The Heat Came On This Morning!

With you, I could be my silliest best and never worry about being judged because you were my better half in the most real sense!

We danced and enjoyed the yearly Children’s Hospital of Orange County benefits were we danced, participated in the auctions, and enjoyed our friends.

At CHOC for a fundraiser with Sue putting up with my silliness, she was a trooper!

I do not know what happened, but the eyes opened at 4:00 AM on the dot, and I was not able to go back to sleep.  My thoughts kept going back to that fateful morning in the ICU when I lost Sue.  I guess these thoughts will linger for a long, long time.

But when given lemons, make lemonade!  I emptied the dishwasher, hung a few little signs on the wall, made a cup of coffee, and plotted the rest of the day! Zack may pop by this morning, so if he does, I have a protein breakfast for him planned!

There are some drawers that I plan to attack this morning and a couple of shelves in the bar area that need my attention.  I also plan to work in the garden for a while once it warms up a bit.  I had planned to go to Kohl’s this morning, but I got an email saying they are closed for two weeks.

So, off I go in a cloud of dust!  Two miles of walking as I must keep my weight under control since I am now dining at Chez Liles every day!

I made it just in time to avoid six droplets! It was a nice walk!

The walk was perfect, and I even made some new friends. Please meet the Ducks, a very nice family.  Now that it is officially Spring (it occurred yesterday), I will be walking a lot meeting a lot of new animals!

The quacked me up!

Walking on down the avenue!

After my walk, it was time to cook! And today you ask, “What was for lunch?”.  Baby spinach salad with baked lemon salmon wrapped in aluminum foil! It was delicious!  The rosemary came right from the garden and the lemons off my own tree.  Tomorrow I am heading to the hardware store to get herbs for the front yard.  I can see Sue harvesting the herbs all summer long while she cooked such wonderful meals.

Dang, I did, OK! Sue would have been proud, even if it was fish!

Comfortable surroundings, excellent choice of music, a sweet wine, and a healthy meal; what else could I ask for at lunchtime?

Did I say healthy??

Just after lunch, my granddaughter dropped off a “do it yourself chicken taco kit” with all the fixings!  Spoiled, yes, I am, very spoiled!  But in all fairness, I gave her back her “enchilada kit” plastic containers from last week! I see a pattern here.  Thank you, Rebecca, you’re a doll!  I got to wave at Remy and Lilly; Lilly promised to call great-grandpa this evening so we could talk!

My FoodSaver 4400 worked like a champ once I figured it out.  Almost everything in the frig is good to go now.  I vacuum sealed pork chops, the remaining salmon, and some Indian food.  I am not worried about eating; I am concerned about overeating!

About 4:00 PM, I watched JAG and then popped up to talk another walk, this time with a jacket on! After all, it is 64 degrees at 5:00 PM. It was warm plus Ila texted me while I was out and offered me some sweet and sour cabbage soup.  Well, duh, I was n’t going to pass that up so I walked another 2.6+ miles tonight!

I did it again!

The BAt Phone got busy as all the kids called so it is 7:30 PM and I am going to try to fit the cabbage soup into the refrigerator.

My burglar alarm went off and the security cameras kicked into action.  The Frito Bandito was in my garage.  I told Vicky she could use the frig in the garage anytime she wanted and there she was, stuff the frig full of goodies.  I am so lucky to have such wonderful neighbors!

The evidence!

I watched a goofy movie and then crashed at about 10:30 PM.  Its been a long day and tomorrow comes early.   I must mention that I cried a lot this afternoon as I listened to the Statler Brothers, a favorite of mine, and their gospel songs just tore me up but I had to listen as the words and meaning were always so true. Sue, I will go to my grave loving you!

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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