Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Walk Around the Lake

Rosa joined me for the lunch hour today and we walked all the way around Normandale Lake. It's over a mile; we walked it in an hour.
It was fun to finally see the other side of the lake and wonderful exercise for us too.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A Beautiful Sunset

We had another heavy rain late this afternoon. It rained so hard during my drive home from work that I had to pull into a parking lot and wait for the sun to come out.
Then the traffic to get south of the Minnesota River was the worst so far this year.
Good with the bad:
We were blessed with a wonderful sunset this evening outside our townhouse window! Why is the sunset the brightest when the sun comes out after a rain storm?

More Summer Flowers and a Waterfall

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy July

Happy 4th of July. We had a rather quiet one here in Minnesota.
It was nice to have three days off but I must say I didn't do much except rest, rest and rest. But we all need a weekend like that once in awhile.
Sarah and Becca were here for a late lunch on Sunday and stopped again for a visit on Monday. No photos taken (Can you believe it?) but just no one in the mood.
We had a lot of rain and we have having more here again Monday evening.

My granddaughters had fun in AR with their Daddy home for the weekend (W had the weekend off from his new job training). I talked to them on Sunday evening. So fun.
E decorated t-shirts and made skirts for her girls for the holiday. So adorable I had to share - the outfits and the babies!

Tomorrow it's back to work again. Hope you all had a great weekend.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Goals for This Week

Goals this week:
Two of my goals for this week were to get the oil changed in our car of recent purchase and to continue attending a weekly summer study called 'Wake Up Call'.

I stopped at Goodyear this morning at 8 AM to get the oil changed. It took about 45 minutes.
I love the morning crew. They are my favorite and they all came out for a break as my car was finished.
Cliff rang up the sale.

Here are the rest of the guys.

This is the third week for a study on Psalms. We have been meeting at 7 AM on Wednesday mornings. My goal is to attend all six weeks and I'm halfway there.
It was my turn to bring pastry this week and I picked up donuts on the way.

Daily Walking Update and Flowers Everywhere

I started walking daily exactly one week ago. I challenged myself to walk each evening before dinner but I love to walk at lunch time too. It's so great to get outside and away from the computer for at least 30 minutes in the middle of the day. The flowers are beautiful, there are lots of sidewalks and with camera in hand I've gotten some really great photos to share with my blog audience.

I love the flowers planted and wild around the office area and I still have the lake to explore. Many residents and office workers walk around the lake every day and I have yet to give it a try. That's my plan for next week and I'll make a point of sharing it with you. Tune back in for more adventures of the walking photographer in Minnesota later this month.