And I do it all again the next day. And the day after that. And so the story goes.
I also walk. Day after day after day. I walk or exercise an hour a day, six days a week. Most of the time, the walk is up and down the dirt roads near the County Line. If it's muddy or icy or too hot or cold, I may walk on the basement treadmill or cue up a Leslie Sansone DVD.
But last week, I had a chance to retrace my steps on a walk in Oklahoma City. We had visited there in March for K-State's appearance in the NCAA basketball tournament. This past weekend, we were back for a wedding.
I was excited to again use the walking trails at Lake Hefner. Randy was ready for another go at the public golf course there.
I love the scenery around my own house. But it's always fun to look at the world a little differently.
This was one of the "crowd" favorites of the photos I took in March at Lake Hefner. So I wanted to recreate the scene during my August walk.
The sun was probably in the wrong place to get a totally accurate "rerun," but it was still fun to compare the same tree, five months down the road.
The only water I typically see on my morning jaunts is the occasional mud puddle. So it was definitely a change of pace to watch sailboats gliding on Lake Hefner ...
Or see the beautiful green of the trees reflected in the waters of a nearby creek.
It was different to see a marina of boats dotting the landscape, instead of tractors and pickups rambling down a dirt road.
The ducks were floating along on sun-kissed water instead of flying high above me as they take off from Quivira National Wildlife Refuge near the County Line.
I wasn't the only one who enjoyed the change of pace. Most of the time, Randy plays golf on the Stafford course. But Saturday, he played the Hefner Golf Club.
I kept looking for him as I walked, but I couldn't see him, even with his K-State purple in the midst of Oklahoma Red Country.
Best of all, even with the water hazards and the water in the lake, he didn't lose a single ball.
(You can kind of see the lake in the background of this photo.)