Well I have a feeling this is going to be another slow day but we do have some things we need to do. I woke up about 5:30, went down the steps and started the coffee. Dean joined me a short time later. Of course I also read my emails, blogs, checked Facebook, read a devotional, etc.
It is beginning to warm up so we decided to walk here in the park today. It seemed just a little damp out and we didn't want to be too far from the rig if it starts raining. We made it around 3 times, just shy of 1.25 miles. The main thing....we walked!
|This lady is here every morning as we walk by.|
I forced myself to weigh this morning - expecting it to be bad since we've ate so much food (or so it seems) the past week or so. I was pleasantly surprised to see it had hardly changed since I weighed over a week ago. Of course I want to keep losing, but just knowing you haven't gained is a big plus. Tomorrow the temperatures are supposed to be back in the 70's and later today it is supposed to hit 60, so I think we'll be back to our morning walks!
I ran out of yogurt, so I suggested we have pancakes this morning. Dean agreed it sounded good. We bought this 7 grain pancake mix in Indiana back in August. We've used it 2 or 3 times. I keep it in the freezer to keep it fresh. The pancakes are pretty dense and heavy. I made us each 3 small pancakes topping them with real butter and real maple syrup. These are some pretty awesome pancakes.
|Our yummy pancakes!|
The oranges we bought at Don Wes Flea Market a week or so ago ripened, so I put them in the refrigerator a day or two ago. Dean was going to have one and asked if I'd like one as well. I sure do!
We are having another group meal with our Heartland friends on Sunday and I will be making bread pudding. I needed a few things for that, plus a few other groceries that should pretty much get us through the end of the month. We needed to make a stop at Lowe's to get some tape that Dean could use to fix our shower door. A couple of people I know (you all might know them too) both missed the fact no one secured the shower door when we moved from Johnson City to Mission. We are very lucky the shower doors were all okay, and we didn't find them shattered all over the bathroom floor. The handle on the door that holds the shower doors in place fell off but nothing was broken. Dean will need tape to put it back on. The door had tape on it that the handle fit over the tape on the door, but when ithe handle came off the tape tore. Hopefully, when he applies the tape he purchased to replace the tape that was there, it will be thick enough to hold it in place and will do the trick.
I was also out of hair spray. I wanted fragrence free so we stopped at Sally's Beauty Supply and low and behold they have the one I use. I was happy about that. Of course neither one of us enjoys driving in the traffic here, but I have to admit most everything we might want to do as far as shopping is pretty close to us.
Our final stop was at Walmart's. One of the things I wanted to get was a small pork roast. I looked the smaller roasts over, finally selecting one to put in the cart without even looking at anything bigger than about 2-2.5# roast. Dean said there are some others down here that are only only 1.79 #. Because he took the time to look, I was able to get a 5 # one for $1. more than the 2-2.5# one I put in the cart. We'll cut it in half and freeze half for another time. Nice bargain thanks to Dean!
One of the things Dean and I want to start doing is taking in a movie every other week or so. He loves to go to the movies - I'm not sure if it's to really see the show or just to eat their popcorn. He loves the popcorn at a movie theater. I'm going to do a little research to see if they offer senior rates and if so, is it any particular day. Update: It seems Monday's the tickets are less so we plan to go to the matinee (between noon and 4) which works great for us.
I just looked out the window. Coming down the road are three owners walking their dogs, about 1/4 block apart. Shortly after that here comes one... no two more - about the same distance apart. Almost looked like an orchestrated doggie parade! I took a picture; unfortunately, it was too blurry to use.
We are still waiting on Gabriel to come and repair our gate valves - so we've tried to stay somewhat close to home, and the guy who wanted to wash and wax the truck and RV has never shown up either. The wash and wax you can somewhat understand with the drizzle we've had - we would prefer it be dry when he does that work. We really expected the gate valves to be repaired by now. Hopefully soon!
We cleared some more food out of the frig this evening - it looks like I might have to cook again by the first of the week!
We do have some plans for tomorrow so check back to see what we will be up to.