Thursday, November 21, 2019
It always seems as if I'm getting interrupted during my favorite TV show.
I can't help but wish I could trigger the tune "Park Avenue Beat" to play on the speaker when this entry gets opened. It would only be fitting given the picture above.
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Today, I was fully awake when my favorite morning TV show came on. And about 40 minutes into the show, I received a call that I didn't answer. Seems like my cleaning lady wants to come 2 weeks early, as her next visit would coincide with Thanksgiving. AARGH! I have yet to pick up the cleaning supplies she requested on her last visit. Luckily, I have a change of bed linens ready for her to put on the bed.
Around noon, I ended up going to the dentist, and I got some bad news. A tooth that my former dentist was monitoring was about to fail, so my wallet will be $2500 lighter sometime next month. OUCH! At least I can plan for this expense, as well as another tooth that is likely to fail next year. Once done with the dentist, I went to a local pizzeria to get some lunch before going home to change into a female presentation for tonight's dinner.
After I had changed, I performed a couple of errands before driving up to Fishkill for dinner. And at 5:45, I was on my way. GFJ had called me while I was getting ready to leave, so I called her back. She was on her way to her dining meetup - at the Culinary Institute of America, while I was on my way to the Dutchess Biercafe. What was most unusual about our chat had nothing to do with its content. Instead, we were able to keep talking, even though I drove through an area that I usually lose phone service along Route 9. (T-Mobile has many more dead spots than Verizon, and I am still thinking of changing carriers almost a year after I started on their network.) Both of us reached our destinations at the same time, so we agreed to call each other back after dinner.
Our meetup group had the whole of one room to ourselves. It was very noisy, but it was fun. WDJ sat at the table behind me, and we didn't get the chance to talk much. Luckily, there were other ladies at my table with whom I enjoyed some nice chats. Although the Biercafe had a restaurant week menu, I chose to order a dinner sized appetizer off the main menu - "The Best of the Wurst". (I love German style sausages!) And this was more than enough food for me.
On the way home, I stopped at Walmart to pick up cleaning supplies for my cleaning lady to use. Since she will be coming tomorrow afternoon, I figured that I needed to pick up these supplies tonight. Once out of Walmart, it was time for another phone call to GFJ. She had still not prepared for her trip. Hopefully, she'll do a load of wash, then dry it tonight, as she'll be very busy in the morning before she gets on the road....