When: After work; mid-afternoon.
Weather: High 50’s, Mosty sunny with blue skies
- Repealing the Sabbatical: When I woke up this morning, it seemed like the cold was gone. The day substantiated it. A couple peeks out of the window during work, and I started to get excited to do a real walk again. When I left on the walk, I was practically bouncing. My stride was extra long. Should I have encountered any fellow walkers, I am confident they would have realized I had some “extra” something today. After being sick, it really makes you appreciate your health. I don’t plan on taking it for granted for at least another couple of days. 😉
- Lock Licked bicyclist: All the bicyclist today seemed unaware of the recommendation to utter an “on your left”. I was so happy to be walking, I didn’t feel the need to go out of the way and remind them. The last guy was willing to wave. He was wearing a surgical mask. Was he sick now or was he afraid of getting sick?
- Saw my first live armadillo: I have seen a few dead armadillos along the side of the road, but I have never seen one live. I have seen a few times when it looked like a creature was nosing in our flower beds–we assumed it was an armadillo looking for grubs. Today, a naked tree was having its roots tickled by the armadillo. I never saw his face because it was buried in the ground the whole time. The base area of the tree was pocked with lots of grub prospecting. The last glance I had of the creature was the top half of his body buried in a hole. Dirt was flying to his rear. I am not sure what he found, but apparently, it was a good one!