I learned Thursday that Shari, a woman from my class at Gurdon High School, passed away. We were not close then or now, though we had sent a Facebook messenger message or 3. She was a good person, perhaps disproving a myth about cheerleaders. She had told me how much she liked her grandchildren. Her obituary indicated that she had a great-grand-child. I believe her passing was unexpected. I saw Facebook posts from her closer friends. She married her high school sweetheart, and lived in the little town I lived from age 5 to age 15.
Before work on Friday I walked a bit on the Watters Branch trail, where I saw lovely Autumn leaves. At Noon on Friday, I saw a Belted Kingfisher at Timbers Nature Preserve in Murphy. Friday night my wife worked late, though she gets Monday off from work. I went to Subway for a turkey sandwich and chips. Saturday I went in to my office to pick up some paperwork I meant to bring home. I mailed off a couple of things. My wife and I went to lunch at Jason's Deli, where I had southwest chicken chili. In the early afternoon, I walked in Bethany Lakes Park, where I saw 14 different species of bird. Saturday evening we went to Rockfish Grill, where I ate grilled catfish and red beans and rice.
Sunday morning I walked in Green Park, where I saw seven bird species. Then I went to Weight Watchers. This week's workshop (the new name for a meeting) dealt with the latest program. The new program sounded reasonable--it trifurcated into three interlocking programs, for people who want status quo, stricter than status quo, and more lax than status quo. After Weight Watchers, I took pictures of a Tufted Titmouse on the Hoblitzelle Park Trail. After church, I stopped by Kroger. I put sirloin, white potatoes, celery and baby carrots in my crockpot. I went to Chicken Express for catfish.
In the afternoon, I walked in Glendover Park. I find myself surprised that only mallards swim for now in the pond there. Other ponds draw more species, As Autumn turns into Winter, more ducks will appear.
Sunday evening we ate the pot roast I made in the crockpot, It tasted good. We watched the local football team, the Dallas Cowboys, lose a close, well-played contest against the Minnesota Vikings. The weather today felt warm and pleasant. But cold weather looms soon.
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