I had a wonderful day today. It started off with a 5K run, my first after not running for a week for a variety of reasons. I then made a Lemon Merengue pie for consumption later in the day. After attending church we had lunch, which for me included Gouda cheese and pickled herring (gifts from my youngest daughter). This may seem like a strange combination of foods however they can be attributed to my Dutch heritage. I’m not a big fan of presents and my daughters have figured out that instead of a shirt or a tie or other stuff that I don’t really need, some Dutch delicacies are always welcomed gifts.
The afternoon was taken up watching TV (World Cup games from Brazil) and walking the dog. We had the kids and my Dad over for supper and then, yes, more World Cup matches. My favorite team are the Oranje, otherwise known as the Dutch. Their Friday opener on Friday resulted in a 5-1 shellacking of the Spanish team. It was quite an exciting game. The Dutch team’s next game is this coming Wednesday against Australia. One of the added benefits of being retired is not having to worry about work interfering with the game schedule!