Tuesday, December 9
Our day here at Oak Flat, Superior, Arizona, starts with dramatic clouds in the eastern sky.
Someone has camped in a high-top van at the end of the lane ever since we arrived a week ago Sunday. He leaves this morning so Bridget and I walk the lane.
We come upon a structure that looks like a wikiup. It is made of saplings and branches, and held together with vines for twine.
Today the door for the Imperfect Tow Vehicle is being picked up in Phoenix. Tomorrow it will be painted. Maybe Thursday or Friday the door will be installed, giving Bridget and me the freedom to move our camp by the weekend.
We don’t go anywhere today.
I have a spell of missing Spike and I’m overcome with lassitude all day. I lie in my lounger, soaking up sunshine, watching the jets overhead, listening to the camp hosts’ junkyard dogs’ incessant barking (which went on all afternoon).
Stay home, go nowhere, do nothing. Bridget seems happy with that plan, absorbing rays while lying in her beat-up doggie bed on the ground beside me. I have to get rid of that thing!
I do finish the last book of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, and then read her novella in the Lord John series called The Custom of the Army. This author has a way of making historical events vivid and enjoyable to read. I feel like I’m climbing the cliffs alongside my fellow Scottish Highlanders in a surprise attack at the Battle of Quebec in 1759.
Not bad for a lazy day!
For supper I cook a simple vegetable plate.
Broccoli, carrots, and parsnips. Parsnips are a nice carbohydrate change from potatoes. These have a sweet and nutty flavor. Curious, I research online the nutritional value of parsnips. I find that they are very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. They are also a good source of potassium, and an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, folate and manganese.
Inviting Bridget to participate in feasts of rotisserie chicken the past few years has turned her into a relentless beggar whenever I sit down to eat. I share the carrot slices with her, and we enjoy a companionable dinner at the table at the back of the Best Little Trailer.
Tomorrow I am not going to give in to laziness.
If the weather is good and there’s light for photos, Bridget and I will go to the Boyce Thompson Arboretum!
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