Happy New Years, and may all your resolutions be true.
Pictures: Clark’s Grebe.
Cold and Windy: It is up on us for sure. A long time ago there was a person that was in my life that was both my best friend and lover, and as we laid down in bed one night she said these words that made me smile “Brrrr, I hear that cold north wind blowing.”. For some reason these words fell on my ears that night with great warmth and satisfaction as we snuggled close together. Now, when it is cold and windy I always remember that cold and beautiful winter night and for just a brief moment, a warm satisfying feeling flows through me …… and I smile. Maybe 30 years ago? …… a long time ago at any rate. Odd, the silly things that stick in one’s mind.
The wind has kicked up pretty high this afternoon and the temperature is dropping, feels like winter. Weatherman says it will dip just below freezing tonight. I guess I’ve got to expect some of that even here 😦 It’ll pass soon enough.
I’ll get some more of this in April when I take off for Grants, NM to my summer volunteering job. Looking at the weather averages for April in Grants, it looks like it will hit that just below freezing about every night for the month. The weather won’t be to my liking till about June in Grants.
Night folks and Happy New Years:
Pictures: Canyon Towhee. “I’ve had it, I’m going to jump! ”
“You can’t see me, I’m hiding”
Bug : My bug is under control for now and I hope it stays that way. I still have a good bit of congestion but not bad. It came on strong but I threw a lot of medicines at it to include some old antibiotics that I had. Don’t know what help or what didn’t but I think all the medicines I took did help. My friend told me that antibiotics have only a year shelf life and my where very old but I think they helped.
Exercise: Short walk. I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 2.43mi, time: 50:14, pace: 20:42min/mi, speed: 2.90mi/h.
Weather: Looks like we might be getting that all elusive rain, yet again here in the desert, along with some wind and cooler temperstures. But as it is most of the time it is better than what the rest of the country is getting for weather ❄
Pictures: Barn Swallows.
Hanging out: I am pretty much just hanging out today, doing a lot of nothing, life is good.
Verizon : Verizon is not giving me the discount that they said they would when I signed up for their data package. They did the first month but not this month, so I called in and the person I talked with took the ten dollars off my bill but did not acknowledge that the discount was on there and now I am wondering if they are eventually not going to give it to me? No matter, I will still keep the deal because I can’t beat it anywhere, however I will keep trying to save my $10 a month if I can.
It was odd how they did that discount. They offered it to many of the folks who first switched from Millenicom to Verizon but then stopped offering to the ones that switch later. I think now they are going to try not to honor it, and if they don’t I have no way to prove that they said they would give it to me. Maybe it’ll work out.
Workout Summary: I am not getting the good mileage I was last year 😦
WEEK OF 12/21/2014 – 12/27/2014
Exercise: Short walk. I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 2.34mi, time: 49:21, pace: 21:06min/mi, speed: 2.84mi/h.
Pictures: Field Sparrow.
Sunny and Cool : It is a beautiful day and just a little chilly for here, but far better than most other places I might could be. Today the sun is giving me the solar love that I so crave …… and it feels good 🌞
Exercise: Another short walk. I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 2.06mi, time: 38:47, pace: 18:52min/mi, speed: 3.18mi/h.
Pictures: Red Crossbill
Out: I got out for a bit today just for something to do, little trip into Blythe.
Exercise: Took a little walk today. I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 2.25mi, time: 44:42, pace: 19:51min/mi, speed: 3.02mi/h.
Pictures: This a bird I seen only one time and I didn’t get a great pictures, but enough of one to remember. This picture taken in KY 8 years ago, Cape May Warbler.
Mountain Chickadee, picture taken in Cloudcroft, NM.
Windy : Today is a windy day here at the Tom Wells exit off I 10 about 5 miles from the California border. The temperature is about 60° at 12:30 pm. I’ll stay in for the bigger part of the day but I did go out for a while at 11 this morning. The truck stops are open even on Christmas and the one in Ehrenberg has a Cinnabon in it, so I did bad and had me one. It was mighty good.
The truck stops has a Wendy’s restaurant too and it was full of people eating hamburger and french fries, I was surprised.
Pictures: Black-headed Grosbeak, these pictures taken in Cloudcroft, NM.
Black-headed Grosbeak Female
Tablet: My tablet is fitting my restless ways well. I often get up and wonder around and than a few minutes later I’m back on the tablet blogging, browsing, or whatever. This fits good with the fast on and off of the tablet, the low power use of the tablet is a plus too. When I’m not using the tablet my Hotspot set’s resting peacefully and is ready as soon as the tablet is on. All a good fit for me.
Bug: It is not gone but it is sure in a better place for now.
The Interveiw: The movie (The Interview) is on Google Play but I’m not all that big on comic or I would have rented it. At any rate it is out there for those who want to see it.
Xmas Holiday: I guess it is here again. Hope everyone is having a happy one 🙂 I see lots of people out on the road so please be careful while out and about folks. Oh. and don’t make your fires too big tonight.
Pictures: A bright red Cardinal for Xmas.
Exercise: I kind of made myself get out and get started but once started I went for a while, a good walk for me.
I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 5.81mi, time: 01:50:29, pace: 19:02min/mi, speed: 3.15mi/h.
The bug: I am not out of the woods yet but I think I’m doing better, even though I do have my moments of “Oh no, this ain’t over yet”. I’m sure all the medicine I’m taking is helping.
Blythe: Took Little trip into Blythe today, figured I had better get my shopping done before the big holiday. I should have everything I need to do me till after Xmas now. I didn’t much feel like going this morning but I felt a little better this afternoon and decided I had better go.
Pictures: Back to old shots today. Here is a couple Yucca plants.
Bug: The little bug is kicking, and I am throwing a few pills at it 💊 Well, I’m sure that there are lots more folks out there fighting this little bug alone with me, and it will pass with time. At this time in my life I’m not quick to wish away time but this can hurry alone if it likes!
Pictures: This should be the last of these little guys for a while. I’m still thinking this is the Black-tailed Gnatcatcher. Any of you birders out there are welcome to speak up.
Exercise: I made myself go out for a short walk, didn’t feel any worst out than I do in, so a good thing ☺ I walked with MapMyWalk+! Distance: 2.30mi, time: 44:31, pace: 19:21min/mi, speed: 3.10mi/h.