Wednesday, January 30, 2013
January 30, 2013 Month is almost gone, already!
Sunday, I was out hiking the beach of Lake Superior again, looking for something of interest while waiting for a beautiful sunsest. Well.....as the afternoon progressed, it became very clear that the clouds were getting too heavy for that to happen. So, we moseyed back toward the truck, after having found this wonderful spot to catch some late day rays. It was so icy getting to these edge of shore rocks, I had to crawl to get there....both ways. I couldn't stand on the ice covered rocks and they ran downhill, of course. Don't want to break bones or camera. When I crawled back to the snow covered crusty rocks, Toby was waiting to "wowowowow" me. He never quite understands what I am up to when I do things like that.
The week has been a pretty social one for me. Seems like sometimes, everything happens at once. I was supposed to hike with the ladies group last week....lead them actually.....but because it was so dang cold, they postponed til Monday. It was warm, the snow was packy, and the biggest issue was how to dress so as to not sweat to death that day, while climbing up the hill. We all did fine, got some serious exercise, and had fun gabbing and them, seeing the views. After that, we went to our little local store and had beverages and visited some more. That was kind of fun for a change! :)
Tuesday, I went and visited another wonderful couple I don't see much any more, since I retired. We used to have a little visit session each day. Last week, again, because of cold or snow....someone was busy. But, I finally got there and got to try some of her wonderful "muffin tops," which kind of look like an oversized cookie. They were gingerbread and chewy and wonderful. I may have to look into making some of them myself.
This morning, I had my usual Wednesday morning Scrabble match with my mother. We were pretty evenly scoring until half way through the game, when she ended up with all the vowels. My win today. Then, we had a good visit and discussed the world problems. Don't know that we solved them, but we got them covered anyway.
I did manage to do my part, this week, and write my senators from Minnesota and explain to them my point of view on the gun issues. That seems to be something most of us do more talking about, as a rule, that writing where it "might" do some good. I made sure to tell them I thought a current comment ..... "gun control isn't about the guns, it's about the control" ......was pretty true. I discussed what I thought were some of the underlying issues. I even got a reply from one, already, even if it was rather noncommittal.
Tax forms are coming in. One other thing to finish up.....bookwork for taxes. Next on agenda.
I don't know where the rest of the week will go.....back to the quilt if it gets cold, probably. But, will leave you with the "almost sunset" photo from Sunday.