May 31, 2020 - Sunday - I have a small space between the building down the street and trees to see the sun setting. I went out to my car to get something and saw this. It's been such nice weather lately even if it's a little warm.
May 30, 2020 - Saturday - I went to see my friend and his family today. What made it even more special was getting to see his mom and dad. It was good to share a meal with all of them. His dad made this. It's a Cuban dessert called Mata Hambre. It's made with lots of butter so you know it's good.
May 29, 2020 - Friday - On a spur of the moment I went to see a friend and have dinner. We've shared one of these before and it was delicious. I think it's a mango margarita with a sangria swirl with some kind of chili powder blend on the rim. It's been nice eating out a little again.
May 28, 2020 - Thursday - I was getting ready to go to bed and I thought I'd run the update on my laptop real quick before I went to bed. I started this and then it took about 45 minutes. I stayed up later than planned I think this is the evening I watched the series on Jeffrey Epstein. That's really a crappy story.
May 27, 2020 - Wednesday - I know some people feel guilty when they eat things that are "bad" for them. I'm not one of those people. I don't feel guilty about most anything except these. I guess these would be considered my guilty pleasure. I picked these up yesterday while I was at the grocery store. I'm just glad I didn't buy a whole bag of them!
May 26, 2020 - Tuesday - I finally got my hair cut!!! I hadn't had a hair cut since February 15th. I usually go about every 2 months. After 3 and a half months I was really getting shaggy. I can't remember that last time my hair was this long. The place was empty except the two of us. This pile is all mine and it looks like a small teddy bear. A shaggy, mostly gray teddy bear.
May 25, 2020 - Monday - It rained pretty much all day. This is my first tomato that is finally almost ripe after almost a month. It's about the size of a roma but round. I have about a dozen more of various sizes on the two plants in this pot. I have a couple more on another plant and a bunch of cherry tomatoes on plants in another pot.
May 24, 2020 - Sunday - It's slow at Riley's work so she invited me to come see her kitchen and watch her make some cinnamon rolls. It was weird to see the people treat Riley like a boss. One guy called her their "fearless leader." I also found out Riley knows how to make lots of stuff. She can make croissants. Who knew! Wish she cooked more at home.
May 23, 2020 - Saturday - Today was a very full day. I met a friend and his daughter for lunch. It was nice to be able to see friends again. After lunch I went out to see Dad. We did a little bit of sheetrock work and then pulled down most of one of his dead trees. We cut up a lot of it with his chain saw. It was nice to go there and do something useful.
May 22, 2020 - Friday - I don't go to CVS or Walgreens very often and I never buys these. We stopped by a Walgreens last night after dinner. As a kid I was never a big fan of candy. Chocolate, on the other hand, was always my favorite and I remember these from when I was a kid. I don't know if they're smaller now or if I just grew up.
May 21, 2020 - Thursday - I went to a store the other day and saw a bunch of these all over the sidewalks. Today was the first time I've gone to a restaurant since all this nonsense started. It was nice to sit out on the patio and enjoy a meal and a drink with a friend. There was a bunch of these all over the patio and leading up to the restaurant.
May 20, 2020 - Wednesday - This little guy was just on my porch getting a snack I left out for the him and the birds when Zak caught sight of him and decided to go nuts. (no pun intended) This guy ran over to this tree before he realized Zak couldn't get to him. He stayed here for a while which made Zak really crazy.
May 19, 2020 - Tuesday - I had a late breakfast today that was made of a little bit of everything. I forgot to add the ham to the egg mixture so I just added it at the end before baking it. I had breakfast for dinner too. I made biscuits again. It was my third try and and my best so far. I had mimosas today too. Not a bad day for a Tuesday.
May 18, 2020 - Monday - Today was a good food day. I have avocado toast for breakfast complete with a fried egg. Riley and her BF went to get tacos for lunch. The green salsa was really hot. I've not had good street tacos in a long while. I harvested a bunch of basil and made myself a Caprese Salad for dinner. It turned out really good even with store-bought tomatoes.
May 17, 2020 - Sunday - The tomato seedlings have been big enough to transplant for a while now. I'm still amazed all these sprouted from a few grape tomatoes that I cut up and stuck in the dirt. I ended up only keeping about 8 plants and I'm hoping to have a bunch of grape tomatoes sometime in July. That's just a guess. I don't know hardly anything about tomatoes.
May 16, 2020 - Saturday - I went out to visit my friend and his family for the evening. I play fetch with this little guy for a while. He's quick and loves to play. I tried playing fetch with Zak and he just runs to the toy, touches it and runs back. I don't think he ever had anyone play with him before. It was good to get out and enjoy an evening with friends.
May 15, 2020 - Friday - I went to the grocery store today and picked up some stuff to make a little bit of guac. I don't remember much of what happened today. They're really all running together. I do remember this turned out really good. The avocados were just the perfect ripeness.
May 14, 2020 - Thursday - They finally decided that one spot isn't big enough for the both of them and have taken to lying on these two back cushions of the couch. I guess the seat cushions just aren't comfy enough.
May 13, 2020 - Wednesday - I picked up some Ziziki's seasoning last week. I made some roasted baby potatoes and some baked chicken for dinner. Now if I only had some pita and tzatziki. I have some purple onion. I need to plan this better next time.
May 12, 2020 - Tuesday - I took the day to go out and spend with Dad and the rest of the family out in the country. My sister and I made the drive out to the Country Store for snacks. They only had one Chocolate Whoopie Pie left, but I got some pies and fresh sourdough bread. The whoopie pie didn't make it out of the parking lot.
May 11, 2020 - Monday - The sun comes in the window and hits right here on the couch for about an hour at the end of the day. I think Pancake's golden color looks nice in this evening light. She's such a scruffy pooch. I think she likes the warmth of it too.
May 10, 2020 - Sunday - Last night Riley brought home some banana pudding from work. I may have taken this photo sometime quite early in the day. I would say it was breakfast but more so because I slept in bit. It was a great way to start the day!
May 9, 2020 - Saturday - I don't know what these are but they are also growing in the backyard. It was a bit overcast when I went out this morning with Zak but I wish I had my tools to build some outdoor furniture to sit out here to enjoy it. This time next year I hope to be sitting out on a comfy couch with a fire pit maybe.
May 8, 2020 - Friday - The rose bushes out back have almost completely stopped blooming and so I stopped replacing them in the house. As they've withered they have darkened. I almost like the colors of them now more than before. They were a deep red before and have turned such a rich dark purple.
May 7, 2020 - Thursday - So I did this for lunch today! I was watching something the other day and biscuits and gravy came on. Then yesterday I saw a lady on TV make biscuits. I got some tips from Riley last night and today was the day! I can probably claim quite a bit of beginners luck because these were really good. The sausage gravy turned out really good too.
May 6, 2020 - Wednesday - This is the closest these three have gotten to each other in a very long while. Zak wants so much to be friends with them but they don't want to have anything to do with him. I was surprised that they both came up on the couch with Zak being just on the other side of me. See how close his leg is to them!
May 5, 2020 - Tuesday - When I first started this Photo of the Day project almost ten years ago, my fourth photo was of a double yolk. I'd never had one before. I got one a couple of weeks later and haven't had one since. By the way breakfast tacos for dinner is always a great idea.
May 4, 2020 - Monday - On April 5th I planted all my plants. Later that day or the next I cut up a few grape tomatoes that were getting old. I put them in a pot to see what would happen. It's been about a month and I think I have a bunch of small tomato plants growing. Maybe in a month or so I'll have some grape tomatoes too.
May 3, 2020 - Sunday - I made a Caprese Salad for lunch today. I used my own basil but don't have tomatoes yet. This was good but fresh tomatoes will make all the difference.
May 2, 2020 - Saturday - I cut a few more roses this morning to add to the vase in the kitchen. The white roses are coming in fewer numbers and are large blooms, but are yellowing almost as soon as they bloom. There are still lots of red roses, some prettier than others. They still make the kitchen smell nice.
May 1, 2020 - Friday - This is the view out my front door. I really love all the natural light we have here. There are a couple of large trees in the front yard that shade the front of the house too. It's nice seeing the sun setting though the metalwork on the porch.