June 9th, 2018


June 9--The Old Waterfall

I got off to a sort of slow start yesterday. My goal for anytime I'm on break is to be up by 7 and out of the house by 9, whether I have someplace to go or not. It's more a matter of discipline than anything else. It keeps me from frittering the day away.

I got up on time, but didn't go out until about 10. I went for a walk in the park. I had a vague plan of going to Home Depot and thinking about what I wanted to do in that corner of my yard where the fountain is, and that's what I did. I went over there and stared at the paving stones for a while, then wandered around looking at other things. I came back to the paving stones and started playing around with them, seeing how they fit together. Eventually an idea formed in my mind, and I loaded up a cart with stuff and brought it home.

I spent the afternoon working on it. The weather was perfect for working outdoors. I had to level out the ground and reroute the irrigation hose. I started stacking the stones to see what it would look like and came up with a plan. I only had enough stones for one side, but it's a start. Now I know how many stones I will need for the other side, and I'll do that next week.


It doesn't look like something that would take a big chunk of the afternoon, but it did. I was really into it and forgot to eat lunch. I went in and cleaned up, and made some chicken for my caesar salad with chicken.


I drank one of these La Croix fizzy waters. I have seen people talking about them on "social media", and complaining about the taste, so I thought I should try one so I could complain too. The first couple of sips were unimpressive, but by the end of the glass I was hooked. I will have to try some of the other flavors to see if there is one I can complain about.

Trillium Falls

This popped up on my Facebook memories thing from four years ago. It is a place called Trillium Falls, up in the Northern California redwoods. It's a beautiful area, and I don't think we have been back up that way since. Malida recalls it as a really long trail to get to the falls, but I think it was more that we weren't used to hiking as far back then.

We are going to hike today, up in the Sierras. It's supposed to be cold and windy, but no rain or snow, so it should be ok. We will stop for a burger at our favorite burger place on the way home at Cook's Station. Out of the house by 9!
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