morning cuppa spark - september
Saturday, September 01, 2018
back. don't know for how long, how much, but back. still maintaining in the range. higher end of it, but not bad.
supposed to be flying back to WA today, but had to reschedule. poor DH came down with the mother of all colds/flu, and was laid up for over a week. whatever he gets, it always hits him hard; his immunity was probably compromised when he had lyme disease the first time about 9 years ago. he is finally on the road to recovery, though, and yesterday was the first day he felt well enough to get up off the couch and even go outside. the weather gods cooperated - after an unusually sunny and warm july, pleasant enough early august, the past week while DH was ill was just the usual rain and gray skies. and yesterday was a perfect late summer/early fall day, sunshine, calm, blue skies. and because we were supposed to be getting ready for departure that has now been postponed for 9 days, we had... nothing to do! well, i had work (when don't i have work?), but i hit my goal for the day in mid afternoon. we walked down to the water and sat on what we call the "old people's chairs" - the place where DH's parents, and our friends' parents, would sit as they grew older to watch the young people on the beach and the boat traffic go by. DD said earlier this summer that our neighbors, who are a few years older than us, were sitting there, but she couldn't imagine us "old" (despite our ages which are starting to qualify us) and sitting there. yesterday we did. when we returned to the garden, we stretched out in lawn chairs and... read. it was a gift of a day.
through all this dreary weather and worries about DH i kept up my walking - i'd burned out on running when i did a 4 week challenge, and have decided to wait until we get home and DH is up for it (assuming the smoke lets up anytime soon..). and meanwhile, each morning i am power walking 3 miles, and then before dinner rounding off the day to hit my 15,000 steps. it has worked.
have not been taking many photos lately, but one morning the sun was out - and it rained! - while i was on my power walk.