A Beautiful New Day

Up and out of the house at 5:00 a.m. for my early morning walk while listing to my favorite tunes. Went through one of my neighborhood parks where I often see the same early morning walkers. Some of them with their dogs who are happy to run through the sprinklers and chase birds across the beautiful green grass. I walked through some of the sprinklers myself this morning. At that point I was about half way through my walk and the cool water felt so good.

Back home, I had breakfast of the patio, and listened to the birds chirping and the doves cooing…


as I waited for the pool cleaning system to finish vacuuming the pool. That was my job in the past, and I’m grateful I don’t have to do that anymore.


When the pool was ready, I jumped in and started my water exercises. I found out those pool noodles make great push-up bars. You just get in the deep end of the pool, put two, or more, together and use them to do push-ups in the water. Let me tell you when your finished you’ll really feel the workout it gives your arms.

When my water exercises were completed, I headed back into the house, and my precious little kitty, Carmen, was waiting at the door for me just like she does everyday… She doesn’t look like a vicious wild animal that my daughter, Shantel, says attacks her feet when I’m not around, now does she?


I think Shantel might be telling stories on Carmen…:)

This day just keeps getting better, and better, because now Shantel and I are getting ready to go to Maggie’s Place where we will provide house coverage and we get to play with all the new-born babies. Then, when our shift is over, I’m taking Shantel out to lunch at Habit Grill. She’s been wanting to try this place because they have turkey burgers, fresh tuna steak sandwiches, veggie burgers, and lots of other healthy foods…I guess we will see if this place really does become a ‘Habit”.

And, while all that is going on, I have fresh shrimp in a bag in the refrigerator, in a little bit of olive oil and old bay seasoning, that will get grilled outside on the BBQ this evening and I will use them to make soft shrimp tacos for our dinner tonight. YUMMERS!

These are just some of the reasons why I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE summertime…and why I’m grateful for every Beautiful New Day!

Wishing all our friends and family lots of summertime fun too!

Stay Tuned!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Aunt Ellen
    Jun 14, 2013 @ 16:43:11

    These are the wonderful blessings that make our lives so fulfilled and gives us boost in self esteem. Lunch and dinner sound wonderful. Love you guys<3


  2. gotham girl
    Jun 16, 2013 @ 18:22:43

    What a beautiful way to start your day! OH my…I can just taste those soft shrimp tacos. I want those when I come to AZ next trip!! xoxo always…


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