fabulous day

I didn’t wait for Father’s Day to have a great day.  I’ve still got tomorrow, yet I’ve already made it a super weekend.  First, I woke very early as planned, ate breakfast, and headed out for a 50-mile bike ride — through Pleasant Hill, to the edge of Martinez, then into the backside of Lafayette, past Briones, along Bear Creek Road all the way to San Pablo Dam Road, through Orinda into Moraga, then back to Walnut Creek, even touching the edge of Alamo before heading home.  It took exactly 3 hours, which is a good pace for me considering all the hills.

After 2nd breakfast, I relaxed for awhile.  Lara had a great idea:  since we were among the few people around who had not seen The Avengers yet, we decided to see an early matinee after she was done with her volunteer work at ARF.  While waiting for her to be done — don’t laugh — I had a bit of an early lunch.

No big surprise, we loved the movie.  Definitely one worth buying on blu-ray when available.  Nothing much to say about it, really, since everyone seems to have seen it liked it.

I was just slightly anxious all day, because the most important activity was still to come.  Having taken some time off from Hospice volunteer work, I have not had any patients for a few weeks.  However, I took on a new assignment, and today I met a new patient.  After stopping at home for short rest and a snack, I drove across town.  Once again, I’m very lucky to have met a very nice man and his wife.  The patient is 97 years old and spent his career as a dentist, including serving as an Army dentist during WWII in Europe.  Very interesting and friendly guy.  We chatted, and he also enjoyed that I read him some articles from today’s newspaper  His wife was very nice, too, although I didn’t get to know her much, as most of the time she was down in the dining hall with a friend (which was part of the point of the visit — “caregiver relief”).  The assignment could not have gone better.

After returning home and eating dinner, Lara gave me an early Father’s Day gift:  a Beckman’s strawberry & olallieberry pie.  Yum!  Very nice dessert, and clever of Lara since she knows she and I are the only ones in the house who like fruit pie. 😉

Returning to my long-neglected blog for this post was sort of the icing on the cake — or rather, pie — for this fabulous Saturday.  Now, we’re watching an episode of Roots from Netflix.



About goldenbearflyer

Robert Martz is a writer who doesn't make any money writing, so he keeps a day job in finance. He lives and works in Walnut Creek, CA. He began blogging in 2011 as a way of taking responsibility for and finding a place to put his thoughts and feelings. He loves to eat, cook, and travel. He volunteers, practices yoga, runs, bicycles, hikes, and explores nature with passion and a child-like sense of wonder. He is inspired by his amazing friends, doers and other writers. Check out another of his blogs at http://goldenbearflyer.webnode.com/.
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