This week so far has been relaxing because I can do things on my own timeline. Both Wizard and I are loving it! We were so happy to do that last two to three weeks of non stop stuff, but we sure appreciate the slower, more controlled pace this week!
This is a picture from a hike Maggie and I took Monday afternoon.
We went a little farther than we should have, and I scoped out some new-to-me trails before I stopped due to the whole common sense thing. I worry about wildlife, stray unstable humans and falls when I’m alone, and I was a lot farther up than it looks in this shot. But when my son comes out to hang out TV in a couple weeks, his wife and dogs are planning to come with him. We girls will take the dogs hiking if it’s a nice enough day. Since their two dogs, Jett and Hazel, are big and my daughter-in-law is a smart, capable woman, I’ll feel safer to go farther and explore more.
How’s your Wednesday going?
December 28th, 2022 at 7:26 am · Link
What a lovely shot! I’m so glad you and Wizard are getting a chance to slow down. Rush rush rush can be hard on a person. Yay for a long walk. And hopes of another where you’ll feel more comfortable. :hugs:
It’s early yet for Wednesday. Yesterday was a blur. I got to work at 9 and the next thing I knew a co-worker was headed for lunch and I was all like ‘why so early?’ and then I noticed it was 11. (He always goes at 11.) Then people were telling me they were going home. Whoosh. Days like that are better than slow days, but man, I was running all day. (Or as ‘running’ as a gal who sits all day can get. LOL) I’m just happy the cold snap is over. That stuff gets old fast.
December 28th, 2022 at 7:58 am · Link
If I could walk oub my door and have a hike like that, Jake and I would get far more exercise than covering the entirety of Wallyworld. 🤣 Girls-n-dogs hike day will be fun. And yay for no pressure. Time to relax and enjoy the world again.
Other than the aforementioned hike through the WW Supercenter, I haven’t done much. No Christmas decorations of note to take down. No major cooking projects, though I’m hoping Baseball Boy and Stormy will come over this week to learn to make rolls. I’ll make a batch the day before so they can make and “make out” all in the same session. They can take home the rolls I made and they prepped for baking and we’ll have the second batch for us. Win/win for all! I’m just glad he wants to learn how.
Christmas was fun, totally LOVE my new kitchen trashcan. LOLOL It’s the little things, right? The old one was a “punched” stainless steel former clothes hamper with a wooden top. The trash bags snagged in the “mesh” holes and the top’s handle had to be continuously tightened. We’d had it for YEARS! The new one is so easy! Step on the pedal, dump stuff, let go. Automatic soft-close lid. Deluxe stuff in my book! Like I said, it’s the little things. I still remember the year I got a new vacume cleaner for Christmas. LG’s friends were appalled. My friends were jealous. 🤣 Hey, it’s what I asked for! It is important to have a spouse who LISTENS to you.
We didn’t win the Mega-Millions, but then no one else did either.
And as B.E. said, the weather is finally getting back to normal for us this time of year– 40s to 60s. I’m so over the cold and snow. 68 year round would suit me.
On that note, I need more coffee. Happy Hump Day, y’all!
December 28th, 2022 at 3:44 pm · Link
Finally getting to slow down is good. I can’t wait for it to happen here.
That is a really pretty view. It must be so nice to hike in such a lovely area and live so close as well. I hope that when you and the DIL plus pups go hiking you can get some more lovely photos to share.
I went to call my mom from my computer room yesterday and heard dripping. The entire attic was soaked and the walls frost covered. Youngest came over and put a fan up there and I called the roofer. He came today but said it’s due to not enough ventilation. He’s coming again to check on a soffit vent tomorrow. It looks like there is one on the outside but when he looked yesterday he didn’t notice it inside. If that’s not it we will install a high power exhaust van. It never ends.
Today was hubs sister’s funeral. We did not go but middle did. He was the family rep.
Hubs finally went to the endodontist yesterday. He drove me crazy with making me call our poor dentist who was doing everything she could to find someone to see him yesterday. He even called the office 4 times. They probably want to dump us a patients now 😉.
His tooth is bad behind the bone and they decided to treat it with antibiotic and wait it out. It may be 6 months or even a year but they will pull it. Being the person living with this guy, I wish they had pulled it yesterday.
It is getting warm here too. But that is warmer than normal. Our winter has been very strange.
I hope you a great afternoon!
December 28th, 2022 at 5:26 pm · Link
B.E., thanks! I love that walk on nice days, and really appreciate the beauty right now. But by summer they will look like dry tinder and not be as inviting
It must have been a crazy day to go by in such a blur! I bet you were exhausted by the time you got home. Mental fatigue is almost worse than physical fatigue! But I’m with you on rather having the day go by in a blur than being bored. But I’m rarely bored when I’m in control of my time.
That cold was unimaginable to me! I’m happy to hear it’s warmer there now.
December 28th, 2022 at 5:38 pm · Link
Silver, thanks! Maggie and I love it. Having Maggie has given me a reason to discover these pretty spots. Age has made me a little more careful, but no less appreciative of the views and the fact that my body still lets me.
Walmart Supercenters wear me out more than hiking, LOL. And taking a break is good.
I bet Stormy is excited to learn how to make the rolls! I think it’s awesome that BB wants to learn. So smart and motivated to do the one batch ahead, and you’ll both have rolls!
I so get the kitchen trashcan! Its hilarious how long we put up with annoying things too. But the new trashcan makes your life easier and that’s always a win in my book! And I’m right there with you on our spouses listening. LOL on LGs friends being appalled.
Maybe you’ll get Mega Millions next time!
I’d vote for 68 degrees too! So glad that cold has left you now.
December 28th, 2022 at 5:46 pm · Link
Viki, thanks! We love it here so far
Oh no! I can’t believe how many things you’ve had to deal with the last year, or maybe it’s been two years. I hope this is something that can be easily addressed. Leaks of any kind are worrisome and seem to end up being a lot of work.
I’m glad middle could go to your sister in laws wake, but sorry you and hubs had to miss it. Hope you’re both doing ok with a hard loss.
Poor hubs and poor you! Tooth pain is hideous but it’s also exhausting for you to live with it. I am probably just ignorant, but I’m surprised they wouldn’t remove it and clean out the infection. But my knowledge here is limited so I’m sure they know what they’re doing. But it really sucks for hubs and you. Hopefully the antibiotics will clear up the infection and reduce the pain he’s suffering. Hugs!
The weather is acting so weird. Hope you enjoy the nicer days!