2021 January 05

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Grits, bacon, toast and egg, now that’s a mighty fine way to start the day. However, Ella told me later that she had seen an ad for IHOP that had her mouth watering before she was out of bed. I know what my bride normally orders at IHOP: stuffed French Toast. We may have to do a drive up there one of these next days.

We had time for a several games of Fast Track before going to Operation Liberty Hill. Ella won them all.

We unloaded the food to one side of the OLH building and then drove to the other side to unload the non-food items.

Arriving at eleven o’clock, we discovered that the HCCM produce distribution wouldn’t begin until twelve. But, hey! We were first in line. This isn’t exactly a food pantry. They distribute bread and/or produce (which is usually at its “sell by date”) donated by local groceres such as H.E.B., and Whole Foods. Today we received some croissants, Kaiser rolls, celery, arugula, 4 baking potatoes, red seedless grapes, bok choy, 2 oranges, a bag of apples, 2 lps dry roasted almonds, and a couple onions. The onions were given to a neighbor.

I made a beef and vegetable soup for lunch, after returning home. I tore pieces from our leftover brisket, added a can of mixed veggies, chopped celery, V8 juice, and some beef soup starter. Rather tasty if I do say so myself. I also sliced and toasted some of the cheese and jalapenos croissants that we received today.


I want to loose weight.
However. I have a food allergy.
I eat food and I swell up.

©2021 Thomas E Williams

2021 January 01

Friday, January 01, 2021

Last night: it dropped to 33° as the rain/snow mix ended and the sky began to clear. At some point the wind quit howling also.

Twenty Twenty-One began the new year with the warm glow of the morning sun. A herald of things to come? We hope so.

We had some close games and a few very one sided games of Fast Track. While playing that we also went through a few of the conversation starter questions in the box of cards we got for or anniversary. The one that stumped us both was, “What was the worst advice you were ever given?”

We were completely out of bread. There were a few other we were low on. We placed an order for pick up at Wal-Mart. There is a $35 minimum for this service. So I added enough to make it $36.

We purchased a burger and some tacos at Dairy Queen pin the way home.

That was our big outing for the day, all from the safety of the truck.

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Today: High 47° | Not as cool. Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

Actual high for the day was 48°.´

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph