I started the day with an early morning appointment for my Granddaughter. While she was at her appointment I decided to get the jammed tail gate fixed, so back I went to the folks that installed the lock on the tailgate. I arrive at 8:10 and they are not open. They don't open for business until 10:00. Remember the good ole days when businesses actually were open for business to meet the needs of customers???
I am still getting used to driving a BIG TRUCK. I had been driving Little Hoss for 6 years and it fit me perfectly. I knew it completely and it zipped in and out of tight parking spaces like a champ. I knew exactly where I was in space, and how wide and long I was. BIG Hoss is a whole different driving experience. I feels like I am always over the lines and it takes several adjustments to get nto a parking space or get turned around. I hope it gets easier soon.
Oh well, that means an opportunity to stop by Trader Joe's.... So I was able to stock up on some of my favorites. I have even found a couple of recipes using the cookie butter.... I'll keep you posted on how they turn out. Not to worry I found some 'good for me' veggies and fruits along with my favorite hummus and granola cereal.
One more confession... if purchasing the cookie butter is not sinful enough.... they have candy bars with the cookie butter in it. I'll take one for the road, please!!
|The blue bar is my favorite cookie bar|
Got the tailgate fixed and dinner done. (Chicken Noodle Stew). Since my granddaughter eats vegetarian, we have been eating lots of joint meals where we all eat vegetarian. Sometimes when we are cooking a meal with meat that means I'm cooking a double meal. Since I am basically a lazy cook we have been eating mostly vegetarian. You can just call me a reluctant vegetarian.
One of the things I have discovered I have been missing is sunsets. Where I am living there are so many trees that sunsets are spotty. So the last few days I have been diving the hills close to the house to find some sunset viewing spots. The sky was dappled with a few clouds so off we went after dinner to view a sweeping sunset.
I took pictures in two different places before heading down a steep hill on a bumpy washboarded road. A nearby water tower with access road provided a place to view the expansive western sky without trees obscuring the view.
I'm sure I will be spending many nights gazing into the sky's of the west as the clouds dance as the day slips away and the colors dance across the horizon.
Not all the action is due west. Sometimes the subtle colors to the north provide a gentle reminder that I must stay open to all possibilities and realities.
I have always loved the sun's setting. and it isn't always the spectacular sunsest that touches my soul. Sometimes it is the mere submission of my spirit to the quiet as the day draws to an end.
Company is not required.
Music is an unnecessary distraction.
Words are not necessary.
So here I am on this day. Seeing the sunset in all it's glory but my life and these treasured moments are full of distractions. I can feel my peace even in this peaceful space slipping away into irritation.
And then while backing up
I fall over the edge.
With the loud and hysterical drama that only a 13 year old girl can provide.