Friday, August 28, 2015


It was still cool and cloudy on Thursday (I’m getting tired of writing that!)

Courtney sent me a text, saying she was going to Randazzo’s and asked if I needed anything. I said no, but thanks. Then she asked where she could get a knife sharpener. The text thread went back and forth (Electric?) until it turned out she only needed to sharpen her paring knife!

Sidebar: She is canning tomatoes and it’s too dull to peel them.

I told her I’d lend her mine.

She stopped into work about 11:30 a.m. with the baby, Christian. Aiden, her other son, was at daycare. Vicky had just come up to see them as I left for lunch.

I went to Ten Yen and got the usual. Well, I ordered the usual. But the place was busy and the owner messed up and brought me egg drop soup, instead of my won ton. I didn’t say anything, because I like egg drop soup. I just like won ton better.

Sidebar: We had a horrible spike in gas prices a few weeks back. I drove my truck that was filled with the pre-spike cheap gas until the light came on. When it did, gas was $2.99 a gallon! I put in $20.00 worth, hoping the price would go down before that ran out.

The gas stations on my way to and from work have been going down and the cheapest today was $2.39. But, the gas station next to Ten Yen had it for $2.19, so I filled it up!

When I got back to work, Courtney was still there, Vicky was in my chair with the baby asleep in her arms and the three of them (Lenore was still there, too) were still chatting. I went in the back for a bit so as not to disturb them.

When I came back, the party was breaking up. I asked about the knife sharpener and Courtney asked if she could just come by after work to get her paring knife sharpened (She and Mike recently bought a house a couple miles away). I said sure, I’d text her my address.

The afternoon was so busy I forgot to walk! But, I did remember to send my address and suggested 5:30 p.m.

I got home about 5:10. I got down the knife sharpener and went out to water the hanging plants. I just started watering the first plant when she pulled in! So much for straightening the house, LOL! She apologized and we went inside.

I sharpened her knife and tested it (it was like a razor). I asked her if she wanted any fresh herbs and she said, “Sure!” So, we went out back and I loaded her up. She said she would use some of the basil to make the topping for bruschetta and drop it off. Sounds like a good deal to me!

After she left, I finished watering the porch plants. Then, since I had it down anyway, I sharpened all my knives. That effort took considerably longer that Courtney’s paring knife!

I warmed up the other “steak” and onions and one of the spinach greens containers for my dinner. I watched a little TV, but went to bed early. Jake and Carla are rubbing off on me!

1 comment:

  1. No, we are helping you with a bedtime change! So get into it! We're here we're sleepy and we're going to bed! Goodnight.