Tuesday, November 01, 2011


We walked early this morning before the sun had a chance to burn the dew off the grass. I started to head out in my shorts, but when I stepped out on the deck I quickly realized that would be unwise. I went back inside and put on my sweats. 
The dogs were ecstatic because this is their kind of weather. Even the old dogs that have problems breathing during the sweltering humid summer days, frolic like pups when the temps drop.
We haven't had much frost yet, but we've had scattered frost a time or two. Today as we walked, our breaths puffed like we were smoking Camels.
The sky was electric blue and there's one place at the back of our property where you can look off into the distance and it feels like you can see forever.
My days seem to flow better when we walk. I know there are times when we're slammed and we don't think we have time to get our morning exercise, but I've come to understand that smart people put first things first. Health should be near the top of the priority list. 
I have an interview tomorrow with a man from Birmingham that worked for many years in the secret service. He was in the motorcade when John Kennedy was assassinated.  It should be an interesting story.
Y'all have a great Wednesday and do yourself a favor, go for a walk. I plan to.


  1. I agree - there is something to pounding your feet on the pavement that kind of grounds you. sandie

  2. Wow...what a fantastic interview! How interesting, hope we hear more about it!


  3. I make sure to have a walk everyday. That's part of daily routine... Looking forward to that interview Sir Rick!


    Have the best this November...

  4. I would love to read that interview too. It must have been traumatic for him.

  5. Anonymous2:08 AM

    I walk a lot every day..with my dogs.Than I walk with my daughter.Than I walk with my parents.Than I walk aloen.But early morning walk that is teh bestone;)You have exiting time in front of you;)

  6. The interview sounds interesting. I'll look forward to it.

  7. Good luck with the interview - looks like it's going to be an amazing one!

    Happy November! Take care

  8. Anonymous6:35 AM

    That is going to be one heck of an interview.

  9. Good thing you were aware of how cold it was when you headed out the door and went back in to change into sweats. We wear shorts in the house and we don't have the heater on yet. Even when it is in the twenties outside we don't wear layers or heavy clothes inside. But whoa, when we go out the door it wakes us up quickly to the fact it is darn chilly out there.

    I look forward to hearing more about the interview with the ex secret service man. That sounds like it could be a thoroughly interesting interview.

  10. Cant wait to read that story!
    And I have an urge to go take a walk right now.

  11. Boy I miss walking every day. Donna (Starkey Hollow) and I used to walk almost every day when I lived in town. Now we just don't seem to have time to do it together. I do try and hike around our property as often as possible and I always feel better when I do. Our weather is now having a bit of Indian summer...it's just beautiful but I know the cold is on its way! Keep on trunkin! I bet that interview will be so interesting. What a great opportunity to speak to someone who was there during that terrible time in my childhood history.

  12. Hi Rick,
    Sorry that I've been MIA lately. Enjoy the walking. I'm just getting back into it after years of not being able to.
    Your upcoming interview sounds oh so interesting!!
    Love Di ♥


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