It get's louder the older you get... that's the sound your life makes as it goes racin' by! Don't waste no time on the junk that 'Don't mean nothin' '... focus on just the stuff that makes a difference... let that other crap just slide on by!
Brian from his blog “rv boon docking the good life”.
In my last few years I have reached a point in life that that saying really means a lot to me. I “knew it” years ago but only recently have been able to enact it with some success.
The empty food locker required me to go to the grocery store today. After a moderately successful trip to the HEB store, I headed down to the Wal-Mart to get the things that HEB does not carry. WHOA. Wal-Mart parking was totally full with folks roaming around waiting for a parking spot. Since I am not so good at waiting for non-essential things, my truck turned and ran from the crowd.
Back home the time was put to excellent use preparing a chicken stew for the next few days meals. As usual it was near perfect for lunch. After it has aged a couple of days in the freezer it will be perfect. As I write this at 9:45 pm I hear the wind from the cold front picking up outside. The next couple of days are supposed to be our winter time. It will be just right for hot stew and tea or coffee as I study my art book I got for Christmas.
There has been little black ants showing up every day or two. About three to ten will show up on the kitchen counter. Today I unpacked the cabinets and searched the entire kitchen area for their entry point. Not a thing showed up. I sprayed insecticide up behind all the appliances and at any point that a wire or tubing came into the rig. Tonight as I type two more of the little devils came out of hiding. I will win, but when WHO KNOWS. It seems every time I have to park under trees I get some kind of insect attack.
After a day of inside chores, I needed some walking time so I went to the beach park at dusk. The colors were pretty good, but I need to carry my tripod to get better time exposure shots. The first is the fishing pier at night. Very little action during the hour or so I was visiting folks.
The beach area looked pleasant and a few folks were enjoying the warn evening air by a stroll on the beach. It surprises me how few mosquitoes are at the beach park here.
And as I was leaving the view back toward the harbor seemed appealing so I tried a hand held long exposure again with moderate success. At least the colors were lovely.
I wish everyone a wonderful NEW YEAR and hope that you make time to get out and have tooooo much fun. TheOFM