This year it seems like winter would never end. I think most of the country has felt that way. Today it got up to 60 degrees and I decided to get outside to walk. I’ve been walking indoors since probably December. I walked up to the track at AU and went around the track several times and then walked home. I walked a total of 3.46 miles! I didn’t think I’d be able to do that much since I haven’t walked outside in so long but I did! I’m very proud of myself. It was absolutely beautiful outside today.
I wasn’t hungry when I got up this morning because of eating a big dinner last night. But later in the morning I was so I decided to make my own personal egg casserole. I put eggs, ham and cheese in it and cooked it in the oven. It was delicious. I’m NOT a cook but I can make simple things that I enjoy.
Today I drove down to Charlottesville, Virginia to visit my dad. I haven’t seen him in several months so it was time for a check in to see how he is doing. I found that he is doing pretty well. He has moved into the independent section of his Assisted Living Facility. He’s in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit. He’s got lots of space. He’s got the place set up pretty nice. He is moving very slow and sometimes calls my by my brother’s name but besides that, he’s in pretty good shape. I took him to Walmart and got a bunch of stuff. Then we went to lunch. Then to his bank and then back to the facility. He was very tired by the time we got home. We spent the day out and that tired him out.
The button on my favorite pair of shorts was getting very loose. I decided to take out my sewing machine to see if it could sew a button on my shorts. After doing some reading in the user manual I found that indeed it could. So I used the sewing machine to sew the button on and it worked! Yes, I know, it would have been faster to just hand sew it but I wanted to figure it out on my sewing machine.
Today was the wedding! My sister and I were the only family members who showed up for the wedding. That was very disappointing to my brother and his daughter. Even so, we did have a great time and the wedding was very special for my niece. I thought it was a lovely wedding. Here are the bride and groom and then a picture of my twin brother, my sister and me.
My niece is getting married tomorrow. My husband and I drove to Columbus, Ohio today to attend the wedding. This evening we went out to dinner with my sister and her family. Here we are at dinner. My husband used my phone to take the picture. That’s why he’s not in the picture. We had a great time catching up and talking about the upcoming wedding.
Today I posted a video about a new camera lens I got. I was trying to take a portrait of my husband with the new lens to show how it makes the background unfocused and this is the look I got on his face. Check out the video below the picture.
Recently I joined a MeetUp group for retired, gay guys. We do things during the day while our spouses are working. Today was the first meeting I joined. We had lunch at a guys house. I brought my lunch but most guys walked to the local burrito place and bought their lunch. I met a few new guys and we all talked about all kinds of things. It was a couple of hours of socializing and I enjoyed it. I’m signed up for a few more gatherings in the weeks to come. Here’s a picture I took of one group of guys having lunch. Not the best picture because I caught them mid chew. hahaha
This evening I went to a surprise party for a friend and former colleague. She was really surprised when her husband walked her in. She asked him what all her friends were doing here and then we screamed surprise and she knew why. It was fun!
My husband came home today from New Orleans. We decided to go out to dinner. We went to Al Dente. It’s an Italian restaurant near us. It was good to have him home again and to go out to dinner. I had pizza as usual. Yum!