Sunday, July 10, 2016

Ramblings of 40, so far...



I have been 40 for almost three months.  I will say, I have A LOT more plans that have popped up in the past few months.  I made a list of things I wanted to do a few months ago.  Several I have plans to or made a good attempt at--One,  go see Manatees.  We visited a highly likely to see manatees place (Sanibel Island)  for a second time, no luck on any sightings--but we gave it a good try.  Two, I wanted to visit Rick Bayless's restaurants.  I have plane tickets purchased for a Chicago trip with friends from college days.  Three, I made a dream mention of potatoes from a stand in Belgium.  I never in a million years would have dreamed that my Fall plans would include a trip to Belgium, France, and wherever else I may wander in those two weeks.

About a month into 40, I had to get glasses.  It's a long story and I started writing it and thought, why would anyone want to know this?  Long story short, eye strain was a contributor to terrible headaches.  The day my glasses came in, I was heading to the airport to visit Austin, TX for the first time.  I was able to catch up with old friends, Angela Sinclair and Mike, Janet, and Greg Pruett.  Oh--Josh and I managed to see Jerry Jeff Walker at Gruene Hall.

Great British Bake Off is on again!  I love it and have been craving some Black Forest Cake since I saw an episode that featured it.