Friday, May 27, 2016

The Rewards of Old Age

Took the Ex out for lunch today to celebrate my very first Old Age Pension check. It landed in my bank account just past midnight this very morning!!  And to celebrate, I took him to my favorite Industrial Park cafe - I had a hankering for their thick, Broccoli Cheese soup & my favorite grilled chicken on rye. Himself loves the extra special Chef's Salad they make just for him. And if wasn't for the lack of parking, I'd be there every day!! It's THAT good. But, our town - oops - City now, built a truck bypass & took away all the street parking that we used to have. The NO PARKING signs on the side of the new highway don't seem to stop the Trucker's much though, they just pull over, put on the flashers, set out the warning triangles & hop the bank for a quick take-out as they go by!! The rest of us fight for a half dozen spots so you have to know when to go.

One Sock Down
All the 20 somethings that work the cafe & the catering service connected to it, know I knit socks, so they usually peek in my bag to see what's on the needles. I've been working on Frankensocks for ME lately to try to use up some of the three boxes of leftovers that have accumulated over the years. One of the cooks popped over to ooh, awhh & drop the hint that he'd really, really, really love some pink/purple socks. And that got the other cook going because he likes pink/purple too & he's been there longer. Luckily I escaped the notice of the waitress who hasn't yet got a pair. I can see the work lining up for the summer. These are the boys who loved my BLUE Frankensocks with the hot pink toes so I shouldn't be surprised at all. I think they just love handmade socks. So this pair's for me while I have the chance - one down & one just had it's heel turned.

And last night, about 2 AM, I finished my 'Therapod Dinosaurs & the Origin of Birds' course with a 92%!! Woohoo And then went & signed up for the 'Paleontology: Early Vertebrate Evolution' course which I should've taken first.

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