Saturday, July 7, 2007

A lovely night at the cabin

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.

19 comments:

cgtperkins said...

Sounds like you had a very peaceful serene eveving!! Have a great day!!!
Hugs
Carrie

lmitc89854 said...

The only thing I dislike as much as ticks is "junebugs" When I first moved to MO, age 12, I ran outside onto a lit area of the sidewalk and crunched bunches of them and have a dislike of them ever since! Yuck!
Happy Birthday. Have a great day and I think I will buy a lottery ticket on this lucky day too!

madcobug said...

Happy Birthday to YOU! Glad that you enjoyed your time at the cabin with Sadie. I still wonder whatever happened to your friend Annie. Have a nice day as it moves along. Maybe someone will cook another meal for you or take you out for one. Helen

randlprysock said...

Which movies are you going to see?  Happy Birthday to you!!  I am hoping to see the Live Free Die Hard one with Bruce Willis on Monday night.  Hope you have a great time camping all summer!  We look forward to the day when we have a little cabin.  Hugs,
Lisa

mumma4evr said...

Have a great day!!!
becky

lonamay said...

The happiest of  birthdays to you donna... do hope its a great one and that you enjoy the day.... Wishing you the best of years to come...

lorinokla said...

Happy Birthday Donna~!

gifdude said...

Happy Birthday, Mosie!

amy122389 said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Donna.... I wish you many many more...  :)

~Amy

nanlynska said...

Well, HAPPY 63rd NATAL ANNIVERSARY Donna !!!  What a way to wake up on your 'coming-out' day. In the peaceful natural surroundings created by the God that created you. Can't think of a better way to start another year. Hope you get your favorite Pizza Hut dinner too ! Have a great day my friend !

lanurseprn said...

Happy Birthday Donna!! I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!
Pam

dizarra said...

Hello Mo....just read a few entry's of yours-and decided to comment here; don't
you love cabins? your right-you NEED a fire to complete the atmosphere;ever hera of an author, Anne Prolux? Just read a book of hers called, Close Range,
and Heart Songs, where she speaks about cabins, living out west, horses, etc.
She wrote Brokeback Mountain-and is a short story in Close Range, I believe;
have a good weekend! ~Diane~ http://journals.aol.com/dizarra/StorysFromtheCityTalesFromtheSea/
PS: don't know if your a fan to Springsteen, people either love him or hate
him-but I wrote an entry on one of his LP's-check it out if you get a chance, and
tell me what you think.

fowfies said...

Sounds like you had a very peaceful time...and so I know it must have been a very Happy Birthday! But....wishing you a Happy Birthday I will still do...so Happy Birthday! :)

luvmort said...

Happy Birthday!  

Now, I know I am a city boy but, I used to live on a farm in rural New Jersey (believe it or not).  It was so big, you had to drive to the road to take the trash out.  Your cabin story had me thinking of my idyllic teens living there and hiking out to the freshwater creek and swimming in the cold water on hot summer days, watching the deer wander by and eating fresh berries off the vines.  

Thanks for the memories and once again, Happy Birthday!

fasttrack58 said...

Happy Birthday!!
Linda :)

keenedonna said...

Happy Birthday,
Hope you have a wonderful Birthday and hope you get another
dinner out.
love,
Donna Keene

toonguykc said...

I definitely think a meal at Pizza Hut is in order....with NO worries about fat or sodium content!!  The diet will still be there on Sunday.

Russ

plieck30 said...

Hummm I like personal pan supreme at pizza hut. Glad you day was a nice one. Many more happy birthdays. paula

bookncoffee said...

I'd be so scared back there by myself.  You are a brave woman!
Glad you enjoy it though and have fun.