Day 214, still sunburned (and proud of it?)..

Sunday evening here in New Jersey. My youngest told me that the weather would be nice today. Hmm, I don’t remember seeing 50 degrees.. or 75 degrees for that matter. It is all a matter of what you are accustomed for your part of the world at any time of the year.  It was sunny today. The temperatures must have been decent lately because the garden hose was not frozen so I could clean the hot tub filters after being away for two weeks.

DS3 left for school this morning. He drove his brothers car back to Scranton. If you remember three weeks ago, DS2 was recovering from retina surgery and did not feel confidant driving 200 miles back to school. He is doing much better. The gas bubble in his eye continues to dissipate. DS3 has a very close hair cut, nearly bald. He was sporting a slight beard when I got home last night. I continue to ask for a picture to post here. There is more hair on his face than on the top of his head. Tomorrow morning at 6:30 am he has PT and the face must be clean. DS3 has slept in for six weeks and getting up tomorrow morning will probably be difficult.

DS1 has reclaimed his position as an only child. He was an only child from 1988 until 1991 when DS2 was born. In this instance I don’t think he is enjoying being the only child (child = butler). He will be helping out when needed. My DW continues to work on her Masters college work. She has been a bit overwhelmed by the amount of work that has been assigned. We are trying to help her by taking some of the chores she would do around the house. Also providing that afternoon latte, a nice smelling candle and flowers don’t hurt. But, in the end, she has to do the work, comfy surroundings or not. I am very proud of her to take this step.

Me, I slipped back into domestic mode today. We had breakfast, then went food shopping. I went shopping for other stuff that was needed while my DW did school work. I made blueberry muffins for this week’s breakfast. Tonight we had filet mignon smothered in crab meat covered with hollandaise sauce, a baked potato and a salad. Also shrimp and fresh mozzarella. My butler helped by peeling the cooked shrimp and cutting the cheese (pun intended).

The pictures today will include the head shot of DS3 with the short hair and the slight beard. Not the best picture, but what he sent me to work with.  The other pictures are from my fishing adventure Friday afternoon. If you click on any of the pictures the slide show will open. Enjoy!