Robert (gurdonark) wrote,

The Niece Light

Sunday morning my niece and I took Beatrice for a walk in the park. We paused so that she could swing on the swingset. In the late morning, we dined on scrambled eggs, back bacon and waffles fresh off the waffle iron. I took my niece to the Allen Natatorium at 1 p.m, where she enjoyed the water slide, the lazy river and the various places to play in the water. My wife took my niece to Love Field to her flight home. We enjoyed having our niece visit.

In the late afternoon, I watched sports, walking around the little circle from our TV room to our dining room and back for exercise. In the early evening, I walked in Glendover Park.

On Monday morning, I woke and ate Trix cereal. I failed Sunday night to charge my cell phone, so I put it back on the charger. I stopped by Wal-Greens to pick up a thank you card I made. When I checked in the package, the card was missing. The attendant found the card in the back and solved the issue. I was glad I had checked my merchandise before I left the store. I was glad to find I had a leftover Batman stamp in my office. Everything is better with a Batman stamp.

I walked in Salmon Park in Sachse and then ate Church's chicken and fries. After work, I went to Weight Watchers. I was up 3.8 pounds, a bit more than usual--probably a mix of a huge Indian buffet and too many bananas. I did not worry much about it, as I find it's not useful to obsess week to week. I'll make adjustments and get back on track.

I walked on the Chisholm Trail and looked at more Monarch butterflies. As my wife was working late, I ate a turkey sandwich and baked chips from Subway. I settled in to watch once more the episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation called "The Inner Light"--my favorite episode of that series.I never tire of watching it.
I was pleased to read that in 1992, when it first aired, it won a Hugo Award.
The episode was first aired more than twice as many years as my visiting niece has been alive.

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