Running across a recipe for a breakfast dish of kale, egg, bacon — when I wasn’t even searching for such, but thinking it a great idea, I gave it a try this morning.
Delicious, satisfying, but which photo do you think is the one from the recipe, which breakfast salad is the one I made?
Two more days before I’m Back in the Pain Cave — today and tomorrow, and I’m making the most of these days.
First errand of the day was to the mall, where I returned a pair of leggings that were not what I’d expected them to be, lucked up on a pair that suited me better — even though the last thing I need to add to my wardrobe are more leggings.
At any rate, pulling up to curbside parking, I gathered my quarters for the meter, walked up to the meter, but couldn’t find the coin slot. Took me a second to realize coins are out, credit cards are in.
I’ve never seen such a thing before. Have you?
I wasn’t about to risk my credit card, so I did a U-turn and parked in the free lot, in front of the Halloween store.
Walking past the Halloween store, I caught movement out the corner of my eye, looked over and ....
Scared the bejesus out of me, but honestly … if I lived in a house, I’d put it on the porch as a surprise for trick-or-treaters. Maybe put the candy in a bucket in front of creepy guy, to see who's brave enough to go for it.
The next window was a desk with books. Curious to know what ghosts and goblins read, I was trying to read the book titles when GASP!
Do you see it? (You may have to click twice to get the two above videos to play)
Moving on to take care of what I’d come to do — return an item, the young woman at the desk opened the packet, informed me I was at the wrong store.
Of course, the correct store was in a different mall, so off I drive a few miles to the indoor mall — where I made the return, saw the leggings that suited me better, bought those then, inasmuch as I was indoors, where it was cool, decided to test out my walking legs.
Discovered my waking legs are in poor shape.
Having not trained in over a year has had an impact.
After about a mile and a half, my knees began to hurt and my legs felt wobbly, which tells me it was probably a good idea that, over the weekend, I came to the conclusion the hotel stay in Redondo Beach, in order to participate in a 5K, was not a good idea. I cancelled the hotel, ate the 5K registration fee and opted not to register for the virtual.
When the weather cools down, I may have to risk the crazies and get back to walking the neighborhood, and the University grounds, to get my walking legs back.
If all goes as planned, tomorrow’s errand is the Jeep’s annual service — the third annual service since purchasing in February of 2018, with only 12,000 miles to date — which breaks down to about 4,000 miles a year.
I need to get out more often, but don’t want to.
Also, over the weekend, I finally caught a glimpse of the new neighbor that moved across the quad into Sue’s old unit.
It’s been seventy-five days since she moved in, and though I never caught sight of her until Saturday, I figured we had something in common when I saw she’d decorated the ledge of her patio with two wooden Thai figurines similar to the two I inherited from the Pain Cave, when Trainer’s partner sold the business.
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It wasn’t a good idea to place those figurines on the ledge, because it was just a matter of time before the wind blew them off and away, not to mention we’re not allowed to place items on the ledge, but I figured she’d learn the hard way.
I didn’t get around to taking a photo of the figurines on the ledge, because I didn’t think it important at the time; but now, since the figurines disappeared shortly after management performed our annual inspection on Wednesday, I wish I had. The guys probably advised her against the placement.
At any rate, coming back from Sprouts on Saturday, I saw a resident I’d not seen before get out of a car with a little girl and a man. I assumed the man was the resident’s son, the child her granddaughter.
The woman gave me a shy waive, as though she knew me.
From her vantage view, she’s probably seen me coming/going while I’d not set sight on her.
I waived back and, when the trio began walking towards my walkway, I figured that was the illusive new neighbor.
By the time I’d grabbed my items from the car and headed up the walkway, the trio was up the stairs, going into Sue’s old unit.
Definitely the new neighbor.
Can’t wait to catch her outside, introduce myself, ask her about her figurines, show her a photo of mine.
So while the world is falling apart, chaos all around, with The End feeling Nearer every second, I’ve been fortunate to thus far be experiencing business as usual.