Saturday, February 20, 2021

Almost Spring

 Salinas, CA

We are so sorry  for the winter that everyone
seems to be suffering through.
Friends in Minnesota, Alabama, and Texas
suffering through sub freezing temps,
even sub ZERO temps!
Of course family in Pennsylvania suffering
through snowfall upon snowfall.
I don't like sharing our temps, 
but *ahem* I will.
Our average daily temps now are in the high 60's,
and soon it will creep up into the 70's.
It's nice in the sun,
and we're starting to see spring arrive.

We haven't been very busy since last blog post.
There were some rainy days keeping us in.
Valentine's Day was nice.
I smoked a tri-tip on our smoker,
decorated the table with hearts..

..and made a keto-friendly cake for us..

The AT&T golf match was in Monterey again.
It's an annual event,
one that we've been to many times.
The celebrities golf with the pros,
raising money for charity.
Unfortunately due to Covid there were no fans,
nor celebrities this year.
The Good Year blimp parks at the Salinas airport,
right down the street from us..

I even saw it heading over to Monterey during 
one of my walks in the neighborhood..

George, being 70 years old,
was able to get his Covid vaccine last week.
I'm down the list as I am 64 still.
It's looking like April before I get mine.
Things are letting up here in Monterey County,
but we're still in the Purple tier,
meaning no indoor dining, no attractions are open.
It's hurting this high tourist area for sure.

We hope everyone is healthy and getting warm!

On our health kick front..
George has lost almost 20#,
and I've lost 25#!
Most importantly my A1C has dropped
from 7.0 to 5.9!
I'm .2% away from healed from Type 2 diabetes!
I'm thrilled!


  1. You two are amazing. We need to lose the extra pounds. We have become too lazy with this cold weather and Lens health.

    Most restaurants open here in Alabama. Well except those that have closed permanently. At least there in California you are able to dine outside.

  2. Wow congratulations on your A1C. That's fantastic as is the weight loss. I'll bet you feel a lot better too. seems like Florida and where you are have been the only places with reasonable weather this entire winter. Boy did Texas take a beating. They aren't prepared for that sort of thing obviously.

  3. Sorry to hear you're area is still in business lockdowns. It's not to bad here in SC, as things are loosening up, quite a relief. Hopefully by spring things will change for the better in your neck of the woods.