Friday, July 10, 2009
My DH and I are getting ready to go to our cabin for the weekend. Which we do most weekends. Two years ago we were blessed to have been able to realize our 20 year dream of having a cabin in the mountains. Almost every weekend we get to leave the hustle and bustle of daily life and take a 1 1/2 hour drive to heaven. We drive thru gentle rural farmlands, thru the foothills and into the Rockies relaxing more with each mile. Once we get to the cabin there is lots to do - gathering wood for the fire, turning on the generator for water and clearing more land. But we love it. It feels like we are returning to the essentials of life. Even our dog, Bucky and our cat, Midnight seem happier there. We hike every day. We eat breakfast on the front porch looking out to the valley below. We talk to each other more up there than we do in the city. We just seem at peace. We have electricity, but no TV or telephone. It's just back to the basics and we love it. Now that I've been eating more healthfully the last 3 1/2 weeks I feel that my diet has gone back to the basics too. No sauces, packaged food, fast food, soda, etc. This is how I want to continue spending my life.