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Day 117 - 120: On the Road

Friday, May 03, 2013      2 comments

Tuesday and Wednesday went to getting ready for my road trip to the West Coast. I've done this trip before and I'm packing less and enjoying it more. Thursday, I woke up to find that my plan route out of town was smothered in a freak Spr... Read more

Day 112 - 116

Monday, April 29, 2013      1 comments

Bit too much going on right now. Have been neglecting the blog. Getting back on track. Today is Monday. I've got Tuesday and Wednesday to finish up preparing for my road trip out to the West Coast. And get plenty of rest.... Read more

Day 111

Wednesday, April 24, 2013      0 comments

A week from Thursday, Dave (dad) and I hit the road for the West Coast. Niece and grand nephew will mind the house and cats. Currently Dave and I are working through either a mild cold or Spring allergies. Hard to tell which it is. Doing lot... Read more

Day 110

Sunday, April 21, 2013      0 comments

Big splash get togeter -- celebrating grandnephew's 3rd birthday. Low key but, lots of fun. Boy am I tired. s... Read more

Day 108 and 109

Saturday, April 20, 2013      2 comments

Kicked off the day with a lovely soaky bath. Sister showed up mid morning and we nipped out to Ikea. This is Saturday and the place was a mob scene. Retail may be having a hard time right now but, Ikea is doing something very right. Found th... Read more

Day 107

Thursday, April 18, 2013      0 comments

Let is snow, let it snow, let it snow! It is not like I have any choice in the matter so, I might as well embrace it. We got hit starting before noon and it snowed for about 6 hours. Flurries are still flying. Used real restraint... Read more

Day 106

Thursday, April 18, 2013      0 comments

Late Wednesday: Got caught up watching "Flight". Reporting in late here.... Read more

Day 105

Tuesday, April 16, 2013      0 comments

Did not get the job I'd applied for - Moving right on to Plan B. Since I am not tied down, Dad (88) and I will drive out to the coast to visit his brother (89). We've got about 2 weeks to map out the trip, pack, tie up any loose ends and then ... Read more

Day 104

Tuesday, April 16, 2013      1 comments

Some how the day was long: took Dad to doctor's office for a blood test. Home for a bit then off again: let my sister's dogs out for the midday break, hit the market, hit the bank, hit the post office -- home again. Got in my exercise: actu... Read more

Day 103

Sunday, April 14, 2013      1 comments

Made a great homemade soup today: picked up some 32 bean dry soup starter from Whole Foods. Got that going and then added onion, carrots, celery, yellow pepper, zucchini, tomatoes and a can of Rotel for kick. Main spice was saffron this time ... Read more

Day 102

Saturday, April 13, 2013      1 comments

Quality time with my grandnephew this afternoon. His mom was off for monthly lunch with girlfriends and I stepped in for my neph. He's two going on three and actually quite amenable. While he was in the mood for television, I suggested we rea... Read more

Day 101

Friday, April 12, 2013      0 comments

End of the week. Treated family to Chinese takeaway: egg roll, steamed pot stickers, chicken in black bean sauce and shrimp egg foo young. Not something I'd do every day but, once or twice a month is decidedly doable.... Read more

Day 100

Thursday, April 11, 2013      1 comments

Snow has revisited us here in the Midwest. Yesterday I had lawn; today I have snow. Really dangerous heavy wet snow. Did my shovelling in short intervals.... Read more

Day 99

Wednesday, April 10, 2013      0 comments

Attended annual "Conversation with Books" this evening. Of the books discussed, I'd read three. Always a good time, and a good source of new reads.... Read more

Day 98

Tuesday, April 09, 2013      0 comments

Home-made asparagus soup and cauliflower au gratin for dinner. Lost my bid for job with library, moving on to plan B -- will drive out to the west coast with Dad to visit with is brother. Life just keeps moving along.... Read more

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