Monday, May 23, 2016

My second Birthday to fall on Mothers day.

This time I spent it here at home, walking Nacho and just hanging out at home. It was a good day, many people wished me a Happy birthday on Facebook, that was nice. One friend put a nice looking cake, another had a bit of fun with a cake with candles on it burning in a way that looked like huge fire. Sad part was the Fire in Canada, it gave us some colorful sunsets, I did take some pictures.

Didn't see the smoke until after the sun was on the other side of it, last I heard it's under control not sure if it's out or not.

Nacho loves the nice long walks we've been taking, not a fan of having his picture taken. He is a sweet dog being a big black dog does not stop him from making new doggy friends. Nacho still points at the rabbits he see's, I say "leave it" most of the time we move on our way. 

At this point Birthdays are reminders of the history I've witnessed. My goodness how things have changed, not all for the good or bad. Life is so different now, in someways it's harder to tell what's real.
Reading the label on a loaf of bread at the store, should it still be called bread, when flour isn't one of the first 4 ingredients? Did my own test on a loaf after 2 weeks passed it's use by date, didn't show any signs of mold, another 2 week later no change. Week 5 the bag was wet still no sign of mold! Sorry that's not bread, Now I get bread where it's made fresh every day!  

Sunday, April 17, 2016

    Spent most of last year walking with Nacho, taking a few photo's along the way. Nacho and I walked 553 miles taking 247 hours in 176 walks, replacing 3 sets of wheels on stand up walker, 3 pairs of walking shoes. For the first time walking all 12 months of the year! Nacho  loves walking it's good for me also. 

The year in picture's

Taken March 2 a 5.72 mile walk.

Frozen Minnhaha falls

Minneapolis skyline April 7.56 mile walk

The east bank of Mississippi River

Nacho having a relaxing breakfast.

Spring showers

May Flowers

May day

Nacho's late night playing ball!
 Brings on a cool spring night Nap time.

Taken on June 8 2015 a 7.13 mile walk

Dinner after another 5 mile walk

Mississippi River locks closed for at least 3 years
Using some of that time, to find ways to deal with the invasive, Asian carp!

The tree that shaded our backyard died from Dutch elm disease

Two hours later all gone

Late July fall color's starting early on the Mississippi River

A wider view

August spots of color show up

 By September the Mississippi River bank in bright color's

October did not disappoint fire on top

Mississippi River Sunset
On the Ford Parkway Bridge

Minneapolis, Minnesota Sky line

Golden color

Fallen colors

Color gone shades of white and black

Mississippi River,

Mississippi river Overlook Park 

Nacho doesn't mind the snow

Not in black and white.

Looking North Mississippi River

Oak trees hold on to leafs until spring

The end is near

 The Mississippi isn't so mighty here 

Last picture of 2015

      It's Already March 2016, Nacho and I have walked every month this winter, putting in 118 miles so far. Walking is the easiest thing I'm able to do without my standup walker and Nacho, don't know where I'd be. The good thing is I only think about that then I can't open the bathroom door because, my hands are to weak to open it. Nacho saves me from thinking too much, about the abilities I've lost. Nacho makes friends with most dogs and humans effortlessly. When he senses danger he goes into guard mode, we make a good team and keep each other safe. Nacho and I spend much of our time outside when we can, the weather this winter has been mild. Getting out is nice, stuck in the house not a problem so far.

Learning a few lessons, so rolling is faster than walking. Losing balance, let go of walker  regain balance, pick up walker roll on.
I'm doing good having Nacho is my bright spot everyday.