Samson was exhausted after visiting his friends at ProGroomers for a much needed bath on Monday!
I spent a lot of time this week nursing shin splints I brought with me from Florida. I was hoping they would just go away during our travels to RI. Or maybe if I just ignored them? But nope! So, while I was enjoying the weekend walk/run time on the Coventry HS track with Laura, I had to give it a rest. I’m feeling much better after a week of rest, ice, and the discovery of compression socks, so I joined Laura at 5:20am today to ease back into a routine. Came home and applied ice – no pain! Woohoo! I will take it easy for a while though.
Catching a glimpse of wildlife makes these early morning outings even more worthwhile. Last weekend, Laura and I saw 2 rabbits and a deer as we walked. Today, Laura spotted a bunny. I saw a fox and a deer while driving home. Makes me want to go back to waking up early every day. Samson and I used to see deer all the time during our early morning walks here at camp.
Emma has visited a few times and we’ve been working on our tent making skills.
She also taught us her favorite card game – “Garbage.” She and Dave beat me every time!!
We tried making ice cream in mason jars. Emma and Sabrina had a giggly good time shaking the cream, sugar, vanilla, and salt mixture for 5 minutes. The end result was kind of weird though, so we’ll ditch that recipe and try some others I’ve collected.
Dave took Emma and Sabrina down to the lake while I relaxed in my recliner with ice on my shin.
Dave spotted this insect the other day – any idea what it is? I had to go online and research it. Discovered it is called a Crane fly and completely harmless.
We also spotted this butterfly – another research project for me. It’s a Red Spotted Purple.
Nine lives and Lost lives:
We thought Audrey was on her way out once again, but she apparently just used up another of her 9 lives..She appears to be just fine now – just another “cold.” Sadly though, her Pug friend, Bubba, crossed the Rainbow Bridge last week. Bubba would always want to come in the camper and go look for Audrey. We’ll all miss you Bubba!
We continue to keep our outings limited to laundromat and grocery stores. And visits to Laura’s house. We never really went out much anyway, so no real change for us. We continue to wear masks and are grateful that most others do too.
I did play Rummikub with my camp neighbor, Elaine, yesterday. She and Robert joined us for a campfire last night also. Just being mindful of distance and hand washing and keeping our hands away from our faces.