Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
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Cooper and Salmon

Sunday morning I sprang forward admirably. I took a walk on the Chisholm Trail by the Schimmelfenig Library in Plano. I saw a young Cooper's Hawk in the trees by Rowlett Creek.

At Weight Watchers I found I lost eight-tenths of a pound for the week. Then I tried to decide how to spend my morning. Part of me wanted to go scoop Beatrice up and take her to a state park or the national wildlife reserve. Part of me wanted to go to church with the Unitarian Universalists. Part of me wanted to go to First UMC, where I am a member. I had just missed the timing to go to Living Life Church. I stopped at Allen Station Park to look for a bird or two while I decided. I saw Tufted Titmice, Northern Cardinals, Dark-Eyed Juncos and Yellow-Rumped Warblers.

I settled upon attending Suncreek United Methodist Church. I had read that its Senior Minister is about to go on a sabbatical and then be re-assigned. So I decided to go hear him speak before he leaves at month's end. In Methodist churches, pastors rotate from church to church. But the leaving a few months early for a retreat is not usual. I was pleased that the service lacked the awkwardness that such things can fail to lack.

I stopped by CiCi's Pizza buffet for carrots, dill pickles, a slice of pepperoni pizza and a slice of beef pizza. I stopped by Kroger's, where I bought 2/3rds of a pound of salmon to cook for dinner. Then I headed home to take Beatrice for a walk.During our walk, I took a picture of a Blue Jay that I liked.

The weather Sunday was like early Summer. I spent part of the afternoon reading my science fiction novel. I went for a late afternoon walk on the Watters Creek Trail. I re-watched the Downton Abbey finale. I made myself oven-baked salmon and chayote squash, and then added shredded carrots.

After dinner, I watched two episodes of the TV series "Shadowhunters". Then I fell asleep early.

Beatrice and I got up Monday at dawn. I had Quaker Lower Sugar Instant Oatmeal. She had Dingo Training Treats. I finished the science fiction novel "Ultima" by Stephen Baxter, after reading it sporadically for weeks. Then I slept until fifteen minutes past when I wished to wake up.

Work went well today. I walked at Salmon Park at lunch. After work, my wife returned from visiting her folks during their stay in Houston. We took Beatrice for a walk. Then we settled down to a dinner of 93% lean ground beef on Orowheat sandwich thins and raw carrots.
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