JULY IS A WRAP
1st - I had a quiet day at and near home doing laundry, walking the dog and doing all the June month-end financial bookkeeping.
2nd - Kicked off the week right with a one and a half hour yoga class and a Pet Club board meeting.
3rd - Attended a fun Independence Day lunch and show where a quite good trio called The Sweethearts sang songs of the 1940s and 50s.
4th - Cleaned the house thoroughly, washed our clothes, stretched, did some paperwork and made a healthy lunch of poached egg over a spinach salad.
6th - Another OMG as I finally went to a podiatrist and found that the toenail problem I thought was due to a fungus is the result of an injury 4+ years ago and can be fixed but I have been using the wrong treatment all these years!
7th - Finally found the bride and my online style group approved dress for my older son's outdoor "I Do BBQ" wedding where it will be hot or hotter - and it was on sale too.
8th - Tired of being in the house and too hot to hang out outside unless in the pool so I went to the library to hear the AHH! Capella group sing and the AC was out at the library lol.
10th - Had quite a stimulating discussion with my hair stylist about world events, politics and the reason he lowered his prices for short hair cuts for women (to charge the same for women as he does men who have short hair - cool!).
11th - When the highlight of your day is going to the dentist you need to plan better.
12th - We attended an uncle's funeral this afternoon and as our aunt said, "it wasn't sad" but rather uplifting.
13th - I locked myself out of the house without my phone, but security was able to get in through an unlocked window (bonus is that now know are locks are not keyed to the master so need to be changed).
14th - I seem to be getting too good at ordering things that don't fit and then having to return them by driving around as I did this morning.
15th - Met Son and DIL for ice cream as they drove by on the way back from a visit to friends.
16th - Cleaned the house - enough said.
17th - A very fun evening at an outdoor concert right here in Leisure Village with jazz and blues performed by the “Groovin’ Easy Big Band” with friends to chat with and homemade pineapple upside down cake served.
18th - Hosted a volunteer board meeting.
19th - Called my big brother with happy birthday wishes and met with a potential dog sitter for upcoming wedding weekend.
20th - I finally went in my community's pool but kept getting water in my mouth when trying to take a breath - why is that?
21st - A 3 activity day: visit to the modern Port Hueneme lighthouse on a gray day with a good explanation of how a Fresnel lens works and how the old lighthouse was moved across the port on a barge, lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant, and then a 90th birthday celebration for a beloved aunt.
22nd - Latest round of returning online clothing and shoe orders - le sigh.
23rd - Went to sign up for 2 week long private swim lessons starting 7/30 (as my attempt at lap swimming showed me I need a brush up on swim technique) and learned that everyone goes on a wait list until the instructor roster is final and then they call you if you get a space.
24th - It was a tough assignment, but I stuck with it and researched in person the best bakeries in town with justifiable sampling along the way.
Spiced chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream, whipped cream, cinnamon dust, and chocolate shavings. Photo from website as mine was eaten before thinking about pictures!
25th - Lunch at a new to me restaurant with a new friend and I would go back again as it was tasty and pleasant.
26th - I volunteered to be the Pet Club rep at the new resident welcome meeting so that was my evening.
27th - We had planned to be driving to Berkeley today for a weekend visit with our son and his family but their house closing was delayed so we have 4 unplanned days to fill.
28th - Saw the latest Mission Impossible movie with my sweetie and then we had dinner at the Thai Peru restaurant and, yes, the owners are Thais from Peru.
29th - It was so satisfying to be able to provide an online friend with lots of recommendations and connections in the part of Atlanta where she is moving.
30th - My first of 8 private swimming lessons was early this morning and I learned a lot to help me swim laps more effectively and I won the picnic basket raffle at my Trader Joes - look at all that and a basket too!
31st - Its a wrap with another swim lesson and the dog's routine monthly shot at the vet.