Another pretty day with no real plans makes a nice vacation.
Jason’s doing code on his computer, Kat and I are puzzling, and BW is trying out the new drone I got him for his birthday. Fun for all.
Time for lunch so a walk for me and Jason. It’s warm enough I wear sturdy sandals—but do so without thinking of the dusty road or tiny little stones. Still, you kick the stones out and all’s well again.
There’s a huge buffet at lunch—so many choices. A lot for somebody like me who usually dines on Cheez-Its* for lunch at the keyboard. Some salad, a big hunk of fried chicken, some fries. I can manage the salad and about half the rest. It’s so nice to eat outside, with the view, the breeze—and a little sparkle to top it off.
It’s an easy, lazy meal—with Jason walking back toward his 12k goal for the day. (I’ve already passed that :))
More puzzling, BW at the living room desk reviewing the tutorials on his new drone. I decide to sit outside for awhile, with more sparkle and email.
I smell gas. I’d smelled it the day before, but we couldn’t find the source, and it went away. But catching that smell two days running? Time to call and report it.
A couple of guys are here in minutes, and I leave them to Jason. I can hear them outside, checking this, checking that. Then I hear male groans and laughter.
The gas smell turns out to be a dead mouse under the cushion of one of the porch chairs. Very glad Jason was in charge! Dead mouse and cushion are taken away.
The mystery is: Did the mouse crawl under there to die, or did some predator tuck it there, thinking to come back for it later?
Either way? Eeww!
I have to say the staff here is everything you could want. Friendly, efficient, informative. Kat needed a folding table for a webinar she’s doing for the foundation—and they brought one (BIG) lickety split. I had trouble with the DVD player, and they’re here dealing with it quick and easy.
At meals, the waitstaff is just lovely, and everyone looks happy. It really adds to the vacation mood.
Kat and I puzzle some more—we’re close to done on this very challenging and really pretty project. But it’s time for dinner.
Kat decides she’ll attempt the walk with Jason—and since at 30 weeks, she moves slow, they leave well before us.
We’re at one of the cabanas tonight in The Yard, with that magnificent view. There’s a little boy, probably 18-20 months, and his big sister—maybe five. He’s trailing her, and she’d stop, look back and make him bust out with that fabulous toddler gut laugh.
Over and over again.
Kat and Jason make it shortly after we arrive.
I don’t want a big meal—had that at lunch. Not after red meat. I get the kids’ menu, and it’s perfect. Pizza!*** A little green salad to be a good girl.
It’s good pizza, and really filling. They need to box up half to take home. Hey, breakfast!
It’s already dusk—and really cool by the time we finished. Cool enough I go out for the hoodie Jason left in the car—known on this trip as The Car Hoodie.
It’s too late for the walk back, so we all drive—and the sky is glorious. Red and pink spread over the mountains with that dusky blue above. And all the fields charmed by that softening light.
Time to finish our puzzle, so satisfying. And as this one came with a quiz/hidden object deal we’re into that. Jason helps out here. You’re looking for the name of an artist—we’ve determined Raphael by the clues. And once you answer the questions you’re looking for things like keys, an eight, a cardinal, a turtle and so on.
We find some fairly easily, but are defeated by others.
Bedtime—but a few minutes for me outside. We’re not in Texas, but the stars at night are big and bright.
Up for my morning routine. Check in with the world, up to the loft for a workout—which I capped off today with a really lovely yoga session.
BW and Kat head over for breakfast while I’m in the loft, return just about yoga time. When yoga’s done, Kat calls up she’s found the other objects in the puzzle.
And she has, though God knows how she found that damn turtle!
BW’s drone practicing. I think Jason might still be asleep. I’m going to clean up, have some cold caffeine and think about what I’ll do with the rest of the morning.
In today’s #randomkatness:
* This is true. I’ve seen the evidence.
** A close runner up for today’s #randomkatness
*** Nailed it! I get the photos before the copy and called this as Nora’s dinner.