Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I'm sitting here thinking about the last couple of days and I keep going back to Sunday. It was a beautiful day all around.
I woke up early and as I was puttering around our son popped in for breakfast! ~Was a pleasant surprise as he's 20 and a busy young person living on a smaller Island, so we usually only see him about once a week at best these days.
My daughter woke up early (wow..that was a bit of a shock as she's 17 and loves to sleep in on Sundays!) Anyhow next thing I know we're all talking about mushroom picking and how much we love to stomp around the woods hunting for chantrelles.
Well that's all it took! We packed up a picnic, plunked the dog into the back of the truck and said good bye to the boys (my son had plans and he and my hubby had decided to spend a bit of the morning together)....so with a map book in hand off my daughter and I drove into the mountains!
I know I couldn't have done this as easily last year. Physically I was no where near in the shape I'm in this year....and 20 lbs heavier (at least)! It was great to be able to climb over fallen logs and climb uphill in the underbrush keeping up with my daughter.
This is a great example of why I'm doing this journey of regaining my health!!!
We only found a couple of lbs of mushrooms ~ but we had buckets of fun!
Both of us tired out at the same time ~ it was a pleasant, wow we just did something really physical kind of tired. We decided to be adventurous on the way back and try a different route out from the way we drove in...... and we came across a group of amazing water falls.
So as I sit here in the early morning hours of Tuesday (tis 4am currently) and I'm pondering the upcoming week, I'm enjoying my memories of this past weekend, and reminding myself to keep on going with improving my health!