Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Rockport Saturday

I woke up this morning thinking about all the things that need to get done soon. In this lifestyle, I hardly ever stress about having too much to do, but for some reason this morning, my mind was racing all over the place. When I got up, I made a list of the things I needed to get done today, and the projects that will need to be worked on over the next few weeks.

Our time here in Rockport is getting short, and it's time to think about planning the next few months. We'll be here one more week, then on to Kerrville for the "gathering" -- stay tuned for what comes after that.

Jim and I got out for our walk about the same time Dortha and Mark did, although we didn't all walk together. When we got back, I started in on the cleaning and straightening. One thing about living in a small space is that it doesn't take much out of place to really get on my nerves. I just needed to get things back in order! That's quite a change for me, I used to be pretty laid back about a neat and clean house. Although it wasn't laundry day, Jim found a reason to need to go to the store, I think he just wanted to be out of my way for a while! I did get quite a bit of cleaning done while he was gone, including vacuuming the floors.

Dortha was making a pizza dish for dinner today and I made a salad. After we ate, we decided to go see if we could find some roseate spoonbills, as we'd been told they spend the night near a bird observation deck just up the road. Jim also wanted to go by the store again to pick up some items he forgot earlier. We found some pelicans, and we did see the spoonbills, but they were a long ways off so no pictures.
Today's white pelican:
And today's brown pelican:

When we stopped the car to get out and take pictures, these two dock kitties thought we might have some food for them. Sorry, guys!

We went on to the store and made it past the Dairy Queen on the way home with no whining! Jim's also doing really well; he's lost about 20 pounds now. He's walking most mornings and is eating much the same way I am. Great job!

1 comment:

Joe and Sherri said...

Well that is great Jim!!! I drove by Whataburger yesterday on the way to Wally World and gained two pounds!! I need to know your secret. Got all my doctor stuff done sept for the tunnel tour which they will do in a couple of weeks. All is well...said I could start on Viagra anytime...just can't remember why???

Joe and Sherri