I wanted to post every month, but I never got around to posting during August. So I’ll give a short update on what August was like, before moving on to more exciting September content.
First off, these feet definitely earned the right to be called eager during August. My Fitbit tells me there were only two days in August when I got under 10,000 steps, and my average was over 13,000 — so that’s cool. Since our trip to Sanibel I’ve been focused on my fitness more, have dropped some pounds, and remembered how much I enjoy the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other. Many of those steps came in walks, either around the office or around the neighborhood. Sometimes the neighborhood reminds me how much I enjoy it.
I also dragged my family out for at least one walk together, on the Rail Trail in Brimfield. We saw snakes galore!
We also returned to Florida in August, for a quick couple days, to visit my grandfather. He lives alone, and still takes good care of himself, even though he’s past 90. We visited him during the solar eclipse … and while I didn’t get a good shot of the actual eclipse, here’s how the shadows looked in the driveway!
Last, but not least, August saw my birthday — we had a birthday dinner at a cool Cuban / Blues bar/pub in Florida after leaving my grandfather for the evening. No food pictures, but the vibe was pretty cool.