Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them, and you have their shoes.
Today marks nine months that Mary and I have been seeing each other and a happy nine months it has been!
Well, I woke up this morning and realized that I bought a house. I am moving into a new location at my age, but with a beautiful lady, I adore. My nerves are settling down, and I have the “go-ahead” from my closest friends and family.
Mary had a dentist appointment at 9:00 AM, and then we had to go to the escrow company and change the wire instructions. My financial advisor suggested I NOT pick up a check for that amount of money; it was safer to wire it into my account. They were in Newport Beach. We grabbed breakfast at a local Starbucks before heading back to Orange for additional chores.
Somehow I munched my tow on the left foot, so Mary pulled some strings and got me in to see her friend, the podiatrist! He took a look and pronounced it “badly bruised” and that I should stay horizontal and be fed bonbons for a couple of days! Well, that prescription was immediately tossed out by you-know-who!
Mary decided Borscht was on the menu for today. It is wonderful to have a creative cook back in my life.
I asked Mary, “Why did the veggie band sound horrible? They were missing a beet.!” With that one, I got a Boo and a Hissss!
We stopped at the market and got the ingredients before wandering over to the haircut parlor, OK, beauty parlor. My hair was already such a disaster that the Red Cross wouldn’t give it coffee. I was asked where I got my “hair products?” What are hair products? I get all my hair products at PetCo.
When we got home, Mary insisted I put my foot in ice water (it is usually in my mouth!).
OK, time to cook up the borscht, but what is borscht?
As I have always done, I pitch in and become a pest! Today Mary volunteered me to cut up the beets and use a grinder to get them into the proper size. I first read up on how to get the stain off your hands because I tried a pair of Mary’s gloves on. I got two fingers into one of the gloves before it slipped off and flew across the room with a loud “SPLAT.” The doggie was petrified, and the UFO flying across his bed.
Mary found her hand grinder, which was excellent. It chopped up those beets into tiny morsels with ease and just a little bit of juice. Of course, I wore my apron.
We worked for about two hours from start to finish, and it was well worth it.
We watched a movie on TV with Charles Bronson while we stuffed ourselves. I had two LARGE cups of soup, and it was amazing. We are taking some to Jan in the morning.
We watched part of another movie and then decided to call it quits because we were tired after running around and cooking.