Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Monday Moanin’

When I woke up with the alarm on Monday, my right eye was swollen shut. I used a wash cloth and warm water and, after about a half hour, I got it to open a slit. Not optimum for driving.

I finally gave up and sent a text to my boss, saying I wouldn’t be in. I used my last fresh egg to make a fried egg sandwich for my brunch.

The temperature was an amazing 20 degrees above normal. I think we eventually hit a high of 67 degrees F. here in Redford. But, it wasn’t a pretty day. It was cloudy and didn’t “look” warm at all.

Now, I don’t think I mention this, but I had to cancel a Saturday haircut (which I needed) and an already once-postponed massage (which I REALLY needed). I also didn’t get to the grocery store, the eye doctor (to get my new frames) or Costco (for coffee for me and peanuts for the squirrels).

But, in the afternoon, I walked out back and refilled the bird feeder. I didn’t have any peanuts, so I spread a thick layer of seed on the twisted bench for the squirrels, the blue jays and the cardinals.

Sidebar: It was nice out and I noticed that, except for a few patches next to the back wall, all of the snow has left my back yard. And, there are no puddles or lakes out there. Damn! I was kind of hoping to see the ducks again.

I kept bathing my eye with a washcloth and cold water and the swelling has been going down all day. But the purple color was getting more and more spectacular.

I watched “Sacred Ground” in the early afternoon. I was not impressed with the quality of the video transfer, but it was damn good to see that movie again! “Plug your ears!!!” Next I watched “The Ghost and the Darkness.”

I fixed a can of Campbell’s tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich for my dinner. I tried a trick I learned from Bon Appetit. I still put butter in the pan, but I spread the outside of the bread with a thin layer of mayonnaise. It's supposed to give you a better crust, and it did!

My brother Carl called and we talked for a while. First we talked about my eye and then about some computer problems he was having.

I watched some TV and did some reading, then went to bed at 10:00 p.m.


  1. Well, I'm glad your eye is a little better! Enjoy your day and Happy St. Patrick's Day all. Enjoy the great wonders of all things Irish! Oh, please don't pinch me.

  2. Thanks! I won't pinch you, I promise!