I had a great weekend. Friday was my day off, and I ended up being kind-of lazy. I did walk to the store to pick up fruit to make fruit salad for book club on Friday night. We were able to meet on the rooftop of a downtown building, with fabulous views! I love the company of these smart, compassionate women, and our topics of conversation ranged from COVID, to jobs, to love. The love part makes a lot of sense, as the book, my pick, was about healing from a broken heart.
Saturday was chores day. I did get quite a bit done that I intended. I did a deep clean vacuuming, including the stairs, the corners with the wand, and the hardwood and linoleum. I did a lot of laundry (sheets and blankets and jackets), and folded most of it. I did dishes, and put things away and broke down some boxes to recycle. I mowed the lawn and raked up the heavy clumps of grass that were left behind. Even better though, I had a chance to spend a couple of hours sitting in the sunshine, reading. Heaven!
Today, Tiffany and I went to lunch at a place a bit south of us, that has excellent food. My elk burger was so delicious that I ate the whole thing!
Then we went to check out a state park we had never been to before. Rasar State Park was well worth the trip! We spent a couple hours walking the few miles of trails, talking, and were mostly alone the entire time. The trails take you down to the river, which is a feeding ground for bald eagles in the late fall and winter. I’m going to have to come back in the winter… They have a small campground with camping cabins that look like they would be fun to stay in too!
We came home happy; there just something about nature that is so good for the soul. And our timing was wonderful, since it started raining about a half hour after we got back.
In COVID news, our Governor FINALLY announced a full reopening no later than the end of June. Yay! It’s about time! Of course, there’s still a chance that he could move away from that, but hopefully it happens. I guess that means you have 5 more weeks of COVID Diaries, before I’ll have to abandon it for a new series!
COVID Words of Wisdom: It is not your job to make other people comfortable with who you are. Be wary of those who don’t want you to change or grow. Grow anyway — there is no alternative. Keep Moving. -Maggie Smith