Archive for May, 2015
Today I had a day to myself. My wife and kids were involved in an event, so I packed up my backpack and a portable hammock, and off I went.
I hiked ten miles and I was a little tired! It got a bit hot today. In the afternoon, I took a nice rest between two big oak trees. Everyone returned home this evening tired, but happy, and ready for a nice dinner on the patio!
I have been working out in garden and mulching to the extent of my feet looking dirty even after a shower! Time for an intervention! I didn’t want to leave home, or be inside, so I decided to do it myself..on the patio!
What better place to soak my feet and accidentally knock some of the water out, as I did, than outside, where I can hose it away? I gave myself a beautiful pedicure while sitting in my hammock chair!
But by the time I got home it was clear and pretty again, but cooler. I was planning on watering my flower pots, but Mother Nature did it for me! So, I can sit in my swinging hammock chair and rest…except, it’s wet! I can’t choose what she waters, I suppose?
Well, today I did! I put a hammock chair stand up and a new Pawleys Island hammock chair in it! I love it! There’s just nothing quite like the feeling of swinging…and it matches my patio perfectly!
Memorial Day is finally here…the unofficial “first day of summer”, even though the Summer Solstice is still 26 days away. It’s the day we have cookouts, pool parties, and the best part for many: a 3 day weekend!
Let us just take a moment, however, from our get togethers with our families, or our nap in our comfy quilted hammock , to thank our servicemen and women who have served or given their lives so that we may enjoy this freedom! Many are separated from their families so that we may be with ours! God Bless them!
This evening I was out on my patio, sitting in my Butterfly chair, enjoying the lovely weather. I was talking to my son until after dark. It was so nice to just relax and spend time together.
Then I noticed a little flicker up in the sky. It was the first lightening bug of the season! I only saw one, but I will be on the lookout for more!
This weekend I am finishing up planting the garden. I have planted tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, and a few odd plants I found. I found a miniature eggplant that can be grilled whole and a single serving spaghetti squash!
I like trying different types of plants for variety, and just to experiment. Sometimes they turn out wonderful, sometimes…not. But, hey, at the end of the day, I still have my hammock chair to rest in!
I’ve said it before, but this is going to be the summer I learn some bird sounds. I am going to find a CD to listen to in my car, then I will practice recognizing the sounds from my Byer of Maine hammock under the trees!
I just spent the last few days in Cape May with my Mother for our annual Cape May trip! Beautiful place that I am always happy to visit. I am so familiar with some of the houses that I look at each year.
When I was running on the promenade, I noticed that the pretty house with the purple trim did not have their pink Mayan hammock hanging from the porch yet? I hear they had a long winter, so perhaps its owners have not got around to hanging it yet?
The other night my whole family was gone. It doesn’t happen too often that I have the house to myself at night. I could do whatever I wanted to. First, I walked out on the patio and reveled in what a beautiful night it was.
Then I saw my Pawleys Island hammock out in the yard, and it seemed to call out to me. So I went over and plopped in, all propped up with about 6 pillows, and I just laid there for the longest time, looking up at the starry night sky. I truly enjoyed that simple, peaceful time, alone.