1) The much needed rains have come--7 inches in Miami and 4inches in Fort Lauderdale yesterday and the rains are coming today and where the rains are the Herons follow! It seems the only times we see them is right after a heavy rain as if they know there will be insects for them nibble on!
Talk about 'nibbling' I try to get to Big Louie's a few times a month for their pizza (2)--it is the only restaurant that I have gone, and go, back to eat that I have worked in--am seriously thinking of having my 22nd Leap Year birthday party there in 2024! Hard to believe that I retired 20 years ago and I must admit I don't miss working though I did enjoy being a waiter when I did. (Only mistake I made was NOT declaring all my tips--would be getting more Social Security now!)
On the subject of food someone sort of indicated that it seems I am always eating out but not true--I usually eat out twice a week, generally on Thursday & Friday, though restaurant prices seem to be going higher and higher and portion sizes smaller and smaller! In any case I usually cook/make 5 dinners and 5 salads (4--the dinner plates on the bottom shelf and the salads on the middle shelf) on Saturday for the week so all I have to do is heat the dinners. As a rule I do 'behave' myself Saturday through Wednesdays--won't talk about the other 2 days or the other meals!!
Talking about eating out--last Thursday Allen felt like having something light so we went to IHOP where I usually will have a cheese omelet but this time I decided to have a cheeseburger (photos # 5) and, trust me, no way did it look like the one on the menu! For the burger and coffee it was $14---no, I won't be an old man and say I remember 'in the old days' when a cheeseburger cost a dollar and change!! :O)
Before the rains came we had record breaking heat (3) for September with Miami reaching 93 degrees when the normal is 90 and Fort Lauderdale was 94 degrees when the normal is 89 with only Key West being lower than normal. Today, with the rain, the high was 82 when the normal is 9 degrees and in 2019---no rain it hit 95 degrees. When it gets above 90 degrees it usually means we have 'feel like' temps of over 100--now though cooler the humidity, because of the rain, will be over 75%.
Food and weather--guess I covered it all! LOL