Sunday, August 1, 2021

Sunday, August 1, 2021

I managed to actually get some pictures hung this week and this little apartment is feeling more and more like home to me.  The floor plan is almost exactly like my apartment at the Windslow, so it has been a fairly easy adjustment for Frisco.

Mavis and Mary came over on Thursday afternoon to see the new place, they brought me flowers,
and we went to Willy McCoy’s, just down the street, for dinner and some fun conversation. I should have taken a group photo,  but I only got the flowers. 

I went to the Bloomington Farmers Market this morning, picked up a few veggies, listened to a 3-piece band for a bit, and admired all of the beautiful summer flower bouquets.  When I got home, I made some pickled beets. I peel them the old fashioned way by holding the fully cooked beets under a stream of cool water, coaxing the peeling away with my fingers.  When I finished, my palms were itchy, feeling like a rash was forming, so I washed and washed and washed my hands, applied some Benadryl cream and took an antihistamine and the itch and redness went away.  Afterwards, I did a Google search and learned that it is pretty common to have an allergic reaction from the skin of many root vegetables.  Hmmmm- never had this before.  Is it another change in my body due to aging?  This morning, I have a rash on my chest between my shirt collar and my chin - could it be connected to yesterday’s reaction? We shall see.

Charlotte was due for a sleepover, so I went to pick her up later in the afternoon.  We stopped at the Japanese Gardens at the Normandale College campus and strolled through the beautiful grounds, stopping to admire the many Koi living in the ponds.  It’s a beautiful place that I have been wanting to see.

There was a beautiful waterfall behind us but we took up the entire screen.

After dinner, we walked to Dairy Queen (a block away) for a little treat - a habit that I do not want to get into.

I’ve been wanting to check out the trails along Nine Mile Creek, so we drove to an access point and walked the trail this morning.  It was very nice, a great spot to walk in a beautiful natural setting with lots of spots where Frisco could explore the shoreline and take a dip in the stream.

Charlotte’s Photography

The family picked her up around 2:00 and I spent the rest of the day being lazy.