Since the granddaughters aren't here this month, I was able to head to the cabin as soon as Cliff left for work at 2:30 PM. It was hot back there, but I still made a fire; it just doesn't seem right without a campfire going.
I didn't take pictures for my journal because I've pretty much taken every picture that can be taken, even to the point of making a video of my campfire. Sadie still looks the same with a Frisbee in her mouth; the trees haven't changed much, nor have the dwarfs that grace my cabin porch.
I took the Harlan Coben book I'm currently reading. And of course, a bottle of Off to protect me from mosquitoes and ticks. My supper? Almonds, cheese, and a few Simply Naked chips. Needless to say, I'm starving now.
I listened to some CDs: Iris Dement, of course; Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman; some old-timey country stuff; and some old, old blues. I had the guitar with me, and I sat on the edge of the porch and sang a few tunes last night, and more this morning.
The last time I spent a night there, I started to make coffee when I woke up and found out the little propane bottle on the campstove was empty. Fueled by caffeine addiction, I came back to the house before dawn.
With a new bottle of fuel screwed into place, I was set, this time. I awoke around 4:30 AM (but of course, I'd gone to bed at dark). Sadie and I stayed in bed awhile listening to the birds wake up, and then I made the coffee. And it was good, strong stuff. What a wonderful way to wake up on my birthday. Speaking of which, I want to thank you all for the birthday wishes you've sent my way, especially the original creation by Russ. What an honor, to have a special, unique, individual greeting made by an actual employee of Hallmark!
The several hours at my cabin left me wondering why I haven't "camped out" much, this year. You can bet your boots I'll be there more, now that I've been reminded how peaceful and restorative the time spent at my cabin can be.
As for the rest of my day? I do plan to buy a lottery ticket, just because it's the luckiest birthday ever (07/07/07). I might even purchase a couple of scratch-offs!
There are two moviesI'd like to see, and I think I ought to get at least one more meal out in honor of my turning 63. Nothing expensive. Maybe a visit to my favorite Pizza Hut is in order.