Holy crow, where did the week go??? I'm not complaining. Friday night can't get here fast enough. I'm looking forward to the break.
Walker has been spending the mornings at his mom's new house, helping her get everything set up. He also hauled two loads of donations to Goodwill from the old house. That house is empty now, with fresh paint on the walls and freshly steamed carpets. Hopefully someone will fall in love with it so they can get it sold. This time of year is pretty slow for real estate around here. The old house is gorgeous, and it's in a great neighborhood. I think they have a good shot at making a sale.
With Walker gone, I have more housework and more errands to do. The good news is, I've made my walking goals this week. Between the extra running I have to do, and my scheduled fitness walks, making the goal has been easy-peasy. We're having unseasonably warm weather, and I'd taking full advantage of it. It feels so good to get outside and get moving. Looks like I need to shop for walking shoes, though. The ones I had in the closet are giving me blisters. When I dug them out I thought, "Hmm, why haven't I been wearing these? They look almost new." Well, now I know. They don't fit properly. I also ordered a new coat. I have two right now: one white and one black leather. Since I do most of my walking during dark time, I thought I should get myself a bright color. I want to stand out in the dark and against the snow. I ended up choosing bright lavender, with a zip out liner so I can wear it through spring. I ordered it online and got 50% off. Can't beat that! The hard part is waiting until it gets here.
The last couple nights my mom and I have been watching for signs of the aurora, but we've had heavy cloud cover. I saw the aurora once, late on a warm spring night, and my friends and I sat up til sunrise in the park across from our house, just watching. It was magical. I hope, someday, to see that again.