The site rent bills were sent out today and I paid mine already. The month of January was a killer for my utilities - both gas and electric. I hope better weather lies ahead, and wish today was just the beginning of what is to come. I think there may be some rain in our forecast, but not enough to do anything about the drought, so we'll be hearing about it all year.
I made a quick trip to Costco this morning and topped off my gas tank while there, at 2.099 a gallon. I've figured out that Gov. Brown has already added the cap in trade tax, and the price should actually be about $1.97.
With the walking I'm doing at least 5x a week my legs ache, so today I didn't do the incline or "rolling hills". I'm so irritated about my blood pressure - the doctor wants me to monitor it and write down the numbers. I suppose he is right because sometimes the bp is normal, but when the top number goes above 140 I've always been told that isn't good. Sometimes it is in the 150's and close to 160. How high is too high? I hate checking it all the time, but if I don't then what happens if it reaches the 180's or 190's? I'd never know it until it killed me. What makes me really upset is that all the internet advice I've ever read is that walking is the best thing seniors can do to keep their blood pressure from being a problem. Well, how much do I need to walk? I shouldn't complain so much as I actually enjoy the exercise, but oh, my aching muscular legs!
My granddaughter's (Autumn) girl scout troop had some $$ left over in their treasury, and they agreed to spend it on a couple of hours riding horses. I'm not sure if I'll go but Jeannie just called to invite me. It should be fun for a group of 8 yr olds. I wouldn't mind going riding myself even though I haven't been on a horse in years. I took riding lessons for several weeks when I lived in Ireland, although I never did like the English style of riding, saddle, etc. I did pretty well but one time I lost control of the horse or something spooked her, and I held on for dear life but eventually brought her under control. I'm too old to fall off a horse, but never had another opportunity to ride. I'm willing to let well enough alone, but they sure are beautiful animals.
I'm getting hungry and think I'll see what I can conjure up for supper. Good weekend, everybody!
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