I walked around the lake this morning and it was 70 degrees and humid again, but that is a lot better than ice when I can't walk!! It really isn't that bad if you go early enough. I didn't get really hot until I had walked about 4 miles and by then I only had a couple more miles to walk.
Everyone who exercises around where I live must have been out this morning before it got too hot because there were lots and lots of people. I started counting them but lost count after 38 and that was only about a quarter of the way around the lake.
Not much wildlife about but I did spot this little snapping turtle hiding in the grass. I see so many of the turtle eggs smashed that it was nice to see that this little guy survived.
A pretty quiet walk this morning in spite of all the people. Most looked like they just wanted to get this over with so they could get cool again. Not many happy faces about. I still smiled at everyone and wished them a good morning. There were the usual regulars who like me don't mind to walk in any kind of weather. : )
I found a couple of coins, a nickel and a penny.
I took 12,824 steps on my walk which for me was 6.2 miles.
A few people commented on the milk truck from yesterday and milkmen.
Just a few more thoughts about the milkman from yesteryear. We had a silver milkbox that was kept outside the back door given to us by the milkman. He would leave our milk in quart bottles there a few times a week. We would wash and put the empty bottles back in the milkbox for him to take away to get refilled with milk. You could also order other dairy products and they too would appear in the box next time. I don't know how often but a bill would appear in the box at times and my mom would put the payment in the box to be picked up the next day. It was a good system and we never had to run to the store for milk.
Sometime in the mid to late 60's the Garden State store opened in my town and we started going there for our milk. You could get 1/2 gallon bottles which was a big thing back then. So that was the end of our milkman coming to the house. Kind of sad.
I now have one of those silver milkboxes sitting on my stoop by the front door. It is no longer for milk but I keep a little garden shovel and gloves in it.
A got some bread started in the machine, a couple of loads of laundry hung up on the line, then had some breakfast. I got some strawberries yesterday so put them on my Cocoa Krispies. : )
Then I left to do a few errands. One was a stop at the bank and another was to pick up some more yarn at JoAnne's. I went to get some more Simply Soft Yarn by Carron. As luck would have it, it was on sale - $1.50 off each skein - so I saved $10.50.
Waiting in line with my yarn I started talking to the woman in front of me. She had a card of buttons in her hand to buy. She told me that this was her second time in the store today. I laughed as she told me her story.
She came out to just buy the card of buttons, but walking around the store she picked up material and other items because they were all on sale and ended up spending over $200. She got her stuff in the car and realized that she had forgotten to pick up the card of buttons that she originally came out for!! So there she was in line again. This time with her $3 card of buttons. : )
When I got back home, my clothes were dried and the bread was just about done. I waited and had lunch once it was done. A couple of nice warm pieces of bread with butter and jelly.
Got some work done around the house, cleaning bathrooms, some dishes and just a general clean up.
Now is my time to relax - read some blogs and hopefully have some time to read my book before Ken comes home from work.
We have to go out this evening and pick up a few things to take with us tomorrow up to our land. Ken has been using some of his vacation days on these Fridays. He is getting used to and liking working a four day week!
Hope all is well in your part of the world.
A smile from me to you. : )
On cable TV they have a weather channel -
24 hours of weather.
We had something like that
where I grew up.
We called it a window.
~ Dan Spencer