Friday, August 21, 2015

Finally Back To Normal

Finally got back to a little normality today.
We got up just before 6 am and went for our Friday dog walk with Jean and her dogs. We let the dogs play in my yard a little. Hiker was happy to see her buddies and for the fact that she got to go outside and play.
After breakfast, I headed up to Stater Brothers and did my grocery shopping that I’d been putting off for 2 weeks. Every time I go buy groceries, I keep paying more and more. I used to get in and out for between $60-$75 each trip. Now it’s $80-$100 each trip.
Met my friend Robyn at noon for lunch at Backwoods Inn. I’ve only known Robyn for about 3 or 4 months, but I feel like I’ve known her forever. We have so much in common. I was so hungry that I pigged out. Had prime rib, double-baked potato and a dinner salad, but I’m not planning on eating any dinner tonight.
When I got home, Hiker was waiting for me at the door. She has not done that in a long time. Usually she just stays wherever she is until I get in the house, then she comes to me.
I’ve been enjoying our cooler weather. We’ve been having some marine layer each morning and that helps keep it cool, plus we’ve been having some nice cool breezes. They are saying though that we are going to get close to 100° again next week. I will be so glad when fall gets here.
Plan on having a normal weekend…doing laundry and maybe a little housework. Hopefully it will stay cool so I can take Hiker out for walks.
Comparison of how the covered porch changed the look of my home. Top photo is from 10 years ago…bottom photo is from today.


  1. I would have enjoyed the prime rib! Yum!
    Is Marine layer fog?

    1. A marine layer is low clouds and dampness coming in off of the ocean. It's not really fog, just overcast skies.


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