Thursday 01- 103F with blue skies. I did my stretches and took Cassie for a mile jog.
I did my studies.
Cassie and I were invited over to Kjtel and Bodie’s house to watch “Das Boot” (2018) the new series.
Friday 02- 107 degrees. I did my stretches, core trainer, weight bench, hit the heavybag for a short spell, and took Cassie for a mile jog.
I went to pick up some packages, one containing 100 feet of wire ordered from Amazon, from the post office. I gassed up the car and stopped off at Stater Bros to pick up a few supplies.
I went to the BBQ night at the community center.
Saturday 03- 109 degrees. I did my stretches and took Cassie for a mile jog.
I did my studies and wrote a song.
Sunday 04- 110F. I did my stretches; rest day.
I did my studies.
Monday 05- 111 degrees. I did my stretches, core trainer, weight bench, punched at the heavybag, and went for a mile and a half jog.
I did my studies.
I went to our movie night at the community center. We watched a very interesting kinda who done it called “Bad Times at the El Royale” (2018) starring Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman and Chris Hemsworth. I believe one of the wonderful songs from the early ‘60s was kinda out of sync with the times portrayed, “He’s a Rebel” (1962) but maybe I’m wrong, it might have been a flashback of Darlene Sweet (Cynthia Erivo) the female singer, who is a mighty fine singer. Lots of hidden easter eggs that most of the older generation would get.
I give the movie an A!
Tuesday 06- 109 degrees humidity high. I did my stretches and jogged a mile with Cassie early in the morning when it was cooler.
I did my studies.
Wednesday 07- 110 and very humid. did my stretches, core trainer, weight bench, punched at the heavybag, and went for a mile jog.
I did my studies; too humid to do anything else.
Thursday 08- 107 degrees with a bit of humidity. I did my stretches and jogged a mile.
I took my guest Kelly to her doctor’s appointment in Cathedral City, then on to Star Pharmacy, Home Depot, and then to Applebees to celebrate my birthday.
Friday 09- 105 degrees. I did my stretches.
UPS delivered the new modem to replace the old failing one that has been giving me headaches for the past month. The old one was a workhorse for me given its 12 years of service at my house.
I went to the community BBQ...
Sunday 11- 98F and kicking back on this beautiful sunny day.
Monday 12- 102F and not a cloud in the sky. I did my stretches, core trainer, weight bench, punched the heavybag for a spell, and took Cassie for a mile jog.
I went to Movie Night at our community center to watch “American Hangman” (2019) starring Donald Sutherland. We all seemed to like it and it was very suspenseful, well thought out, and had a surprising ending. I’ll give it a B+
I took Kelly my guest with me to Stater Bros. to get some supplies, and then to Burger King for lunch.
I took Cassie for an evening mile jog; she was very happy to go and so was I.
Movie night at the community center. We watched “Arctic” (2018) starring Mads Mikkelsen and María Thelma Smáradóttir.
Tuesday 20- 112 degrees hot. I did my stretches and then Cassie and I jogged up the hill and back down.
Wednesday 21 to Tuesday 27 got kinda sick from my hayfever and there were excessive heat warnings throughout our area through this period, so I stayed inside and finished editing my new book and started editing on past books in the Copper Mountain Series and will combine them all into one or two books. I did go to the store a couple of times for supplies and I also did my stretches and took Cassie for a walk every day :)
Wednesday 28- 110 degrees. I did my stretches, lifted weights, went for a good mile jog with Cassie, core trainer, and sit-ups punched the heavybag.
Thursday 29- 108 degrees. I did my stretches, lifted weights, went for a good mile jog with Cassie, core trainer, and sit-ups punched the heavybag.
Friday 30- 112 degrees. I did my stretches, lifted weights, went for a good mile jog, core trainer, and sit-ups punched the heavybag.
Saturday 31- 110 degrees. I did my stretches and went for a mile jog.
To me our last Saturday of the month potlucks are more like a monthly Family gathering around the dinner table than anything else. Over the past 20 years since we started potluck I’ve seen many a dear friend pass-on and watched others come and go. Their images I capture with pictures, but my fond memories of them are deep-seated into my soul which no camera can capture.
There were about 20 denizens of the desert attending. Dyan Carroll- cabbage rolls, yams, broccoli salad, and deviled eggs. Cal Mayers- fruit plate. Elizabeth West- chocolate strawberry banana cake, taco bolosh, and BBQ pork. Mary and Amuyah: potato salad. Jeff Dongvillo- BBQ pork. Chris VanNortrick and Mary Kobal- BBQ bean vegetable casserole and fruit salad. Yvonne Francis- banana pudding cake. Charles Lange- blueberry pie. Other kindly donated money. There was so much food we all got stuffed and made off with the rest for dinner the next day.
******************** Poems for August 2019 **************
If I don’t receive my morning coffee, I'd be forced to cavitate my mood into a deeper darker abyssal state of apocalyptic proportions...
Life is a beautiful wondrous phenomenon. We only get one chance at it but have many chances to take different paths. Have fun on your journey :)
Some friends can't dance, don't want to cast shadows on your sunshine, and only come out during the worst of storms when you need them the most