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A Meandering We Shall Go

Our 23rd dates seem to come too soon. Not that I'm complaining, I love getting away for the day with the husband. It's just that I have yet to accomplish things on my to-do list that have been there since mumble, mumble.

As I'm writing this, the husband and I have yet to decide where to go and what to do. Hiking is out this time because I'm supposed to let my ankle rest. According to the doctor, I have a chronic ankle sprain. I have no idea when I even sprained it. All I know is that since we walked up that mountain in May, I was wrapping it up whenever it hurt to walk on it. When I finally couldn't put pressure on the foot, I decided to go see the doctor. That only took, uhm, two months to give in.
"Doctor, Doctor, it hurts when I do this," said the patient.
"Then don't do that," advised the doctor.
That joke cracks me up every time.

My doctor felt up the ankle, gave me a prescription for anti- inflammatory medication, and said, "Don't do anything, I wouldn't do."

Okay, he didn't say that last thing. He told me to just keep it wrapped, rest my ankle, and see him in a couple of weeks. I was happy that I didn't have to get an x-ray and then have him tell me nothing is broken. I told him so. I also asked him if I might have a discount for being a self-paying patient. Yep, I have no shame. The sweet man gave me a 10 percent discount. I'll be handing him a bag of lemons from our tree next week. Seriously.

This is Mission San Juan Bautista. In the movie, the
mission has a tower. Ah, the movies.
Anyway, the husband and I have no idea of what to do for our seventh 23rd date, other than to drive over to San Juan Bautista and have a cup of coffee and pastry at Vertigo. It's a new coffee shop that recently opened. Its named after Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 movie Vertigo. Why? I suppose it's because part of the movie had been shot at mission and the historical buildings in the San Juan Bautista State Historic Park.

We would really like to swim, but there's no public pool in town. So, we'll bring our swimsuits along, in case we come across a pool in another city. I like that. A meandering we shall go.

If you're interested in knowing more about some of the places I've mentioned, check out these links:
San Juan Bautista 
Vertigo Coffee 
San Juan Bautista Historic Park
And click here, if you want to know what I'm talking about when I say "our 23rd dates."

Here's a trailer of Vertigo.  Jimmy Stewart plays a detective who is afraid of heights. And, wouldn't you know it, he gets himself in high places as he tries to solve the mystery of Kim Novak.

By the way, I'm joining the Follow Friday Forty and Over linky party at Never Growing Old today. Head on over. You don't have to be a 40+ gal to check it out.


  1. What a great idea with hubby. Date day. That was a grand clip from vertigo. Those old movies are so much fun. Sorry about your ankle. I appreciate old vaudville jokes. (The only kind I understand). Thanks for your comments on my blog.

  2. Hi! I'm your newest follower from the Friday Follows! Cool blog! I hope to see you at Dropped Stitches.

    xo Erin

  3. I have been thinking for awhile now that my Hubs and I should have a date night. So far it is just thinking.

    I can't wait to get more time to read your blog further. I am following you so I can keep up.

    Thanks for stopping over to my blog. Terry

  4. Thanks for stopping in at my blog. I feel better about my rambling now. Actually, I didn't feel THAT badly about it before. We all have our ways, you know? Sorry to hear about your ankle, but glad you have lemons. Just don't use them exclusively with tequila shooters or you might end up on that bathroom floor I eluded to in my blog. Not pretty. Happy 23rd Date!

  5. Thanks, all for the loving sympathy about my ankle. The swelling has almost disappeared. Yay!

    Manzanita, Youngman jokes and puns, my favorites.

    Erin, thanks for the compliments. I shall be heading over to your blog in a bit.

    Terry, I am surprised that the husband and I are keeping up with the 23rd dates. This is the first time we are actually walking the talk. :-)

    Robin, you fellow rambler you, glad to hear you're okay about it. Tequila shooters, huh? Maybe I'll add a bottle into the cart next time I go to the store.

  6. Just stopping by to say hello and I hope you have a fantastic week!

  7. Hello Doreen,
    Thanks for stopping by. Right back at ya!


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