Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Last Day of April, Thank God!

I woke up late in Monday. I putzed around for a while after having my first cup of coffee. I finally ate breakfast so I could take my pills.

It as a cool morning but, after I shaved and showered, I got dressed for outside work. Then I read in my chair.

I ate the last of the pasta salad for lunch. I checked the temperature and it was over 70 degrees. So, I grabbed my light jacket, some work gloves and the stick I made (a long dowel with a sharpened finish nail on one end) for picking up trash. A fresh big, garbage bag completed my outfit.

I started up at the rear of the house and picked up trash. And, when I say "picked up" I mean that literally. My pick up stick just works about half the time. The rest I have to bend over and pick it up by hand.

Sidebar: I used to blame all the trash on the folks who go the retraining job center next door. And, I still think it's true with the chip bags, cigarillo and candy wrappers. But I the think the Styrofoam take-out trays and coffee cups are probably from the big rig truck drivers who park and sleep back there.

When I got the rear of the house done, I worked down the fence line and into the rear garden (the worst). I got about three quarters of the way done before the garbage bag was overflowing and my back was killing me. So, I stopped for the day. I put the garbage bag in the trash container and rolled it out to the road. Then I went inside.

I washed up and then read for a while. But, the weather was just too nice. So I went out front and played solo porch monkey for about an hour (not nearly as much fun as when there are two of us). I people-watched and greeted a few neighbors.

I finally went inside and began making a simple dinner. I made an egg salad sandwich filling with chopped hard boiled eggs, small-diced celery (I like a crunch in my egg salad) and small-diced green onions. To that I added a little yellow prepared mustard, mayonnaise (of course), a little paprika and salt and pepper to taste.

When I got the seasoning just right, I put it on some french bread I had and ate it. Excellent light supper!

I half-watched TV while I read my book. Since The Voice was on, this was easy (I just listened to the singers).

At one point, I went back on the front porch for a bit. It was a little too chilly for sitting, but I was glad I did. The full moon was beautiful!

I turned the TV off at 10:00 p.m. and went back to reading. I quit reading and watched the 11:00 p.m. news, then the Tonight Show. When that ended, I went to bed.

2 comments:

  1. Have you ever talked to the city abut the mess in your back yard? They should have the strip mall clean it up for you

    ReplyDelete
  2. Multiple times! I even offered to pay for trash barrels in their parking lot. The city refused, saying somebody would probably just kick them over...

    ReplyDelete