Friday, July 17, 2009
Well sports fans, despite the 103 *°F heat in Sacramento, I decided to head down to Land Park for evening walk. I put my tennis shoes on, tied my red lace on my shoe, put on my garden hat and started to head out the door. My hubby was amazed that I was going to go, and asked if he could join us -I said of course; so off we went.
I checked my spark mail before I headed out, and got message from K-GECKO that she was heading home after work cuz of the temp, but had no such message from EVASOMA so we left for the park. Boy was it hot and no breeze what so ever! And there were hardly any people there either! At 5pm we started our stretched and decided that we'd wait until 5:30pm; but no Sparkies... So hubby and I left for the walk and survived - LOL!! I've already had 5 cups of water and now I'm jumping in the pool!
Ta-ta for now.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
GIANT ZUCCHINI. Things have been busy for me the last few days. So busy that I hadn't made it out to my vegie garden in a couple of days; so I got up early this morning to harvest, weed & water and low and behold my garden has been overrun with giant zucchini!!! You know the size of baseball bats! (well almost ...) So I tell you what folks, we will be eating zucchini this week and probably all summer at the rate they are growing. Sooooooo, PLEASE send me your favorite zucchini recipes if you've got the time.
MY CACTUS THING. My dad & I were born in Arizona and I've always had a fascination for cactus and related plants that can survive the extremes of the southwest desert. Cactus are so prickly on the outside, but often sweet and tender on the inside and during the spring, they have the most beautiful blossoms. I had a Jewish friend who used to call me 'Sabra', which in Hebrew can mean 'thorny cactus fruit' and 'rest'. My friend thought I tended to be a little tough and thorny on the outside, but nice or 'sweet' once folks got to know me. I didn't mind the analogy, cuz I can be a bit prickly at times. So I have a thing for cactus because they remind me of my home state, Arizona, and myself -at times.
IGUANAS ... So, my cactus have out grown their pots and I decided to head over to Panama Pottery on 24th street to support my favorite potters and pick up some new pots for my baby cactus. However, I ended up coming home with an Iquana!! and pots! My new Spark Peep on the Land Park walk have had me thinking about various reptiles -so I took this as my first step to having a "pet" reptile/iguana; albeit a ceramic one.
STILL AVOIDING EXERCISE. I'm such a weenie. I skipped my exercise yesterday cuz I had a court & medical appointment yesterday to attend to; and want to count battling with my zucchini this morning as exercise (I did actually sweat while I was hula-hoeing the weeds in my vegie patch). But, I need to get to the gym tonight. OK. Gotta go to the gym.
Ciao for now.
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
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