May 31, 2019 - Friday - We got out of the office a little bit early today so I stopped and had an early dinner at my favorite pho place. When I got to the house I took Pancho out for his early evening business and I saw these in a pot in my friend's back yard. They were so vibrant in the evening sun I went in and grabbed my camera. Happy Friday.
May 30, 2019 - Thursday - For Christmas a dear friend gave me a calendar of dogs pooping. Its full of beautiful scenes with a dog somewhere in the middle of it pooping. I've decide to do my own collection. I was so disappointed that in my trips to California and Belgium I didn't get any photos. So far I just have photos of friends' dogs. Pancho says "Hi."
May 29, 2019 - Wednesday - Had a doctor's appointment today. She decided that I needed some additional tests done so I went to another office and got stabbed in the wrist. On a side note I'm back down to my goal weight. I now weigh as much as the Average Giant Male Panda.
May 28, 2019 - Tuesday - I came back to my friend's house last night and we had one more cigar before calling it a night. He and his family are leaving today for vacation so I'll be dog/house sitting for a while. This is Pancho, he's their only dog now. Unfortunately he passed a few weeks ago. It's weird him not being here. I sure do miss Louie.
May 27, 2019 - Monday - Four days in a row! I got to spend most of the day with another friend and her family. I haven't seen them in a really long while. I spent some time showing her daughter how to make Chocolate Pillows. I can't believe how much friends and fun has been crammed into these last four days. It's been a great holiday.
May 26, 2019 - Sunday - Today my time with friends continued. I had brunch with a friend, her mom and her dog, Phoebe. She's getting so big and learning lots of new tricks, not to mention her manners are getting even better. Rereading this, I realize it's not real clear who exactly I'm talking about. I ordered Roti Grill again for dinner while I was working at home.
May 25, 2019 - Saturday - Today I got out to see dad for a little while. One of my uncles was there so we hung out for a little while. Later in the day I went over to see my two best friends from high school. We grilled a little while, had dinner and had a cigar out in the shade. It's been a great couple of days.
May 24, 2019 - Friday - I had the day off so I went over to a friend's. We all worked on making dinner and team work makes the dream work. This, some roasted potatoes and asparagus all turned out amazing. Dinner was great and the company was even better. We ended the evening with a cigar on the patio with a nice breeze keeping us cool.
May 23, 2019 - Thursday - I don't know what Riley is thinking. She knows under the coffee table is where I keep MY shoes. Now she's trying to move in on my space. I think we're going to have to make some kind of Roommate Agreement.
May 22, 2019 - Wednesday - Riley picked up dinner for us this evening. She got us some Chinese food. It was no Bobo China but it wasn't bad. I'm taking this to work with me tomorrow to make sure they're all aware of the part they're all supposed to play in making my life better. Hahahaha
May 21, 2019 - Tuesday - It's that time of year again. I love fresh cherries. I had some last week but they we're not so good. These are much better. I'll be getting some more later this week.
May 20, 2019 - Monday - It's been a little while since the last time I've had pho. Well a little while for me might not be the same for others who are not as big a fan of pho as I am.
May 19, 2019 - Sunday - I've been on the go since before before my trip. I decided to purposefully plan to do absolutely nothing this weekend. Biscuit seems to have this down completely. I executed my plan to perfection. I managed to stay in my pjs all weekend. I heard it was a beautiful day out today. I don't know but it was a beautiful day in too.
May 18, 2019 - Saturday - I felt bad for the guy delivering this today. It was raining like crazy when he came to the door. It was so dark this afternoon too, but having this for lunch brightened my day. Love Roti Grill and warm naan!!!
May 17, 2019 - Friday - Riley called me late last night. There was some road construction that had cones in the wrong place. She ended up with two flats. Today at lunch we went to take care of it. She didn't have the lug key so we ended up having it towed to Discount Tire. It ended up being a lot less work for me.
May 16, 2019 - Thursday - I came out to my car in the parking garage after work. Someone left me a note. I don't know if it's been there all day or not. It may have been Riley, but who knows. I do need a car wash pretty bad.
May 15, 2019 - Wednesday - I went out to dinner with a friend last night. Unfortunately, I didn't just get dinner. I spent all night tossing my insides down the drain long after there was nothing left inside. I stayed home from work just getting caught up on sleep. A few of these were my late breakfast and lunch. I was doing a bit better by dinner.
May 14, 2019 - Tuesday - Today one of my sisters and my dad came into town and we had lunch. We showed up just moments after a big tour bus full of kids and chaperones. The line took forever, but it was nice to have lunch with family out of the blue. On a separate note, my cholesterol is doing much better.
May 13, 2019 - Monday - I was getting ready this morning for work. While I was in the kitchen getting a drink I saw these on the shelf. I still have a few left from my trip. They won't last much longer. Unfortunately.
May 12, 2019 - Sunday - A friend invited me to spend Mother's Day with her and her mom. Thankfully my plans were open for the morning. Her mom has been so sweet to me since mom passed and from what I've been told I'm not the first person she "taken" in. So happy to a part of this family too. I also got to spend the end of the day with Riley and my dad.
May 11, 2019 - Saturday - For the last I don't know how many years the family gets together at Mom and Dad's and does a lot of yard work. We've kept up the tradition since mom passed but because of the weather we didn't do anything outside. We did give dad's place a thorough cleaning and had a really great dinner. My brother has a new baby too.
May 10, 2019 - Friday - We hired a new copywriter recently. She started with us this week. This is on her desk. Having a good sense of humor goes a long way in helping put up with me on a daily basis.
May 9, 2019 - Thursday - Had an appointment today that required a great deal of this. Just sitting and waiting. Lots of sitting. Lots of waiting. Good thing I'm so patient.
May 8, 2019 - Wednesday - I got to bed and realized I hadn't taken a photo yet. I turned on my side table lamp and saw my headphones. Out of complete laziness I decide this would do.
May 7, 2019 - Tuesday - Since I got back from my trip I started re-watching The Sopranos. It's sad that this guy passed away so young, especially after being such an iconic character on such a great show. I'm still having a hard time adjusting to our time here so staying awake for this is a challenge.
May 6, 2019 - Monday - Woke up again really early. I was able to get some more sleep but I really hope this goes away soon. I was dragging all day. I had to run some errands on the way home after work so by the time I got home I just wanted something quick and easy for dinner.
May 5, 2019 - Sunday - Woke up again at 2am. Maybe this jet lag will take a while to get over. Went to my nephew's wedding today. It was an outdoor wedding in the country. Had a great time. So happy for him and his wife. Went over to dad's for a little while after. He had a tree fall the other day. Looks like we'll have a lot more wood for the fire pit this fall.
May 4, 2019 - Saturday - I probably should have stayed home. I woke up at 2am wide awake. That's 8am in Belgium. I stayed up until around 10am and then took a nap. Went to spend the afternoon at my friend's with his family and some other friends. It was a good afternoon and evening. Their kids are a blast to hang out with too.
May 3, 2019 - Friday - My first day back and I had to go back to work. I slept really well last night. Maybe this jet lag won't be so bad. I went to lunch with a friend and had pho. It's been a long time since my last pho and it was really good as always.
May 2, 2019 - Thursday - Saying goodbye to my friend was a little difficult but knowing that one of us will be coming to visit the other soon helps. I had the whole row to myself on the flight back. There was also a baby across the aisle from me that barely made a peep the whole flight. The weather in DC delayed my connection making for a really long day.
May 1, 2019 - Wednesday - Today my friend and I made our way to Amsterdam. It was a bit overcast all day but it didn't take away from the fun we had. I wish we had bikes here. The walking was a bit much today. The Van Gogh Museum was sold out but we were able to catch a really cool Banksy exhibit. Great spending all day with my friend.