This afternoon, Simon and I were hiking the Sea to Sky Trail back from Brandywine, when he stopped me, told me I was his home, told me he loved me, and wrapped me in his arms in a huge, all-encompassing, love-filled hug – and my whole world felt right again.
It doesn’t take much. Simon is my home. We are having a wonderful adventure together. However, that doesn’t mean it’s all rainbows and puppy dogs all the time. Simon has had his share of challenges, pretty much all RV mechanical s@#t related. My issues have been more with being cold (way too much of the time). Part of that is weather and part is that we have to be careful with propane. And so I get grumpy because I have to huddle indoors wearing several layers, including my fleece – and I’m still cold. And I can’t have a hot bath to warm me up – or even to get clean.
These are surprisingly small issues – but I’m not as good and adaptable a person as I would like to be – so I get grumpy. I feel it happening – see it happening – don’t want it to happen – but there it goes anyway.
My solution is to get the heck out and hike or take long walks with the dogs. That’s what I did this morning – we walked for two hours through pretty scenery. Then I came back and we went into town for some groceries. The grocery store was undoubtedly the coldest location in the entire Sea to Sky corridor. Good choice! (not!)
But then lunch, a nap, chocolate, and a walk with my LOMY, and me falling in love with him all over again.
This is a good trip. Tons of stuff is going to happen. I expect to learn and hopefully grow.
But all love, romance and philosophy aside, I am so excited about tomorrow: a full service site! Laundry – many loads worth! Hot showers! I can do my nails! A quick pedicure – hell, a whole lot of grooming I think!
Water – lots and lots of water!
One does learn to appreciate the simple things. I’m also learning a lot about what is necessary for me to be comfortable and happy. It’s one thing to rough it in a tent for four or five nights – a home base is something different. What that is – that’s something I’m beginning to define.