This morning I woke up in a really good mood.
The weather was spectacular.
A little cool.
Perfect for a walk before breakfast!!!!
I start out feeling good about myself.
Getting a jump on my exercise.
Loving the world, I tell ya.
First up, I pass the landscapers having their morning snack.
I live on a large piece of land, more like an estate.
I convince myself I am Lady of the Manor.
Pay no attention to the other 99 condo owners who live here too.
They are only here by my sufferance.
I am SHE WHO RULES IT ALL!!!!!
I continue around the pond.
Our My condos are situated around several ponds, one of them is the main one we all walk around.)
As I am walking, I am enjoying all the wild life.
There are tons of carp in the pond.
They are ginormous and love to congregate around the fountains in the center.
they look like dappled gold frolicking in the water.
I am in the zone.
Next I see a Baltimore Oriole.
You don't see many in Massachusetts.
It was forcing the Blue Heron away from its tree.
Yes! We even have a Blue Heron that hangs out here during the day.
And then I came upon our Geese Family.
I pass these guys every day with my parents.
They see me every day.
They have 3 goslings.
We've been watching them get bigger and bigger.
today as I am walking by, they were very close to the road, eating the grass I pay to have mowed and fertilized for their pleasure.
they are used to people.
They won't mind me being this close.
Mom Dad Mom who can tell, anyway?
How can they even tell???????
ONE OF THEM....
stuck out it's (her's? his?) tongue and hissed at me!!!!!
So I replied in my best 14 year old voice...
"Oh, get over it."
and kept walking,
where upon it honked at me!!!!
So I responded in my grown up 17 year old attitude....
"Just cut it out!!!!!"
Screw Kum Ba Yah!!!!
So much for communing with the animals.
I want all my money back that I've sent to shelters and wildlife centers.
Now I regret helping that baby turtle across the road so it wouldn't get squished.
Now I regret putting all those worms I find on the driveway back on the grass.
Next time I see that @#$ baby rabbit in my back yard eyeing my hosta, I won't be so nice about it.
turkeys, watch out at Thanksgiving time, I may have a different agenda for you this year than just taking pictures.
So these are the pithy blog posts I think up as I go on my walk.
When I was younger, I exercised to keep my weight down.
I would run, and then get sore from my exertion.
Now I exercise so I don't get sore from my inertia!!!!
It used to be, if I ran too much my knees would hurt.
If I sit too much my hips hurt.
Aging is such a blast!!!!!
On that note,