Tuesday, July 07, 2009
It was a little toasty yesterday at 5pm, but made it out to McKinley Park and hung out in front of the library w/my red ribbon in my tennis shoe & my garden hat on. Waited about 10 minutes to see if any other sparkies would show up; but alas -no other red-ribbon folks appeared.
There's actually more available on street parking at 5pm than at 11am (which surprised me). The number of folks walking was about the same, but seemed to be more individual walkers than buddies. It was warm, but our lovely delta breeze was coming in intermittently so when you walked through the tree canopy you really felt the cool breezes. However, when you got out of the shade, the heat was there -but not bad.
The apartment search earlier in the day with my cousin was interesting. She found several potential places, but wants to keep looking this week to get a better idea of what's out there. We also checked out some duplex rentals in Carmichael area, which were nice because they had garage -but some of the neighborhoods were a bit 'messy'? -not sure how to describe the negative aesthetics of neighborhood where autos are everywhere and folks keep their garbage cans, grills & picnic tables in their front yards. Just way too cluttered for our taste, but thats us.
Today I leached and repotted several of my cactus plants; and the prickly little darlings were truly a handful -OUCH, OUCH, OUCH!!! Any cactus lovers out there???
Later I enjoyed my fresh tomatoes w/cucumbers for lunch- delish!!! I LOVE TOMATOES!!! Any tomato lovers out there???
Monday, July 06, 2009
Today my cousin Alma & I will start to look for duplex/apartment rental in $850/month range in Carmichael, Citrus Heights & Orangevale communities, so prayers and positive thoughts for her would be appreciated.
Her hubby passed in February and after all things were settled she was advised that she would not be receiving hubby's widow/survivor benefit (sad story)... so now has to sell her home and find apt or duplex based on her very limited income.
Since I'll be busy w/my cousin today, I'll be walking at Mckinley Park at 5PM today (vs 11AM) in front of the library, with red ribbon in my shoue, to meet up w/any Sparkies that can make it.
TaTa for now.
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Yesterday's walk at Wm. Land Park was great. The delta breezes were kicking in and yellow swallowtail butterflies and humming birds were flitting around and just adding to the beauty of our walk. When we ended the walk, we all decided that we wanted to have a picnic after our walk next Friday to relax, get to know each other a little better and to enjoy the park. Then we decided to post an invite to all on the SacSparkles & Official Sacramento Team sites! Funny how this ball gets rolling eh?
Below is general announcement I worked up. Please let me know if it needs clarification, if you can make the walk and/or picnic, or if you love the park too.
Hope to see you there next Friday!
Land Park Walk & Picnic
Come join Sacramento Sparkles team Friday July 10, 2009 for family walk at 5PM and/or picnic in lovely William Land Park at 6:PM.
For family walk please wear comfortable shoes and bring a smile and water for sipping. For family picnic, please bring enough for you/your family and 2 quests plus anything else that will help you relax, get comfortable and have fun at the park (i.e. blankets, lawn chairs, frisbees, etc.) Iced bottled water at the picnic will be provided by the SacSparkles team.
The walk will begin at the entrance of the Sacramento Zoo in William Land Park, 3930 Land Park Drive and end at the picnic tables on west side of Land Park Drive, southeast of the softball fields. (We recommend parking cars/bikes on side roads and area to south of softball fields.) Come at:
4PM if you can hep MIMULUSBUG with picnic area set up & company;
5PM to begin family walk in the park with K-GECKO & EVASOMA;
6PM to join Sacramento Sparkles-Peeps for family picnic & fun
Hope to see you there!
MIMULUSBUG, K-GECKO & EVASOMA
Monday, June 29, 2009
Another beautiful day at McKinley park! I got there in front of the library with time to spare and a red ribbon on my shoe laces. Alas, no fellow Sparkies showed up, so I headed out about 11:10am. Man was the park busy with kids! I think I counted 4 groups of 20+ kids each (elementary school age, boys and girls) scattered around the park. They were laughing and having so much fun, it just kept a smile on my face listening to them laugh and giggle and yell at each other. The pond turtles were all out on the middle rocky spots sunning themselves and the ducks were chowing down on goodies being handed out by a mom and her preschooler. The yoga ladies were at their same shady location, stretching and sipping water; and the tennis court was BUSY. Parking around the park was pretty good, but there were a lot more folks at the park this Monday than last.
Well I'm off for grocery run, see ya!
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