June 3rd

June came quickly and quietly.  May disintegrated like tissue paper in water.  Water, there was so much water.  It rained just about every damn day in May.  And still, we’re being threatened with even more rain.  I’m so sick of it.

Yesterday, I went on a date with my fiance.  It was our first real date in a long time.  We had a whole day planned.  We got up at six, watched the sunrise over our favourite park, had a delicious pancake breakfast, went to a fabric store and bought some things to make my cats a bed and a cave with, shopped around a thrift store and bought nothing, and saw Alice:  Through The Looking Glass.  I didn’t enjoy it.  It was okay, I guess, but a lot of it came across cheesy, forced, and… well, just boring.  The first Alice wasn’t that great either, but somehow, this one was even less great.  The rest of our day together was pretty excellent.  We were going to get lunch at this little pizza place and take home leftovers for dinner, but I wasn’t feeling well.  We went home and cuddled instead.  If I had to choose between pizza and cuddles, I’m not sure which I’d pick.  But as long as I have one or the other, I’m a pretty happy person.

Tomorrow, I’ll be with my family.  We’re having a cookout, even if it does rain.  I’ll be damned if I miss it.  I’ve already started a marinade for my pineapple salsa chicken.  It’s made from pineapples (of course!), green onions, cilantro, jalapenos, limes, garlic, and a little bit of honey.  There’s a few things more, but I’d like to keep it my little secret.  I’ve spent all afternoon prepping.  My hands still smell like cilantro and lime, and the aroma is absolutely fantastic.  I’ve also got a back up sweet onion barbecue for the folks that aren’t as culinarily inclined for adventure.  I’ll also be making my soon-to-be world famous twice baked loaded baked potatoes.  Which of course is a baked potato that I cook in a rub of delicious herbs and spices, then carve the insides out of, mash with a delicious homemade garlic herb butter, sharp cheese, bacon, and a homemade ranch, then fill back into the potato skins before baking them again.  If the weather is nice and the food turns out right, I’ll be sure to take pictures.

And I guess that’s about it.  I still have a lot of cleaning and prep to do.  My hair is losing its color (It’s been sea blue for a while now) so I better touch that up tonight, as well.  My life is perfectly mundane, isn’t it?  It’s simple, and it’s slow.  But I guess that’s okay.

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