|Yarrow blooms; lavender just coming into bloom|
Getting dressed in the morning is not my first priority. I enjoy a little quiet time in my pajamas and robe, sipping a cup of hot chocolate. Mike, on the other hand, gets dressed as soon as he’s up and heads outside. He gets the dogs up and when he has breakfasted, he takes them for a walk. Naturally, in his absence, the dogs still expect that early walk, so I have to alter my routine.
It was a good day. The dogs were more settled and we had our two walks. I picked up my sister and we went to a customer appreciation barbecue for lunch. And then son Clint invited me to join his family for dinner at Tomato Bros in celebration of Maycie’s birthday. I was happy to go.
Two staycation gifts came today – Simple Christmas Tidings: Scrappy Quilts and Projects for Yuletide Style, by Kim Diehl, and Ladies of Leisure (vintage quilts and linens)
by Suzanne McNeill.
|Cactus blooms on my driveway|
Of course, Mike's travel was never far from my mind. He had said he would return home if trouble with his GPS continued, and if he did, my workroom would need to be quickly reconverted to a kitchen so that I could fix supper. But when I hadn’t heard by early afternoon, I figured I was safe.
Mike called after supper to say he was in Arkata. The new cord seemed to correct the GPS issues. His route took him through the Redwood National Park, and he had enjoyed the day. He even shopped at a Harbor Freight store and bought himself a small but powerful flashlight.
On to Day 3. KW