Tuesday Too!

It was a brief follow-up doctor visit today, nothing huge, and a quick Target run. Is there really such a thing? Hopefully, there will be enough stuff to eat for awhile. We run into a problem when the Babe enjoys eating lunch out, then we don’t need to cook. We’ve been known to have cereal for dinner, there is no need for old people to eat two huge meals a day. So, a few things are disposed of that I wish weren’t. It’s weird for me to be “spur of the moment,” and say, “Sure, let’s meet at Addy’s, or Union, or DJ’s Dugout. Especially if I’ve got a taste for one of the Babe’s most excellent grilled steaks.

I am spoiled since steak is his favorite food on the earth, and the steak I like as well as his is at Longhorns. Their special salad with strawberries is to die for. It is my favorite place to eat out. With the glass and a half or whatever of wine. It always hits the spot. Ahem. Especially for anniversaries, you know?? The Babe and I have one coming up.

VFW Post 2503 will resume their Hamburger Nights tomorrow. They don’t hold a gathering after a holiday anymore. I miss our little table of friends! It’s always too long in between catching up with the lives of friends and the laughter. It’s a great part of our week, and I look forward to it. Do you have a group of friends you see regularly? Isn’t it great? I hope as our lives go further the group of us always meets regardless if our partners are still with us or not. At our ages, it’s not assured we’ll all live for a long time. One man has bad cancer that has returned. One man is a transplant patient. The Babe has had a lot of ischemic heart disease from Agent Orange. The future has no guarantees. Especially for these guys.

I subscribe to several positive thinking type journals, newsletters, and the like. One item today was, “Do it right, or don’t do it.” Wow, does that invoke a memory from grade school. Whatever grade I was in, we were supposed to make some sort of science project or display. I chose to draw a skeleton with all the different kinds of bones outlined with a different color of yarn. That meant, of course, glue was involved. Somehow, I made a mistake and tried to erase it with an ink eraser. The newsprint I was using wore pretty thin. It was a mess, but only a little mess. I finished it, and Mom said to show it to Dad. “Not bad, he said. You had good practice. I know you can do this without the mistake, and you’ll be proud of your effort.” I was crushed. I didn’t want to do it over. But I did.

Thus, Do it right, or don’t do it. I WAS proud of my effort. And I was proud of the grade I received. I kept that silly thing until well after I was married. I think I kept it until I was 35 and bought my own house. The lesson was well learned. Gosh, I miss him. It’s hard to believe after 32 years, I still miss my dad. I suppose everyone misses their parents no matter how long they have been gone. I’m so glad I had someone to miss. Some people don’t have that. I count myself lucky to have this kind of loss in my life.

I hope there is quiet in my hometown tonight. There was a killing of a black man in May, by another person, and at the time, there was insufficient evidence to indict someone with murder or anything else. Based on what they knew at the time, there was not. During a grand jury investigation, more evidence was revealed from the person who killed the black man, that the grand jury indicted him. The Special Prosecutor is on right now, speaking about all the particulars. I applaud him for telling us Don Klein, the County Attorney, was not at fault. Don Klein and his staff are very moral, upstanding people. They are firm but fair. I believe, based on what they knew at the time, there was insufficient evidence. Now they know more, and it came from the accused himself. Let that sink in.

You could tell the Special Prosecutor spoke haltingly, and I believe this was very difficult for him. He was very careful with his words. He was very careful as he implored the various groups to not engage in vandalism or destruction of property. That serves no one. No one at all. Please don’t make the innocent business owners who don’t deserve to be vandalized or burned down. Let’s be sensible. Please, no violence or destruction or property.

I hope all of you have a great evening. We have a nice evening out there, I hope it remains that way. Thank you for reading, I hope to see you again tomorrow, and talk about another thing – I took an online class today about Backstory. I need to learn more about backstory, and what to do with it. I’m on a learning curve with it. It’s ok.

Be safe out there.

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