August 31, 2020 - Monday - I was talking to Riley yesterday about what she'd like me to make. She's a little more selective now that she's a cook. She wanted sausage and bean tacos. So last night after a call to a couple of my sisters I made a big pot of beans and some cornbread for dinner. This morning I made these. Just like mom used to make.
August 30, 2020 - Sunday - I can't remember the last time I had a beer. I think it was Father's Day. While I was grocery shopping I picked up a six pack of Pacifico. Riley found us a little bistro table for the kitchen and now I finally have a place for the tablecloth we got in Rome. I mentioned before how much I love the light we get in our kitchen now.
August 29, 2020 - Saturday - I think it was last year some time when I was at my friend's house when his son watched The Sandlot for the first time. Tonight I was there for his daughter seeing Star Wars for the first time. She's only 7 and she was asking to watch it earlier in the day. When it was over she asked to see the next one tomorrow. That's good parenting!
August 28, 2020 - Friday - I went to see a friend this afternoon. I haven't seen her in a while and we got out to run some errands. We went out for a belated birthday lunch while we were out. I've been craving cheesecake for a while. Afterward we spend some time wandering around a Barnes & Noble. I spent a lot of time in the cookbook section.
August 27, 2020 - Thursday - I finally got around to planting the little succulent that I've had in my kitchen window for a long while now. It was my photo of the day in mid-July. I hope this fares better than my first set of tomatoes and my sage and oregano.
August 26, 2020 - Wednesday - I haven't made pancakes in forever and it kinda shows. First I didn't remember exactly how much batter to make and ended up with more pancakes than I could eat. Even though they tasted good they weren't all the perfect golden brown color.
August 25, 2020 - Tuesday - I had gotten away from eating as well as I should. I wasn't staying away from processed foods like I'm supposed to and it was beginning to show. My hands and wrists were hurting and my ankles were starting to bother me. It's been a couple of weeks since I've been cooking a lot more and I'm feeling better.
August 24, 2020 - Monday - So my coworker friends that meet for pho once a week are planning to meet on Friday. I am craving pho right now. I got some fresh tomatoes from my brother last Sunday and I need to eat them before they go bad so this is what I'm having for lunch today.
August 23, 2020 - Sunday - When I took Zak out this morning I noticed this one lone rose growing in the middle of the red rose bush barely getting hit by the sun. I got poked a little getting this photo. It was a good start to a very long, very busy day. It's good to have some work coming it for a little while.
August 22, 2020 - Saturday - I was texting a friend while I was walking from my car to the park of the park where we do yoga. I was telling her what I was doing and to quote her, "You're lying." My friend was showing another couple around the park and I took this photo. Then it was time for a late breakfast, cigars, drinks and friends hanging around the pool.
August 21, 2020 - Friday - I haven't made biscuits in a while. Even longer since the last time I made sausage gravy. When I went to the store they were out of the sausage that I usually buy so this tasted a little off and I had to doctor it up a little bit. Breakfast for dinner is always a great idea.
August 20, 2020 - Thursday - My two coworker/friends are trying to meet for pho at least once a week. It's pretty much the high point of the work week, getting out to see friends and have good conversation and lots of good laughs. My pho consumption has dropped dramatically compared to last year. I need to turn this around. I'm convinced it's medicinal.
August 19, 2020 - Wednesday - Not all is lost! I still have some cherry tomatoes growing on my last tomato plant. Fortunately I didn't kill everything.
August 18, 2020 - Tuesday - A really long time ago I went to a cooking class with a friend. I don't remember anything from that class except this, it's a pickled cantaloupe dish with burrata cheese, basil and tomatoes. After yesterday's photo you can guess these are not my tomatoes but the basil is from my garden.
August 17, 2020 - Monday - So this is what happens when you just water your garden straight from the hose that hangs in the sun without letting the water run a bit and cool off. I was wondering why my stuff was dying from right to left. My last cherry tomato plant and my basil are doing great. It never crossed my mind I was boiling my plants.
August 16, 2020 - Sunday - I went out to see the family out in the country. I have a memory when I was very little, maybe 4 or 5, of walking into a BBQ place with my dad and grandpa. I remember it was dark and smoky. The moment I walked into my brother's house this memory came to me just from the smell of the brisket, sausage and hot links he made.
August 15, 2020 - Saturday - Like Yogi Berra said, "It's like deja vu all over again." My friend mentioned that Saturdays are like vacation days and I have to agree with him. A little yoga, a little breakfast, a few drinks, a couple of cigars, some time in the pool, a little lunch and good friends. It's a little like a day from our trip to Mexico without the sand.
August 14, 2020 - Friday - I try to spend a little time each day with Zak on the couch relaxing and petting him. He loves to roll over and get his belly rubbed. This looks like a nice photo but he was squirming and pressing his head against my so hard because he can be a needy butthead, but I still love him.
August 13, 2020 - Thursday - I went into the office for a little while this afternoon. I took this photo to send to the girls who used to sit in these two spots. They reminded me of Riley and Rane and were such fun to work with. I sent it to them to let them know I miss them. It's a good thing I did because this is the only photo I took today.
August 12, 2020 - Wednesday - My two good friends from work met again for lunch at our favorite pho place. It's so nice to get out and get some good food with good friends and have great conversations. I think these things are just so cool. They've been my photo of the day so many times.
August 11, 2020 - Tuesday - Usually Zak will come lay next to me on the couch but today while I was taking a break Pancake and Biscuit got here first. When this happens he makes such a sad face and will usually go lay on the floor. Today he decided to lay at the other end. I tried to get him to take a photo with me but he wouldn't look up. He's so sensitive.
August 10, 2020 - Monday - After finding the Cowboy Super Bowls of the 90's I found their Super Bowls of the 70's. I don't remember watching their first win in '72, I was only 2 1/2 years old. I watched the whole game tonight. It reminded me when I was little my dad helped me memorize the names of all the players on one of the later teams.
August 9, 2020 - Sunday - I've been watching a lot of tutorials on YouTube. I came across full NFL games. Since I've cut cable I've found a source for the NFL Network but I miss watching whole games. This evening turned into Super Bowl Sunday. Remember when the Cowboys used to be good 25 years ago, before Jerry Jones basically turned us into the Jets. I hate him.
August 8, 2020 - Saturday - Today was pretty much a deja vu of last Saturday. Morning yoga in the meadow, breakfast, then help prepare lunch. Hang out in the pool, smoke some cigars and have a few drinks with great company. This is Penny. She belongs to another family joining us. She looks like a mix of Biscuit and Pancake in a slightly different color.
August 7, 2020 - Friday - So Riley doesn't like mushrooms so this creamy chicken orzo dish is just chicken and zucchini with some blackening seasoning so it was a bit spicy. It turned out really good. I love the evening light that we get in out kitchen even though it only last for a short while.
August 6, 2020 - Thursday - I came across some episodes of Scooby Doo so I started looking for other cartoons from when I was a kid. I found the Boomerang app and it may be the best subscription I have. I found tons of Looney Tunes. I've watched some Flintstones and Captain Caveman. They even have the Wacky Racers and Penelope Pitstop. No Tom Slick or Super Chicken.
August 5, 2020 - Wednesday - Yesterday afternoon Zak got loose. The yard guys came and cut the grass but left the back gate open. I went out into the alley and called for him. No response. I went to get my car and drive around the block. I drove down my alley and found him next door visiting the new neighbor lady with the pug puppy.
August 4, 2020 - Tuesday - I've not been too busy the last couple of days. Today's lunch had been made and photographed a couple of times already.
August 3, 2020 - Monday - This is the 3,500 photo in this collection. I wish I could have take a photo of our Zoom call this morning when I told everyone I did yoga for the first time this weekend. hahahaha Toward the end of the day I laid on the couch for a bit with the dogs. This time I got a photo of Biscuit.
August 2, 2020 - Sunday - I've always said Zak is a big chicken and now it's really starting to show. I know this is not a good photo, but once Zak realized I was trying to take a photo of him he wouldn't stand still at all.
August 1, 2020 - Saturday - Last night I came out to my friend's house for dinner. He grilled a Picanha and I made the chimichurri. It all turned out great. This morning we went out to do yoga for my first time. We came back had breakfast and then went out to get stuff to make tacos & guac for lunch. We spent the afternoon in the pool. Not a bad couple of days.
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