Happy New Month! I can’t believe it’s already November! It’s been a couple days since I’ve blogged. Did you miss me? haha . Did you all have a good Halloween? Me, not exactly. Well, I shouldn’t say it was completely horrible. I did take Oaklee out for a walk at a really nice park during the day. I haven’t taken her out in such a long time that she was practically afraid to leave the house. And, I had to lift her into the car and that wasn’t easy. She’s a bit heavy for me. But once we were at the park, she enjoyed it as did I. She was so good too. I was very proud. She didn’t even growl or bark at other dogs. She was curious at times and pulled on the leash a bit, but never growled. I was impressed. The day was nice. The evening wasn’t as great. I just sat at home and watched movies by myself. And I was doing alright until I got on Facebook. I then saw all the families and their kiddos all dressed up and celebrating. I then lost it emotionally and broke down in tears. I guess I missed the events of Halloween more than I thought. This was my first as a single person. I probably should’ve just stayed off Facebook. I’m going to have to come up with some ideas for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I’m so dreading them. I’m afraid I’ll be alone again. I’m more concerned about Christmas than I am Thanksgiving. I’m really not much of a cook anyway. Enough about that…
Today’s adventure took me to PJ Hoffmaster State Park. I hadn’t been there in probably five years or better. The last time I was there was with my ex and youngest daughter when we took her there to take some senior pictures. She graduated in 2013 so it had to be around summer/fall of 2012. I first walked along the beach. It was so peaceful. The waves were very mellow. I found a place to sit for a little bit and just took it all in. It was just perfect. The only thing that would’ve made it better is to have the perfect man there to hold my hand. Yes, I do sometimes think of that. The perfect lover.
From the beach, I went to another part of the park where you can climb a dune (via a large staircase). When I reached the staircase and looked at it, I began to have second thoughts. It really looked rather intimidating. But, I took a deep breath and began the climb. I decided to count the steps as I went. After some time, I reached the top and counted 176 stairs! That’s quite a bit if you ask me. I was so incredibly proud of myself. I even cried a little which I captured in video. If you follow me on YouTube, you can see that in the video I uploaded today. I dreaded the idea of having to go back down the stairs. However, it didn’t take as long as I thought it would and it was a bit easier than I thought it’d be too.
I will admit though, that my knees are quite achy this evening. And I’m a bit tired. I’m sure I’ll sleep well tonight. All that fresh air! I still don’t know what I’m going to do when the snow comes. I enjoy getting out in nature so much. I’ll feel like a caged rat! I’ll get depressed. I may need to try to find some warm clothes and still try to get out in the cold. I don’t know. Hopefully, I’ll find a job soon! Speaking of which, the link to donate to my PayPal is still over on the side bar. I hate asking for money, but I’m in a rough spot. If it’s in your heart, feel free. Thank you!
Here are a few pictures from today. I hope you enjoy.
Overall, I enjoyed my time out there. I got over 4,000 steps in according to Sweatcoin. I’m now up to $181.84 total. I had a YouTube friend of mine transfer her coin to me. She transferred $116.42 to me! I was so excited and so very grateful! Now, Sweatcoin just needs to update their system to pay out to PayPal! That’d be awesome.
I’m not sure if I’ll be going on any adventure tomorrow. I cleaned out my closet the other day and put several items on Facebook Marketplace for sale. My niece is actually buying a few pieces and I’m meeting her tomorrow afternoon so she can get the pieces from me. It might rain too, I’m not sure. Plus, I wouldn’t be surprised if my knees ache even more tomorrow than they do now. I may need to give my body a day to rest.
Well, I suppose that’s all for now. Wherever you are in this world, I wish you peace, love and happiness.
❤ Dottie May