I can’t think of a more perfect way to spend a late September day – especially when the sun is shining in a bluebird sky – than hiking. What made it even more perfect was the company – Penny is one of the big things (person actually and, come to think of it, she’s pretty small) I am going to miss when I leave. I want to wrap her up and take her with me. I can’t think of a better person to adventure with in my new home – discovering new trails and heck, even making those trails if required. I’ll just have to content myself with visits.
At any rate, it was lovely to hike Maple Mountain along the old, familiar blue, yellow and pink trails. I wore my new “birthday” socks! I love them!
Bonus for the day: for the first time ever, Abby did not jump into the deep black mudhole on the yellow trail. I returned home with a clean dog! Overjoyed – yes I am! (you have to take the small wins when you can get them)
Love sitting here, with the warm sun still pouring in, clean and relaxed after a hot shower, contemplating an easy evening – thinking about the writing I am going to start ever so soon. Creative ideas are flying through my head.
I am also wondering what Simon accomplished today. I suspect far, far more than I did. But I’ll make up for it tomorrow: recycling exchange and landfill! A hard day’s work tomorrow and a full day of hiking on Friday before a rainy weekend sets in.
A dreary weekend may actually inspire me to sit down and start on my ideas.
I woke up this morning with ongoing anxiety about the house and the unexpected costs involved – didn’t know how to cope with the worries, other than talk myself out of them. And then I hiked, proving once again that no matter the question or the problem, hiking is the answer.