Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving--Love These Decorations!


This is the best decorated house I found in our neighborhood for Thanksgiving.  This has been a tough year but I am so thankful I was retired all year and did not have the pressure of having to work from home.  We enjoyed the fitness classes, pinochle and shooting pool at the Sr. Center the first two and a half months of the year.  I was also off to a great start of strength training with our free membership at Planet Fitness, but since COVID, we just worked along with exercise videos at home.  

Also, thanks to being dog owners of a husky mix, we got lots of walking exercise in which I would not have done otherwise.  We were able to enjoy some fun days at the Metroparks with Roxy too.  This really kept me from becoming a couch potato watching TV all day long which I promised myself I would not do when I retired.  My goal is to keep active, so thanks, Roxy for helping me achieve that goal!

It was very strange not teaching Sunday School and attending church regularly this year.  Our church did stream online services so at least that was something.  I also enjoyed watching Dr. Charles Stanley's sermons on TV and our dog was very happy she did not have crate time every week when we went away.  We did not go away much.

I missed playing pickleball with 4 people but am thankful at least my husband and I got a lot of games in at our neighborhood court just playing against each other.  It was better than nothing and Roxy could come along to watch us.  She preferred that to staying home alone with Spunky Doodle who isn't much company for her.  

When my husband fell and broke his collarbone in August, I realized how much he actually did around the house.  We are thankful he did not need surgery and that it healed on its own in just four weeks instead of the six which was the estimated healing time. 

And finally, we are thankful that we both stayed healthy and did not get COVID.  We wear our masks in public when we can't stay 6 feet away and try to keep that 6-foot distance from others during our walks.  I do the food shopping with a mask once a week and made a few trips inside the library with my mask and successfully avoiding people.  I was able to attend an outside women's Bible Study 6 weeks during the summer with my mask.  Only 16 people attended so we could keep apart easily.

What are you thankful for in spite of or because of the changes this year?

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and stay safe! 

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

My Favorite Fall Yard Decorations in Our Neighborhood

 


I like this the best because it's so cheery looking, colorful, cute and not just for Halloween.  Do you put up any fall yard decorations?  All we have is this:


 

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Saturday, November 7, 2020

Sprawling on the Couch by Roxy


What do you like to do after a two-hour walk?  I like to sprawl out on the couch!  Woof!

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Friday, November 6, 2020

The Beginning of My Morning Park Walk by Roxy

The above picture is of the short cut entrance to the park where I like to go every day.  We went a bit later this morning (7:30 a.m.) so the sun was up for some time already.  The leaves are very pretty right now.
 
Speaking of leaves, I love walking through all the leaves on the ground on the way in on the path by the woods.  The leaves are in the shade, but just up ahead you can see the sun shining on the beautiful trees.  I got in a good hour and a half walk this morning--it was so nice!

How much walking do you get in on a nice day like this?  I highly recommend you go outside and enjoy nature like I do and get away from the TV!

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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Morning Halloween Walk With Roxy

This senior maze was in the front yard of one of the streets we were on during our walk this morning.  I laughed out loud when I noticed it for the first time.


See the pretty colored leaves?
 


 Looks like we are at a standstill in this picture.  We are looking in opposite directions!


 Then we got it going right.

A few days ago Roxy plowed all the way through these leaves right down the middle of them.  Unfortunately, we did not have our camera with us so this morning we wanted her to do it again so we could get a picture.  Of course, she wouldn't do it when we had the camera.  I'm going to give it another try though.  I think she may have been too tired to bother because this was near the end of a 2-hour morning walk.

We went back in the afternoon, and sure enough, she enjoyed them then!  Watch this short video:


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