Thursday, July 27, 2017


Have you ever watched kids on a playground?  Some kids love to get on the rides that go around and around. My niece loves those rides. She can stay on them forever.

Then there are the rides that bounce up and down.  I get seasick.  All that bouncing.

Some kids like the climbing things.

If I were a kid, I am not sure what I would like but I know it would not be the bouncing thing or the round and round thing.  They make me sick.

I like climbing things now but I am too big.

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Today was a day of lunch of veggie burgers with a friend and a protest march.  That is a good day.  I was so full after that veggie burger I needed a good long march to work it off.

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Some days are so chaotic that you can't remember what sequence everything occurred.  The whole day was a big mashup.  When the day finally ends, you just fall in bed and go to sleep in a minute.  The next morning you wake up and for one minute, you think, was that a dream.  Then you remember it was the real thing.

That was today.

Until tomorrow...

Monday, July 24, 2017


I had my first experience buying kids shoes.  I had no idea that there are toddler shoes and kids shoes and bigger kids shoes.  They start at size 1, then start over at size 1, then who knows at what size.  It is rather confusing.

I needed size 1 kids shoes.  Then after trying them on we decided that size 2 would fit better.  They fit so well that we got a pair of sneakers and a pair of "good" shoes.  The good shoes are for church or picture day or some other fancy event.  They are awful cute.

There is just a learning curve in buying kids shoes.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, July 23, 2017


"Why are you making me walk?"  That is what I heard today.  It is sad that I am in better shape than X. We were only walking about 7 blocks and he could not make it without sitting down.  I have to get him in better shape.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Tonight X and I went out for dinner for the first time just the two of us. I thought we would give it a try.  I found a place with a kids menu that had something X liked.  We got our food after earlier arguing about what X was allowed to drink.  The rule is no soda and no iced tea.  X doesn't need sugar or caffeine for dinner.  Lemonade and pizza were decided upon.  We ate our meal and X ate just a small bit because he ate and drank his drink very quickly.  He did eat all the pepperonis off the remaining pizza.

At the end of the meal, I got a take home box and X asked me what I was doing.  I said we are taking home the leftovers.  He said "I don't want to take home the leftovers."  He said we can just leave them here and they will throw them away.  I explained that when we pay for a meal and only eat a small portion of it at a restaurant, we take the rest of it home and eat it for lunch the next day.  We have pepperoni at home and can put it on the remaining pizza.  He was not happy and told me he would not eat it.

I don't really understand this because last week we had pizza at the house and there was enough leftover for X to eat pizza for two days for lunch.  He ate it willingly.  Maybe someone can explain to me the difference between leftovers from takeout food and leftovers from food from a restaurant.  Pizza leftovers are pizza leftovers. 

I am looking forward to MY leftover salad tomorrow.  The trick is to hold off putting on the salad dressing on the half you are taking home.  Now I have a salad for lunch tomorrow.

Until tomorrow...

Friday, July 21, 2017


Today X was out in the backyard with a contraption he made doing who knows what.  He calls it his "work".  He took a jump rope, some mardi gras beads and another string and tied them together.  He is attempting to hang or string them somewhere.  When that failed, he decided to use some toy to beat up the ivy on my fence to cut it down. When I asked him about it, he said the ivy needed to be trimmed.  I guess he was listening in on a conversation I had with someone.  So he beat up the ivy for a good 30 minutes.

When he was done I told him he had to clean up the leaves.  He looked at me like I was an alien.  I said you cut down all the leaves and branches, you have to put them in the compost bin.  He asked if I have one of those blowy things.  I asked him where he would blow the leaves and such.  He thought about it and said that would not work.  After a short negotiation, we did it together.  Then I told him the walkway needed to be swept where he dropped all the leaves going to the bin.  He acted like I was asking him to do pre-calculus.  We did it together.

Now if I could channel that energy and get him to do the whole yard of all the ivy, I would not need a gardener!

I never did find out what he was doing with that string.  He said it was a secret.  

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, July 20, 2017


We went to see another neighbor's cat.  I also got to see their grandson.  I had fun hanging with the child and everyone else hung with the cat.  It was a fun afternoon.  Why do cats always want to hang with the person who is allergic to them?

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Why do people feel they can say goodbye when they are done talking to you?  You may still be talking and the other person says goodbye.  Sometimes with a head shake but always with attitude.  It is so rude.  It is so much more polite to say: excuse me. I do not want to speak about this anymore.  Can we stop this conversation?  Or something equally polite.  Whatever happened to manners?

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Today was Lucky's pre-dental vet appointment.  She had to go in to get checked out to see how bad her teeth would be and how much it would cost me.  There are three levels.  The lowest level costs the least.  She is usually a level 3 and that costs the most.  This time she is a level 2.  That is great.  Of course it may change once they get in there and see how bad her teeth are.  This is like a car estimate.

Her appointment is the first week in September.

Until tomorrow...