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Friday, February 26, 2021

I have been spoiled by the weather this last week. The days have been filled with sunlight and afternoon temperatures in the seventies and I have tried to take advantage of every minute. 

I spent one afternoon visiting with family and of course that meant playing with Tessa. She loves spring as much as I do and she couldn't wait for me to see that the daffodils in her backyard were blooming. 

I did the appropriate oohing and aahing and pulled out my phone so we would have a record of the momentous occasion. 

When that was over she was anxious to get the playing underway. Hula hoops were pulled out first. Yes, I humiliated myself by trying to hula hoop. I think I was able to keep it going for two seconds Remember when you could keep it going for ever. That is definitely a distant memory. I think my side may have a permanent stitch.

We also played with paddles and a tennis ball. When I was finally able to hit it back Tessa threw her arms up in the air and said, "I'm so proud of you, Nana. I'm just so proud." (Apparently in her eyes I am ready for the nursing home) I was pretty proud that I managed to not fall down while trying to get to the ball.

Now that the weather is warmer I have started walking again. and I am trying to find new walking trails as I got sick of my neighborhood pretty fast. 

I found a park called Briarlake Forest Park just down the road from me. Atlanta seems to have a lot of these parks throughout the area. It was a great park to walk in. There were short hiking trails and there were just enough people to make me feel comfortable being by myself.

I love that they have a Friends of the Park group that meets once a month to maintain the park. 

There is even an old home site sitting on the 21 acres of urban forest.

I will definitely be walking here more, and I am looking forward to the trees budding out this next month. 

Welcome back, spring. 


  1. What a beautiful post! Time spent with children is always an axtra blessing!

  2. How great you are having such beautiful weather and can walk outside. I am still on the "dreadmill" doing my walking! It is warming up here slowly but surely. Have a great weekend. xoxo

  3. I thought I had left a comment. I must have just talked to you via phone about how big Tessa is instead! She is beautiful and I can tell she will be even more striking as she gets older. I'm so glad you have those precious special times of play with her. She will always remember them with love.

  4. Such beautiful weather, send some here. Tessa is so big and I love how much fun you have together.

    Hula hoops I was tragic at even when young.

    Enjoy your new walking spot. It looks beautiful.



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