Saturday, August 31, 2019

A stitch in time.......

8:27 am - Saturday - August 31st - Ramona, CA - 69° F, 63% humidity, wind - CALM......clear, blue skies today with a forecast high of 97° F.

It seems that for most of August I have been recovering from various surgical procedures, and it is getting a little tiresome, even though I understand the necessity of it all.  Friday I had an appointment at Dr. Jou's office to have the stitches in my side removed.  After almost two weeks of applying, and removing dressings from the wound the skin around the area was quite irritated, and to add to the discomfort the stitches were itching to beat the band.  My appointment was for 1 pm, which worked well for me as I am off work at 11:30 on Friday's.  I did the usual stuff Friday, and also spent some time blowing leaves off Maple and Oak Streets respectively.  

After a quick shower I was off in a cloud of dust for Poway to keep my doctor appointment.  TLE was still working, so I drove down solo.  I arrived a little after 12:30 pm, and was shown in to Room 3 right at 1 pm.  Within 5 minutes the stitches were a thing of my past, and I was on my way home.  Within minutes the area stopped itching, and I was feeling a lot of relief.  I stopped off at the local Starbucks to treat myself to, wait for it, a mocha frappuccino.  It has been a long time since my last one, and I enjoyed the grande all the way home where I arrived just after 2 pm.

A little after 4 pm TLE and I headed up the hill to Wynola, CA for dinner at Jeremy's On the Hill, a fine dining restaurant with 4.5 stars on Yelp on 873 reviews.  Jeremy's is a 'farm to table' restaurant, and the menu changes on a regular basis.  On this day TLE chose their Rack of Lamb, and I their Center Cut Pork Chop.  For an appetizer we ordered their famous Crispy Brussels Sprouts-Ponzu.....yum!  I am not a Brussels Sprouts fan, but I am always open to something new, and unexpected.  We paired our dinner with a locally made 2017 Malbec from the Grant James Vineyards here in the Ramona Valley.....

.......we arrived just before 4:30 pm, and enjoyed a slow paced dinner lasting until well after 6 pm.  When we arrived there was only one other table occupied, however, by the time we left the restaurant was filling up quickly, and the alfresco dinning area was almost full.  They have live music outside on the weekends.

We always manage to find a good restaurant at which to celebrate our anniversary no matter where we find ourselves each year, and I am glad we chose Jeremy's On the Hill for this year's celebration.

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. - My blog post about Friday will be published around 3 pm Pacific Time for your reading pleasure.

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