Sunday, May 20, 2018


My friend's foster son came over and we opened up 400 Monopoly pieces.  Our local supermarket is playing a game called Monopoly.  Each time you shop you get Monopoly pieces.  He was given over 600 pieces by a nice lady at the supermarket.

We sat and opened the pieces and found three that matched my Monopoly board.  I have had that board for over three months and had it almost filled.  I am missing about 25 pieces.

With the three pieces that we found, we have won $15.  He has about 200 pieces left to open and maybe we will win something else.

Along with the chances to win, I also got coupons.  Some of them were for free items and some were for money off.  I went shopping and bought a bunch of stuff.  I got about $40 off.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, May 19, 2018


Today I went with my Movie Club to see Deadpool 2.  It was really good.  The writers are really good on thinking up ways for Deadpool to kill bad guys.

I also started watching season 2 of 13 Reasons Why.  So far it is riveting.

Until tomorrow...

Friday, May 18, 2018


I got my veggie and fruit delivery today.  I got broccoli, carrots, potatoes, grapefruit, oranges, yellow squash, beets, kale and bok choy.

I plan on making soup with the potatoes and kale.

Until tomorrow...

Thursday, May 17, 2018


Today I went to a foster picnic.  It is a picnic where there are kids waiting to be placed up for adoption.  I went to the same picnic last year.  This year it was different because last year's fair was where I saw my foster son for the first time.  I was sort of sad at this fair remembering what happened in the past year.

I didn't get as involved with the activities this year.  Last year I played ball and played games.  This year I sort of sat on the sidelines and watched a bit more.  I think I was more introspective.

Photos from a rose garden nearby:

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Today I went for my stress test.  If you have never had a stress test before it is very stressful.  First the tech puts the sticky things on you and attaches the wires for the EKG.  Then the tech does an ultrasound to check out my heart.  After all that, I get on a treadmill and they had me walk.  Slow at first and then faster and on an incline.  It got harder and harder until I was doing a little jog.  I don't jog since my ankle surgery.

After the treadmill and while I was huffing and puffing, they laid me on the table and did another ultrasound.

I have been told no news is good news.  I won't hear anything unless it is bad news.  I was also told that since they didn't bring a doctor in immediately that was good news.

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


I have been using the library a lot lately.  Unfortunately the library parking lot is under construction and that is quite inconvenient.  I can't just drive up to the drop off slot and drop off returns.  I have to find parking and walk around to drop off items in the slot or go inside.

Today I found a parking spot in the area and went in and picked up my reserved items: an audiobook and a few DVDs.  I listen to the audiobooks in my car when I drive back and forth to my clients.

I recently found out that the library has a plethora of movies.  The movies are DVD and Blueray.  I have been checking them out.  I can get DVDs that are brand new like I just got Geostorm which Netflix just got.  They also have older movies too.  I never saw the movie San Francisco so I checked it out. 

Currently I get one Netflix DVD sent to my home so I can see the most recent movies.  I am thinking of stopping the subscription and just getting the DVDs from the library for the cost of $0.  I can also check them out for 2 weeks. 

Until tomorrow...

Monday, May 14, 2018


I was just sitting around after work when all of a sudden, the earth started to move.  A quick shake and it was over.  It was a 3.5 earthquake pretty close by.  I have been expecting an earthquake since there has been so much activity around the world lately.   Nothing broke or fell.  It was over in a few seconds.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, May 13, 2018


My friend S came to visit from the Netherlands.  I haven't seen her in more than 2 years.  It was so great to catch up and hang out all day.  We talked and walked and ate lunch.  We goofed around in a 5&Dime store.  I bought a fuschia boa for Pink Saturday.  My boa has died.

Then we ate chocolate cheese cake.

It was a wonderful day.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, May 12, 2018


Today the gardener came and cleaned up the backyard.  It looks so nice.  A place I can have people over.  I wish my backyard was easier to control. 

My friend S came by and we went to a local place to sit and talk.  It is funny how many places that don't serve alcohol close at 7 pm.  We had to look for a place to sit and talk after 7 pm and just get a tea without loud music.  We finally found a place and stayed there for 2 hours.

It was good to catch up.  We have a good time together.

Until tomorrow...

Friday, May 11, 2018


I finally got around to watching Deadpool today.  I had the movie for ages but never felt like watching it.  I heard all sorts of reviews and comments about it.  I thought I may not like it very much.  I had to watch it because Deadpool 2 is coming out next week and I already have tickets to go see it.

I loved it!  I thought it was not as violent as people told me it was. The language, well, that doesn't bother me at all.  I really liked Blind Al, his roommate.  She was hysterical.

I am glad I watched it and now I can't wait for Deadpool 2.

Until tomorrow...