Some days are like that…

So yesterday the ATM that never works WORKED. Pulling out of that driveway where there is usually mucho two way traffic, there was NONE either direction. I got to my hair appointment EXACTLY on time. We’re thinkin’, “Um good day.”

Stop for breakfast. Pretty slow on the service. Still okay day. Corpus has more than it’s share of graduates from the Creative Driving and Stevie Wonder Schools of driving, but we’re used to that so it doesn’t count as good or bad.

At the insurance we discover they are closed for lunch.The good day is receding faster than a hairline. Home? Shopping? Shopping it is. Spending money is always fun. Back at the office 5 minutes after they should be open. Not open. Two women coming down the hall, “Oh are you here for us?” Duh.

We are here because my husband got a letter saying it is mandatory that his PCP be changed from his current provider to one at the clinic at NAS Corpus Christi. Thanks Uncle Sam for being so thoughtful of your vets (she says sarcastically to herself.) The day is definitely in decline now. Evidently “you can keep your own doctors” was said tongue-in-cheek.
The up-side of that visit was learning how to take your own pills without being charged for hospital meds if you are in the hospital. At the hospital you cannot take your own pills that you take everyday at home. The hospital takes note of what you take and gives you the required meds from their own stock…at a charge, of course. The way around that is to bring yours…in their original Rx bottles, have them checked in and dispensed to you by a nurse. Same thing if you are in for surgery. Have the doctor write a script for any meds he/she will be prescribing, get the Rx filled and bring the bottles in with you and have them checked in.

So we are now home. The yard has not been mowed although the guy was to have been here in the morning. Well, tomorrow’s another day. Gene makes an asparagus dish for me for dinner. Accidently combines two separate recipes. Turns out really good. Lawn mower shows up. Good. We can sleep late tomorrow because Gene is off work.

Separately or together these are really good.
Grilled Asparagus & Feta Salad Servings: 4

1 bunch thick asparagus, about 24 spears, ends trimmed
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon lemon zest, from one lemon
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, from one lemon
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

Preheat grill to high.
Place asparagus spears in baking dish and toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper.
Put asparagus on the grill, making sure spears are perpendicular to grates so they don’t fall through. Set asparagus dish next to grill (do not clean). Cover and cook asparagus for 3-4 minutes, until nicely browned and tender-crisp. Remove asparagus from grill and place back in baking dish. Let cool, then transfer spears to cutting board and cut into 1½” pieces. Place cut asparagus back in dish, then add remaining tablespoon olive oil, feta, lemon zest and lemon juice. Toss gently and season with more salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste. Serve room temperature or cold.

Cucumbers with a BANG!

Baby cucumber
Lemon juice
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Chile powder

Chop a baby cucumber and add lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and chile powder on top.


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