Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BROUGHT ME SOME FLOWERS



My very nice neighbor brought me some flowers. He went to a flower mart and bought too many flowers so he put together this lovely arrangement and rang my doorbell.  Aren't they beautiful?  Nothing cheers up my day like a beautiful flower arrangement. 

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

MADE LEMON ALMOND RISOTTO

Tonight I made Lemon Almond Risotto.  It turned out really good. 






Until tomorrow...

Monday, February 23, 2015

DIFFICULT PEOPLE

I went to a meeting and had to stand up to some people who were trying to make a bad decision.  They didn't want to hear what I was saying.  They wanted to do what they wanted.  Isn't that always the way?  I know the law and the procedures but don't listen to me!  So frustrating.  You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.  Or you can tell people the law but you can't make them adhere to it.  What is it that people think they can skirt the law or that the law doesn't pertain to them?   In the end, I convinced them to make a better decision.

Until tomorrow...

Sunday, February 22, 2015

HARD TO READ FACIAL EXPRESSIONS

I have this person that I have to meet with and I have a hard time reading their face.  To me their facial expression says I am really busy and you are wasting my time.  I have questioned if the person is busy and doesn't have time to meet and they say they have time.  But I have this weird feeling that something is going on that I am not getting.  I need to figure this out.  I know people are going to say it probably has nothing to do with me and I am taking it personally.  It is really hard to not take it personally when you are meeting with someone and they have a weird expression on their face.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, February 21, 2015

NEEDED A REST

I had a hard time today.  I don't know what hit me but it was one of those days when I could not get off the couch.  I was so exhausted I could not stay awake.  I wish I was more productive.  I need to do so many things but I could not.  I just laid on the couch.

Until tomorrow...

Friday, February 20, 2015

PROTEST KARMA

Today I was going to meet my friend and it was one thing after another.

First I got caught in a three car pile up.  No, I was not in the accident, I was just caught in the traffic from the looky loos watching the tow truck and the police.  Then I finally got within a few minutes of my meeting and I got caught in a protest.  I was supposed to turn right but the road was blocked and I could not turn.  I went blocks out of my way and thought I was clear. While I was waiting at a red light, low and behold, here comes the protest marching right in front of my car.  Caught again! 

Then a very nice young lady saw my distress and told me she would move the crowd when the light turned green so I could get by.  I told her I was just so late!  I had now been caught three times.  I told her I supported what she was protesting against (people being evicted from their homes) and she sure enough moved the crowd so I could get by! 

Brenda said it was my protest Karma from all the times I blocked cars protesting the war, gay rights, AIDS funding, etc.  I ended up being 20 minutes late!

Until tomorrow....

Thursday, February 19, 2015

ELEVEN

It has been eleven years since Brenda and I went to the City Hall in San Francisco and got married.  Long story short we got up at the crack of dawn to stand in the line that wrapped around City Hall.  We were lucky that a friend knew we were outside and snuck us inside so we didn't have to wait in line for hours.  He then married us in the rotunda. 

Tonight we went to dinner at a nice restaurant.  I had a nice salad with Asian pears and candied walnuts.  Then a vegetable puff pastry thing.  It is fabulous. 

Until tomorrow..