Monthly Archives: November 2021

Pumpkin, Pumpkin, Pumpkin . . .

We had planned to head down to Galveston about 12:15, but instead I first headed into work about 11am to fix a not-really-a-problem. I did make back home and we were on our way pretty much on time.

Our first stop was the Mosquito Café for brunch. We’ve passed this place a number of times, because our long-time favorite Sunflower Café is right on the next block.

But Sunflower is closed on Tuesday’s so we thought we’d give Mosquito a try. And it turned out be pretty good, though not quite as good as Sunflower.

We both had their Plain Ole Breakfast, with 3 eggs, bacon or sausage, toast, and a side. Jan got the Hash Browns and I got the Cheesy Grits.

Mosquito Cafe Plain Ole Beakfast

Jan also started with a cup of their Pumpkin Bisque.

Mosquito Cafe Pumpkin Bisque

She thought it was so good that as she was finishing it off, I told her that I would be the lookout if she wanted to lick the bowl. To her credit, she didn’t take me up on it. But I think she thought about it.

We both got a dessert from their bakery. Jan got one of their Pumpkin Bars, while I got a piece of their Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese frosting.

Mosquito Cafe Pumpkin Spice Cake

I’m sensing a theme here.

The kicker to all this was that we couldn’t even eat half of this, so we had a lot to bring home for tomorrow night’s dinner.

Then it was off to my client appointment. Too\k about an hour to go over things to find out what they needed. Looks like I will be taking over their website, but I;m not sure yet how much other support they’ll need. We’ll see.

Looks like Branson is prepping for our Christmas visit next week. While this week it’s been in the 70’s there, next week looks to be in the high 50’s in the daytime, and the 30’s/40’s at night.

No snow forecast though.  Yet.

Thought For The Day:

I love it when people think they’re punishing me by not talking to me.



Some Good News . . .

Our daughter Brandi met with my neurosurgeon, Dr. Wang, this morning so he could talk about her neck problems. And the good news is that she doesn’t need surgery . . . for now.

He thinks that her problems can be treated with steroid injections and some special exercises. And he also through me under the bus, telling her that she probably inherited the problems from me.

Well, my question would be why did my problems take 73 years to show up, while hers took a lot less time to appear. Seems like she had something to do with it too.

He does want her to get some further X-Rays/MRI’s on her lumbar region to get a better look at possible problems there.

That’s probably going to be my fault too. Just watch.

Got our Jeep back from the mechanic’s this afternoon, and she’s ready to go for our Branson trip that starts this Saturday.

When Joe, my mechanic, asked about my limping, I told him about recent surgery, and in just a couple of moments we were comparing scars. He also had a 3-Level Fusion a while back, though his scar is on the left and only about half the size of mine. I think he was jealous.

Tomorrow Jan and I are heading down to Galveston tomorrow to have lunch at Mosquito Café, and check out a possible new client while we’re there.

Thought For The Day:

Apparently this is what you get when you asked your brother to save you a little bit of everything from the Thanksgiving dinner you missed.

But it is very nicely presented.

A Little Of Everything