Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Back To The "GRIND"

Should one even utter such a sentence in my situation?  Is there such a thing, when you no longer have to go to work everyday?  It is true, the summer zipped by.  A summer cooler than we can remember.  So for us Scandinavians it was a good kind of summer.  Not too hot.  Not too cold.  Just kind o' perfect.

Presently the tomatoes are ripening at record speed allowing us perfect Lettuce Bacon Tomato Sandwiches.  A summer favorite to be sure.  The kids in the neighborhood are back in school. Working people are getting into their regular routines and traffic is back to the normal snails crawl in  the morning and even longer at evening rush hours.  How so many have to live with that is a bad and sad situation.  Yet there are more cars.  No busses and no other forms of transit, in or out of our little part of our world.

Before returning to our normal rhythm, we had the youngest of our grandchildren here for a weeks visit.  He was brave!  No Ipad, no "gaming" on his Mothers iPhone, no album full of Disney movies and no X Box!  Just the two Old Grumps, a Mister Kitty and Garbo!

We all managed to be entertained to one degree or another anyway.  We went to the movies!  To the dog park of course!  Drove shuttle traffic to Baskin Robins for ice cream and Elliot did not order vanilla once!  We did spend time doing some cooking...... but for now, I see no Chef interest brewing there. E informed us that when he grows up he is going to eat pizza every night!:-)  E flew around our lane on his rollerblades at a speed faster than lightening.  Causing me shivers of fear, making me pray and look the other way!

There was a birthday to celebrate!  A visit from the Seattle duo!  Family dinners on Sunday as is our custom.  A girls night out with some of the yoga and Pilates gang!  Dinner with friends!  And more movies with "Captain Fantastic" getting two thumbs up!  "Hell or High Water" also met with our approval.  Now "Sully" remains on the wish list for viewing.

A fun day was spent at The San Benito Historic Park watching another "chapter" of the civil war reenacted!

We had a great time at the dog park with Cathy, a dear friend from our Mariposa life.  She brought her two young Pyrenees boys Teddy and Paddy for a play date to the delight not only for us and Garbo but everyone  else that regularly hangs out there!  Three Pyrs at the same time is far from the norm!  It was a great afternoon.

Then home here for a well deserved lunch.  It was so much fun!  Fall is in the air.  My favorit season for sure.  Time for stew, soup and more hardy fare.  Good books.  Movie rentals.  Lit candles and snuggle time on the couch.

Farewell  to summer. Welcome autumn!