Walking

Jack and I walk in the mornings.

We started this about 5 weeks ago it was one week after my stent was put in and so far we manage to walk 5 -6 days a week. Currently our goal is 2 1/2 – 3 miles per day our November goal is going to be 3 miles.

It has made a huge difference in the way we feel.

I wear Asics Gel Nimbus running shoes they are quite expensive $150.00 per pair but I catch them on sale for usually $80.00 at the Asics store.

I try and keep 2 pairs so I can alternate them. I just got a new pair I am breaking in by wearing them a few days a week on the walks.

Orthopedics and Podiatrist are recommending Asics for their patients to wear because the support is amazing and they are good for your feet.

Asics tennis shoes like all other brands come in a variety of prices BUT there is a huge difference in the way they feel on your feet. I am spoiled to the Gel -Nimbus and the Gel – Kayano line of shoes.

Even the $50.00 Asics are better than $100.00 Nikes.

Here is a picture of my latest bright blue pair of Asics I love this color. The next pair will need to be more neutral colored but I wear a lot of blue so these work out well.

Walking for your health is very important for all ages but especially if you are over 60 years old. Challenge your mind and your body for optimum health.

Remember if you do not use it you will loose it!

Colors in the landscape

The mexican heather with its green leaves and small purple flowers provide the perfect backdrop for the purple heart wandering jew.

The moss rocks balance it all out with there neutral tones.

We have this combination on the edge of our koi pond and it has worked out quite well and adds to the natural beauty of the area.

Tiny hidden cameras

Times have changed and todays technology is above and beyond anything we thought we would ever have.

The tiny cameras that monitor your property for example Ring, Blink etc. are amazing. Some cameras can monitor what is going on 300 foot away.

You can watch your yard or the neighbors yard some have audio and you can hear conversations.

This takes everything to a whole new level.

These new cameras can replace those nanny cams and be hidden to watch a babysitter for your children or a caregiver for the elderly. If you suspect someone could be taking advantage of someone you love then this is your solution.

They are so small you can not see them and if you are monitoring to keep an eye on the neighborhood or for the well being of a person they are being used in court everyday.

You can even hide them in the hospital or a nursing home. If you suspect a nurse that is not showing your loved one respect this can be the proof you need to get her fired.

You might see things like your neighbors unexpected shopping trips and spending about $5000.00 that included a high dollar vacuum cleaner.

You might see theft at the neighbors house or teenagers going through cars in the middle of the night.

Either way this is the way of the future, big brother is always watching so make sure you are on the right side of the law.

It is your right to protect your loved ones and your property.

Today I turn 60

Today I turn 60 years old and I really do not feel 60.

There are some grey hairs on the right-hand side of my head that are my reminder.

I am back to walking on a regular basis it feels great to start my day with a 2 – 3-mile walk. I love to walk around 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. I was able to convince Jack to start walking with me.

We walk by ourselves and listen to the birds sing it is music to my ears. I am trying to teach the grandkids how to tell what kind of bird is singing.

We do not rush to do anything or get anywhere. Afterall its just the two of us.

My 60th. Birthday was the year of COVID19 that is something I will never forget.

Each day I take a deep breath and take in everything around me it is the little things that make a difference in our lives.

I am grateful to God and very thankful he has given me another day on this earth so I can do the things I want to do.

Breathe in some fresh air, watch a sunrise, take a hike and live life to its fullest each and every day.

 

 

 

The fall garden

Jack has been busy getting the gardens ready to plant.

He plants in the regular garden the raised gardens and the greenhouse.

Currently lots of lettuce, cabbage, spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, and swiss chard.

I have no idea what else will be planted I do not even try to guess it anymore.

I just want my gourd seeds planted and my loofa seeds.

We have been giving everything away since the COVID19 Pandemic we felt like it was our way to give back to the community.

This fall our plans are to sell some vegetables.

Hopefully, I will have some pics in the next month.

 

A splash of purple

Mexican Heather is one of those plants you can buy that keeps putting on a show all year long.

It is actually false heather not sure how it got its name.

It’s fairly inexpensive and works out great as a border around a flower bed.  We probably have somewhere around 30 of these plants. They work out great for a spot of color in an area that might not have a lot of colors.

They seem to like it in the sun or partial shade they do well in both areas.

 

 

Snore Supplies

Our grandson Adrian is 4 years old and the youngest of the 7 grandkids.

He told his mom they needed to get Snore Supplies at first she could not figure out what he meant then she realized he wanted Smore Supplies.  He wanted to make smores on the fire pit.

Grandkids you gotta love them!

Birds on a wire

I took this picture back in the fall of 2015 but I love it.

There are places in our area that the birds gather on the high lines right before dark and that is the best time to get a picture like this because the lighting is not to bright.

I think this picture reflects the way our society is. Some people love being part of a large group others prefer small groups and some like going it all alone.

This is a story about Life and I think the birds understand it better than we do.

Good Morning

This was Saturday mornings sunrise in Manvel, Texas. I honestly thought I would miss it by the time I got out there.

The colors were very pink and orange with highlights of purple. Sunrise colors can change in 2 minutes and become something totally different so timing is everything.

Every sunrise means a new day to enjoy natures beauty that is right in front of us.

Crickets trainer

This is Amanda who is crickets trainer from Pearland K 9 Training. She is a CPDT-KA certified trainer with three years experience.

She and Cricket get a long great. Cricket has learned sit, stay, come on, down, leave it ( such as a treat etc). She will be learning let go this next week.

Then Cricket will be moving to socialization at the park. We have not been to the park since we have been isolating so this will be interesting for us both.

Walking down our street your not going to run into any people that are walking so there is no socializing her that way.

I want to be able to take Cricket on walks to the park and even to Petsmart or Petco without worry. With three dogs we would have to take turns going to the park.

We took this picture to show off Crickets size I think you all can tell she is just a tiny little 7 month old puppy.

It has been great working with Amanda I highly recommend her if you live in our area.

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