July 31, 2020 - Friday - I was working from my couch again today. I came across this movie. It's one of my favorites, Big Night. It's a pretty simple story but with great acting and really great music by Louis Prima. It will make you want to eat Italian food too. I really like the ending of this movie best.
July 30, 2020 - Thursday - Zak can really hog the couch. He likes to lay behind me while I'm working if I'm sitting forward. I'm really glad I have a deep couch so we can both fit on it. I have to be careful and not lose too much weight. I'm his pillow.
July 29, 2020 - Wednesday - Today was a really good day. I had lunch with two good friends that include pho, gifts and great conversation. This evening I had dinner with another friend that I haven't seen since before this whole Covid thing started. There were no gifts but there was lots of good Italian food, dessert and lots of laughs.
July 28, 2020 - Tuesday - I have one small rose growing on the bush out back. It rained today for the first time in a long time at my house. Today I had lunch with a really great friend and when I got back home I got this photo.
July 27, 2020 - Monday - Like a few weeks ago, I made guacamole and used the leftovers to make avocado toast. Today was pretty overcast so these photos are a bit more flat, but that didn't affect the taste.
July 26, 2020 - Sunday - There's no such thing as too much guacamole only bowls that are too small.
July 25, 2020 - Saturday - Mom's been on my mind a lot lately. She made the best oatmeal. Ask any of her grandkids. She used evaporated milk, lots of sugar and lots of butter. I picked up some sweetened condensed milk by mistake but made this anyway. I put what I thought was a lot of sugar but it wasn't enough to match mom's. No wonder the kids loved it.
July 24, 2020 - Friday - I went out with Zak this morning. I went to the gate to go dispose of the poop and saw this guy hanging out there. He was about 3" long. He didn't move hardly at all while I went in and out so I went to get my camera. When I got back he had moved to the sunny side of the gate. Thanks.
July 23, 2020 - Thursday - Spent some time this evening on the couch with Pancake. She's such a sweetheart 95% of the time. Today she laid on the couch with me and watched The Bourne Supremacy with me for a while but she fell asleep in the middle of it. Maybe it's just me but I think she has the most expressive eyes. She's my baby.
July 22, 2020 - Wednesday - I went to visit a friend I haven't seen in a long while. We got out for a late lunch and to run a few errands. She has a really tall sunflower growing in her backyard. It's about 7' tall. We went out for a walk after it got little bit cooler. We even stopped to get snow cones.
July 21, 2020 - Tuesday - I met a friend for dinner at a Peruvian place up in Plano. The empanada we shared for an appetizer was really good as were the entrees. I'm not a big fan of tiramisu but it was really good too. At the end of the meal the waiter brought out these two small shots. It was some kind of fruit juice with a spicy pepper. It was as good as it was hot!
July 20, 2020 - Monday - So today is actually my friend's birthday. I met him and another coworker/friend for lunch at out favorite pho place for lunch. It hot out but never too hot for a bowl of pho.
July 19, 2020 - Sunday - I downloaded the new Peacock app on my AppleTV the other day. Scrolling through all the movies and tv shows I came across Leave It to Beaver. I remember watching this as a kid and it's funny how some of the humor still holds up and how weird some of it is through the lens of current times.
July 18, 2020 - Saturday - This is my second guest photo of the day. I went to a friend's to celebrate his birthday. I brought him all the stuff he needed to a lot of Ranch Water. I had one or two of my own. I may have let them sit too long because they got really hot and made my lips burn. Back to Jack and Coke for me!
July 17, 2020 - Friday - I went to the grocery store today. Riley wanted some drumsticks but they didn't have the kind she wanted so I got these. I kinda like them too. Ice cream just isn't my go to for dessert or a sweet. Cake on the other had would be gone in no time.
July 16, 2020 - Thursday - Zak is still a knucklehead a lot of the time, but almost everyday I think about how far he's come since he joined the family. It's funny to watch him "talk" back to Riley when she's getting on his nerves. She has taught him to use his indoor voice and bark quietly. Now to get him to do it when he's barking at people walking by.
July 15, 2020 - Wednesday - I ordered Indian food for dinner for the first time in a really long time. I can't remember the last time I had Roti Grill and I don't suppose I'll be eating there any time soon. I ordered some naan too.
July 14, 2020 - Tuesday - Zak looses his mind when he sees these little guys running around this tree. And they do chase each other around this tree a lot! The only reason I knew there were squirrels was because he was barking. He continued to bark like crazy the whole time I was taking this photo.
July 13, 2020 - Monday - A few weeks ago I gave my friend her plant (April 4th) and it's baby (June 1st) back. A day or so before their reunion it dropped another bud with no roots. I thought I'd give this a try and see if I would have the same luck and look here. It looks like my friend might have an orphan baby left behind.
July 12, 2020 - Sunday - My brother told me to bring in my tomatoes as soon as they start to turn red to keep them from getting ruined by birds. He told me to let them finish ripening on the window sill. I brought in the one on the right this morning. I keep them in order left to right of ascending redness or descending ripeness.
July 11, 2020 - Saturday - Last year I did my 50th Year Selfie Collection. At the beginning of this year a friend of mine passed that was on my list that I didn't get a photo with. Today we laid to rest another person on my list that I didn't get a photo with. I'm thankful for the decisions he made long ago. Because of him I have 7 other people on my list I did get photos with.
July 10, 2020 - Friday - I built my raised bed two weeks ago. I went to get dirt a day or two later. My trunk was full of bags of rocks, top soil, manure and potting soil. When I got home and put in the rocks and top soil I came to the sad realization that I had nowhere near enough dirt. I finally went out to get more dirt and replanted my grape tomatoes. Here's the first one.
July 9, 2020 - Thursday - I put yesterday's leftover guacamole in a container and squeezed some lime over it to keep it from browning. This morning I made some avocado toast for Riley and I for a late breakfast. It was so good with sunny side up eggs, but maybe a little too lime-y. These would have been perfect with fresh avocados. Next time!
July 8, 2020 - Wednesday - I went to the grocery store because I was craving guac. This turned out to be one of my better batches.
July 7, 2020 - Tuesday - My baby turned 24 today. She did her hair again the other day. It's been a while since she's colored it. It's a dark purple that fades to this lighter purple and it looks pretty cool in the bright sunlight. I spent the last couple of days working on a video for her from her first few days. It turned out pretty cool.
July 6, 2020 - Monday - I don't know why but I've been craving chili dogs for a while now. It being the 4th of July weekend it seemed like a good time to have a few. Riley sounded excited too when I told her what was for dinner. The dogs were pretty happy to share a couple of hot dogs and a little bit of cheese. They might be a little spoiled.
July 5, 2020 - Sunday - Poor Zak has been pacing most of the day with the thunder off and on. I took the dogs out before dinner and Zak didn't want to go out into the yard. He paced around the back porch most of the time he was outside. I realized I hadn't taken a photo today and thought the glow outside was nice.
July 4, 2020 - Saturday - Happy 4th of July everyone! Mine was very low key. I feel bad for Zak though. He's afraid of thunder and won't even go outside if the weather looks iffy. We could hear fireworks the last two nights and he was not good with that. He would bark periodically and paced for a good part of the night.
July 3, 2020 - Friday - This is an absolute first. I was laying on the couch with Zak. Biscuit was the first to come up and lay down right next to Zak. A few minutes later Pancake hopped up looking for a spot. She crawled over my chest and laid on my hip right against Zak's back. I couldn't believe they were all touching each other. Looks like I have a pack again.
July 2, 2020 - Thursday - Riley went to the store this evening. She asked if there was anything I wanted. I asked for one of these. While she was gone I was watching the episode of The Office when Michael goes to Pam's art show and she hugs him and asks if he has something in his pocket. It was one of these. He was passing out candy bars at Ryan's school before.
July 1, 2020 - Wednesday - I walked out this morning and saw this little tomato plucked off by a bird lying in the middle of the sidewalk. I went in to get my camera and took this just as my camera lens was fogging up then my camera battery died. I went in to get my other battery and it was dead too. So this is my photo for today, one dead little tomato.
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