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I went hiking yesterday.
Wish I liked hiking more than I do.
I tend to be grumpy on the hike up.
The view from Mount Pilchuck was brilliant [as always], I had dark chocolate, and I got to sit on my rock- all in all it was rather nice.


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     I feel somehow inadequate to be writing a blog post… Not feeling quite for it but it’s overdue, for sure.

     There is a cherry pie in the oven,  Seven quarts of pie cherries and seven little jam jars of sour cherry jam cooling, just out of the canner.  It is the season of cherries.  Sweet cherries and sour cherries, just beautiful cherries.  Pitting so very many pounds of cherries is not quite so fun though… especially with a little hand cherry pitter.  We picked pie cherries last night.  I had never been so close to so many bees in my life.  There were at least five hives under and around the tree.  It was amazing just watching them going in and out of their little boxes doing the same thing over and over.  They really were friendly too.  I stood right in the middle of their highway (I know, I’m a little kid…I just had to try it.) and they just fly to the right or the left only thinking about flowers, nectar, pollen, and honey.

Stephanie picking cherries

Stephanie picking cherries

Daddy in the cherry tree

Daddy in the cherry tree

 Hmm, let us see…what else has been going on.

I hiked up Mount Pilchuck.  (I was so very tired going up.)  I enjoyed the view of Gods’ creation from my rock at the top.  I was sad I couldn’t run down all the way, non-stop.  I had to run.stop.wait…run.stop.wait… I gave up after a while. 

I wore my new red shoes with the pointy toes.  They are my new favourite shoes.

I got some amazing handmade finger puppets in the mail.  Along with some… lovely letters, dark chocolate, hair pins, and tea.  I can’t wait to try the new teas.  They all smell so good.  All from my dear friends.  (I always forget I’ve only seen you twice!) Thank goodness for the U.S. Postal service!

I babysat my girls.  We had so much fun.  We played outside.  We went into the field and I found patches of little wild blackberries.  The girls were so excited and they loved them.  They were adorable with blackberry stains on their fingers and lips.  We picked little strawberries and huckleberries too.  Ashley was so excited- after she picked her first huckleberry and ate it she looked at me with so much joy and said, “I did it!”  I love love love playing with my girls.

Well, I’m off to make some cherry fruit leather.  Have a lovely week this week.


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Busy Busy…

     What a busy weekend.  We celebrated my sister, Stephanies’ birthday (several times) and of course there was Fathers Day as well.  It felt good to sleep in a while this morning.

     Friday I babysat.  My girls are quite a lot of fun.  I can’t believe how fast they are growing up.  We laughed…a lot.  I think Fridays are my favourite.  I hurried home after the day of giggling little girls to help get ready for some friends to come over. We played games, ate snacks, but didn’t sing Happy Birthday to my sister.  Saturday morning I went hiking with a few friends.  We hiked to Lake Barclay, then up to Stone Lake, and on to Eagle Lake.  It was a bit of a scramble up to Stone and Eagle Lakes, I enjoyed it though.  We came home, all muddy and dirty, got cleaned up and went out for dinner.  It turned into a long day.  I got up the next morning, early, and helped make breakfast for Fathers Day and Stephanies’ birthday (which happened o fall on the same day this year.).  I love breakfast food.  It is so good.  We had cinnimon rolls, sausage links, scrambled eggs, and of course Orange juice, the ultimate breakfast beverage.  I went on another hike with the family that afternoon.  It was rainy and wet.  I kinda liked the rain though.  Later this afternoon will be a game of frisbee, perhaps in the rain.  We’ll see.

I’m hoping for a relaxing week ahead.

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