Another side effect of aging – We have a fairly long driveway with a three to four foot strip of land that runs along the neighbor’s stone wall. It was a tough place for plants because it gets hot between the macadam driveway and the stone wall. Because of the slope, it also gets a lot of rain then, then is baked dry. The deer liked to cruise for dinner too. Over the years I found plants that work. Irises, ribbon and some other grasses and day lilies that deer don’t like. It’s work. It has to be weeded (yes weeds grow in any environment) and at the end of the summer, everything had to be cut down. This year we removed all the plants and are putting in landscape stone (my least favorite thing in the world). It will look clean and be a lot less work. Won’t be as pretty but my bones and muscles will appreciate it. #toooldtocare
They are here! – We have holly bushes along the front of the house. The berries are starting to turn with half of them red and the other half almost red. Every year a flock of robins comes in at some point to eat them all. It’s a flock of at least 20 birds. Yesterday I saw a scout checking them out. Those berries won’t be around for long. #hungryhungrybirds
Finally, good news — The past few months have been full of bad health news about aging relatives. This week we heard a bit of good news. After almost eight weeks in either a hospital or rehab facility, my oldest brother came home. He is 91 so it’s a miracle that he is doing so well. #hopethislasts
The gym update – One of the very few people I talk to has been MIA for over a month. She had a health crisis. Although she wants to come back, she doesn’t have the stamina yet. The crazy lady who had me mixed up with every other white older woman there is in Africa for several weeks on vacation. It’s been a peaceful but somewhat lonely time at the gym. I don’t like a lot of jibber-jabber (especially before coffee) but a few sentences of greeting are nice. In the meantime, I’m upping my routine. #thegrassisalwaysgreener
People are crazy – There has been a lot in the news lately about not letting your car run while you dash into a store. Too easy to steal. Yet every day I go to Starbucks there is at least one engine running and no one inside. They may have done a mobile order and expected to be back out in 30 seconds but even with pre-order, you often have to wait. I don’t understand why it’s so hard to turn the engine off. #stupidpeoplewonderwhythingshappen
So how was your week?