Hey lovies and lovelies!
Belatedly linking up with my bud Kristen from Taz and Belly for her January Daily Dime series post. You know how I have pledged to better schedule blog posts in my agenda? Then to remember to open my agenda to see what posts I need to be working on? Just didn’t have this one penciled in. But better late than never, right?
Daily Dime, 01.2018
The idea behind the Daily Dime series is to document a regular ole day in our lives using 10 photos. I picked Friday, January 19, for my day. PC was off and we had a hike planned. Thought that would make for a more interesting post than a day of laundry and toilet scrubbing. You’re welcome! Here’s my Daily Dime, 01.2018…
We were lazy butts!! Woke up about 8:00 but it was too cold to venture from our warm bed. I dashed to our bedroom door to let our kitties in and crawled right back under the covers.
Apparently, it was also too cold to take a clear photo. I must have been shivering!
Purrsimmony getting warm next to mommy.
PC wanted Taco Cabana burritos for breakfast but by the time we got out of bed, into the shower and out of the house, it was more like lunch time. We ordered four Weight Watcher friendly burritos to go. Keeping with my wellness goals shared on Wellness Wednesday, here.
Ate 2 on our way to the park for our hike.
Ron Coleman Trail
I picked the trail we hiked. Had visited the trail head when Brennyn and Cady visited earlier in the month. And had hiked it once before years ago. Wanted to return in order to hike up to one of several caves on the trail.
The sun was shining and the car thermometer read 61 degrees when we started the hike.
Can you see our shadows from the trail falling on the cactus below? I felt like Mr. Frodo in LOTR.
By the time we made it up to the first cave of 3, the temperature had dropped and the wind had picked up. Though you’d never know by looking at my hair in the picture below.
Don’t tell PC, but I was already to head back down and we had only gone a half mile. I really don’t do cold or wind. But we kept muscling up the mountain. Knowing we had another Taco Cabana burrito in our back pack kept me going. That and the gorgeous view spread before us from the east side of the trail.
At the .64 mile mark, our noses were running, our ears were freezing and the smell of the pico de gallo wafting from my pack was making me weak. We had lunch. Yes, 45 minutes after breakfast.
Thank goodness, about this time 3 college-aged girls ambled up the mountain. I mentioned that we were fortifying ourselves for the climb (or tumble) back down the trail. One of them was an experienced hiker. She suggested we climb a little higher then walk across the ridge in order to reach a less steep and rocky way down. I could have kissed her.
Yes, that’s a (sock) monkey on our back (pack). My smile is so broad because we are heading back down!! If I’m not mistaken, PC and the monkey are smiling, too.
This was the view from the west side of the trail. See, we were up high! And the winds were really whipping!
By the time we were back to earth, we had hiked 1.56 miles in a little less than 2 hours. With breaks for breathing and eating, and in my case, whining.
Soak in the Hot Tubby-Wubs
To stave off the inevitable soreness that follows our hikes these days, we partook in a preventative hot tub soak before dinner.
Tomato soup and gorilla cheese sandwiches. No, that’s not a typo. My girls and I always called them gorilla cheese. Now PC does, too.
Renewed our family yeast starter in order to make bread on Saturday. Added whole wheat flour this time just to jazz things up.
On the way to bed, I was wrestling to get my leg through my pajama bottoms. When my foot finally popped through the other side, it hit the bathroom door frame with quite a bit of force. I know it sounds like my pajamas must be very tight for me to struggle so in getting them on. But just know they stretch out nicely.
Anyway, my foot instantly swelled and began bruising. And I have been hobbling since. Not sure if I have broken a toe or maybe a bone in my foot. But I do know we won’t be hiking for a few days.
Feeling like Frodo again as I look at this photo of my hobbit feet. Oh, dear. I apologize. I should keep socks on at all times.
Math has never been my strong suit but I do realize this might be less a Daily Dime and more a baker’s dozen of photos + 1. But I knew you were curious about my foot. Couldn’t leave you in suspense.
How would your Daily Dime, 01.2018 look? The next Daily Dime or Baker’s Dozen link-up will be Wednesday, 02.21.2018. You could join us! Between now and then I will learn to count. And will get a pedicure. I promise. Thanks for bearing with me.
Hugs and kisses,