It’s easy to hunker down during the bleak months of the mid western winter. But despite our instincts to hibernate–plus factoring the amount of cookies that have passed from plate to mouth lately–we needed to get outside and hike.
There’s a great educational endowment in our area with a log cabin, working bee hive and community gardens. We explored for several hours and felt quite content when we got back home to have stretched our legs a bit and thickened our blood.
One other thing I did on vacation was neglect housework. Overwhelmed at the prospect of putting away 7 people’s new “toys”, I’ve chipped away at organizing and clearing and am just about done. Next on the agenda…laundry. Note to self: it’s not a good idea to take a break from that.