Star rose


Here’s one more of the famous City of Hope roses – the star rose!  Actually, I seriously doubt that’s its name, but it ought to be, don’t you agree, Loyal Readers?  Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam, taken here at the City of Hope, and part of my famous Garden series.

Pretty good day today.  LRN29 was here, as predicted.  She was kind of sad to leave because we don’t think we’ll be here next Tuesday – at least we hope we won’t – so we won’t be getting together for our regular Tuesday morning get-togethers.  We’re sorry to bring those visits to an end too, but still want to go home.  I’m sure my Loyal Readers understand.  But we will definitely miss LRN29’s visits.  Also John’s frequent Sunday evening visits.

On the other hand, we’re looking forward to hanging out with Ken and Melanie again too.  I guess we can’t have everything.

Got a call from LRN9 today and had a nice chat.  Also had a nice long talk with LRN23.  Did I miss anybody?  Oh, yeah.  Talked with my dad.  Talked to LRN8 a day or two ago.  Talked with my mom sometime in the last couple of days – I need to call her again tomorrow.  Probably some other people too.  I appreciate all the calls.

LRN4 is doing pretty well today.  I think she may be starting to get a rash on her scalp, but she’s otherwise just the same as she was yesterday.  Which is not the best, but it’s far from the worst.  Did I mention yesterday that her doctor addressed her large weight loss during that past ten days by instructing her not to exercise?  I tried to get him to tell me not to exercise as well, but no such luck.  But I didn’t exercise today anyway, out of sympathy with LRN4.

Oh, I spoke with LRN1 today too.  And LRN2 yesterday.  I’ll also talk to LRN2 again tomorrow.  That’s a prediction.

Made a little more progress on the app today.  I cleaned up the development and distribution certificates and improved the presentation of text fields – capitalizing the first letters and making the return key navigate from one field to the next.  Not much, but it was something.  I also started the research for adding password verification.  I think I’ll implement that tomorrow.  I got LRN1 to download and have a look at the app.  He suggested the text field cleanups – thanks, LRN1!  As soon as LRN2 gets me the updated standards XML file, I’ll get a copy to LRN31.  I really want her to look at it.

Didn’t buy anything from Amazon today.  But I always appreciate it when my Loyal Readers click on one of my links and buy something.  Not that anybody ever has, of course.  But we did come close to buying something from Amazon today: LRN4 needed an Indian spice called [amazon asin=B000JSQ66U&text=garam marsala] for something she’s planning to make this weekend.  Strangely, she couldn’t find it at Walmart.  I would never have guessed.  She and LRN29 were looking it up on when it suddenly occurred to me that I had seen a little Indian restaurant and grocery store very nearby.  So we got in the car and went hunting.  Found the place, went in, and got exactly what she needed for a few bucks.  Also got a can of [amazon asin=B004XNJI9O&text=Milo], which I love.  It’s like malted hot chocolate – delicious and highly recommended.  Anyway, we also ordered a lunch for me there, which was delicious.  It was huge and came with an entree, nan bread, soup, some sauces, and dessert.  I don’t know what any of it really was or had in it, but it was delicious all the same.  LRN29 is currently limiting her dietary choices with great success and LRN4 isn’t supposed to eat out, which explains why I was the only one to get anything.  I felt kind of bad eating all that great stuff in front of them, but I somehow managed to ease my conscience and finish my meal.

Nothing else to report today.  So I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting Morrowlife Employment Agency job opportunity: toilet-dwelling ferret!

See you tomorrow.

2 Responses to “Star rose”

  1. Julie Pita Says:

    The roses are beautiful. Aren’t you close to Pasadena–the city of roses?

    Milo is so yummy!!! Glad you found some.

  2. Shannon Says:

    Yes, we are very close to Pasadena. The hospital rose garden is huge and they used to let someone use their parking lot for building a float, but I don’t think there is any other association. We sure love all the roses here.

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