Thursday, December 10
Some days are meant for staying home.
Our camp at Midland LTVA, ten miles northwest of Blythe, California, is peaceful and warm. After breakfast, coffee, a walk with the crew, and a bath, I don shorts and a short-sleeved shirt. By mid-morning the shirt is too much and I opt for a tank top.
I’ve sort of let things go the past few weeks. Heck, sort of? I REALLY let things go. Well, there’s the water situation to consider. I’m trying to conserve, you know. Ha! If that isn’t a Big Excuse! Anyway . . . .
No more excuses!
Bridget and Reggie enjoy the pretty day while I slave away. They did become a bit confused when I started throwing things out the door onto the blue mat. When your house is as small as mine, it’s easier to toss things out the door rather than just move them around inside in order to get at the dust and dirt.
My bathroom cleans up nicely, dontcha’ think?
Everything is so white, except for that darn plastic sink which has turned yellowy-beige over the past four years. A few days ago I bought the purple bathroom rug which is much brighter than the photo shows.
Yes, because I want to show off the shine on the fiberglass. See the reflection of the toilet paper? Pretty nice, eh? Aren’t you glad you came to my blog? You could’ve done something else and missed this!
That’s where I keep a bar of soap, a tube of toothpaste, and my toothbrush. (I wouldn’t want you to toss and turn tonight wondering about that.) Inside the big, white storage drawer are several rolls of toilet paper. “Always have toilet paper back-up” is my motto!
Nothing fancy here. Keeping it simple.
In other news . . . .
The hummers are happy. That’s right. I said hummers with an s. Seems our Anna’s Hummingbird has a girlfriend. A male competitor shows up and an aerial battle ensues. I don’t know who wins. I think I’ll know in the morning. If a song emanates from the ironwood tree, it probably will mean our first hummer-man is the victor!
Here’s a link if you want to see it: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ70 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 60x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-Inch LCD (Black)
That photo of the hummingbird (above) is quite remarkable (which is why I’m going to remark about it). Not because it’s a fantastic photo. The internet has gazillions of hummingbird photos far better than that one.
It’s remarkable for other reasons.
Picture this: I’m in my lounger taking photos of the crew as they fool around on the blue mat. (Correction: Reggie fools around. Bridget relaxes, takes a drink, lies down.)
I turn — Oh, he’s at the feeder — and I lift up the camera. No tripod, no steady stance, my arms akimbo, Lord knows what setting the camera is on, and click! Later I pace off the distance from the lounger to the feeder — close to 40 feet! I open up the photo on my computer and wow. It’s like magic.
See how our blue mat is two pieces?
I should get Bridget a big doggie bed.
She also likes to stretch out. The folded quilt pallet doesn’t provide much cushion for her and she’s a mature lady now.
A nice, big, cushy bed will make a great Christmas present for her.
I looked for a sweater for her to replace the one I left in the desert somewhere south of the Chuckwalla Mountains.
I haven’t seen any in stock in the stores in Blythe.
Probably not much demand for doggie sweaters in southeastern California. She doesn’t need one right now anyway as it’s in the 50s at night and near 80 during the day (soon to be cooler).
It’s the Amazon income you provide me that allows me to buy stuff without hesitation. Up until Amazon came into my life, I’d hem and haw about every little purchase like I’m Julius Caesar contemplating whether or not to cross the Rubicon. Gollee. Thank you for freeing up my purse strings!
As for Reggie . . . .
I’ll find another toy for him. He loves his toys . . . Pink Piggy, Blue Monkey, and Armadillo in that order. (It may not look like love in these photos.)
He has a light green dog, which somehow acquired the politically incorrect name of Limey and currently is buried inside the Perfect Tow Vehicle. That thing is messed up with stickers and whatnot. I need to clean it for Reggie. I keep forgetting to take care of that (Here come the excuses again!).
Well, if you do, you’re right! This blog post comes to you straight off the top o’ my head. The RVSue work ethic is in the toilet.
Aha… in the toilet . . . That’s where this post began and that’s where I’ll close it out.
Bye for now!
NOTE: After all this cleaning, I’d like to sit back and read your comments without replying, okay? Blogorinos, take over for me please. You know what to do.
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