Friday, March 16, 2018

#SOL 2018 Day 16 meeting family impromptu can be uncomfortable

Funny how running into family members can make one feel edgy. It was last minute that my husband & I decided to attend the home show tonight. We were focused on the event when suddenly one sister and her husband stopped and made a comment to us. They seemed surprised to see us. I hugged her, but things seemed a bit off. We talked a bit about our cousin coming to visit next week. I had just texted her with no response, that could have been why she acted surprised!

When cousins visit the gathering is usually at my place. She wants me to call her when they arrive, so she can come to my house. But she told me that our cousin wants to see her place. And if I take them to her house my other sister wants to take off work & come with us. Then she told me the sister was at the winery booth at the home show. The couple who own the winery are friends to all of us and I didn't think any more about it. We continued walking through the booths. When we got to the last row, there was my sister and her husband working the booth. I was surprised to see them, they were surprised to see us. I felt as though I wasn't supposed to know, that I had caught them in a secret. It was Weird!! They were pouring samples so I had a few sips. I know the wine very well but was happy to try them again.

We visited with everyone a few minutes, the owners were taking a break so they had time to talk with us and we had a nice time catching up with them.

On our way home my husband & I discussed the strange vibe we both got from my sisters. They don't often include me in their outings, maybe that's why running into them felt odd.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

#SOL 2018 Day 15 Haiku about the springlike day

A Hakiu about the Ides of March, I spent it working outside in 65 degree weather.

Warm, Breezy Sun filled
Not wary the Ides of March
Instead Spring arrived

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

#SOL 2018 Day 14 my watch notified me that I reached my fitness goal

I've been wearing an Apple Watch for a few years now. It's the first gen, I would have to admit that I'm an early adapter. I love all the information it gives me. I can check the weather, read a text message, check my heart rate, answer my phone and track my exercise levels.

Meeting my daily fitness goals was difficult when I worked 40-50 hours a week. Now that I'm retired I've reached the goals more often. When that happens the watch lets me know it with bursts similar to fireworks. It's pretty cool! It happened today fairly early in the day. We worked about 3 hours in the yard raking and burning oak leaves. That was in addition to shopping for groceries, walking the dog and doing some laundry.

I like the feeling that I get when I have done something positive for my health. It's so easy to shove it on the back burner. I believe the watch helps me keep the fitness goals more in focus. It gives me a reminder to stand up, notifies me when I'm making progress and keeps me on track.

Monday, March 12, 2018

#SOL 2018 Day 12 swings

I responded to another post by Art teacher for the Monet that reminded me of how much I enjoyed swinging,  causing me to think I needed to write my own slice about swings. So here it is:

The picture below reminds me of one of my favorite memories. I must have been about 3, my hair had grown long and my Mom had pin curled it. I know that because my hair is normally stick straight. It was early spring. I know that because the trees in the background have few leaves, the grass is starting to grow and the branch on the right has a few buds on it. The March wind is blowing my hair so it is vertical. Grandpa has his sleeve cuffs rolled up to 3/4 length and he is pushing me while our dog, Champ is taking care of an itch. Doesn't this picture just look as though I'm having the best time of my life!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

#SOL 2018 Day 11 Some things about me

As a 2 year old, DFS placed me in a children's home.
As a 2.7 year old, I was adopted by a sweet young couple who loved me unconditionally.
As a 4 year old, I wanted to fly above everyone, write in cursive and read.
As a 5 year old, I started 1st grade and wanted to be a cowgirl like Dale Evans and go to school.
As a 6 year old, I didn't want to share my parents with a baby sister, especially when itwas my turn at rocking her.
As a 7 year old, I wanted to be a boy, they had it so easy.
As an 8 year old, I wanted to learn how to ride a bike.
As a 12 year old, I wanted to be grown up, like Penny and her dad, Sky King on Saturday morn TV.
As a 15 year old, I wanted to be 10 all over, it’s not easy growing up.
As a 17 year old, I graduated high school and began working in a shoe factory.
As a 20 year old, I got married to my high school sweetheart.
As a 22 year old, I started college, I wanted to be a social worker.
As a 23 year old, I wanted to be a teacher, like my sister-in-law.
As a 25 year old, I graduated college and began my teaching career.p in my hometown.
As a 54 year old, I retired from teaching in the same public school from which I graduated.
As a 54 year old, I started a new career in education conservation.
As a 65 year old, I thought I should retire and let someone younger take over.
As a 66 year old, I am searching for my place in this world.
I never stopped wanting to be a cowgirl.
Cowgirl at 20

Saturday, March 10, 2018

#SOL 2018 Day 10 the Beach

The beach picture is one of my favorite. I took it early one morning while I was in Destin Fla. in February. Not many people were out. Every morning I thought it was going to be a cloudy day, but it didn't take long for the sun to burn through the clouds. Even in February mid-day was too hot for my fair complexion to be on the beach. And I loved getting out there before too many others.

Henderson State Bark