I slept a bit better, but I woke up a few times. The morning started at about 7ish with me working on my Dungeons and Dragons adventure. I completed the Tuesday blog, so I had to work on my other writing projects all morning. I spent most of the time reviewing all the error mining from Grammarly. Unfortunately, I did not manage to add much to the story. However, I checked everything, felt more in touch with the story, and planned to write on Thanksgiving morning.
I also did the dishes, did laundry, and made my lunch. Breakfast was a cup of strawberry yogurt with a banana and liberal coffee. I later had a bagel-like bread product with chives and cream cheese. After all that food, lunch was just a salad with some hard-boiled eggs.
Before I made lunch, I made two pumpkin pies using the recipe my mother once used. It is my favorite pie, and I make them every year. Today I made two at once by doubling the recipe, but I used Vietnamese cinnamon instead of the more generic version I usually use. I just made the old familiar pies using store-bought pie crusts.
Once I had lunch and the chores done, I showered, dressed, collected the items to take with me, and headed to the hummingbird house. I brought the flowers I bought at Safeway that I forgot to take the day before, the laptop, and a pie to share with the residents and staff of the facility.
The pie, they have four other pumpkin pies, will be tried tonight. Susie was happy to see me and was in her recliner in the living room. We called Leta, Susie’s mother, and Susie and Leta chatted for a while.
Susie got a plant for her birthday from her Aunt Joyce, plus the cut flowers I brought her.
Susie moved to her bed, and we watched Perry Mason on her TV for a while. Susie nodded off. This was the very first episode from 1957, The Case of Restless Redhead, and I actually liked it and had never seen it before. Susie was napping, and at 4ish, I got a kiss goodbye and headed out. I am always sad to leave.
I traveled across Beaverton to Powell’s and bought a new book and the current Analog magazine. The Song of The Cell is written by the same author as my favorite, The Emperor of all Maladies, Siddhartha Mukherjee. His previous book on cancer won a Pulitzer, and just a few pages I have managed today to read have me convinced this is another winner.
I had lunch and read at Panera. I had my usual almond chicken 1/2 sandwich with a bowl of French Onion and an apple. The almond chicken was too cold today (I could have let it warm up), but other than that, it was good.
I did get a call from the Golden Valley Brewery that my dinner for tomorrow would be ready at 1:45PM. They had me down for a four-person dinner, and I wanted just one. They could accommodate me (again) and make me a one-person dinner.
Next, I headed to First United Methodist and Zophia and took on a small island map in the board game Concordia. We play games while the band and choir practice. Concordia is my favorite board game, and today we added the Forum rules and a smaller map: Corsica. Zophia likes Concordia and has most of the rules down, but the smaller map is less forgiving, and she misplayed a few times. I ran away with the game. Next time I will have to look out.
Revenge was quicker than I expected, as we had time for one game of Azul, and she crushed me. Zophia had a plus 100+ score, and, well, I did not. She thought I had been easy on her; no, she won that one. Next time!
I headed next to Central Taps in Beaverton Central by City Hall to write the blog. I had a dark beer and stayed late to finish the blog.
Thanks for reading.
Feel free to call or send cards. Susie resides at:
Allegiance Senior Care
Adult Foster Care Home
9925 SW 82nd. Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97223
The house phone number: (503) 246-4116