almost the last photos…

The best part of our Disney Vacation was all of us being together.  Disney is great, but without the 9 of us it would be just another product.   I’m working on the follow-up survey and I won’t hesitate to let them hear about the rooms that didn’t connect, or the service at Via Napoli, the Photopass pictures that are not connected to my account,  or even the failure of Fastpass+ that first day.  None of that takes away the fun we have… When we are together, just walking, even with tired feet, becomes an adventure…

I  have today and tomorrow off due to the freezing temperature, but Casey’s been working all night and going back this evening.  I hardly slept last night, up listening to the creaking sounds from the house bracing itself against the frigid winds.   It was kinda scary, and has made me lazy, as well.  I’ll try to finish editing the character shots for tomorrow, then lay off the photos until I get that PhotoPass figured out.

Stay warm…

Week-end wrap-up 10/13/13

We’re a barrel of laughs here at the Acres…give us a 3-day week-end with beautiful weather and we’ll plant mums and pansies, move around the rudbeckia, clean up the back porch, hit Rural King for breakfast (popcorn) with Olivia and check out the rummage sales, with plenty of time to channel my Dad while listening to Pokey LaFarge and Hugh Laurie—and that was just the first day.

Saturday we drove up to Harmonie State Park for a hike and to check out the local craft show…

It’s been a while since we hiked at Harmonie and we chose a trail that we knew to be easy and we thought was familiar.  Turns out fallen trees have changed the course…  It was still a beautiful hike, but unexpectedly new…

 

Pursue some path, however narrow or crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.       Henry David Thoreau

Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there’s still time to change the road you’re on…And it makes me wonder…                                            Led Zeppelin

Yes, it makes me wonder, too…

Walking…

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Every November I re-join the Y to walk the treadmill or track.  I’ve been doing this for about 6 years now, trying my best to keep off the pounds.  What’s interesting is that I walk more during those 5-6 months than any other time during year.  While it’s true that my gardening does burn calories even better than walking, that’s just during Spring planting season or if I’m moving stuff around.  My other usual Summer exercise is…uh, maybe I clean the house or something;  unless you count wandering around looking for stuff I’ve misplaced…

Southern Indiana gets damn hot and humid in the summertime;  by July, there’s no escape even in the wee hours of the morning.   I’m honestly Not a beer-drinker, but somehow sweaty summer days make me crave a cold one.   Though grilling can be healthy, for me it often deteriorates into large burgers or pounds of pork ribs that Casey and I wolf down with slathers of BBQ sauce and corn on the cob immersed in butter, and for me a serving size of watermelon is half-a-melon.

At my advanced age, I don’t expect to see a return of my flat belly or to turn my dimpled arms to buff muscle, but I would like to be able to say that I accomplished Something or just had a modicum of discipline for a brief moment in my life.  Soo, Again I have started a new Plan:  walking, fun walking, at least 3x week.  Not so much to ask, you say?  Well, right now that’s true:  the weather this week is cooler than usual, perfect for an early-morning walk, even comfortable for an evening stroll.  I managed to get in 9+ miles last week, in torrid humidity, so this week ought to be somewhat easier…

So I’m off today to the Zoo, where a couple of quick loops is 3 miles and some challenging hills.  Last week I ran into some friends, so I didn’t get it clocked, but today I’m going to go as quickly as possible…

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