Sunday, May 23, 2010
Frank and I went to Huntington Harbor again today for kayaking. Was very cloudy and cold this morning. Weatherman said 20% chance of rain. We got to the beach and no clouds at in the sky. Winds were blowing inland but they were cold out of Alaska. We had fun but had to work hard at paddling today because of the wakes and wind. Right at the end when I was getting out of my kayak and had put my paddle in the boat the wind caught me and I fell back, the kayak and paddle heading back out. One thing your are responsible for your equipment, so I ended up almost to my waist in the water trying to get the boat and paddle back. Man when the wind hit me I got goose bumps all over. This happened to a few people, it was pretty tough today. Glad the car was close by, Frank and I headed over right away, just saying bye to a few people. Here is a group picture of us from today. I am in the black t-shirt with the white shorts and Frank is behind me in the green shirt and blue jean short with black cap.
On the drive home I told Frank Mom gets the shower first today. After that I ran over to the market to get a few things, like dinner. Came home and my son puts on an old Cheech & Chong movie, "Up In Smoke". Still pretty stupid but the men have been laughing a lot. Took Phred out for a short walk and had to wear a sweatshirt. Dinner will be ready close to 6pm tonight and going to watch the final "Lost" tonight. Will have to switch over to 4 at times to check up on "The Apprentice". Don't have a DVR, cable or satellite in order to watch other things.
Everyone have a nice evening.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Woke up this morning and it was cool yet again. Even some light rain. Where is our S.CA sunshine at, the weatherman says Sunday they are looking at a 20% chance of rain and windy. That is the day Frank and I are kayaking yet again.
You never know once you get to the beach how the weather will actually be like. The first weekend I went Anaheim was covered in clouds but Huntington was sunny.
Talked to Gordies sister Eleanor a little while ago to see when they are going to have services. She said Evan would let everyone know by email, most likely out in Riverside at the VA Cemetery. She seems to be doing pretty good. Right now she is having her house redone, tile, carpet. She says she is lucky because she has something to occupy her mine so she isn't crying all the time. I am glad she is doing so well and she has her children and grandchildren to keep her company. She has always been a strong kind woman.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Woke up to clouds yet again but thank goodness by around 1pm the clouds were gone and the sun came out. I needed to go to the post office to get a flat rate box to ship some stuff to my daughter. Then my husband says could I go downtown and pay the electric bill. No problem right. Should have been a breeze but I get there and they have a sign posted to the parking lot saying it is full. So I drive another block away to park. Then when I walk back I cut through the other parking lot to see what, a whole bunch of parking spaces.
My friend Irene called right then so I picked up and sat down on a bench to talk to her a few mins., I then head over to the ATM on the building but "Oh no" the ATM is not working and the one at the local Vons (within walking distance charges $2 bucks to use). I walk back to my car and drive a couple of miles away to the local teachers credit union where they don't charge to use their ATM's. I drive back and park in the structure where I pay the electric bill. I then head over to the downtown PO. Some idiot is just sitting in his car in front of the entrance and not moving, I wait with my blinker on and the traffic starts to stop behind me. The car still doesn't move, I honk my horn. The driver looks and shakes his head, like what. I finally yell "You're blocking the driveway to the PO". He looks and just shrugs, finally some guy walking on the street stops at his car and tells him, what I assume is the same thing I yelled at him. We are only 1/4 of a block from the local police dept. and I think maybe the guy talking to the guy in the car must work there because "OMG" the idiot moves. By this time there are 3 cars including me waiting to turn into the parking lot. I go in a pick up some extra flat rate boxes in different sizes because the other thing my husband asked me to do is pick him up some too. So what should have been a simple 20 min. errand turned into close to an hour.
I come home start packing the box with stuff for Samra. Making sure I can get as much into it as possible. Go to the PO near our house and what luck, no one in line ahead of me. Get back home and it is almost 1pm. Decide to eat lunch and read the paper, my horoscope says I would have a bad morning but the day would get better. So I guess it was correct.
Took Phred out around 3pm for a 46 min. walk and it was very warm. Yesterday it was 66 degrees today it hit 83. I was sweating pretty good when we got home.
My husband asks me just about the time I start to cook, if I am cooking tonight. I was "Yes" Why? He friend Bob was bringing over his older corvette for Jeff to work on and Jeff wanted to know if we had enough for him.. Thank goodness for today I was making a 2 pounds meatloaf which I also made mashed potatoes, French style green beans, cantaloupe to go with for dinner. Took Phred out for a second walk after dinner.
Now I have been having a problem with my dishwasher, nothing has been coming out clean. I have cleaned the dishwasher and I notice that when I used the rinse cycle nothing was really wet. So tonight I hand washed all the dishes in the washer. I hope the husband fixes the damn thing soon. But I did learn that I used 88 cals for 30 mins of hand washing them. Another day in paradise.
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