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otherstuff
02:42 PM - 05/22/2018

The topic: Rosemary

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Catching up on paperwork, the weather has gotten a little better, some clouds, but more blue sky and sun that there's been in a couple of days. Doors and windows open, nice cool breeze, the faint sound of well-tuned wind chimes, smooth jazz playing low on the Echo. As relaxing as one can be when generating invoices.

A few years ago, on one of my "gee, let's plant this" tears, I bought a little rosemary plant.

And I planted it. A year or so later, Brian moved it. Then it ended up being moved another time. And it's gotten pretty big.

When he was working on the pool, I was outside and I asked "do you smell that?" He sniffs. "Yeah." 

"It's that rosemary plant."  The fragrance fills the air and when the windows are open, blows into the house.

It's a nice smell. I'm smelling it now.

It has magical powers, too. Interesting to see if it works.

 

spring    love it   


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foodstuff
11:39 AM - 05/22/2018

The topic: We had tostadas for dinner

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I cooked up some refried beans, made Mexican rice, chopped tomatoes, sliced lettuce, mashed up a couple of avocados (from our trees) and added a little mayo and lemon juice for guacamole. Put sour cream in a small bowl and put some Mexican cheese in a bowl.

Brian fried the corn tortillas and this time, got it just right (tried it before and the oil wasn't hot enough and they were chewy). 

The only thing left over was the rice and I didn't save it.

They were really good. I had two and was stuffed. Brian had three and couldn't finish the third one.

Then I did the dishes.

tostadas    mexican food    foodstuff   


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otherstuff
07:01 AM - 05/22/2018

The topic: A quick update

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Back in January 2017, I was messing around, doing leg lifts on the sofa. Pretty stupid thing to be doing. I pulled a muscle in my right leg, near my groin. It has bothered me ever since. Sometimes bad, sometimes not so bad.

It's one of the reasons we haven't gone on a walk in over a year. I decided I would not baby it any longer and try to fix it through movement. Pushing to do things that hurt. Like crossing the leg over my left leg to tie my shoe. Killer pain. It worked, but it also maybe made it worse. Last night, I got a shooting pain down the front of the leg. Holy cow. The good thing about these pains is they quickly go away. I've had them in my right butt cheek ever since that sciatica incident last year, but never in the front of my leg. It was so bad, I finally said "enough" and made an appointment with my doctor. I was trying to hold off until October, when I would be on Medicare, but I'm just tired of not being able to do things without pain. I want to wash floors, wash windows and screens, climb on my step stool and dust the top of the tall furnitures.

I want to know how to make this go away so I can get back to life and we can start going on our morning walks again. I miss those.

Rocky is doing really well, he's actually back to spending a fair amount of time outside, as he did before the paw blowup.  He barely limps, so this is a very good thing.

I've been lax in paperwork, business is really slow, not many orders to speak of and I've not been keeping on top of the little I have to do. I'm hoping to start catching up today, before it gets to the point where reconciling the bank account is no fun at all.

The old company bank account is finally closed out. I can shred the blank checks and blank deposit books and the checks for the overdraft. He started that company long before i met him. He doesn't miss it at all. I listen to him on the phone every once in a while and he'll explain to people who wonder about his long lead time (he's really busy) and they suggest he hire someone. He explains he spent decades babysitting employees and he doesn't want to go through that again. He does things a certain way and he takes pride in what he does. You can't teach someone to have pride in their work and he's pretty sure the quality would drop. Besides having to train someone. So, he goes it alone and he's fine with that.

He loves his work and it brings him joy.

I think I'll start that paperwork....

rocky    doctor    catstuff   


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lisaviolet is sixty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

In her spare time, she makes pretty things to sell in her store.

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