Had my fingers crossed when I went to bed Wednesday night hoping I could sleep in until at least 6 this morning. But, it was not to be & I was up shortly after 3 a.m. It was OK though because all was quiet, nice soft ambient music on the stereo, my recliner welcomed me & I was able to do a bit of catching up with a few folks on my laptop.
When I push back into my over comfortable cushy recliner at home I sometimes think to myself, 'why would I ever want to leave here & go anywhere else'. It's a very real thought & while sitting here I sometimes have no answer. But, only sometimes:))
A FEW LAWN ORNAMENTS AWAITING THEIR PLACE AROUND THE YARD
Transitioning does not become easier with age. I am sitting with 3 remotes in my hand trying to remember again which one governs which function on our widescreen TV. One remote handles our stereo which our TV can play through but which button turns that one one again. I'm sure one remote has to do with HD & the cable company or something. And which remote covers the turn signals. Why can't I get the horn to work on the radio. How come when I pull the cord the TV won't start. Ohhhhhh, this transitioning is sooooo confusing.
A TYPE OF MAGNOLIA
Pheebs is pretty happy to be home because she can sleep on my wider bed again. And I am happy for the same reversal of reason. She is having a few transition dilemmas herself running up & down the hall from room to room trying to get used to this bigger space. And, she can't believe her luck at being able to go in & out our open patio door again. And how nice to be outside in our fenced back yard without supervision. Wow, it's a dog's life.
Because I enjoy being outside doing yard work this time of year it didn't take me long this morning to get my wheelbarrow revved up for the day's activities. Many utility trailer loads of Pine needles to be raked up, branches to be loaded, etc. Both the Jeep & Motorhome are in need of major clean-ups but that will have to wait. Piney before shiney. Plus I'm always a little reluctant to wash off all that groovy Arizona dust because it took me all winter just to get it on there & get that Jeep looking like a truly seasoned Jeep:))
A cool crisp morning (ok, so it was cold) had us dressed warmly for our first family walk of the year on our Pine tree trail. Nice to be out walking with a forest of trees all around again. A pair of Mallard Ducks on the pond plus a couple of Canada Geese. A few song birds in the trees but the big bird rush is still weeks away. An absence of snow this year has really dropped the creek levels. Am hoping we do not have water problems this summer.
MARSH MARIGOLD >>>
Left the Motorhome alone & concentrated on the back yard clean up. Had me a nice campfire going all morning burning up twigs, branches & pine needles. Dragged out a few lawn ornaments & set up my night light timers. I'll tackle the front yard pond in a few days. Nice to be busy outside working those old tired muscles that have lain dormant all winter. Pheebs was outside all the time helping me with every little thing too. Came in about 11:15 & sat down for a few minutes to give my legs a break. My few minutes was up when my eyes fluttered open about 1:30 this afternoon. Needed that:))
Always takes Kelly much longer to empty the Motorhome of her stuff than it does me. Suppose that's because she takes about 5 times more stuff with her each winter than I do. Always feel so sorry for the rig after we get home because it sits out in the driveway all alone without the daily buzz of life it had going on inside for the past 5 months. It is all but abandoned by it's RVing occupants. Most all systems are shut down & put into hibernation. The rig will wait patiently all summer long for the tell tale signs of activity. Might be something loaded in a bin here, maybe some socks put in a drawer there. But it will wait patiently. It will wait to be reunited with it's traveling winter family once again in the coming Fall when it can happily be back on the road doing what it was designed to do best. Travel. ‘Still thy heart oh great Steed’
ALL FLOWER PICS WERE TAKEN IN OUR GARDEN TODAY
Had a question about overnighting while on the road in places like Lowes, Cracker Barrel, Casinos, Walmart, etc. Kelly had read an article a couple years ago about some places like Lowes & Cracker Barrel who welcome RV'ers. I think most RV folks stopping for the night at a Cracker Barrel will either eat supper or breakfast there & Cracker Barrel knows that. Many RV'ers stopping at Casinos will go in for a bite to eat, a look around, or a little game playing. Walmart is a logical stop because they carry such a wide range of products. Traveler's are always needing groceries & most, if not all Walmarts have an RV section. You can pick up a new sewer hose right along with a bag of potatoes & a can of beans. Many of them have a Subway or McDonalds in them plus bakery & deli. A logical overnight spot for sure & I always enjoy Walmart stops because it's a welcome change of pace after a long day on the road. Besides, there are some really weird looking shoppers in some of those stores & it's always good for a chuckle or two.
WE HAVE A LOT OF PERIWINKLE GROWING NEAR OUR HOUSE
GROANER'S CORNER:(( One attractive young businesswoman to another, over lunch: My life is all math. I am trying to add to my income, subtract from my weight, divide my time, and avoid multiplying.
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.