Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Miscellaneous Wednesday

It's outdoor Wednesday and I'll be heading out shortly for a very fast walk with neighbors. On Monday Hunter and I went on a 4.38 mile walk in our neighborhood and made it in 45-50 minutes-which is really fast for us. Yesterday, he and I walked but had to stop to catch up with some other neighbors-so we cut our walk short and our pace was only 13 min mile. I'm trying to walk faster so I can keep up with the neighbor gals, one of whom is 70. I want to be able to talk as we walk and not feel so winded. I've never been a runner, but feel like this is training.
 So our daughter Kim and her family are camping for two days up in Estes. It never fails to rain on them and I'm hoping this trip will be different. This is a text I got this morning, bright and early. This is their campsite-isn't it beautiful. Kudos for my kids continuing to camp in Estes after so many years of being rained and flooded out. There were lots of Elk in their campsite and this doe was closest-behind the fire pit near the trees.

Petrol is staying with us while they're gone and she loves her little bed. Here she was yesterday in the kitchen just sitting in it. She's been here enough that she knows she has the run of the house.
Here is Hunter relaxing at our neighbor's house on Sunday evening. He is so comfortable there.
Our Peonies are finally blooming; I always love seeing them, but won't bring them in because they are generally filled with ants, even after rinsing. I found that out last year and then someone also commented to me that it is a common problem with Peonies. I also learned that is why we have so many yellow jackets on them before they open, because they feed off the ants; what's funny is I never see any ants on them.
I hope you have a fantastic day! For those in Texas experiencing flooding, please know you are in our prayers.
Joy to you!


  1. Have a fun walk. It looks like both of you guys have your own special spot in the house
    Lily & Edward

  2. Noreen, You are doing well with your walks. I love how pretty peonies are, yes, I knew about those ants. Maybe you might look on line and find a way of getting rid of the ants before bringing the flowers in. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  3. Maybe you are in training! Our red peony bloomed and we just noticed it yesterday. Right now we are scurrying about trying to get ready to leave on Monday!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. That is very fast!!! Mom says she is glad she walks alone most of the time because she would be winded all the time if she had to talk:) What an awesome peony!!!

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  5. Awwww love seeing the schnauzer. We have had two in our married years, the last, levi, died 3 years ago now. Time really goes by quickly. I am back to walking close to a mile and trying to walk faster too. Need to build my strength up again after the three surgeries and radiation the past 9 months. It is coming!!!

  6. Noreen, I love camping, but even though it looks like so much fun, don't know if I would like the tent. When I was younger though, I did. Two cute little guys enjoying life. Your peonies are beautiful..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  7. Wow, impressive walking. Good for you! Camping is just not for me, just give me a nice hotel room and that's enough adventure for me. :o)) Love the doggies, so, so cute!

  8. Our neighbor, when I was growing up, had a lot of peonies. They were beautiful but full of ants. Only 13 min mile? Before my diagnosis, I was lucky to break an 18 min mile ... I'm getting back there, but I'm realistic enough to know that a 16-17 min mile is no doubt the best I'll be able to achieve. Right now my goal is to extend my distance on a regular basis. ;-)


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