We Were Busy As Usual!

We were up and ready to go early, but there was no place to go, so we stayed home and worked in the office.  We are making progress going through paperwork and boxes of goodies.  We put all our office supplies together and are now ready to open a small Staples Store in our front yard!

We were hungry when we started our trek to Mary’s doctor in Fountain Valley at noon.  I found the wheel, but the Silver Fox insisted on pulling into In-n-Out Burger, where we devoured a cheeseburger.  Mary was good and did the protein style (lettuce instead of bread).

On the other hand, I had to go with the regular burger because I was going to drive and eat.  I envisioned having to stop fast, squeezing the lettuce-wrapped burger, and having the contents squirt through the car, hitting the windshield at 45 miles per hour, making a  horrific, horrendous, frightful, fearful, awful, terrible, shocking, appalling, hideous, grim, grisly, ghastly, harrowing, gruesome, heinous, vile sound as it splattered!

Returning home, I put Miracle Grow on the veggies and pulled some weeds.   The iPhone notified me of delivery, and it was two of Scout’s long area rugs, and he ordered them for the hallway, where his paws are slippery.

I heard noises upstairs and went to see what was happening.   Mary and Colleen were decorating the Valentine’s Day tree.  I came in the nick of time; they were both too short to do the top!

The Valentine’s Day tree is up!

Me on a ladder?  Mary had the cell phone out, ready to dial 911.  Colleen notified all the King’s horses and all the King’s men.  What, me worry?


We went out tonight, and Mary asked Colleen to assist with the hair.  Wow, Mary looks younger with the new hairdo; I like it.  When we go out, people will comment, “So nice of you to bring your daughter with you!”

I am ready to go!

We left for Vittorios in Huntington Beach at 6:00 PM arriving at 7:15 PM; we forgot about Friday night traffic!  The dinner was terrific.  The  Capps and Zaitz made fantastic dinner partners.  The evening was quite enjoyable!

Decisions decisions!

I did the Capellini Florentina, which is Capellini Pasta, Chicken, Artichoke Hearts, Spinach, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and Roma Tomatoes in light cream sauce.  It was amazing.  Mary had soup and salad, and Colleen had Chicken Piccata.

Bring on the grub!

We laughed and giggled the entire time.  The piano player did a fantastic job.  At the end of dinner, we were doing “Name That Tune” with songs from the 1920s-1940s.

Bill and I had the same meal, but I finished mine!

Bob Z was there, so the banter was incessant!  We have fun together!

The storytelling goes on!

We departed around 9:00 PM and headed home; no Aces this evening!  When we got home, Scout and I went outside so he could do his business, and then I heard this angelic voice saying, “Don’t pee on the grass.”  It scared Scout and me to death.  We nearly wet ourselves!

What are you and Scout doing?

No TV tonight; we turned off the heater and turned on the whole house fan.  Within a few minutes, the house was at 60 degrees, the perfect sleeping temperature.

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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