Yes, Cliff still plans to retire; he said he just gets scared when he thinks about being on a limited income with very few resources to fall back on. Hey, we've gotten by without a net for years; we'll do whatever we must.
The Western Farm show is coming up this weekend; it's a trade show for real farmers, not for dabblers like us. There will be few, if any, items we need or can afford. But it's a fun outing in February. I follow the Western Farm Show on Facebook and snagged four free tickets, which saves us ten bucks on our two tickets. Cliff's brother, Phil, plans to go along. I'll hand the extra free ticket to somebody walking toward the ticket booth at the show.
We attended last year, and I blogged about it.
Because of the salt content in our softened water, I bring water in from the outside hydrant for my little plants. Just something else to sit around and clutter my counters because, you know, I like containers of water sitting around.
Pillows. Let's talk about pillows. For over two years I've had a stiff neck that comes and goes. Daily Steals had a memory foam pillow at a good price, so I bought that; it was an improvement, but it wasn't really my cup of tea. So I went searching through the house and came up with a softer, and less thick pillow than I've been using. Problem solved! I guess I just don't need that much pillow.
Exercise. Let's talk about exercise. Cliff and I walk almost every day, but I've wanted to do just a wee bit of upper-body training. I bought an exercise mat, hunted up some dumbbells, and started doing a few basic moves that ought to be good for me. I'm looking for some printable exercise instructions; Sparkpeople has some, but a lot of theirs involve sitting on a large ball. I don't own a large ball, and if I did, I'm not sure I want to try balancing myself on one and exercising. I might hurt myself.
I'm sure you won't be surprised to read that world food prices may rise. So what else is new? Gas prices go up, so do food prices. I hope my garden does well this year.
Nobody ever sings the old hymns I grew up with. Here's one that's been on my mind for a few days.