The summer of 2017 has been busy, intense, rewarding, demanding, short…and is almost over. In fact let me declare it over because I leave on my fall road trip in two weeks—which obviously means fall begins on August 26th. The more I get used to this world of “fakery” the easier to live within it. Consider this: Donald Trump is a fake president—behind all the photos and stories there’s a “real” president, leader, congress who will not let anything truly awful happen to us! It’s okay. Take a deep breath and believe me when I tell you August 26th is the first day of autumn.
Since I last posted, I’ve been writing The Book, going to real-work, enjoying the bacterial infection from hell (I may now hold the world’s seven-day Netflixing record), and getting to know my newest great-grandchild, Kalia.
I am going to be blogging regularly again, starting today, on Time and Place (mneset.me) because, finally, Traveling 2017 begins.
A few pictures from life In New Mexico these past weeks.
FRIENDS COME TO TOWN.
SARA, KALIA AND I PREPARE UNCLE SCOTT’S FRIED RICE RECIPE. SCOTT LIKES TO THINK OF HIMSELF AS A FOODIE, BUT AT HEART HE’S HIS MOTHER’S SPAM-FRYING SON.
THE FAMILY’S MOST BEAUTIFUL MEMBER MUST BE INCLUDED IN EACH AND EVERY POST.
I walked the 10K Walk of the Duke City Marathon 2016. Did It. Who knew it would be so much harder to walk steadily and quickly (for me) for 10K than just to amble along taking photos every few yards? It Was Very Hard. But hey, I was second in my age/sex group—out of two of us! And I’m not sure what the overall categories represent but I was 76th out of 109 in the Division and 60th out of 85 in Gen (?) Rank. I realize that’s probably a C- and I’ve never considered myself a C kind of person (overlooking my Math Sat scores). However, considering I spent years living on mac n cheese and cigarettes; never ever playing a sport or going near a gym until recent times, I’ll take C.
My daughter-in-law Michele went way into serious running for her first time with the Half-Marathon—finishing hardly out of breath. Her foray into all this healthy living is fairly recent also but with the sweat on her brow barely dry yesterday she was already talking full Marathon next year!.
There you have it…another perfectly good weekend wasted on healthful activity outdoors in gorgeous fall weather when we could have been watching porn on the news channels.