USA Birthday Barbecue, A Sad Anniversary, Misc.
Monday, July 04, 2016
Today's barbecue will be a test to my willpower, of which I've had little of late. (smiling) Actually, not as bad as it sounds, but I've always loved hot dogs. Yes, those little devils filled will nothing nutritious. And grilled with mustard and sauerkraut are what I could live on if I didn't know better. But I do.
Yesterday was the sixth year since my dear cousin departed. I wish I could say time heals all wounds. Far from my first loss in life, she was the proverbial straw and some things just changed so much inside me that I'm still coming to grips with the changes.
After five months of post-shingles nerve pain in three places, this past week was the first period of time when the pain has somewhat subsided. So what did I do? Of course, I trimmed and trimmed and trimmed. Those three-year old yards that are pics in my SP library are now unrecognizable (in good ways) as the plants have matured and the yards are so much prettier. But trimming was the worst thing I could've done for my arm and now I'm paying the piper. Dumb, I know. But the weather has been unbelievably mild and I wanted to get it done before the heat comes to town in a major way.
Happy Birthday, USA. Wishing all a fun, happy, and healthy day.