The Karate Kid was a good movie, in my estimation, but then I tend to like that kind of movie where the good guy wins in the end and the neighborhood bully learns a lesson. It’s a movie you can take your kids to see. Maybe that’s what I find endearing about it.
Minus the kids in the family, Karen and I took Todd to the movie and out for dinner to celebrate his position as head honcho in the family. An earned and well-deserved position. He has been a very good father to his boys and a good son. Drew called him a couple of times from Boulder and Tyler got a satellite call through for a few minutes from Afghanistan. We seem never to get to end a conversation with him as we’re consistently cut off. We had a good day and arrived home early in the evening before the sky turned black and ominous.
We went to Logan’s for dinner, which was good. I had broiled salmon, baked sweet potato and skewered veggies. Todd also had salmon and Karen had baby back ribs. We cleaned our plates as it was all very good.
I stopped by Ellsworth Packing this morning to get some filets, single wrapped and frozen. It’s not easy to cook for one, so when I feel a need for a piece of meat, which isn’t all that often, I can pull out a filet mignon and have it for dinner. If Ally joins me, she prefers chicken. If I’m going to eat alone, I’m not going to cut corners and eat leftovers ALL the time. Rodney also has fresh ground beef…not frozen, not old, not gray…available on Tuesdays and Fridays. It’s 80% lean, or better, and sells for about $2.50 a pound. You can be assured it is fresh ground beef.
The folks at the packing plant reported we had a half inch of rain last night. They always seem to know those things. The rain caused it to be steamy this morning as temperatures rise toward 100 degrees. The heat index will reach 106 this afternoon and I have no intention of budging from the house.
Marie Callender’s has recalled its single serving chicken and rice dinners. My purchases of that showed up on my ticket which Dillon’s records electronically. I got a call yesterday telling me to return my purchase to the store and not eat it because there might be a danger of salmonella contamination. They didn’t say what to do if I’d already eaten them, weeks ago. They didn’t inquire about my well-being.
Tomorrow I’m having birthday lunch with two of my long-time friends and a relatively new one from Salina. I’m very much looking forward to being with Ivy, Shirley and Shannon. If you’d told me I’d live to see 82, and be celebrating with friends like this, I would have bet the farm against any such thing ever happening. Another day, another lease on life.
Speaking of living, as I was…I had blood tests recently and my A1C blood sugar level was 5.8 which is remarkable for anyone. Mine has been running 6.1 which is in the A+ excellent range, so to have it even lower yet raised my suspicions and I asked that they run it again. Yes, 5.8 they said. My cholesterol is 185 without any medication. My blood pressure is low, without any medication. So, the only thing I have to treat is Lupus! Amazing what old age can bring. Now if my hair would only get curly again. I loved the curls that I had for several months, but they’ve disappeared again.
I’ve heard here and there from friends that Fat Boyz seems to be slipping in quality. A friend and her husband went there Saturday night for dinner, had hamburgers and said they wouldn’t go back for a repeat. She said the salads looked very good, but they didn’t order salad. I’ve only eaten there a couple of times and never could see what the big deal was in the first place. The filet I ordered on one occasion was tender but absolutely flavorless. But then, I like my steaks marinated, or at least well-seasoned before they are cooked. Options for good food around here are few and far between.
Grandson Tyler is about to slide out of Afghanistan and back to San Antonio, his permanent base. His replacement, he thinks, could arrive there by the middle of July. He can’t get home soon enough for me as the situation in Afghanistan isn’t improving as far as I can see. He has another year of duty until his release date in July 2011. He may choose to stay in the Air Force. It’s his call, of course. He’s been making good choices all along, and will on this one.
Claudia came to check on the trees she and Ally planted and brought me a loaf of fresh, warm zucchini bread…and it’s wonderful.
The clouds are gathering again.
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