Hump Day Has Arrived!

How does Yoda get through Wednesday? By saying, “Half over the week is now!”

Mid-week, our cleaners arrive at 8:30 AM, so we have to get up early to clean the house. Mary hit the showers, and I finished off the Daily Diary from yesterday.  Retirement is wonderful. It’s doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it.

You can do it!

It is hard to believe that Mary has two days remaining to work and then retirement, and we play every day! I can hardly wait for the 23rd (her last day of work), so I can tell Mary, “What do you call someone who’s happy on Mondays? I have plans; many plans! Retired!”

The cleaning folks arrived, and we took off to the local market and post office.  On the way there, I told Mary about Colleen wanting to have a Cinderella party when she was young.  Being a good daddy,  I invited all her friends over and made them clean the house.

Why can’t the house clean itself? It seems to get dirty by itself.

Then it was time for brunch at Rockwell’s Bakery with its footsteps from the post office and market!

We shared an omelet, and I had iced tea while Mary did coffee. The bill was a whopping $13.

After getting home, Mary decided to cook because we had several summer squashes that needed stuffing. She did the “kitchen sink” stuffing; Mary threw in everything, including chili, canned corn, and eye of neut!  Me, I took an hour’s nap because, for some reason, I was dragging!

She was cooking up a storm!  Squash stuffing in front and Fettuccini Alfredo in the back!

We just got some new neighbors, and Mary baked cookies for them.  When we went to deliver them but found Molly was on her phone in a business meeting.  She thanked us and said she would come over and meet us later.

Mary baked cookies for the new neighbors who had just moved in.

Today is Bob’s 54th birthday, so we celebrated by going to the OC Mining Company two miles from our home.  Robin stopped by at 5:00 on her way home from Boeing.   We had a margarita and shared until 5:45 PM, when we departed for the restaurant.

Robin had a great seat just across from the window!

Robin shared her new through about wearing masks!

Hey, it works pretty well! Hic!

The floodlights in the distance (left side) is El Molino High School.  The view was superb this evening with minor atmospheric conditions.

It was a great view from the OC Mining Company!

The entire Duda Clan joined us, meaning Nick was here.  He just got a promotion at his company, and we are proud of him.

Bob is sharing a new app; he always has a trick or two to share with the old folks!

The Duda’s, a force to be reckoned with!

Bob turned 54 years young today.  We mentioned that Mitch would have also been 54 on Monday, but the hard-living got to him last year.   Bob is such an angel?!

Bob’s birthday; what a little angel!

Mary and Robin spent twenty minutes coordinating calendars for Christmas.  We are going to do a Polish dinner with Bob-made perogies on December 5th, Robin’s birthday. We, of course, are just us sharing great times with our family.

Just us.

We left the restaurant filled to the brim about8:30 PM and aimed home.  Robin came with us and picked up her car.  I was tired, and Mary has to be up at 5:00 AM, so we didn’t even turn on the TV.  The last sound I heard was by ears hitting the pillows!

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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