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!

The perspective of pictures

A picture of a flower can look totally different by the way you frame it.

Try moving to the left or the right or shooting from above to see how you can change up the look.

Leaving negative space in the picture below allows for an interesting perspective.

Cropping the picture much closer changes the look of the image.

In this case I prefer the one with the negative space because I feel like it draws me into the picture. For some reason I like the negative space on the left hand side I have no idea why.

This flower is the Agapanthus ( Lily of the Nile). These were beautiful this year and they were clearance flowers from Lowes.

Creativity is in the eye of the beholder.

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.

Cricket is 8 months old

Cricket was 8 months on October 2nd.

I am still guessing her weight to be about 115#s. Hopefully we can get by the vet or Petsmarts scale soon.

She is still growing and her appetite is increasing.

We wake up around 4 -5:00 a.m. and its doggie potty time. By 5:30 a.m. Crickets whining and moaning for breakfast. Daisy and Zoee do not do this but Cricket is very vocal with her opinions.

Cricket gets 3 cups dry food plus one heaping tablespoon of canned mixed up with 1/8 cup water 2 x a day. She does the same moaning and whining for evening food around 4:00 p.m.

Zoee and Daisy get 1 1/2 cups 2 x a day mixed with water and the heaping tablespoon of canned food.

Daisy had to go back on her Iiams dog food but now she is on healthy weight version. She was getting to be square no curves lol. I think the other food is to high or protein for her at her age. She is easy going so the transition went just fine.

Jeanelle and I read about dry food causing bloat so now our dogs get it mixed with a little water usually about 1/8 cup water seems to be working out well for everyone.

The dogs have been enjoying the cooler weather and seem to be spending more time outdoors that is a good thing for Cricket and Zoee who are always rowdy and wrestling.

Daisy is calmer and prefers to be where we are she likes keeping an eye on us.

We take turns letting the dogs walk down the road with us and they all enjoy that. It is a disaster to take all 3 at the same time.

We switched everyone to the martingale collars I like the design it slips over their head and tightens if they are pulling on a leash. Since our dogs do not wear collars full time they get so excited to see the collar and leash and start doing jumping flips. The collars come in different widths and Crickets is the wider one the boxers the narrow one. I found ours on Amazon they had some nice aztec patterns.

Life is good in our 3 dog family we just go through a lot of dog food with Crickets appetite.

Amazon Prime Day

This year Amazon prime day was delayed due to Covid19 but the delayed date is going to be this Tuesday October 13th. and Wednesday October 14th.

We have replaced our tv’s and computers so those good deals are not for us. I bought a back up camera I hate because its to light compared to my full frame but eventually it will get used.

Maybe I can find a upright freezer they still seem to be a commodity since Covid19 started. We honestly need a 2nd one for the garden vegetables the fall garden is going to be bigger than the spring one was.

I wanted to post this to remind everyone of Amazon Prime Day.

Blooms

This althea has the most beautiful shaped flowers.

We had a double ruffle lavender one time I loved but the ants got to the plant and killed it.

This white one was merely a stick someone shared with me. It is in front of the house on the corner under the shade of the largest oak tree.

Her beauty adds a bright spot to the shade like a light.

Moon shadows

Taking pictures of the moon can be a bit tricky sometimes.

I took this as the moon was setting and the sun was rising. I used my big lens and I tried to be as still as possible since the only light was the moon.

The sun rises in back of our house and sets in the front of our house.

The moon was setting in front of the house.

Goodnight Moon!

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.

 

 

 

My Dads Birthday

Today would have been my dad’s 81st. birthday.

My dad either liked you or he didn’t there was no in-between.

Dad wanted a better life for us than he had as a kid. Our parents saw to it we had everything we wanted or needed and we were very grateful. As an adult, I learned to appreciate this much more.

Dad, I  miss you more each day, month, and year that you are gone but I will never forget you.

Happy Birthday, Dad, I love you and give mom a hug for me.

This is my 500th. post on this blog talk about good timing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry

We adopted Stripey and Harry from a mama cat that deserted her kittens about 5 years ago.

Stripey disappeared a few years ago and Harry in the last few weeks they are both missed very very much. I liked having outside cats around that way there was mouse control for the sheds and the barn.

We are down to two cats Mr. Bird and Puffy Tail they are inside/outside cats and around 9 years old.

 

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