I hope everyone has been enjoying a peaceful weekend. I also hope that those who have not been so lucky, like a close family friend of mine, will find comfort soon.
Last night was a loooong night. I waited up for a family member to come home from the hospital, where the friend I mentioned had to be taken. She was admitted and said family member did not return home until around 6 in the morning. I kept myself up watching old television episodes on Netflix, but that will only keep one awake so long, and eventually will bring one to dullness at which point sleep can only be expected to follow.
Shortly after the arrival, I was needed to help tidy some things up because we had someone coming to the house this morning – a mere two hours after we finished cleaning. Because of this, I didn’t get up until the early afternoon (not that I get up much earlier, most days), and had a number of things to attend to.
In other words, I didn’t get a morning exercise in today, though I did manage to get some breakfast down. Instead, I opted to head to Parvin State Park, a mile or so from my house (I drove there), for a walk. I went prepared, with a cooler jug of ice water and an apple pre-sliced and kept in a small freezer bag.
I parked in the furthest area from the entrance to the park – to give me a decent warmup and cooldown walk – and got started. I did a little over twenty minutes and paused occasionally to take the photos you see here. The park closes at dusk, so I wasn’t about to get a second walk in, even if I wanted one. Still, the time of day that I was there allowed for some nice photos.
It’s funny, I heard a number of people talking today about how “crappy” it was outside. True, the sun was hiding behind some fairly gray clouds, most of the day. Still, the temperature during the time that I was awake was rather mild, with little enough wind that I don’t even recall noticing it.
I mentioned before, using the Pandora app on my phone, and the station that I listened to as I walked the other night – Weird Al Yankovic. That might seem like an odd choice, but honestly, it may be the best thing I’ve done for my exercise! If laughter is the best medicine, it may make for the best workout music, as well! I may test that out soon by listening to some old George Carlin tracks as I work out.
Well, that’s about all for now. I’m waiting to hear back about getting a blessing for my friend in the hospital, and if that happens tonight, I need to be ready to head out. Speaking of that friend, we were considering getting her a TV card, so that she has some entertainment while she’s stuck there. These cards allow you to watch the tiny televisions they have in the rooms, and cost 5 dollars a day. 5 DOLLARS A DAY??? Are they crazy? We had gotten such a card for my father, when he was in the same hospital recently, and I remember what their channel offerings were – between slim and none. How ridiculous.
On the other hand, they offer wi-fi for free (shhhh….), so we brought her tablet to her and let her use my sister’s Netflix account. Between that, YouTube, and other sites, she can watch pretty much anything she likes and not have to pay a dime. Seriously, at this point, I don’t know why anyone buys those cards anymore.
Well, have a good night (or whatever it is, whenever you’re reading this) and I should be back tomorrow, with all the bells and whistles!