Friday, July 16

The Bat Hat



About 5 weeks ago my husband and I started to walk in the evening. It isn't a substitute for regular exercise, although it's made a difference in my legs. We still cycle and my husband swims every morning at 5:30.
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It's more of a winding down walk around the park close to our home. Yes, it is the same park "where I passed a boy " and I liked it last summer. No matter which paths we take through the park it's a 43 minute walk. Not to say we are creatures of habit or anything.
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My husband gets home late and eats dinner first, so part of the walk is the dark. As, it's gotten warmer though, the bats are flying lower in the sky. Yikes! Sometimes I feel like they're swooping only inches from my head. We see other walkers now and then, but they aren't bothered by the bats.
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Last week, I started wearing this hat, my bat hat. I feel invincible with my bat shield. I may have been bat girl in a former life. I also carry a tiny red flashlight, but of course bats can't see and operate by sonar or radar or something I should have paid better attention to in school. All I know is that bats are everywhere in New Jersey, and I'm just finding this out!
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It's our wedding anniversary this weekend, so I'm planning on some kissing. I hope you are planning the same. Have a wonderful few days,

xoSherry

11 comments:

Jodie said...

Oh I miss walks on warm Summer evenings. It's so cold and rainy here at the moment, I'm only doing the 10ft dash to the heater to turn it on each morning.
Have a great weekend, happy anniversary! x

Catherine Ivins said...

Happy Anniversary Sherry! I am loving your bat hat- they are scary little critters to me, too- we once had one land on our porch railing and I thought he could be rabid because I think they usually do not fly so low- and up close he was very small...and super ugly- yes, keep your head covered- NJ bats are likely the worst ....

xo- Cat :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

Your bat shield is a great idea!!!! We have tons of them in MA as well. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy your weekend!

paula said...

ha! i moved here to texas last fall and near me is a huge abandoned building near the prison and THOUSANDS if not millions of bats live in there. they fly out in swarms for 15 minutes...i always go there and creepy myself out. i like your bat hat :) of course only rabid bats will get ya right?
happy anniversary!

BlackStar said...

Love your hat! It's what I call a Gilligan hat. (remember Gilligan's Island?). I have one but look like a grade A dork in it. I 'spose the bats wouldn't mind since they can't see.
We have bats that come out at dusk and fly over the lake. I love watching them.
Happy anniversary~ Katie

Sherry said...

Thanks everyone, I am shutting the computer until tomorrow!

And, Katie, I wanted to be Mary Ann!

Tim Vidra said...

I was also thinking Gilligan Hat! Enjoy the weekend!

Kathy said...

Oh I would SOOOO be wearing a hat. I love to look at bats and at pictures and videos of bats because they look so cool.....but swooping anywhere near my head would NOT be acceptable and I would also have a bat hat!

Happy, Happy Anniversary Sherry and Mr. Sherry! So happy for you.

Waterrose said...

Have a lovely anniversary weekend! I remember growing up in Ohio during the summer laying in the front yard with friends watching and listening to the bats fly over. It was a thrill... my DH hates bats...

fisheye said...

LOL, the hat sounds like a good idea, though I think you'd be safe from bats as long as you're not a mosquito! Just think of each bat you see as another mosquito reducer and you'll like them better.

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Sherry, I bet you look terribly cute in that bat hat! And I love evening walks too.. ♥