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We Are Off And Running!

We considered taking a Middle Eastern airline to Ireland, but after some quick research, I decided against it.   Their female airplanes look a little scary!

At 6:30 am, I took off for Los Alamitos to meet with the dermatologist.  I arrived early, and he had a cancellation, so I was back in Orange by 8:15 am, just in time for the gym.   While I was there, I asked what I could do about my face.  He suggested a transplant.

At the gym, we had another session of arm twisting and bodybuilding.  I was asked to wear my mask, not because of any medical issues but because they did not like the tongue marks on the floor after I got off the machines.

The gym exercises are working because I saw my shoes for the first time in years without having to inhale!

We had two cars at the gym, so when we were done, Mary went to the market, and I headed to the dry cleaners to get my formal wear for the trip and then to CVS for some meds.

Arriving back home, we headed to the garden for some harvesting.  Mary took the high road and searched for squash; she hit the jackpot.  Squash directly from the garden is magnificent.

Playing hide and seek with the yellow squash!

Did You Know? “Squash” comes from the Narragansett Native American word askutasquash, which means “eaten raw or uncooked.”

There are two different types of squash: summer and winter squash. Summer squash, like zucchini or pattypan squash, have thin skins and can be eaten whole — skin, seeds, and all. Winter squash like pumpkin and butternut squash have robust skins that aren’t usually edible (though some people like to keep the skin on with thinner-skinned winter squashes like delicata squash), much harder flesh, and their seeds generally need to be removed before eating (though they can be toasted and eaten separately).

Mary has the eagle eye and came up with a load of goodies.  The yellow squash (summer squash) cooks up so tender it is delightful when added to greens.

Just part of the harvest!

I thought about dining at home, which beats going out to dinner!  Tinkerbell should talk to her cousin  Tacobell and convince her of the same things!

Better idea: stay home and eat!

At 2:00 p.m., we popped into the Silver Fox and went to Mary’s dentist for an appointment. Then, we went to Chico’s to get Mary’s birthday present!

We were home by 4:00 p.m., so we brought Jeff some goodies from the kitchen, including items from yesterday’s Mother’s Day celebration. We talked with him for quite a while, had a small dinner, and then watched three movies.

While watching the movies, Mary made her trip list of clothes to take. I will do the same thing (minus the underwear and jewelry) because I had too many clothes on the last trip.

Mary plans for Ireland.

At 10:00 pm, it was time to water Luigi, who polished off his dinner since it was topped with Spaghetti. Scout sniffed a lot, so I assumed the rabbit had been in the bushes lately.

I think tonight might be a good time to hide in the bushes and make a noise like a carrot.  Then perhaps I can catch the waskally wabbit!

On his way to the potty, Scout had to stop ten times!

Sniff, Sniff, Sniff!  He is  going to wear out his nose!

Sniffing everything is a requirement!

We finally crashed at about midnight.  We have nothing planned for tomorrow, so that means chores around the house and some serious cooking.  Borsch is on the menu because we have so many beets1

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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