Day 35 in my march to meet Mickey at the Magic Kingdom
My plan for today was to take a 20 minute walk. However, here is what actually happened.
I got a call this morning from Wayne, a dear brother and friend. We chatted about this blog and then firmed up some plans for this October. It was a delightful way to start my Saturday. Talking with the Best Man from our wedding and thinking of him, his amazing wife and their lovely family. *happy sigh*
Then I went to breakfast at the Full Moon. While I was there I im-ed with my dear sis-in-law. There I learned of the death of another sis-in-law’s sister. This is out of the blue, as she died from an aneurism. So sad! My heart goes out to Judy and Howard.
Then although I LOVE the Full Moon for breakfast, their coffee is not-so-good. So my next stop was our local drive-through Starbucks. I ordered my coffee, but when I got to the window to pick it up there was a wasp hanging out there. So I went inside to pick up my skinny caramel latte. What a lovely surprise awaited me there: Jake and Eliza were there just ordering some coffee. I had a short, sweet visit with them, and then I was on my way.
Next stop: I parked in front of Inovasi (a local eatery in town). Now if you’ve been to Lake Bluff, then you know what a pretty, little, Norman Rockwellian (to quote my cousin Terry) place it is. What better place to take an afternoon stroll? I walked to Viola, a favorite local shop and picked up a 60044 bag. Then I walked to Peg Ann & Co., another favorite local shop and picked up a couple of t-shirts. Then I gathered up my bags and started walking. I walked a block past the library to 4th of July corner, so named because we watch the 4th of July parade from there. Then I crossed the street and walked to the post office. Then I crossed the road and walked back to my car. Now you may be thinking that that is not a very far walk. And maybe it’s not very far…for you. But for me, who has been majoring in the five minute walk, it was far. I was very out of breath and a bit shaky by the time I got back to the car. And, here’s the great part, I was out there walking and shopping for 30 minutes!! I can’t tell you the last time I was on my feet for 30 minutes. Having just come through a year of sedentary depression, I know it’s been longer than that year.
I feel like Rocky must have felt when he made it to the top of those stairs! 🙂 Victorious! Thank you for taking the time to read this rather lengthy entry. Love all y’all! Meet you at the Kingdom!