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Go Away Monday!

One Summer Night was a wonderful tune.  I remember it well!

More kids ought to think about this!

We were up early again because we had to go to the gym at 8:30 am and get stretched until it hurt!  After three weeks of vacation, I am starting to get all the kinks out of the system.

After the workout, we returned home, freshened up, and went to our Huntington Beach dentist appointment.  Dr. Anne gave us an A+ rating, and we did not need dental work.   Since we needed no work, she tried to sell us some Amway!

While cleaning my teeth, I took a picture of their new cleaning machine, which uses water from artesian wells.  It is outdoors so as to capture the healing rays from the Sun.   I was a little worried when a bird landed in the machine.  I had visions of the bird taking off with my teeth in his beak!

The technician drops my teeth into the bath, and a few minutes later, they come out clean!

After the visit, we went home, and Mary jumped into the kitchen to make beans, cornbread, jalapeno poppers, and other goodies for dinner.

The beans were picked last year and stored in an airtight glass container.  Mary let them soak overnight, and after an hour of simmering, we had astoundingly good bean soup.  I chopped up an entire red onion and added it to the soup, and Mary added the celery greens to the mix.

While Mary cooked, I worked in the garden for an hour, planting some ground cover around the base of the grapes.

Did You Know?  Healthline says the top five healthiest are garbanzo beans (chickpeas), lentils, peas, kidney beans, and black beans.  These varieties tend to be the highest in fiber, folate, and protein and are the most effective at mitigating post-meal blood sugar spikes.

Beans alone and rice alone both lack certain essential amino acids.  If eaten together, however, each contributes what the other is missing to form a complete protein.  Beans-and-rice dishes are highly valued for protein in areas where animal proteins are often hard to obtain and expensive.

This was serious bean soup; out of this world, delicious!

We took some goodies to Jeff, who likes a good home-cooked meal!  We returned home, watched TV until about 9:30 pm., and crashed.

While putting on my jammies, Mary remarked that my knees were black. It was more than a remark: “YOU AIN’T COMING TO BED WITH THOSE KNEES!!!”  She sounded just like my Mom!

I looked down, and sure enough, my knees matched the black color of the kneepads I used today.

I went to the shower, washrag and pumice-laden soap in hand. Rubba-dub-dub and a good hard scrub returned my knees to their original glory!

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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