Sitting In The Office Awaiting The Rain!

Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?

Sorry, just my sense of humor!

Indeed it is finally raining. When I hit the ground, at 6:30 AM, the concrete around the pool was dry. Oh no, I thought, the “weather-guesser” missed again!  Joe called at 6:30 AM and we talked for a half-hour about guy-stuff.  You know, the first liar doesn’t have a chance.  He is a good boy and we are proud of him!

Left to Right: Joe (Son), Amy, Robin (Daughter), Bob
Alex, Charlie (Grandsons), Sue, Paul (Me)

At 7:15 AM, the iPhone alerted me that rain will start in one minute and last seven minutes. It was quite correct! It is raining!  I called Colleen on the “bat-phone” and reminded her to listen to Dr. Laura as it is the annual corny jokes day.

It’s almost Thanksgiving and 49 years ago, I lost my father.  Thanksgiving has never been the same!

Left to right: Alma, Opal, Edith, Paul (Dad)  LIkely in the late 1940s!

We ran around the house, cleaning things up because our house cleaners are due at 10:30 AM.  We decided to do CPK at 11:00 AM because we get our favorite booth, and the place is not too crowded.  I did a half-turkey and brie sandwich with a Ceasar salad.  Perfect!  We capped lunch off by sharing a red velvet cake with ice cream!

After returning home, the Silver Ghost and I returned to Old Ranch. It was “dry” this afternoon, but the clouds are threatening, and it is supposed to rain pretty hard this evening.  I whipped out the iPhone as the Silver Ghost turned onto Seal Beach Blvd on our way to Old Ranch as the clouds were pretty impressive.

Magnificent formations over the city

I confirmed tomorrow’s seating arrangements and conferred with the chef about needing a second turnkey or not; we decided it was not required. On the way to the car, the sunset had just occurred, and the clouds were amazing.

More rain is coming based on the clouds we are seeing!

We sat and had a glass of wine before heading to the TV to get amazed about Christmas. First, we watched “A Rose For Christmas.” Summary: Andy’s family has built Rose Parade floats for generations. When her Dad gets sick, Andy’s forced to supervise the construction and decoration of their client’s float and deal with a demanding businessman whose company commissioned it.  Cute watching the interactions between the players.

Typical Hallmark! Just good with a happy ending!

Then we watched “Signed, Sealed, and Delivered For Christmas.”  Summary: When the beloved quartet of postal detectives- Oliver (Mabius), Shane (Booth), Rita (Lowe) and Norman (Gustafson)-discover an urgent letter written to God, they delay their travel plans to help a little girl who’s mother’s life hangs in the balance on Christmas Eve. With guidance from a mysterious post office volunteer, Jordan (Estes), and Oliver’s former Sunday School teacher (Ross), the Postables are surprised to discover they’ve been a part of more than one miracle on this Christmas Eve.

Cute series!

We made our tookies and watched two series before crashing at 10:30 PM.  We are getting rested up as December will be busy!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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