Another Friday rolls around. Fortunately, my life has pretty much returned to normal, if there is such a thing as normal.
The highlight of my week was getting back in the routine of taking an early morning walk with Chelsey, my yellow lab. Last year from June until September the dawn walk had been an important part of each day. I got up at 5:15, dressed immediately and put Chelsey on her leash. We made a 1 mile loop around the neighborhood. The only mornings we missed were when it rained. If I lay in bed a few minutes after my alarm went off, I would find Chelsey’s mug right up face and she would be staring at me. Unfortunately, the walks came to an abrupt end after I tore a meniscus on one of those walks. I was not recovered enough to continue the walks before the cold winter set in. I am healed now and have had a lazy winter and spring. With it now getting light early enough I am back at the walks. For me, it is a wonderful start to the day, and hopefully the pounds that I put on during my lack of activity will find a way to fall off. Chelsey is a year older and a year less limber so I am increasing the distance gradually, with hopes that the mile loop will not be too much for her.
I spent some time reading this week and am about half way through a 600 page book. which I am not naming at this point. I have lost interest in the book but I will not allow it to defeat me. The book came highly recommended by a friend so I am hoping that I will once again find it to be interesting. If I felt this way after reading 30 or 40 pages I would have quit as there are so many darn good books I would rather read. But having read 300 pages it feels like too much of a commitment for me to give up now. I am not naming the book because I really hope that I will find it to be a wonderful book. I don’t want to negatively prejudice the next potential reader.
My daughter bought her first car this week. It has been an ordeal for her to find the right vehicle, secure financing and get insurance. She started out being convinced that she didn’t want to take out a loan (which is admirable) but her savings account was not going to stretch very far to get her something that would be reliable. So she ran the gamut of considering a used Smart car, which would have had the lowest payments to buying a brand new car which would have the highest payments. She located a low mileage, late-model car at an excellent price. Someday I might rant about the hoops she had to jump through to get financing, but for now I will just say that everything worked out and she will get possession of the vehicle tomorrow. Of course, I have been riding this roller coaster with her even though she is half way across the country. One never gets past being a mom and wanting to ease the way for your child in any way you can while knowing that you have to let her make her do it on her own.
The month of June continues with some absolutely beautiful weather. The daytime temperatures have been in the 80’s but it cools off so wonderfully at night which is one of my favorite things about living in the high desert of New Mexico. We have hawthorn trees in the front of the house and they have tiny white blossoms on them. Our evening primrose are in full bloom and our only rose-bush is blooming abundantly.
Wishing a good weekend to all.