Friday, January 23, 2015

Cool Day in Texas

Kathi and I have been at home all day today. She is making pot roast to take to her brother and his family later today. Larry was feeling poorly yesterday and Kathi and I spent the day with him at Methodist Hospital. They added some blood and some platelets and he is much better today and still in remission from Leukemia. We are all working to build up his strength so he can get a bone marrow transplant soon. Lots of protein enriched milkshakes are on the horizon.

I like pizza from Pizza Hut. I usually get pepperoni and Italian sausage on a thin crust pizza. Today I went to my normal Pizza Hut in Dickinson and found it had been replaced by a real estate company. Since there was no other Pizza Hut nearby, I chose Domino's on Highway 146 in Bacliff. The pizza was excellent, but I will never get used to my pie being sliced into rectangles. I am a traditionalist and my first impression of pizza was wedges. I am sure I cannot adjust to rectangles at my age.

I was on Facebook earlier and saw my favorite sports story of the day. All I saw was the headline, then Facebook updated my page before I could share the headline from the original source. It said, “Belichick fires ball boy for not deflating one of twelve footballs.” This has to be the best sports story of super bowl month.

AJ's umbrella damaged by high wind in Austin.
We talked to our son, AJ in Austin this morning and they had ice on the streets. They had snow in the forecast, today, but so far, no snow. I am including a picture he sent me of his umbrella. It was damaged in the high wind in Austin yesterday. He uses public transportation, so the weather is more important to him than it is to me.

Other photos are from the Appalachian Museum in Norris, Tennessee. We were there in 2004 and recommend the site if you are ever in the Knoxville area.

Peacocks in Tennessee

Peacocks in the woodpile

A real turkey

Re-creation of a small town school house in Appalachia in the early 1900s.
Remember to click on the pictures to enlarge them.