I spent too much time standing around on a sidewalk, staring up at the sun, moon, Venus and stars last week, when I should have been striding along it. Apollo only got half the walks he usually gets in a week. I just couldn’t resist the allure of a solar eclipse, hunting for the tiniest sliver of a new moon and earthshine on a moon near Venus to be bothered with walking. My daughter stayed with us until Wednesday, returning to North Texas after visiting us for ten days after her college graduation.
My pedometer left me accusatory notes all week long, irritating me so much that I left it at home in “time out” one day. But stats don’t lie, and I only hit my goal of seven thousand steps per day one time last week:
Apollo finally got out of the house Wednesday evening, after Terry and I returned from dropping Rachelle off at the airport. We repeated our evening walks for the rest of the week. Not even the threat of thunderstorms could keep us cooped up in the house.
We welcomed the rain the thunderstorm brought. The grass desperately needed a drink. Thanks to the setting sun, a rainbow graced the sky east of our house.
I anticipate the final week of May to include more walking for both us. Next week, I’ll be distracted on Monday and Tuesday by the moon and Venus again, but I hope to squeeze in walks with Apollo at the other end of the day from the astronomical observation points.
I hope everyone is having a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend.
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