Saturday, April 7, 2012

Feels Like Summer

I am getting lazier and lazier each morning. When Ben was alive, I liked to get up early and get out for a morning walk. Now I like to just lay in bed with the TV on and veg until around 8:00 am. Dragged myself out of bed and had some breakfast, then I took Hiker for a 1.5 mile walk. It was so pretty outside this morning. About 60°, sunny and breezy. While we were walking, there was some guy with his pit bull in the dry river bed. Well that pit bull came running up the bank to the sidewalk and right up to me and Hiker. I shielded Hiker with my body, but luckily the dog was a friendly pit bull and “kissed” Hiker on the nose. The guy came running after it yelling and it and apologizing to me. It is illegal to have your dog out without a leash in California, but people never obey the laws. We are always coming upon people with dogs off lease while we are hiking. This afternoon was just way too nice to stay inside so Hiker and I went back over to Quigley Canyon Open Space to walk around some more and so I could take more photographs. While out walking, I got to thinking how when Ben was alive, I was such a happy person. I was so satisfied with my life. Now I “put on a happy face” and everyone thinks I'm the same person I used to be, but I'm not. It got up to 80 ° this afternoon. Today's photo is of me in my “Easter Bonnet”. The story that goes along with this photo is that back in the 1980's Ben and I were out for a Sunday drive one Easter Sunday. We decided to stop at a Wendy's and get some burgers and fries. Wendy's was selling these caps for $1.00. Without my knowing, Ben purchased this one and when we got into the car, he handed it to me and said “here, I bought this Easter bonnet for you”. I've kept it all of these years.


  1. That hat not only looks good on you,but I am sure brings back many happy memories.

  2. A good Easter bonnet for a lady who hikes so much.


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