Friday was low key, I wasn’t feeling the greatest so I held the couch down and napped all afternoon. Being well rested was super important because I had to celebrate my best buds birthday that evening! We kicked it off with a bottle of sparkling wine yum! Followed it up with going through our old yearbooks. Ahh the laughter, my sides hurt! It was just the two of us and a couple of dogs we had the best time! It is great to have such a good friend so close by!
Saturday was yurt time! The May long weekend is considered the begininning of summer so we had to kick off the season with camping! Our campsite is in the middle of a field, with a spring. It sounds weird, but it is gorgeous.
Cleaning out the yurt I found a snake! YUCK! I hate those creatures, they scare the crap out of me. He was pretty small and brown, maybe a milk snake, he didn’t hang around, thank goodness!
The yurt is to be a place for family to gather and spend quality time together outdoors. I was super happy that my nephew and a couple of neices came out with their friends. Unfortunately our party got rained out, BOO, early to bed for us! This was my second night sleeping in the yurt. It was comfortable until 6:30 am when my nephew woke me up because his blanket was soaked! The temporary tarp that we had covering the yurt had failed us! Luckily I had a brand new one ready to go on. It wasn’t on already because I’m cheap and I was hoping to get the canvas sewn together so I didn’t have to use it! It’s a McNabb thing lol!
After slip sliding in the mud and rain in the middle of a field at 6:30am we got back to bed. Sleeping on an air mattress on the floor I could hear the rain running underneath the yurt platform. This gave me dreams of snakes crawling up into the yurt, lovely!
We got up around 10am and the rain had given up for a while. We made a delicious camp breakfast of eggs and meat! Funny how food tastes sooo much better camping. Shortly after this it began raining again! We retreated to the yurt, which now looked like a dungeon, since the tarp we put on is much darker than the old white one. We spent a cozy afternoon in the yurt playing card games.
I tapped out around 7:30 pm Sunday night and went home with the pooches. I left my nephew and his friends to hang without the “old lady”. They never said it but I felt like a dinosaur when I tried to make a joke about National Lampoons Christmas Vacation and all I got were blank stares! The dogs were happy when I mentioned home, they both perked up and started wagging their butts. Ceaser especially enjoys the luxury of home, as you can see….
Sunday night I enjoyed sleeping in a bed, without snake dreams and and getting rained on! Don’t get me wrong I love camping, but I don’t love rain as much. Unfortunately on Monday the combination of too little water, too much alcohol, sitting, poor eating, and possibly poor hygiene had taken it’s toll. What an awful day, I had a terrible stomach ache, nothing was moving at all! It felt lik I was digesting rocks.
Back to the Grind ;-o
My stomach was much better on Tuesday but still a little iffy. I had energy and knew I needed to move if my digestive tract was going to clear out! I cleaned everything, ahh it felt annoying but rewarding when it was all done. With my nice clean house I could focus on other things, such as my blog, bucket list, and future!
I am happy to say that I have joined a cycling group and tonight should be my first group ride. I went out last night for a 20km ride, my first of the season. It was refreshing, painful, cold, hot and AWESOME! I tried to avoid hills, but a pretty big one snuck up on me. It felt like I was going to die, but once I got to the top and caught my breath I felt stronger.
Maybe the bike ride inspired me, or my desire to eat more healthfully and avoid days like Monday but I did something SUPER EXCITING! You can find out about it in my next post, which I promise will be soon! I can’t wait to tell you how I am stepping outside my comfort zone and taking a chance on ME!