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Old 12-23-2020, 03:47 PM   #2341
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Went to Costco for gasoline and a few last minute goodies. I've never seen the store so crowded. Had to park in the hinterlands of the lot. All checkouts had big lines. I'm done for the day!
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Old 12-23-2020, 03:59 PM   #2342
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I just finished my last day of work for the year...26 weeks down, 78 to go...

And I just mixed up some pumpkin bread batter and placed it in the oven. Starting to smell it now. Sitting on the sofa, listening to the rain, cat sitting next to me while I wait for my baked goodies to be done...not a bad afternoon
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I hadnít seen the annual posting of the flash mob symphony but I did find a good 2020 version. Merry Christmas everybody.

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I hadnít seen the annual posting of the flash mob symphony but I did find a good 2020 version. Merry Christmas everybody.

Wow! Thanks for posting!
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What did you do today? - 2020 version

Yesterday we got our hair cut for the second time this year (the last time was in June!). It was a little nerve-wracking to go into Supercuts but everyone was masked and social distancing. Anyway, I had about 4" cut off and I am much happier with my hair now.

Last night from 1-4 AM, we had a very loud storm with high winds, rains, and thunder! It's gone now but our daytime temperatures went from the 70's yesterday to the 40's today. BRRR And the winds are still pretty strong so the 40's feel colder than that. Stupid me, I wasn't thinking and wore sandals.

Today we went to a slightly fancier-than-usual restaurant for lunch. I cast my wiser eating habits aside and ordered their chicken parmesan which was utterly divine as always and probably a billion and a half calories. We went to this restaurant more before we retired; that same year they moved the restaurant a mile or two farther away, also. They still remember us by name, though, like Cheers . We wished Mr. Tony (the chef/owner) and the rest of the family a very Merry Christmas.

Then I came home to find my Christmas present-from-me-to-me on the porch waiting for me.... 36 Animal Crossing amiibo cards. Pretty cool. Another fast and perfect delivery from Target. They are winning me over.

Frank is doing his laundry over here right now.

So anyway, I guess if I was to summarize what I did today, I'd say I did nothing but it adds up to a fairly long post.
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1. ROMEO meeting (daily) at BK - 7:00 am. Give BK counter/kitchen workers gift cards, cash, etc.
2. One ROMEO brought in goodies (banana bread, lemon cake, cookies...YES!!)
3. Walked dog @ 9:00 AM
4. Walmart for last minute stuff.
5. Walked dog @ noon!
6. Chrome Book time (here).

Screwing off the rest of the day!

(Oh, walk dog at 5:00 pm.)
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I hadnít seen the annual posting of the flash mob symphony ...
Someone else usually posts it but I did bookmark it:

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Thanks for posting that. Iíve seen it before and always appreciated the musicians. This time I watched it and appreciated seeing the people gathered around, standing closely, and seeing their smiles!

Oh, how I miss the way things used to be!
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Thanks for posting that. Iíve seen it before and always appreciated the musicians. This time I watched it and appreciated seeing the people gathered around, standing closely, and seeing their smiles!

Oh, how I miss the way things used to be!
Those were the days, huh? I miss seeing lots of smiling people and smiling back at them. Some day we'll see that again, or at least that is my hope.
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Those were the days, huh? I miss seeing lots of smiling people and smiling back at them. Some day we'll see that again, or at least that is my hope.
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Yesterday we got our hair cut for the second time this year (the last time was in June!). It was a little nerve-wracking to go into Supercuts but everyone was masked and social distancing. Anyway, I had about 4" cut off and I am much happier with my hair now.
Neither DW nor I have had a haircut since late last Dec. It's not a big deal for me, as I'm bald and the long hair on the side isn't a big deal. It might be able to meet in the middle if I was a combover sort of guy. I thought about continuing to grow it and do the fat bald guy pony tail thing, like the comic book store owner on the Simpsons. But I'm not that fat any more, so it wouldn't work.

DW, on the other hand, has the longest hair she's ever had. Luckily it's pretty curly, and even at 65 she hasn't gone gray, so it tends to look pretty good no matter what. But she's jonesing for a haircut, or at least a trim. I think that's the thing she misses the most from the pandemic. But we're not going to do it until after we get vaccinated. We've gone this long, we can hold out a little longer.
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....... But she's jonesing for a haircut, or at least a trim. I think that's the thing she misses the most from the pandemic. But we're not going to do it until after we get vaccinated. We've gone this long, we can hold out a little longer.

Smart that you are holding off until the vaccine. I held off for about 7 months. Went to the barber a couple of months ago. 3 masked lady barbers in there. Only one customer at a time and had to be masked.

I went in again last week. Same 3 lady barbers. Only 1 masked. And another customer with no mask. They are really letting their guard down. Makes no sense. People are taking less precautions now when the threat is more severe than before.
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Just me and DW at the lake house Christmas AM. She had found a blood orange mimosa recipe that we wanted to try, so we bought a bottle of champagne at the grocery store yesterday. This morning she squeezes 3 blood oranges into a cup and tells me to grab the champagne from the fridge and open it. I grab it, and pop it, and she says "Wait!"


I had grabbed the $55 bottle that friends had given us for a special celebration, instead of the $15 grocery store bottle from yesterday. And it was now opened. So it had to be consumed. All of it.

2+ mimosas later, I am on the couch having a GREAT late morning nap.


Fresh squeezed blood orange juice, a good champagne, and just trickle of Solerno Blood orange liqueur. Goes well with naps.


Happy Holidays all.....
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We are staying home this year but with multiple texts, photos, and videos back and forth with family. We made fried ham & scrambled eggs for breakfast and ate way too much, I'm still stuffed. DW wanted to do a take-off on a SNL skit and sent out a photo of me with two recently acquired R/C airplanes and her in a robe.

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Opened presents, ate presents and drank presents. Had coffee and coffee cake. Going to finish up with hot turkey sammies.
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Cute youngsters! I see your wife's face in a couple of the girls. You two are so blessed!
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I certainly am.....never had kids, never wanted kids, and now I'm surrounded by them....and loving it....played a lot of 'balloon games' today...batting them to & fro with hands and feet....forgot the perpetual aches & pains for a while....and if they're back tomorrow, (as I'm sure they will be), it's just the 'cost of doing business'.
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We had a Zoom Christmas this morning. One son, DIL and GD are 500 miles away. Our GS is in New Mexico, the other son, DIL and GD are relatively local.
It was great seeing and talking to them.
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Had our son, DIL and grandkids for brunch and presents. It was so nice.....we have missed quite a few holidays and family events with them this year. Brunch turned out well, presents were fun but the best part was just sitting and visiting in person with them. Happy New Year to all!
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