to watch these two people “bind” with each other and leave every other family member out…

On the bright side, they are not axe murderers.

We jabbered for a while with Colleen and Jon and then decided to go to Panda Inn for dinner.  Great fun catching up on everything! Rumors have been successfully passed!

IT WAS HOT!!!  The car thermometer registered 113 degrees as we pulled into the Panda Inn!  Damn…it was sizzling!

When we returned back home it was a mere 101 degrees and the house was 80 inside…thanks to the air conditioning!  We set the thermostat at 80 degrees as that is pretty comfortable for us.

After dinner we returned home, visited for a while and then watched some TV before crashing!  We had out 11:00 PM tookies and watched NCIS beginning at Season 1!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet loving my best friend and wife, having fun, learning, and passing on helpful things to others.
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