It's been sunny all out but 1 day for close to two weeks. That is a miracle around here. I've had to water the new plants twice now. And I have managed to get a walk a day in for those almost two weeks. My knees are creaking some but they are finally getting used to it. I sent a recording from my iPhone to a dear friend, of bird song I heard as I walked along and told her I was taking her with me on the walk in a manner of speaking,. So she could hear her walk with me...and as it turns out, she listened also to my footfalls. She said I was a fast walker. When I got home, I listened and she was right. You could hear the footfalls as I went along. I said I felt it was my little short leggies in a hamster wheel that made it sound like that. Little feets and short legs struggling tp keep up, even if it is with oneself.
Reminded me of when our whole squad would go out after midnights say, (I was, we were...CC) and run on a high school track before we went home to sleep the day before the next shift. We'd go up there...head around the track (we have to qualify with a fast mile run every year ...so ya gotta practice) and when walking for a rest round the track, everyone (mostly all men, I was one of two women) was much much taller than 5'1" me. They made fun of me because it took me 1 1/2 steps to equal 1 of theirs. Seriously. I always have to work harder keeping up with anyone. But I always do.
Good days. Good friends and colleagues, and lots of hard hard work; but lots of laughter too and jokes and tricks played. Remind me to tell you the incident about me when I had a patrol and what happened when I got out of the vehicle for any reason for several hours. I'm smiling right this second with the memory.
These two ladies were at the civic center and asked to take a selfie. I handed over the iPhone.
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