It's hard to believe that Monday is Memorial Day and the traditional beginning of summer. This year is going by too fast!
I walked at the gym today and when I checked in it was my favorite guy at the desk. He is young and so friendly to everyone - a pleasure to see when I come in the door. Nearly all the employees are friendly but this one is special. He noted that I was by myself, and I mentioned that I come with the other 2 women when we do a longer workout; that I had heart disease and tried to walk every day possible. When I mentioned heart disease his face fell, and I felt bad about even mentioning it.
He has had tragedy in his family lately - a car accident took a couple of his cousins and a friend, and he is trying to get back to his cheerful demeanor. I wish I hadn't said anything about my problems, but I wasn't stressing the problematic part of it - just the reason why I try to walk every day.
Driving to and from the gym I came across really weird drivers in both directions. I hope to stay put at home on Monday and avoid the unsafe drivers. You always wonder where the cops are in these situations. Many of the intersections have cameras to make sure you aren't running a red light, but I can never tell when they are on. Jeannie can spot them immediately but I can't even see them much less what color is coming from them. I think they are blue when they are operating. I try to not even go through yellow lights much less run a red one.
I found a store in Sacramento that sells the squirrel proof bird feeders. Wow! The price tag leaves me to think I don't need a bird feeder. I would try Dizzy Dick's solution except that I don't have much space in the front. I'd have to put it in the back yard, which I considered, until I was leaving for the gym and saw one of the feral cats waddling along my back fence. It is obviously well fed and I just wish the residents wouldn't feed them. They still try to kill birds. So I will do without a feeder until I find one that I can hang from a tree branch, although the cats could lurk in another part of the tree. I thought of hanging it from my front porch roof, but since I have a hummingbird feeder there I don't know if any birds would show up. I don't see why it would matter to them if they want the nectar or seed.
I should think about fixing my dinner but after a protein shake I'm not all that hungry. I've been eating cherries all day long - gotta get them while they are in season. The lady at the farmer's market told me they will have a different variety next week - very dark, almost black cherries. She said they are sweet, so I'm in for some!
Have a good Memorial Day holiday and stay safe!
JUST THINK OF WARM SUNNY DAYS AND SPRING FLOWERS AL:))
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