Always remember that you are absolutely unique… Just like everyone else..
A magnificent day is about to begin and therefore a weight reducing walk is warranted…Ralph’s market here I come with my little Easter Tote Bag in hand! Four mile round trip but worth the walk!!
The time was 9 AM and the dew was already off the flowers…the sun was shinning and the birds were flying backwards to see where they have been! I spotted a magnificent specimen of a rose and quick snapped a photo!
Random Memories: The last place I worked I was a Director and it was with an bunch of ex-military guys plues the customer was military. I was NOT impressed with any of them and to “get back” I wore pink shirts at least twice a week or more…drove them insane! They could not, by law, saw anything but I knew they were not happy with my choice of colors. After retiring, I had eight pink dress shirts with matching ties… I donated them to the Salvation Army keeping two just for old times sake. Remember, real men can wear pink!
Time flew and all of a sudden, I was at Ralph’s with my iPhone and Amazon Alexa shopping list in hand! As I passed up and down the aisle in search of bargains, I stumbled upon the candy aisle and thought of my sweetie. Snapping the picture quickly as I passed by, without stopping, I texted it to her so a) she knew I was OK and b) she knew where I was!
When walking, I limited myself to a single bag of goodies…some days I make the trek twice as I need the exercise and it is good for my shapely figure…more like a figure eight!
Returning home after the walk, I had to admire my selected exercise route. Love the app that keeps track of the adventures. Look carefully in the bottom right corner…the jagged line is me meandering across the large parking lot. The blob of blue is me walking inside Ralph’s Market. More jagged lines as I pass across the southern side of the parking lot trying to avoid the smells emanating from Subway (og their veggie sandwiches are wonderful) or In-n-Out Burger where the grill has just been fired up. Skillfully I managed to be entrapped by the wonderful odors and made it through without a calories. Almost 10,000 steps before 11:00 AM!
We got a “video call” from Colleen and Alexa was suddenly attacked by the Great Grand Child Army (GGCA)…namely Calhan and Logann! We are known as Gran Pop Pop and Great Grammy! Our names seem to change all the time but what the heck! They get so excited when we call… kinda special! It must be confusing as Mark and I look alike…at least on the top of our heads!
An epiphany occurred after sneaking onto the bathroom scale after the walk…
We rested in the afternoon, recovering from yesterday’s marathon entertainment and dining sessions. It was time to water the garden while Sue worked the puzzle and read her last book…I must go to Barnes and Nobel tomorrow.
Around 2:00 PM I determined, after careful deliberation, that nap time has occurred! Into the middle bedroom I slipped telling Alexa to wake me up in an hour…she did and all was well! Love those naps!
You guessed it, we were off again…tonight is the Old Ranch Monthly Dinner-Dance. In Aerospace it would be the ORMDD or ormmed). We had thirty friends joining us for a great party with fantastic dancing and dining! PLUS, it was the night we celebrated Brian’s 76th birthday!
We procured the services of Katella Deli on Thursday to bake a cake for today! We had to drop by and grab it on the way over to “The Ranch”. A masterpiece it was and indeed it was chocolate chocolate chocolate!
The cake was inspected by Professor Brander! It was given a passing grade. We had so much that we offered three other tables to celebrate with us and passed the cake out accordingly!
It is so nice to have our friends around us…everybody stopped by the table to visit with Miss Sue and wish were happy return from the hospital! We are blessed with such wonderful people surrounding us! Any of our friends sicknesses or medical problems are shared via a communications network that would rival the Pentagon!
Our dear friend Nancy joined us tonight and since Sue is limited in physical exertion for a few weeks, Nancy and I danced! We have been friends for almost twenty years! She goes with us many times a year including the Christmas Play and is always such a wonderful guest!
Time for this day to cease and sleep to reward us for the bust weekend…first first, we needs to TV followed by…the tookies!
Oh, I gots a new toy. My bride encourages my to get toys as it a) keeps me out of trouble (sort of), and b) keeps the grey matter busy! I just purchased eight multi-color LED 75W WiFi connected light bulbs! They can be controlled via Alexa and my iPhone!
I have several colors set up for the Easter egg coloring activity… the house will be decorated in lights! I can talk to them, like “Living Room One, Magenta,75%” . I loves my toys…Sue tolerates them! Life is good!