Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tahlequah Community Garden

This past weekend I was able to spent Saturday playing in the dirt with Jehan and Samara at the Tahlequah Community Garden. We removed the weeds from our plot and turned the dirt and mixed in some compost to ensure some nice plants. Once the garden was ready for planting we went to the store and picked up some cucumbers, tomatoes, broccoli, bell peppers, jalapenos, gourds, and green beans. It was a great day to be outside planting and tending to the garden. Looking forward to the rewards of some fresh veggies in a few weeks. If you are interested in doing your own garden at the community garden please let one of the volunteers know. You can find them on the Tahlequah Community Garden facebook page.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Lent - Final Week

Today concludes the last week of lent. It has been a real eye opener, I have learned that sometimes the small simple things in life can be a big meaning to us. I didn't realize how much I enjoyed standing around the BBQ grilling and enjoying an ice cold adult beverage or maybe that glass of wine with dinner. Over the last 40 days and 40 nights I have managed not to give in proving to myself that I can do something if I want to. Looking forward to the next challenge that I set myself up for.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Camping Trip | March 13, 2015 - March 15, 2015

Day 1
Prepared and packed the camper for the first camping trip of the season. This trip is a bit more interesting because Suzy will be joining me. Never taken an animal with me camping so we shall see how it goes. Once on the road there was just one quick stop at Walmart to stock up on supplies. Afterwards I made it to the campsite and set up without much difficulty other than trying to set up the camper in the rain. Its never fun to start off a trip when its raining. The forecast showed that it was to clear about by early afternoon.

Day 2
Still raining. Oklahoma weather doing what it does best. Proving the meteorologist wrong with every prediction. We started our day off with a with Suzy playing with the fire extinguisher and squirting a burst across the camper. I don't think she much cared for that and will hopefully leave it alone for now on. Afterwards I figured we would go for a walk since the rain had let up to a slight drizzle. Once we had completed walking down to the marina and checking out some puddles we came back and I started my breakfast. I really hope this rain stops before Paige’s wedding this afternoon at three. Otherwise it will be a wet day forcing her to change her plans on her big day.

Time for some lunch and its still raining. Boo. Can't wait for the rain to stop. I think even Suzy is getting tire of taking her walks in the rain, however she does seem to enjoy wrapping up in her blanket
when we return to the camper. +Jehan Day  came out and joined us for our camping adventure which made the wet weather more enjoyable.

Paige’s wedding was very beautiful even though the rain continued and it had to be moved inside. Her and Cory make a very beautiful couple.

The rain finally ended in evening, not sure if I could handle much more of it. Cabin fever was in full effect. Was very relaxing to sit around the camp file and make some smores together with Jehan and Suzy. Even Suzy seemed to enjoy the warmth of the camp fire while she relaxed in my lap. 

Day 3
The sunshine is showing its face and the warmth of its rays is most welcome after two days of rain. Its amazing how much the sun can rise your spirits. After a nice home style breakfast it was time to pack up the camper from the first camping trip of the season. Even though most of the weekend was spent indoors avoiding the rain it was still a success.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lent - Week 3

Week three is outta here. Bam! So as you can tell it has been an amazing week. I'm not slowing down on this on this lent challenge.

See you next week!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Meet Suzy

Little Bit inspecting her new roommate.
I made a post about adopting a dog named Pete. After a second visit I decided that Pete had just too much energy for me. However, I was introduced to Suzy while I was at the shelter and after going for a nice walk and a short jog we decided that we fit each other very well. Suzy spent a couple more days at the shelter and a visit to the vet and then made her way home with me. She and the the two cats, Jezibelle and Little Bit are getting along very nicely and she seems to be making herself right at home. I believe that we will have many great adventures together.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lent - Week Two

Today marks the second week lent completed. I must say that the first week was more difficult than this week. Each day gets a bit easier but the cravings for a drink still hit me occasionally. I would have never thought that giving up something that I enjoyed on a random basis would so difficult. Just the other day I was sitting down for dinner and was thinking that a cold beer would go nicely with this meal. So far I have stuck to my commitment and plan to do so for the remaining weeks.

Canine Companion

Been giving a lot of thought to getting a canine companion. Not sure what has struck this mood or change but the thought has been with me for several months now. Recently I went out to the Cherokee County Humane Society and visited with several pups and found one that I absolutely loved. He is super friendly and is just a big teddy bear so to speak. His name is Pete and I have another visitation with him to make sure that he is a good fit for me.

If you are looking at getting a new companion, remember to adopt before you shop. There are so many good loving animals that need a loving master and a caring home out there. You can use a service like PetFinder.com to find a shelter in your area.