Well, today the old guy turns another year closer to the big 60, and he says I'm old?! Anyway, today dad is 58, but he still says he doesn't feel a day over, oh, I don't know- 40? 45? Whatever he says. Like mom, I typically tune him out. Mom's sister visited a few weeks ago and brought with her a few of dad's favorite things.
Mom replenished his pure maple syrup supply, which she naively claims should last him til his next birthday (I'll have to have a talk with her), and her sister gave him an aromatically awesome gift of maple-flavored coffee and an interestingly labeled 4 pack of brown ale. Check out the label if you can see it.
Dad just loves pure maple syrup and uses it in his daily oatmeal and, of course, on mom's famous blueberry whole wheat-flax pancakes that they have pretty much every Sunday morning. If mom had her way she'd keep that syrup under lock and key because dad has never learned the meaning of "just a little bit". Not included in the photo is another of dad's favorites- feta stuffed green olives from me. I'm telling you, this guy and food...
Coffee, beer and pure maple syrup are just three of the 5 things dad lives for (besides mom and me, of course). Mom says not to mention the 5th.
Anyway, Happy Birthday yet again, old man. We love you, and hope you have an awesome day.
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Nothing spectacular here, folks. Just dad playing with me and my favorite shoe lace. Dad says he thought the light & shadow was kind of cool. Sometimes (mom and) I wonder what's going on in his brain. Guess I'm just not seeing it. Anyway, this weekend's daytime highs are going to be about 15 to 20 degrees lower than this past week's, so I'm getting ready to work on my cooler weather napping and cuddling. Y'all get out there and have yourselves a wonderful weekend.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
I was just waking from a nap out on the deck one day recently when I spotted dad lying on the floor taking pictures through the slider glass. It was a hot one and the a/c was running, so the door was closed (hence the hazy look). As you can see I have no problem vocalizing when I want them to open the door.