Thursday, January 16, 2014

Yikes it's early and other obvious observations

I shouldn't be surprised that I woke up at 4:30am as I fell asleep at 8:30 last night. I started attending an hour long exercise class (aerobics, kickboxing and weight work) and was pretty tired!

The dog thought the early hour was great! "Let's play with my squirrel toy! Tug of war! Keep away! Fetch!" - yikes, it really was too early for that. She is back asleep now.

I am happy to report that the neighbor's falling tree that might have brought down many others and hit our carport has been cut down. The crew managed to make it fall a completely different direction right toward our shed. I sat looking out the window expecting the shed to be flattened but just the top of the tree brushed the side. Boy were they lucky as the way it fell was a complete surprise to them. They then tried to get us to hire them to do tree work. Ummm, I don't think so. I did notice major woodpecker damage to one of our trees in the woods though and have scheduled the arborist for this afternoon.

We are getting ready to leave Friday morning to visit family in CA and I am trying to wrap my mind around packing for highs of 85! This is not a bad thing just hard to imagine when it is 25.

Volunteer work this morning and then I'll come home and start working through our travel preparation checklist.

Hope you have a great day!


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    1. The class is awesome and trust me I am doing it at about the lowest level possible so I have lots of room for increasing the intensity. The goal is two days weight training and one day class each week.

  2. We're going to be in Malibu this weekend, and I am so excited about the warm weather we'll be having. Have a wonderful time on your trip!

    1. Its been hard to pack - when it is cold it is hard to imagine what you want to wear in a different climate LOL. We are packed and the dog is at her vacation home so just waiting to leave in the morning. We'll be in Pasadena and the Thousand Oaks areas.

    2. We lived in Thousand Oaks when first got married. Malibu is just over the hill! :-)

    3. Yes, so many wonderful places. I lived there for 20+ years and Hubby was for all of his life until we moved here 17 years ago. We plan to retire in CA in 4+ years.