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just wanted to pop in and say that i got Dave out to hike today! *and the crowd goes wild* he did his two hours at the Dolphin, and we went for a forty minute or so hike off Basin Point Rd. SUCH a gorgeous day! it's clouded over now, but it was beautifully sunny this morning, and the ocean off the point was lovely to look at. then we came back into Brunswick and had gelato, and he went off to school... only to call me a half hour later to tell me that it's Patriot's Day and he didn't have school and he'd driven to Portland for nothing. d'OH! i knew i should have encouraged him to play hooky!

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the week home was good. i stopped at WEBS (the yarn store) to pick up yarn for the cable sweater i want to try once i've finished mom's socks and the mittens i started, and the non-cable sweater i need to try first, and... so, yes, i have a yarn problem. i spent Sunday with my family (they were watching The Masters golf tournament), made jelly for my mother on Monday (straining raspberries through a sieve to get out the seeds is a PITA, btw), and went to the Syracuse Bernie Sanders rally with a few of my friends on Tuesday. :) we were so into the "rally experience", we didn't even stop to take a selfie!

i worked on Wednesday, gave blood and had coffee with Natalie and worked and got a massage on Thursday, worked on Friday (and processed more raspberries; jam this time), then worked (and did a long walk with Jen K at Beaver Lake) on Saturday. the drive back on Sunday through balmy weather was easy; i listened to my book and stopped for coffee with Hope midway.

LOTS of friend-time and good work this past week, but happy to be home!

Date: 2016-04-19 11:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guy-todd.livejournal.com
Yay for hiking! I was psyched for yesterday's planned hike, but everyone else bailed. For me hiking has to be social, I don't really enjoy hiking alone.

Date: 2016-04-19 05:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chris-warrior.livejournal.com
i love it alone or with people, but for different reasons. it's a vastly different experience. :D when i'm by myself, i'm talking to animals, looking at flowers and ferns and moss, halting wherever something catches my eye, and often deep in thought. maybe, honestly, i'm not quite *alone*, so much as i'm with 'other energies that don't show up as vividly when i'm with other humans'. but when i was with Jen, it was all about the chatting (and geocaching, actually - my first time) and with Dave there was a ot of stopping and making out, because i'd been away a week. :D

(squints)

Date: 2016-04-25 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raidingparty.livejournal.com
Suspicious of a yarn store that calls itself "WEBS". Dollars to donuts they're secretly Jorogumo.

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