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Catching up again

Well, here I am again, catching up on what has been going on around here lately.

To start off, I’m typing this on my new Surface Pro 3 which I just got delivered today and am still in the process of setting up.  So far, I’m loving it.  Had a few little wrinkles in the very beginning but I think I’ve ironed them out.  At least I hope I have.  LOL  Got the purple Type Pad and the Wedge mouse along with it.  Not sure I like the Wedge mouse, so I may end up returning it.  We’ll see I guess.  I may be just a matter of getting used to it.

Last Saturday we had a Birthday party for Jerónimo and had a lot of people here and had a ton of food.  Here are some pictures.


Those were taken before eveyrone got there.  As you can see, there were a lot of deserts.

Jerónimo’s niece from California was here for 6 days and she had a great time.  At least that’s what she said.  We went down to Leonore, IL and had lunch at Smitty’s tavern, then we went up to Holy Hill in Wisconsin and stopped in downtown Chicago to take in the Bean and Millenium Park and we had a nice lunch and a few drinks in one the the restaurants there.  It was a real nice day.

Well, I have been dieting and watching the portion size and have managed to drop 23 pounds in just over 2 months.  So, I’m pretty proud of myself.  I have a doctors appointment on the 23rd of June and I’m sure he will be happy with my A1C results.

Weather here has been pretty erratic lately.  One day hot, the next day you need a light jacket.  Mother Nature must really be upset with us.

That’s about it for this posting.  Will try to keep up more often.

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Posted by on June 20, 2014 in Catching Up


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The big 65 today.

Well, I’ve officially reached retirement age.  LOL Of course I’ve been retired since 2006.  And I’ve come to the conclusion that it isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.  But then it’s my own fault, so I guess I shouldn’t complain about it.  But fortunately there’s still time to make some changes.  I’m going to concentrate on making the most of whatever time I have left on this little blue marble.  Will try to travel a lot more than I have in the past.  See places I have, in the past, only dreamed about.  I don’t have anyone I want to leave anything to, so I’m going to spend it on myself and enjoy what I’ve worked so hard to achieve.  It’s not much, but baring anything unforeseen, it should be enough to last me for a little while, if I’m careful.

My nephew and his wife were supposed to come up this evening to celebrate with me, but he called this morning and said they both have to work tomorrow, so they won’t be coming.  Actually, I’m not surprised.  They have done this to me for a number of years.  That’s ok, I guess stuff does happen.  I’ll still be celebrating with Jeronimo and some of his family, if they don’t cancel too, that is.  If they do, it’ll just be me and Jeronimo, or maybe even just me.  I don’t really care anymore.  I guess when you don’t have much money, you also don’t have many friends.  Sorry if you think I’m feeling sorry for myself, but it’s the truth.  When I was working full time and making a ton of money between my job and selling jewelry, I had all kinds of friends and was invited every single weekend to some kind of event.  But when that all came to a sudden halt, so did the friends.  I guess they weren’t friends after all eh?  Such is life.

Anyway, I’m going to make the best of it and enjoy my special day and whoever wants to join me is welcome, those who don’t, well, you’re going to miss something special.

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Posted by on January 29, 2011 in Just regular stuff


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