I'm picking Jeannie up when she gets off work, and we are going to do a little shopping. I don't have much - mainly for the Secret Santa family adult gift exchange, and just one or two others.
After a trip to the chiropractor this morning I stopped at the gym that I used to work out with Donald & Jeannie. I really like it better than the one nearer to me, but the difference in the time and miles to get there keeps me from going except when I'm in the area to begin with. I only walked 1.25 miles this morning - I needed a break after the 3+ mile walk yesterday. After that workout I found I wasn't sleepy and felt really wired, up until close to midnight when I decided to just go to bed. I slept really well. I notice a few issues I've been having for a year and a half are starting to improve with the extended walking.
I wish I could translate my energy into doing a good cleaning job in my house. I cleaned all the crumbs around and under my chair, washed the inside of my front car window, and that's about it. I noticed while driving against the lights last week I couldn't see a thing through my dirty windshield. It will probably still look smeared, but it's too cold to stay out there long. I also cleaned the Tiffany lamp a bit. It's going to sit where I left it until after New Years. I need some more money, for one thing.
I think I'm going to look for a decent recliner for myself after Christmas when there will hopefully be some sales. I can't spend a lot of money on one, and an upholstered chair rather than leather is fine with me. I just want something I can lean back in (or sit straight up) and a footrest that I can pop up when I want to put my feet up.
Does anyone make New Year's resolutions any more? It seems like a waste of time to me, although I am going to resolve to get back to sorting photographs. Rather than buy a whole bunch of albums, I think I will sort them as best as I can and put them into the photo boxes I bought when I started this. The trouble with those boxes is that they don't hold the photos in an upright position, and I still need to come up with a reasonable solution that I can use (and be able to find a photo I'm looking for).
I've been thinking about one of my favorite things to do, and that is TRAVEL! I'd love to go back to NY this coming spring, but I hate that plane ride. Worse than being on the plane for so long is the transfer at O'Hare - I barely have 15 minutes to run between two or three terminals to catch my connecting flight, whereas upon return to CA I have a 5 hour layover! I do have the alternative to fly into LaGuardia or JFK, but that makes it so much more difficult for someone to pick me up. My son doesn't live close to either one. But driving involves sitting for days on end, with no doggie to keep me company. I've been thinking about the many times we've driven along a deserted state highway in places like Montana, and stopped to stretch our legs. Invariably a herd of cows comes over to investigate, and of course I talk to them. Cows are more intelligent than people give them credit for, but I am beginning to think that about all animals. Do I sound like I have the classic RVer's "hitch itch"?
So there you have my choices: settle back in a recliner with my feet elevated, or find highways I've never traveled and drive across the country again!