24 May 2012

Day off scribbles

I hate that I can't sit on my porch without getting eaten by mosquitoes. There's only an hour of daylight left but I think it's still worth putting on repellent. Be right back. Okay, done. It's a little after the fact because I'm already very itchy. It will have to do. A few years ago Tiger mosquitoes came to our area. I think that's what they're called. They're awful!!! It's almost impossible to sit outside without protection. I think I need to stock up on OFF!

I'm sitting out on my porch, of course. I'm on my iPad and I'm using the dictation feature. So far I've spoken this text and had it translated. How cool is that? I see I have to go back and fix a few things but it looks like only about six words are incorrect. Not bad.

Today was my day off. I started out by meeting my friend and co-worker Pattie at the Dutch Market for breakfast. I'm not sure if I've mentioned my guilty pleasure. I've been going once a week, usually on Thursday or Friday. Sometimes I meet Pattie for breakfast, which is nice. The highlight is always the desserts. Every week I buy half of a black cherry pie. Okay, I also buy an apple fritter. Sometimes I buy two slices of pumpkin roll with cream cheese filling. Yeah, I know. The pie lasts me almost a week. Or maybe 5 days. Every night I have a small slice with a scoop or two of light vanilla ice cream. The crust stays delicious the whole week. I always have the apple fritter the first day, and I'm always sorry. They make the best apple fritters I've ever had. I eat a lot of salads and healthy food for all my other meals. I have to.

I drove out to see Rob today. He was supposed to come to my house yesterday but twisted his ankle on his morning run and wound up going to the ER. He has a sprained ankle and has it wrapped in an ace bandage with a splint. Poor Rob. He lives about an hour away, and it was certainly my turn to drive to him. We stopped at one of our favorite diners, the Chesapeake Grill, for lunch. Every time I'm there I have an open-face Reuben sandwich, which I love. Rob always has a BLT. Why change a good thing? We spent the rest of the afternoon sitting outside at his house. It was so hot in the sun! In the shade, it was delightful.

I was home with plenty of time left to spend outside. I watered my garden, which takes a lot of time. I love watering...it's very relaxing. I did a little of this and that. Mango hung out in his cage outside with me. As usual, I'll stay out on my porch till the lights come on. Then shower off the bug spray.

The dictation feature is wonderful. It's my new best friend.


Josie Two Shoes said...

What a lovely day off! Except for the darn mosquitos of course... and how they love me! As a kid my legs were always covered with itchy bites that grew into welts. UGH, it's one thing I like about living here, we see a few but not nearly that bad. I bought the Dragon Dictation program for my laptop but haven't installed it yet. I'm preparing for the day when my fingers that pound the keyboard ten hours or more a day say ENOUGH! I know I'm going to love it if it works well, glad to hear you're liking it! It's so cool that Mango gets to go outside and enjoy the freshair too and I loved his recent trip to the nursing home... what a charmer! Poor Rob, glad you went over to provide a bit of TLC, even big boys need that! :-)) Thanks for all the kind and encouraging words on my blog... always! I treasure your friendship!

happyone said...

Ah you have to have some of those guilty pleasures. Keeps life fun! Sorry about Robs ankle. That's the second sprained ankle I've heard about.
Oh mosquitos, you wouldn't believe how many bites I have!!
See you tomorrow! : )

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