Hi All! I have mentioned in a few posts that I am takign a blogging break. Well, this post is the official notification :) If you don’t see posts by me for a couple of weeks, don’t worry that I am laid up someplace or celebrate that I have finally taken the hint and left. No, as Arnie said, I’ll be back.
I may read a few posts in the next day or two and will possibly even answer comments, but don’t expect it.
Anyway, hope you all have a couple of good weeks!
(No, I am not going to the Moon ;) Just put up a random photo…)
Early in the summer I realized that a little bird had built a nest right above our main door, the back door. There is a small enclosed porch, so the nest isn’t super visible until you step onto it. As I would enter or leave the house, the bird would fly away.
At one point, I realized there were chicks in the nest. Later, there was no doubt as they could be very noisy!
Hi All! I hope you had a good week with plenty to smile about. The last week for me was, well, you can read my coffee post for details, but… Despite being a tough week, there were some big smiles, like the cookout my local Lions club had on Tuesday. It was nice catching up and all. My real smile, though, is going to be an odd one. But first, a word from our sponsor (well, that’s me ;) ).
I just want to put this in early to make sure people see it: I am going to be on a blogging break for a while and will miss at the very least the next two Weekly Smiles. So I will not be posting on 1 Aug or 8 Aug, but hope to be back on the 15th.
Hello and Welcome! Come on over and I’ll get you a nice large mug of super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some other beverage. Something cold? i don’t blame you. I just got back from a dog walk, and it is starting to get warm, even if the backyard still feels cool. So green! Oh, where are we? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as being from New Hampshire.
Of course the first thing to talk about is weather. Always the case, isn’t it? It was hot all week and will be hot all weekend. It was over 90f/32c every day this last week, hitting 98f/37C one day. It will reach 98 again tomorrow. The big thing is that a few days were super humid, so “real feel” was closer to 105f/41c a few days and will be again on Sunday. OK, some of you are laughing at me for calling 7 days above 90f a “heat wave”, but it is here in New Hampshire. We do not have A/C. We have had more days above 90 so far this year than there were the first three years I lived in New Hampshire combined. On the good side, the nights have been cooler than they could have been, so I have been able to manipulate windows so the inside isn’t too bad (one night it was still over 90 at 10PM, so that night the windows stayed shut…).
Hi all! I hope you had a great week with plenty to smile about. My last week had a few rough patches, but also some smiles.
I think for today’s smile I will do something different.
I woke up pretty early on Saturday morning. I was on Cape Cod alone with two of my cats, Alexander and Tiberius. It was after 6, so well past kitten-feeding time! I got up and fed them, but stretched and such as they ate instead of the normal routine of getting my own breakfast.
After I was sure cats were fine (they only eat while I am there watching, and if I spend too much time with one cat, the other stops eating) I went out for my run.
My run is about 4 1/2 miles (7.25 km). I hit the salt water swamp about two thirds of a mile (a km) in and the beach at about a mile (1.2 km). There is a road along the beach. On one side is parking where you can hop out of the car and be on the beach instantly. On the other side is the saltwater marsh. At the end, a little less than a mile and a half (just under 2.5 km), the road ends at the river in a small parking lot, where I turn around. However, the last 1/2 mile (just under a km) of the road is closed to vehicle traffic due to bird nesting.
Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll grab you a large mug of a very strong dark roast. a cuppa tea or some other beverage, perhaps soemthign cool. It is not too warm yet, but not cool either. It will get pretty warm and humid so will feel hot later. I ran at 6:30 this morning to beat the heat. Oh, where are we? Some of you may recognize the photo as being from Cape Cod.
I drove down here on Wednesday evening. I worked all week, so the two days I was here was working. I did get a kayak paddle in Thursday after work and went to the beach on Friday. Today I will need to mow, perhaps hit the beach, maybe kayak again and will try to walk in the woods. A little vacation in one day!
For the most part it was a typical week. There was a lot of walking, with and without dogs, weight exercise, a little running, massage, reading, etc. Nothing too exciting. The weather has been nice.
Hi all! This was an odd week with a lot to smile about, but very little that stands out. So, yes, it will be a “it’s the small things that matter” post ;)
Although there was some rain and such, the last week had pretty close to perfect weather. The days were warm, borderline hot, but the nights cool, almost cold. Because of the cool nights, I was able to manipulate the windows and keep the house down right chilly all day.
I spent a huge amount of time outside and was able to get some great runs in, as well as many walks, both with and without dogs. Twice I saw deer as I walked. One of the times I was by a pond and watched a deer on the other side getting a drink.
Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a large mug of super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or other beverage. It is a gorgeous day, about as perfect as you’d wish for. It is warm but not hot. A nice breeze. Perfect. Oh, where are we? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as being from New Hampshire.
Thinking of photos, I did make it through all of those photos I was talking about last week. Here are posts where I put some of the photos: