Saturday, January 26, 2013

Got My Three Bucks All Ready

For my snowshoeing lesson, of course.  I called the Park & Rec yesterday afternoon to make sure I was signed up and to make sure that it would go.  It will!  The lady said that they got around 3" there, which means it did snow a couple more inches five miles up the pike.  Huh.  I've got my snowshoes and poles by the front door and I'm planning what I'll wear; gotta stay warm at the start but then not too warm for when I get moving because then I get too hot if I'm bundled up.  It's a delicate balance.  But it's sunny and will be in the 20s, perfect for a jaunt out in the woods by the bay, don't you think?

I had to go downstairs and dig out the last of the Gevalia free coffee makers and the can of decaf today.  That thyroid crap's not out of my system yet and combined with even half a cup of caf coffee brings a lot of the symptoms right back.  *sigh*  But I like coffee better than tea now.  For a long time, since DD was born, I drank decaf or tea interchangeably and didn't mind.  Now that I'd had caf coffee for more than a year, just one not-too-full cup a day, it's hard to go back.

I didn't write last night.  I looked at the art, a Syrian sphinx plaque, and got nothing.  Nothing with a capital Noth, and I was tired, oh so tired since I woke up at 5 AM and couldn't go back to sleep for that last hour and a half, so I clicked off the light, clicked the electric blanked on 1, and zonked off.  I didn't even hear Durwood come to bed less than half an hour later.  I was a tired girl.

But I feel good now, excited to go pick up KW (a knitting pal), and then zoom off to Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve where most GB school children have learned to snowshoe through the years (ours did), and tromp around a bit.  Did I ever tell you that when DS brought his first field trip permission slip home from first grade he had already marked the "No" box of the "can Mom or Dad chaperone?" line?  I took the hint and never volunteered.  Don't get me wrong, I was at school plenty but never chaperoned a field trip.  I figured he needed his space, DD too when it was her turn.   Toodles.


BFayBooks said...

Go Barbara! Go Barbara! Go Barbara! All I want to do in the great outdoors anymore is take walks. How boring am I? Hope your day went steppingly well.

Aunt B said...

Snowshoe-ing could have been one of those things on that bucket list thing I sent you. Something many, many people never do -- me incluced! Hope you had fun.