Mr Fixit and I have been out walking the last couple of days. Today was gorgeous. Two degrees above freezing, and the sun was brilliant, and we didn’t even need full coats, just puffer vests.
There’s still a lot of snow and ice about so you have to be careful not to slip.
It felt good to burn off some of the heavy lunch though.
We had a lentil and chestnut loaf, roast potatoes and veg with gravy, and I also baked an apple mincemeat pie to finish off the mincemeat in the fridge. There was enough food for lunch AND dinner! Which was great, as I needed to finish sewing a coat and I appreciated not having to stop in the middle of things to cook a meal.
I am in the middle of three days off, tomorrow being Monday and my birthday.
We didn’t manage an overnight camping/cabin trip, sadly, as it was too late to book anything and I didn’t want to just show up somewhere and hope to get a campsite. So instead we went out for the day, Mr Fixit and I, and were tourists in our own town. Well, our own province, rather. We drove to a good hiking spot that we’d been to before, separately. I had been there with my youngest son and some homeschool friends years ago, and Mr Fixit had taken ds1 and ds3 up there when they all had new fancy cameras to test out.
We set out early enough for it to still be cool enough to hike up a mountain without dying of heat, though in fact it only reached about 25 today, and there was quite a bit of cloud. Word from other hikers was that there were two bears about, but we didn’t see them. We hiked to the summit, enjoyed the view for a while, then hiked down.
Afterwards, it was off to a local vegan restaurant for lunch (they are allowing people to eat at their outside tables) and then to a park for some beach time. It was really windy and definitely not hot, surprisingly for August, but I swam and sunbathed, and Mr Fixit read his book. If it had been hotter, we would definitely have stayed longer. I didn’t feel like I was topping up the tan at all, though sitting here on my couch tonight I can see my shoulders are a bit red.
And as if that wasn’t enough fresh air and exercise, I also spent a couple of hours cleaning the house this evening, which feels awesome as it was overdue.
Tomorrow I shall have to make myself a birthday cake! Not sure what kind yet – it will depend on ingredients on hand as I didn’t think of that when we went to the supermarket yesterday. I will leave you with this little sign that we found along the trail today.