For the last six weeks or so we have had a lot of friends around us, readers stopping by to visit, and we spent some time with my family at a little reunion in Pinellas Park. We have loved all of it, and all of them, but we decided that yesterday was going to be what we call “Us Time.”
Ever so often we like to have a day just for ourselves. We don’t have to be doing anything special, or anything at all except just hanging out together and enjoying each other’s company. We slept in, then spent some time in bed just cuddling, talking about our lives together and how happy we are, and not worrying about a thing in the world. What a great way to start the day!
Once we were up, I answered some e-mails that needed attention, placed an order with Amazon for a couple of things we needed, talked myself out of adding a Phantom 3 Advanced drone to the order, and then we went out to run some errands. We stopped at the bank to make a deposit, went to the post office to send out a couple of orders, then to Publix to pick up a few things because Terry wants to make one of her delicious Mexican meals today.
After dropping the groceries off back at the RV park we went to a place called Hibachi Grill & Extreme Buffet that two or three people recommended we try when we were in the area. We were impressed. They had a very nice selection to choose from, everything was hot and delicious, and the service was very good. It was definitely worth a stop and we may get back again while we’re here.
When we left the restaurant we drove around Daytona Beach, checking out some of the tourist areas down by the oceanfront. According to the sign, this is the most famous beach in the world. I wonder who determines those things?
Back at home I processed some subscription renewals that came in during the day, answered some more e-mails, and we spent the evening watching TV. A nice way to end a nice day.
I’m always amazed at how many scam artists there are in the world, though at this stage in my life I shouldn’t be surprised. The other day I got a letter from a woman telling me that her son, a decorated career Marine with 17 years of service under his belt, had been paralyzed in a parachuting accident with his unit, the 101st Airborne division. She said that after so many years as a Screaming Eagle (a nickname for soldiers of the 101st) he was depressed and bored and she was seeking signed books from authors so that he could read them. She asked if it was possible to get an autographed set of all of my books for him.
I was really touched. What a tragedy when one of our brave young fighting men is injured that way. I almost shed a tear. Not!
Instead I wrote back and asked her how it came to be that a “decorated career Marine” like her son spent so many years of his time in the military with the 101st, which is an Army unit. If you’re going to try to scam somebody with a story like that, you probably shouldn’t pick a guy who earned his own set of wings back in the day.
Before I close, every once in a while people ask me if I’m still taking MSM capsules and if they continue to help with the stiffness and pain in my hands from arthritis. Yes, I take two 1000 mg capsules in the morning and two more bedtime. It’s amazing to me how much more flexible my fingers are, and I seldom feel any pain in them at all.
Thought For The Day – It’s time to take the warning labels off of everything and let the gene pool sort itself out.