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Father's Day Island Style

Monday, June 18, 2007

I bought two cards for DH - one "to my husband" card, and one from the cat. I hid them in a safe place where DH wouldn't find them, but that I'd easily be able to retrieve them in time for Father's Day. I can't find them.

We went snorkeling at Secret Harbor. Our once beautiful coral reef there is dying, is 3/4 dead - a victim of hurricanes, tourism, boats, and global warming. There is still an abundance of fish, nibbling at the dead coral. Some big groupers and snappers, schools of blue tang (pointed out by the tourist who was standing on the live coral). We followed a variety of fish around for a while, swam out to the end of the harbor and zig zagged our way back.

At DH's request, I made kasha varnishkas - a Russian/Eastern European dish of buckwheat groats, bowtie pasta, and sauteed onions and mushrooms. Not too high cal a meal, as 1/4 of my big pot of kasha varnishkas only came to 340 cals on the SP calculator.

Also at DH's request, we invited our electronics guy to stay for dinner. He's a young guy we know, 23 or so, used to work for the satellite TV place, now is working in tourism and saving for college. I knew him as a junior high student when he went to the school where I teach. He was re-hooking up our stereo/DVD/TV and everything - we're both hopless with that stuff. So he stayed for burgers and kasha and salad. It was kind of like having a kid come to visit, we sat around laughing and talking for a while.

DH said this morning that he didn't remember having such a relaxed weekend in a long long time. And thanked me for it. I was happy to get in some good exercise, and eat in cal range. And we actually managed to do all of that at the same time!

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