Archive for April, 2012
What a beautiful crisp and clear morning I woke up to! I am so grateful! The birds were singing and the sun was shining. Days like is make me feel so happy. I enjoy the sounds of the different birds, but I don’t know what kinds of birds I am hearing unless I see them and they are in the dense maple leaves, so sometimes I hear them but don’t see them.
Maybe, when I am older and retired and have much more time, I will learn the birds by their songs. I will just lay around in my Mayan hammock under the tress and listen and observe. I will study one of the CDs that have the sounds of birds. Well, that isn’t going to be for some time…so for now, I will just enjoy the music!
Hey, wow, you won’t believe this! My wife is usually doggone good at planning vacations and short trips, weekends, etc. Well, this past weekend, we drove to Ocean City, MD for the 18th annual International Kite Festival. So we got there, checked into our room, and my wife walks out on the balcony to take a look. She said “it doesn’t look the kite festival”. I went to look and said, “well, there are kites out”, and she said “they are from the Kite Loft, they always have some out”.
So, later, at the Kite Loft, I hear her asking about the kite festival and they tell her “it’s next weekend”! She says are they joking? No, we would never joke about that! She told them she saw this date on the website. So, she was inside causing a panic while I am hanging out in a hammock chair on the front porch! Poor wife, a bit disappointed, but we are still away for the weekend at the beach and we will have fun, I tell her, and it was a very nice family time!
The turkey on the barbecue grill, last week, was a huge hit with my son’s girlfriend. She proclaimed, “This was the best turkey I ever ate”!
We all hung out in our own butterfly chair after dinner, sitting around talking about how good it was. We made plans to have more meals with a turkey on the grill. Looks like I started something I might regret! More work for me!
Today my beautiful girlfriend and I spent the whole evening, after track, picking up garbage along the road. We went all over the area, having some laughs along the way. I never understand why people litter, though.
But what I was really looking forward to was to just snuggle up next to her in my swinging hammock chair and spend time talking and cuddling. So, that’s what we did when we were finished. Having a comfy hammock chair made our time 50 times better!
My husband is so hard to surprise. You’d think by now I’d be able guess what he would and wouldn’t like, but I can’t. He’s just so picky and never seems to have a straight opinion. I wanted to do something special without having to ask him about it.
I decided to narrow it down to his favorite things: outdoors, sleeping, and relaxing with me, I asked around some ideas of what would work for all three and my friend suggested a hammock! I found that such a great idea, then I found the most unique one ever! The Outback Chair Company has an Urban Balance Wave hammock. This will hold up well in the weather and he can use it at the lake this summer. He was so surprised and now we are spending a lot of time in it!
No relaxing in one of my camping hammocks today, which is what I planned on doing. My wife has a bright idea! But it has me cooking all day! I am going to make a turkey in our Weber charcoal grill, for my son’s girlfriend, and of course, for the whole family too. I haven’t made one for so many years. They are really good on the grill, and so moist!
I just became her new “burger guy”, my wife says. She said she lost her grilling job, because my burgers were so good! We will see how this turkey turns out today…
The Garden Decor Guru has talked about gazing balls and gazing stakes in her garden, recently. So, I wanted to share my gazing ball wind chime. I love this thing! I have it hanging from my balcony.
I enjoy it in the daytime and and also at night, when it really glows. I love anything celestial, then the pretty blue ball with it. I also sit in my knotted hammock chair up here on the balcony and swing around admiring my wind chime. Then, when I am in bed, and the wind blows, I get the pleasure of hearing the wind chime!
So, as I said yesterday, my Mom got me a hammock chair this year for my birthday. I actually think it should be called a “homework chair”! Well, because it isn’t quite warm enough, and daylight enough, yet, to do my homework outside in the evening, my Dad hung my chair in my bedroom corner! It is so perfect!
It helps me relax to focus on homework and also before I go to bed. Because, even though I am so tired at bedtime, sometimes my mind is still busy reliving the school day events. It helps me to calm down before I get into bed. I highly recommend these hammock swings for anyone and everyone!
I’m in a lot of advanced classes at school, and as much as I love it, I can’t help but feel it gets stressful! Plus, having track on my agenda every day gets tiring. When I got home afterwards, I dreaded doing my homework. Then my Mom got me a hammock chair for my birthday! It was one of the best presents ever!
I just love sitting in it, and doing my work is way more fun now. My friends come over, and it seems I can’t get them out of it! It’s way cool! I’m hoping this summer my Mom will get a couple more hammock chairs. That way, we can all hang out in them together. It will be awesome!
So, my wife was planning on going to a movie after her 40 mile bike ride, first big ride of the year. We were taking our youngest son to see Titanic in 3D. He was so excited, as that is one of his favorite movies. She said she would be home around 4:00pm. We get a call around 4:30 that she is trapped in accident traffic! Oh, no! I told my son we probably wouldn’t be going to a movie tonight.
So, she never got home until 7:00pm! At least she is fine. We will go the next night. Besides, once she got in that hammock to rest, there’s was no getting her out of it! She said her legs were burning, but, you know what? She never complained about the bun!