I was awake and up out of bed on Tuesday, Jan. 1st, 2019 at 6:30. I don’t know why I was felt so wide awake as it was 11:30 AZ time last night when we crawled into bed. There was tossing and turning involved too so likely closer to midnight before I actually dropped off to sleep. Happy New Year, Sweetie, I love you being the last words spoken between us. Hey! We could have switched over to Pacific Time and celebrated the arrival again. It's a new year! What is it going to bring?
|I should have known from looking at this low bank of clouds|
to the south that the day would be a cold one
It was a cool windy start to the day but not below 46F so I’m not complaining. By the time I finished my ‘eve’ post, Bill was up and it remained dark outside until closer to 7:15. So we sat together for a few minutes. I bundled and went for my walk around the park. Sometimes, I almost talk myself out of it but within 10 minutes I am enjoying it too much to turn back. I met Loree and Freddy, one of our last morning 'meets' here as they are leaving tomorrow. That will be sad to see our friends pulling away but inevitable.
|The oleander is so pretty with blooms and buds ready to burst|
Today, the park game is Corn Hole aka Bean Bag Toss and it is at 9:30. Knowing that I wanted to have a go at the game, I poached us eggs on toast for breakfast at 8:30. When Bill nudged Clemson in the bed at 9 (to make sure he was still breathing!) I took him out for his morning business. He'd slept through the night for the 3rd night in a row. Yay! The sun was out in full glory in a full blue sky but that wind was very strong and cold. I decided I wasn't going to corn hole today. We weren’t even sure if it was going to be offered since it was New Year’s Day.
|The sun reached across the road on the Felicity village first|
Rob and Pat popped over for a few minutes to discuss the upcoming days and then they headed off into Yuma for some errands. We cleaned up dishes and I got busy making chocolate chip cookies, the easy way. By opening a pack of rolled dough and spooning them onto the baking sheet. My success making a regular chocolate chip cookie in the convection oven is never anything I want to talk about. Not usually very successful in other words. These are bound to turn out and Bill will be happy for the treat.
Ron popped over for a few minutes to chat and see if we had any garbage to go since he was making a truck run. I searched under our bed for something Pat and I were talking about a bit ago and while I didn’t find that, I did pull out 3 of my craft projects. With these days being cool, it would be a good time to work on them. I also pulled out several cd's with pictures and some videos that we either had made, made ourselves or were made for us. It will be fun to see what is on them as they date back to 2007 and forward.
I watched a couple of the videos on the discs on Bill’s laptop and looked at some old pictures on others on my laptop. For some reason, my ThinkPad isn’t letting me see the videos. Well, they made me smile! When Rob and Pat returned from Yuma we took a walk up to the office, all of us wanting to check our mail and sure enough Jess and Matt’s Christmas card was there waiting for us. It was worth the walk in the cold wind and we really were expecting it any day.
|Loree is looking for one thing depicting Arizona and we were discussing|
night lights last evening
(with flash, the ceramic frame looks wooden)
|I just wanted to show her our bedroom one|
(this is without flash so the silhouette shows as we see it)
We read our books and dozed and Bill took Clemson out for a couple of walks late afternoon. Nature calls but Clem is taking his time today. Good thing he has his fleece coat on or he’d freeze his little legs off. It was an inside cooking day but instead of the leftover chicken and dumplings, we had French fries and chicken nuggets in our fryer. Our salad fixings and veggies (other than things I like) are gone so we are scheduled for a grocery run on Thursday for a few things.
|Supper was very good and a quick clean up|
I didn’t get out to take pictures today and nothing really eventful happened so I will close this sooner than later. It was a perfect cooling down, relaxing day after many busy ones. I hope you all enjoyed your first day in a new year!
|A sunset picture for you - not tonight's but a pretty one through the screen door|
Thank you for popping in, I hope you enjoyed the read today.