Saturday, July 21, 2018

This'n That, None of It Important

Inquiring Minds
The scratch site, generously donated by our cat Streak, has begun to itch.  One more day of noticeable bandage and free again!  I really recommend the elastic web final layer of bandage for holding gauze, etc. in place.  Their final layer of padding also guards against inadvertent bumps to the wound site.

Weight Loss Made Real
I was thrilled to learn during the most recent doctor visit that I had lost three (3) pounds.  Yes.  The temptation to roar with laugh is undeniable, but make it real for yourself, if you lose weight, if no one else.  Next time you're in the supermarket, sidle over to the packaged meats section and lift out the number of pounds lost to the corresponding number of one pound packets of hamburger.  They represent your loss.   Makes it real for me!

Entertaining Again!  Yippee!
Having people over for dinner has always been a great treat for me!  I love to sit around our dining room table, exchanging quips, teasing, drinking wine, and eating (last but hardly least we all agree.)   Unfortunately the people we entertained have beat feet.  Bob and Pat had the insolence to both die within 24 hours of each other.  In fairness Bob was 90 and Pat 83.  John and Angie moved to New Zealand.  Raffish now lives in San Diego.   All beloved and all missed.

But:  all is not lost!  "T" and his partner Michael are available for joining us which they will do at 2 p.m. tomorrow for a late Sunday brunch.  Great company!

It's going to be hot so we stopped by the new barbecue place and got lean brisket and a pint of their beans which are very "meaty" and could almost be a meal in themselves.  I'll fill in the gaps with a potato salad, and cole slaw.  Nice summer dinner.  Macaroons and fresh melon for dessert.

We have the makings for Kir Royales and Pastis and the aperitifs will be mixed olives, pepperoni, and green peppers, recipe previously printed.

A Preemptive Strike
I read that Trump is going after the Federal Reserve - he believes they should stop raising interest rates.  The Democrats, who hate him anyhow, are expected to go nuts.  However, keep this in mind:  "Our Constitution has seven Articles and 27 Amendments and none  of them mention anything about an unelected body called the Federal Reserve."   So said Richard Bove, Equity research manager at Hilton Capital Management.  Food for thought - which reminds me we have to go to the supermarket.

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