October 31, 2017 - Tuesday - Today after work Riley picked me up for dinner. We had pho. This cooler weather is perfect for it. Like I need an excuse recently. We did some grocery shopping after. I picked up some stuff for soup and a couple of bags of Halloween candy for the office.
October 30, 2017 - Monday - Yesterday I was supposed to watch the Cowboy game at a friend's house. The entry fee is always a batch of Guacamole. I didn't make it there after the accident. I took all the ingredients to work to make an afternoon snack for all of us. I brought the leftovers home for dinner.
October 29, 2017 - Sunday - This is the 2,500th photo in this project. I had been hoping it would be special to commemorate the event.
October 28, 2017 - Saturday - A really good friend of mine's birthday was the other day. She had a 70's themed party tonight. It was fun to see everyone in their costumes.
October 27, 2017 - Friday - I went to the grocery store on the way home today. I have been not so patiently waiting for cooler weather to make stew again. I burnt the roof of my mouth because I couldn't wait for it to cool down.
October 26, 2017 - Thursday - The girl at work made her famous Red Velvet cookies again. I asked as special favor for dark chocolate chips instead of her usual white chocolate. She made both. These were delicious. Thankfully I was not the only one who ate these today. They were all gone by the end of the day.
October 25, 2017 - Wednesday - The one thing I left in the car after unpacking from my camping trip yesterday. When I opened my car to put my bag in the back I found it. I took my car to get washed today and I guess they put it in the back seat so I could chauffeur Mr. Daniels around.
October 24, 2017 - Tuesday - Last night was much warmer than the night before. It was also a lot windier. Even still I slept like a rock. I woke up aching a bit more than the last few days which didn't help when it came time to start packing up to go home. It was another beautiful day out here and it would be nice to stay a little longer, but I'm sure they miss me at work.
October 23, 2017 - Monday - My family thought it was funny that I came out to where they live to camp. It was nice and quiet all night except for the coyotes that started a Twilight Bark several times throughout the night. It was also amazing how many people drive down their country road, to work I assume, before the sun even comes up.
October 22, 2017 - Sunday - I dog sat last night and after taking the pups home I drove out to my dad's. I'm not 100% most days so I wanted to make sure I could camp on my own before going out somewhere like Broken Bow. I got the tent and bed all set up and then watched the Cowboys' game with dad. I got a fire going after to keep warm.
October 21, 2017 - Saturday - Today was a very full day. Went to see my 4 year old great niece play soccer. That was so fun and lots of laughs. Went to visit a friend for a little while after the game. We went for walk around the park. I went home early to pick up the grand pups and to get my car packed for my test camping trip.
October 20, 2017 - Friday - This isn't a good photo or even an interesting one, but it's here to commemorate the elevator in our building finally getting fixed after several months. Makes my work life quite a bit better. Now I don't have to end my day just 'cause I have to pee.
October 19, 2017 - Thursday - Walking out to the car I almost slipped on this. Okay, not really but how often do actually see a banana peal on ground???
October 18, 2017 - Wednesday - When I turned on the TV yesterday this was on, but was almost over. It's probably one of my all time favorite movies, animated or otherwise. I remember being amazed at the combination of animation and live action when it came out. But mostly its just a fun movie that appeals to the kid in me.
October 17, 2017 - Tuesday - Yesterday was Boss' Day and our group missed it. Fortunately our boss did too. Today I picked up some Chicken Minis for breakfast. He usually doesn't eat much of anything but these are one of the few things he will eat. These are so good with a bit of honey.
October 16, 2017 - Monday - I went to a friend's for dinner. She made French Onion soup and served it with Roasted Onion Sourdough toast. I've only had this one other time and it was at her place too. She's quite the cook. I got to see my house guest Oliver too. She still doesn't let him eat on the couch. That's just mean.
October 15, 2017 - Sunday - Several days ago I saw something on TV that made me want onion rings. I don't usually like them but for whatever reason I wanted them. I went to dinner with Riley and her BF at Jakes. We had a good burger and a nice cold beer. The onion rings totally hit the spot.
October 14, 2017 - Saturday - I stopped by the grocery store on the way home from lunch yesterday. I used some of the fresh basil from my friend's garden for this. I wish I had fresh tomatoes too. This is still very delicious.
October 13, 2017 - Friday - I had lunch with one of my friends from high school. We didn't have enough time to get caught up at the reunion. It's funny trying to sum up the last 30 years in a short digestible recap. We did have a couple of hours to cram it all in though and it was good to hear all about her and her family.
October 12, 2017 - Thursday - I met a friend for dinner. Fortunately she's okay with my recent obsession with pho. This place though quite far from my house is just as good as the one near me. I've come to realize that if I put enough sriracha sauce to photograph well it's almost too much eat after. The first bite always has quite the kick.
October 11, 2017 - Wednesday - One of the girls at work has been working remotely for about a month and a half now. No one was put in charge of watering her plant. I suppose in an odd way these flowers are still beautiful.
October 10, 2017 - Tuesday - Today my ankles were better but my back was worse. I've had this flare up before and usually takes about a week to go away. This morning I was able to get ready for work but could walk any more than that. Finally went in to work at lunch after the flare up died down a bit. I've been trying to eat more fruits and vegetables since my last doctor visit.
October 9, 2017 - Monday - After being on my feet all evening Saturday, my ankles and back have been bothering me quite a bit. Still made it in to work today but had to turn down lunch with a couple of different friends. Still pretty happy that I'm feeling pretty good except for those couple of issues. Today was a nice warm day. It's only supposed to be 70° tomorrow.
October 8, 2017 - Sunday - Yesterday before my reunion I took my house guest back home. I didn't know he wasn't allowed to eat on the couch. He tried to take his treat to the couch at home and got told "NO" right away. I got a bunch of fresh basil as a parting gift after lunch. It got droopy on the way home but has perked up quite a bit since yesterday.
October 7, 2017 - Saturday - Tonight was my 30 year high school reunion. It was a fun time not being recognized by people I'm not friends with on FB. I'm going to chalk it up to the beard. There was one girl I haven't seen since high school that recognized me and came up to say "Hello". She held my drink while I took my Photo of the Day. Now I have a new friend on FB.
October 6, 2017 - Friday - My boss, aside from being a pretty cool guy to work with, is also an amazing artist. We launched a website for him a couple of weeks ago and today I spent the day working on a social media video for him. Check out his work at kenwomack.com. There are links to his social media there. Hoping the video gets posted in the next day or so.
October 5, 2017 - Thursday - Made this for the first time in a really long time. I added in some zucchini and yellow squash. This was a bit of an experiment and it needs a little fine tuning, but it was still very delicious.
October 4, 2017 - Wednesday - When I split with my ex years ago I stayed at my sister's. She was out of town for a while. The first night Riley went back to stay with her mom this came on, I Am Sam. It's not a movie to watch when you're missing your little girl. It was on when I got home today. Made me miss her all over again. Great Beatles soundtrack.
October 3, 2017 - Tuesday - I had some potatoes left over from the soup I made the other day. I came home and roasted them with seasoning I got from Ziziki's. These turned out delicious just like Ziziki's. Next time I make them I need to cook them in a hotter oven with a little more olive oil too.
October 2, 2017 - Monday - Riley picked me up for dinner today after work. She brought her little family with her, Mia, Pancake and Biscuit. I haven't seen the two little knuckleheads since they moved in with her when she moved here to Dallas. They were really well behaved especially considering how they used to be when they saw other dogs. They all seem so happy.
October 1, 2017 - Sunday - This is my fourth biologic arthritis med. It doesn't work completely like I'd hoped. Given my last doctor's visit, I'm kinda resigned to sticking with it at least for a little while longer. The last few weeks have been "doable". Not ideal, but I'm functional. I'm having a little bit of a flare but at least I can still get around and get some stuff done.