28 Jun 2018 – Happy 43Bday Jeff
Sun: Besides Chick-fil-A, another faster food place I like is Hardees’s low-carb burger – 100% Black Angus beef patty, American cheese, fresh tomato, red onion, ketchup, mustard, mayo and dill pickles all wrapped in a crisp, whole-leaf iceberg lettuce. Feel that I can afford one of these now and then as I do climb up&down 16flight of stairs at least 10times daily!
Mon: poor #4 who probably has strep and has been sleeping most of the day. Took the morning to prepare 3dinners – can be rather hot in the kitchen in the late afternoons. Thrilled to receive my Senior Lifetime Pass for The National Parks And Federal Recreational Lands. Mailed in the application from SIN app a year ago and had assumed that it was rejected as the certified documents were certified in SIN and not the US as per request. Probably took time checking details to make sure that I am who I am supposed to be – cogito, ergo sum…
Not too refreshing swim with #3&5, felt like being in a bathtub but the boys had fun enjoying their FOC Fish-Spa in the lake.
And I am forever awe with the clouds in their amazing formations reminding again and again how quickly everything can change in life.
Short walk to and fro can turn out to be a long walk when the surroundings are so beautiful. The sky opened up for a short while after dusk with welcoming rains after we were safely indoors. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass.
Tue: made Shepherd’sPie with the left-over mashed potatoes and BreadPudding with some old bread, wholesome Irish meal was appreciated and every morsel was consumed – as the Chinese say, every grain of the rice was gone! Good to see #4 appetite more or less back to normal, she is the one who likes good food. Jeff’s self-made solid kitchen table sits 8 comfortably.
#5 has the best eye-sight and the view to the neighbour’s garden. He saw an Eastern-Box Turtle and today I learnt from #3 that those turtles are the only turtles that can completely closed themselves up into their shell, ie they have high, dome-like carapace and a hinged plastron that allows total shell closure. Pix downloaded
Wed: the boys helped to clear the driveway&garage to be allowed another afternoon on the lake. Call it a bribe or whatever, but boys are a whole different ball-game from girls. They seemed to have bundles of never-ending energy which have to be channeled constructively, and am not sure if this grandmother has that kind of energy, but will keep trying.
Delighted to have got #4 interested to take pix and photo-shop them. She seems to be having fun doing that and taking tons of shots.
Thu: Jeff is not an easy person to shop for a Bday gift. The only idea is a gift card and some beef jerky which I know he likes. Also Happy Bday to John/MoFo, my hiking buddy.
Family dinner@Zoës Kitchen, fast casual restaurant chain with decent tasting food.
Feminism isn’t about hating men. It’s about challenging the absurd gender distinctions that boys and girls learn from childhood and carry into their adult lives – Robert Webb