“Probably one of the most private things in the world is an egg before it is broken.”

It happened yesterday. We hit 90˚. I missed it as I’ve been inside the house staying cool. Right now I’m even wearing a sweatshirt. I could turn the AC down, but I won’t because the house gets hot so quickly, and I love feeling cold.

I read the papers intently. That takes up a good amount of morning time and two cups of coffee. I gave up on the news channels. Beside being repetitive, they are dour. Mostly I watch movies. I like hearing the voices. Sometimes I even pay attention to the action.

Henry is driving me crazy with his barking. I have to go open the front door so he can there is no one outside and no cars on the street. He then quiets down for a good 5 or 10 minutes then he’s up again aimlessly roaming. Right now he is sleeping on the tile floor in the kitchen. I figure he is nice and cool.

Last night I had scrambled eggs, bacon and toast. It was delicious. Earlier, I had taken hamburger out of the freezer, but it still wasn’t defrosted so I went with the eggs. I wasn’t disappointed. I yummed.

Every morning in Ghana I had two fried eggs and two pieces of toast for breakfast. I also had really bad coffee. The eggs were fried in groundnut oil, peanut oil to us, and the toast was slathered with margarine, not butter. Over time I came to love that breakfast, and I even enjoyed the coffee. I think my tastebuds had disappeared in the heat.

My gas tank is filled, and I have money in my pocket, but that means little these days. I seldom drive beyond a few miles close to home. I shop on-line for my groceries. A delivery of fresh fruit and produce is scheduled in a couple of days. It is a new service for me. They even sent a brightly colored chart showing how to store fruit and veggies. I moved my lemons to the counter.

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4 Comments on ““Probably one of the most private things in the world is an egg before it is broken.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Rather chilly here, raining on and off and I have turned on two radiators, mostly because I want to keep the damp air outside my home.

    I haven’t changed much in my behaviour when it comes to shopping. If I don’t work I usually go so I’ll be there hen the store opens, not many buyng things in the early morning 🙂 🙂 Otherwise I go directly after work. I stop working ten minutes after the rest of the ones working in that village so by the time I come to the store most people have already left 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      Still hot here, but rain is predicted for tonight. We haven’t had rain for a long time. I’m hoping.

      Strangely enough, when I was working, I did all my shopping on a Friday or Sunday. Back then, few places delivered so I had no choice. I had to face all those shelves, all those carts in the middle of the aisle and the lines at the registers. Now, I just wait for the delivery. I’m glad for that!

      Have a wonderful day!

      • olof1 Says:

        I guess it’s more easy to have a routine when working because one really doesn’t want to waste any time to do things not so fun. If one is retired one has all the time in the world and behaves like it too, postponing all dreary things 🙂 🙂

      • katry Says:

        It is true. I won’t do what I don’t enjoy doing. I complain about the laundry only because I have to haul it up 2 sets of stairs.

        When I had little time, I got far more done than I do now. I don’t care!

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