September 30, 2017 - Saturday - This is Oliver. This is the bulk of what Oliver loves to do. He's a huge fan or couches, especially if they have a blanket laid out on them. He assumes that means that's his spot. I was having a minor flare up in my ankle so it's nice that like Grace, he's a very low energy, calm dog. He just needs dinner and a few walks a day.
September 29, 2017 - Friday - Today was gray and dreary. We got out of the office a little after lunch. I had some plans with a friend that fell though so I decided to get some pho on my own for lunch. It was nice to get home and have a relaxing long evening with my house guest.
September 28, 2017 - Thursday - My boss who is also an artist had a Pop-up show along with another artist at the Lofts at Mockingbird Station. There were lots of tenants coming through and quite a few of them had dogs. This young lady came through with this beautiful, blue-eyed husky.
September 27, 2017 - Wednesday - Went to meet for dinner. I got there early to avoid traffic. We had pho. I'm addicted. My friend is going on vacation for a while so after dinner we went to her place so I could pick up her baby. I'm dog-sitting while she's away. He's such a good calm dog, it's almost like not having another dog at all.
September 26, 2017 - Tuesday - These guys congregate on my front porch each evening. Not everyday but quite often here lately. The worse part is trying to keep Grace from stepping on them when we come and go for walks. These were the first two that showed up around 7p. There were about a dozen last night when we went for our last walk around 10p.
September 25, 2017 - Monday - The three of us finally had a chance to have dinner again. It's been so long since us three friends have shared a meal together. We went to our favorite Italian place. The light was nice. The company and conversation was even better. We even went out for dessert after.
September 24, 2017 - Sunday - The other day I saw some recipes for chicken noodle soup and chicken stew. I know it's still hot out but it looked so good in the videos. I picked up the groceries the other day and tonight made a soup for dinner that was a little bit of a combo of the two. First time I've made this and it turned out really good. Glad I made a big pot of this.
September 23, 2017 - Saturday - Got out to spend some time with family watching my great-niece play softball. Her mom collects all her home run balls. She hit one into a tree just before I walked up. Sorry I missed it but she also hit a triple, a double and a more than a few RBIs. Always a good time hanging out with my family.
September 22, 2017 - Friday - I've been trying to get a movie day at work for forever. One of the girls says it a few times and what happens? Today we ordered pizza and watched a movie. I'm not complaining at all it was good to take a break and have a slow afternoon.
September 21, 2017 - Thursday - Tonight I sat on the couch and made snacks for Grace and I.
September 20, 2017 - Wednesday - My 30th high school reunion is coming up in a couple of weeks. Last night in honor of the up coming event and at the suggestion of a friend at dinner I finally watched Dazed and Confused for the first time. When I got home today from work I turned on the TV and it was on again.
September 19, 2017 - Tuesday - Riley came and took me out to lunch today. We went and had pho, again. So glad she introduced me to this place. They have a little koi pond outside.
September 18, 2017 - Monday - I started watching The Soprano's again a while back. There are only a few people in TV that I despise the mere site of like King Joffrey from The Game of Thrones. I don't condone violence against women either, but this woman I want to throat punch every time she walks on screen.
September 17, 2017 - Sunday - Went to a friend's house to watch the Cowboy game. I don't want to talk about that. My friend had a cold beer waiting for me when I got there. I made the required bowl of guacamole. That's Louie in the background.
September 16, 2017 - Saturday - I found this the other day while Grace and I were out for a walk. I think I'll use it for a coaster.
September 15, 2017 - Friday - It's been a long week. Took a break at the end of the day to relax on one of our couches with a cold drink.
September 14, 2017 - Thursday - I've been craving pho for a while now. Today in particular I've been thinking about it all day. Riley wasn't available for dinner today but I went for dinner anyway. It was so worth the wait.
September 13, 2017 - Wednesday - I mentioned that I've started drinking again. A bit of Jack at home is a great way to end the day but a drink with a friend is even better.
September 12, 2017 - Tuesday - The last few days these two ducks have decided the area outside my patio is a good place to have a conversation very early in the morning. They're very talkative just as the sun is coming up. I have no idea why they've picked this little grassy area. You'd think over by the pool would be more to their liking.
September 11, 2017 - Monday - I went to the grocery store today at lunch. In an attempt to eat more fruits and vegetables within the limitations I have prepping and cooking I had this for dinner. I've never liked buying bagged salads but it has come to it now. This wasn't bad but I think I need to toss this more next time.
September 10, 2017 - Sunday - Football is BACK!!! I don't have to rewatch last year's games anymore. I can if I want to though. I had another photo for today but when I saw this catch by Beasley I knew I had to rewind my DVR and make this my photo of the day.
September 9, 2017 - Saturday - I was able to cook again for the first time. My hands are not working completely as they should but I was able to make this simple pasta in an olive oil and garlic sauce with lots of melted parmesan. Not too shabby.
September 8, 2017 - Friday - I finally got out to go visit Riley at her new job here in Dallas. As an added bonus, I have been craving a Banana Split. This is the perfect size too. Two birds, one stone kind of thing. It was good to be able to spend some time with her while they weren't too busy.
September 7, 2017 - Thursday - Met a couple of friends for dinner. After yesterday, it was nice to get out and spend time with good company. The last couple of days the weather has been beautiful, another reason to get out on a patio. This little guy stopped by for a drink. At least he died happy.
September 6, 2017 - Wednesday - That crazy flare up last week has not completely gone away. I'm doing a lot better but not quite back to my normal. My doctor finally admitted today she's not too optimistic given the number of meds I've tried with no success. It was quite a downer. On a more positive note I've lost quite a bit of weight over the last few weeks.
September 5, 2017 - Tuesday - So I started drinking again. I went a month and a half or so. I've lost some weight, but I think that has more to do with me not being able to cook much at all more than not drinking. I didn't miss it much though I did crave a beer every once in a while. This is still a nice way to end a day.
September 4, 2017 - Monday - Since last season ended and especially over the summer I've been rewatching a lot of the Cowboys' games. It's been fun since they won most of them. With the new season about to start I need to clear off my DVR. I finally watched their final playoff game again for the first time. Such a great game except for the last 40 seconds.
September 3, 2017 - Sunday - I went to see a friend and her mom for her mom's birthday lunch. This is the same mom that made me Chicken and Dumplings and a cake for my birthday. I brought flowers. I think I've kinda been adopted into their little family. You can never have too many people who care for you like family.
September 2, 2017 - Saturday - I'm so glad I waited for all those people to get their gas first. I went to get my hair cut and stopped at Costco on my way home. There was no line at all. Glad I avoided all the madness.
September 1, 2017 - Friday - Making my way into the office today I noticed a few of these little guys along the handrail.