Lazy Sunday

We like doing nothing on Sundays. More to the point, we like not having to do anything if we don’t want to. It makes Sunday seem special.

This is what morning looks like around here. JJ loves to do the Sudoko puzzle. He’s laser-focused on this activity. 1-IMG_1595

I, on the other hand, have given up my 40-year relationship with the Times Sunday Crossword because when Merle Reagle took over they became impossible. Who needs impossible. Not me. I cook breakfast. This is what we’re having for breakfast today—California omelet with bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, and avocado. You people who prefer whole grain cereal with nonfat milk and dry toast for breakfast might want to look away. This is a seriously Paleo breakfast. But this will keep us going until dinner, and eating like this is how we lost weight and feel great. Obviously we don’t eat like this every day…but close, we do eat eggs every morning. Have you heard the news? Eggs (and cholesterol) have been exonerated! I’ve been saying this for years: Eating cholesterol has no effect on your cholesterol levels. It’s the grains and refined sugar that cause problems. 1-IMG_1596

Last night we had the “girls” over for bridge. We play bridge with these two every Monday afternoon, but we decided a night game was in order. We all had a good time and will do this again. Ulla, on the left, is playing the hand. Her partner, me, is “dummy”—my cards are on the table—so I can get up and snap this photo while she plays out the hand. Jim and Jeanne are defending the hand. Bridge is an infinitely interesting game and keeps your mind sharp. Well, that’s what they say, anyway.

I have been playing golf every week on Wednesdays, sometimes more often, with a group from our community. This has reawakened my passion for the game and I am getting some of my strength and stamina back and hitting it like I used to. There is nothing more satisfying than nailing the sweet spot and seeing that ball head for the sky. I love it!

Here are Linda and CB (in red). The three of us all hit our tee shots here. Linda is especially pleased with herself because she out-drove us (hers is the yellow ball). It merited a photo. The guy driving the cart was not having a good day and spent most of the time looking for his ball in the brush. 1-DSCF1401

It has been pretty hazy lately, as you can see. I love this hole—it’s mostly downhill and the ball rolls a long distance.  You don’t want to hit this ball long…it will go off the back and be lost in the canyon. That structure on the right is the Saddleback College golf practice place. I took golf lessons there, way back when. 1-DSCF1402-001

I like this hole, too. It’s a 125 yard par 3. I can usually land the green with a 5-iron if I don’t pull it (left), which happens too often, despite me saying to myself, “don’t pull it.” Left is better than right, obviously.

Finally, because I had the camera out, this guy stopped by. Roadrunners are common in the desert but you don’t see many of them in these parts.1-1-DSCF1399

That’s all the news for the week!


  1. know my opinion of your breakfast !!!!
    For an unbiased opinion on the plant-based diet, watch "The Last Heart Attack" by Dr Sanjay Gupta on youtube.... a CNN special report.

    Glad the golf is back....wish I could say the same.

  2. I enjoyed seeing the golf course photos as they give me an idea of the terrain where you are. Love the rod runner!

  3. I always enjoy your pics. Is that a duck pond?



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