Have you ever sat and marveled at the orderly precision automobiles and trucks maneuver at a four way three lane stop sign? I have and though I am not a person to admire strict obedience to rules and regulations, having recently become the recipient of another speeding ticket, this does impress me. It is like a well-performed ballet. A perfect performance. And I have become a paragon of virtue following the speed limits to a tee. My dad and the neighbor across the street taught me how to drive and one of the things my dad stressed was to keep up with the traffic. That I have done all my life, but now I guess it is not working so well. You would be surprised at the looks I get, the angry yelling, the finger, all the time. Most of the time I grit my teeth and let it go, but once in a while I thumb my nose back at them. Shakes some of them up. They have never seen that before. Teenagers laugh and others just shake their head. Wonder what they think?
I am coming along with my recovery quite well. I can walk fairly well but sitting and getting up is a trial. In fact, I have signed up for the Bellin Run (Walk) on June 12 and I hope to be ready for the one mile walk then. Oh Ho! You thought I was going to walk the whole 10 K? If I can do the mile, I shall be happy.
Summer has finally arrived and Jim has planted over 100 glads already and cleaned up the garden and I will plant the pots one of these days. I get my geraniums from East High School each year. Those kids have a green thumb and their plants are very healthy and cheap. I like to have an eclectic group of flowers in each pot but I use the geraniums as a base as they always are in bloom.
The birds have taken over the back yard with Jim's three feeders. The squirrels are a problem but Jim puts some in the big willow for them. He figures they will leave his feeders alone if they have their own stash. I don't know. That one squirrel is almost as big as a dog now.
Here is a picture of my fishing results down in Texas. This was the result of only a few minutes. As you can see they are not big, but my they were tasty. I shared them with a couple of people there for the wedding who had never eaten bluegills or crappies. They actually are my favorite eating fish! And I don't have that big a pot belly. I just carry everything I own in my pockets!