I haven't felt this good in a long time, although I sort of crapped out in the afternoon. I managed several errands this morning followed by a walk at the gym. I walked yesterday and had some irritating leg cramps in the early morning. I just now reached in the fridge and pulled out a bottle of beer, then put it back. If I'm going to get leg cramps from walking the beer would only make them worse. I stretch out after any kind of exercise, but I guess at my age I can't avoid some pain. As they say, "no pain, no gain".
Whether it's the thyroid meds I'm taking or something else, my appetite has grown by leaps and bounds. I seem to be always hungry. My weight is about 123 now, so I wouldn't mind up to another 7 pounds, maybe even more than that.
The weather has been chilly, but when I get in the sun it feels quite warm.
The Sacramento County Animal Shelter has a lot more dogs than usual, so I decided to look and see what they had. The first two were German Shepherds - the most attractive being the male but he weighed in the 80#+ range. The female was in the 60's and looked like she was more of a mix. Page after page were lists and photos of pit bulls. Most of them looked extremely sweet, but with all the old people in my neighborhood, especially those with very small yappy dogs, I wouldn't want to think of the complaints I'd get. There was a dachshund or two but nothing I was truly interested in. I go through this about 2 or 3 times a year when I wish I had a doggie friend. Fortunately I snap back to my senses pretty quickly. I think a 45-pounder would be as small as I'd want to go, but I just don't need an animal to care for. If I lived in a house with a fenced yard, then I would definitely want a dog.
One of my nieces recently moved from NYC to Los Angeles. I have no idea where in L.A. she is, but those fires look frightening. She is originally from Sacramento, so she's a California girl at heart. I think I wouldn't mind New York State at all, but not the City. Actually it's probably too cold for me anywhere in NY now. I've been away from the East for too long and I think their winters are going to be worse for a few years.
I've rambled on for long enough now, so I will go sit in my easy chair and put my feet up, and take my glass of water along with me although I wish it was a beer!
Parting With Memories:
5 hours ago