Sunday, August 24, 2014

Cooler Sunday

Woke up at 6 am to let Hiker outside and saw on my computer that there had been a 6.1 earthquake in Napa, CA so I watched the news on it for awhile. Got out of bed at 7:30 and had some breakfast then put the towels and sheets in the washer and went outside. I wanted to move one of my hummingbird feeders into the front yard, plus I took down my Topsy Turvy tomato planter. Don't think I'll use it again. I only got about 10 tomatoes from it and they were quite small even though I bought the ones that were supposed to get big.
Decided to take Hiker for a walk and intended to do 2 miles but we got a mile from home and I had to go to the bathroom. The non-perks of getting older and having to take blood pressure medications with diuretics in them. My neighbor Jean takes B/P meds too but hers do not contain a diuretic, but she has learned that whenever she and I go out somewhere that I need to know where the bathrooms are and that I have to go all the time.
We had an “autumn tease” this morning. It was in the mid 50's which was about 10° degrees cooler than what is has been at 6 am the past few mornings. It warmed up to about 85° in the afternoon.
I'm thinking maybe that when it starts getting cooler (if it ever does), that I will start taking Hiker with me for a walk either in the morning or in the afternoon and then I'll take another walk without her so that I can get in some good aerobic walks like I used to get back before Ben died and before I had Hiker. Sometimes Hiker just does NOT want to go for a walk and other times she does, so I don't think she will mind if I go out alone sometimes. She gets really stubborn when she does not want to go. If I tell her we are going in the car to another area to walk, she's ready to go, but if I tell her we are going to walk down to Discovery Park, sometimes she doesn't want to go. I guess sometimes she is just lazy like her mom.
I tried to get Hiker outside to play ball for awhile, but after playing for about 10 minutes, she was ready to come back into the house. I decided to watch Steven King's “Bag Of Bones” on Netflix. I'd seen it a few years ago on TV but thought I'd watch it again.

1 comment:

  1. I have family from the Napa area. Scary earthquake. Your walk strategy sounds good for you and Hiker.


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