Finally! Oh how I have been waiting for the chill to abate and the warmth of spring to show it’s face!!!
Last weekend we hiked. This weekend we are hiking! The doors are open! I am wearing a tank top!
Oh happy day! Happy week! Warm! Yay!
Here’s hoping for a nice long spring!!
So here I am in the back of my car… Heading to South Mountains State Park to make a little hike with the SB and his dad. Should be a nice day and a good thing to do on a vacation day. Haven’t been on a good hike in a while because it’s just been too damn hot.
But now that it’s officially official fall… Equinox is past… Days getting shorter… Now it’s time to get the hell back outside!
Outfit is nothing special… Shorts started as pants I got at GW specifically to cut off into shorts.
I love this little jacket… So colorful and cute 🙂
Prolly can’t tell from the pic, but I went ahead and broke down and shaved.
Several factors… I have spent a good deal of time thinking about whether I shave for “me” or for “society”… And I came to the conclusion that at the very least it’s both. I KNOW that there’s a lot of social pressure… But I also think I personally also like the look better when my legs are shaved… So I’ll stop bitching, I guess, about only doing it to stop being made fun of… Because while that IS a significant factor, I gotta cop to the fact that I guess it’s me too.
Now we are almost to the park, so post = done.
Yes, yes, I know that I become utterly obsessed with hinge that catch my interest.
Handily, I am learning valuable lessons about dealing with that.
This weekend’s RIDICULOUS heat slapped a big ol’ dose of reality on my most recent I AM GOING TO BE AN AWESOME OUTDOORSY CAMPING HIKING KAYAKING EARTH LOVING SUPERWOMAN obsession.
I mean, let’s face it… I DO love the woods, and I love the kayaking… And I still plan on trying the backpacking type camping… But the wild fantasies of tossing a sleeping bag in the back of my super awesome off road vehicle and heading out to the wild at the drop of a hat were only ever going to be just that. Because this weekend it was WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT BEING OUTSIDE IN 100 DEGREES!!??!!??
At least I know my own crazy 🙂
So this afternoon I was pondering my tendency to go all BANZAI on new interests.
I was thinking… Well… Buddhism is all about detachment and distance from these types of “desire” based thoughts… I wonder if there’s anything there that might help me to do this a little less.
And then I had to laugh… Because knowing me… I would start looking into it and the BECOME TOTALLY OBSESSED WITH DETACHMENT.
Hey! Maybe that’s like one of those Zen paradox things that people ponder to reach enlightenment! Well… I guess that’s done then.
Anyway… I am sure the SB will be grateful to the heat wave once he realizes it short circuited what would usually take weeks to get over.
So the heat did SOME good, anyway!
Once you fall out of the habit of doing something, it’s incredibly hard to get back into it. And, seriously, I took a loooooong break from this blogging business.
I mean to blog, but somehow it just doesn’t happen. And then I just keep writing blogs about how I mean to blog.
And who the hell wants to read that!?
So… new topic…
Outdoor activities! New Obsession!
If you have been around here at all, I am sure you know I get obsessed with stuff.
Now that Derby is officially done and I am “just a fan”, I have room in my life to head back out in the woods.
I have also recently discovered the ABSOLUTE JOY of flatwater kayaking. OMGAWESOME!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Bonus – it appears to be something the SB will be willing to go along with sometimes. So there’s that whole “marital togetherness” thing as well.
We got passes this year to the US National White Water Center so I can pretty much go grab a kayak any time I want and head out on the river. This place is awesome and about 5 mins from my house.
But of course – as with all things I find I like – I WANT MORE MORE MORE!
I don’t want to only be able to go on the river by my house! I want to get out! Lakes! Rivers! So much flat water, so little time!
And so, as I have learned, I need to rein myself in a little or I will definitely get all crazy with this.
- I am absolutely not allowed to consider buying my own kayak until I have spent the WHOLE SUMMER paddling at the USNWC.
- I am NOT ALLOWED TO BUY A NEW CAR THIS YEAR! (because, obviously, one cannot buy kayaks without a vehicle that can carry them.
- START SMALL! No jumping into thinking about crazy trips or anything. One step at a time, girly!
So there’s that.
I made the rules, I gotta keep them.
In the mean time, with all this time I have that is no longer taken up with derby, I am getting back to the woods. Hiking. Loving it. Even considering an overnight! Just one, though! See rule 3 above 🙂