Make Up Your Mind; Sunshine Or Rain?

As soon as I got up, I checked the rain gauge. In the past two days, we have received 2.75 inches of new rain! The forecast calls for another 1/4″ of rain today with thunderstorms at 11:00 am. It’s another good day to stay inside!

Ain’t it the truth!!

It rained most of the night; we got 3.75″ of the wet stuff in the past two days.  We attempted to put Scout out to widdle but alas, all we got was an iced cold stare.

Oh dear, what do we do?

We checked the calendar, and we have PT at 9:00 am, and we have to drop off the heart monitor this afternoon at the cardiologist’s office.  Other than that, except for a quick stop at Ralphs, we are free.  Then we decided we would go to the Elks got lunch and see Bill Capps and Dr. Zaitz.

PT was easy; Mary went inside and I took a nap in the car.  We returned home and waited until 11:30 am to depart for the Elks. It was raining again but not too hard; The Silver Fox did not need the blowup arm balloons to make it to the lodge.

We made a quick stop at Jan’s to drop off some foodies but we only stayed about fifteen minutes. Just before leaving, we snapped a picture without rain!

Last week, Ronnie “slapped us” with a coin meaning if you do not have one in return, you get to buy him a drink!  Well, not to be outdone, Mary and I bought ten such slapping coins from the Elks.  On our way out the door, I gave a coin to bill and Bob and we went behind Ronnie, said “goodbye” and simultaneously (at the same time for those of you in Rio Lindo) we hit the table with four coins.

Ronnie was flabbergasted, astounded, amazed, surprised, startled, shocked, taken aback, taken by surprise, dumbfounded, stricken, rendered speechless, stunned, staggered, stopped in his tracks, confounded, dazed, overcome, and overwhelmed!  We had a lot of fun at Ronnie’s expense.

Ronnie brings flowers to the ladies on Thursdays

He instantly knew who was behind this attack; little old me?!

We are NOT done with him yet, we are going to the local Home Depot and will pick up a Venus Flytrap to give him tomorrow!  We are evil!

M-m-m-m-m Ronnie tastes good!!

Do Venus flytraps just eat flies? The Venus flytrap gets some of its nutrients from the soil, but to supplement its diet, the plant eats insects and arachnids. Ants, beetles, grasshoppers, flying insects, and spiders are all victims of the flytrap. It can take a Venus flytrap three to five days to digest an organism, and it may go months between meals.

In the car, we were heading to the doctor’s office to drop off the heart monitor when I remembered we did not have the charger or canvas bag it came in; change of plans, we headed home.  It was a “fly-by”; I got the rest of the monitor, and a bottle of water, and let Scout inside.  Zoom, we were off to Saint Joe’s.

On the way home, we stopped at Ralph’s market to pick up some indispensable supplies and thought since we were so close to Jan’s we should call and get her shopping list.  Mozzarella cheese, potato chips, and sushi was delivered within minutes.

We visited Jan for a good hour; I had three beers and was tipsy on the way home!  Well, maybe not tipsy; perhaps the word was full! Burp!!

Arriving home, I adjusted the front of the house lights to match the windows; a nice purple!

“I approve; that is a nice purple!”

Did You Know? Why is purple the color of Easter?  While this Easter color is typically associated with royalty, purple symbolizes penance, humility, and sorrow for Jesus’ suffering in the context of the holiday. This is why you will frequently see this color associated with Lent, a period of sacrifice that also marks the upcoming resurrection of the Lord.

It was eight o’clock when the Silver Fox pulled into his nice warm bed. Mary took Scout outside and he ran between raindrops watering the lawn as he went. I unloaded the groceries and brought them to the kitchen. The three of us turned on a movie and crashed.  I was out like a light; Mary remembers it was a Hallmark Easter movie.

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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