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mother of josh, richard, and mutt. lover of books, yarn, and the quiet places. spinner, knitter, kayaker, survivor, vandweller, warrior.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

go play outside


i've been busy. not being able to do much on the computer, and not being able to read much has been good for me actually. i have to go out and play to keep myself out of trouble :-)

i like playing in my boat. i just visited a place i really like, and got to visit lewis and clark cove, which was overrun with fisherman the last time i was there. i don't know if it is really called that, but Ann and Lexi say it is. but i am skeptical, because they also tell me that the other end of this lake is called "deepest darkest africa", which makes me think they are full of it.

i also like to hang out with Mutt. he likes to hang out with me, too, unless i am in the mood to make him wear silly things like hats and babushkas. then he just tolerates me. if i put something on him and say "leave it!" he usually does. after i took this picture he was possesed with the urgent need to snuggle up against sarah's leg, therefore dislodging my REI river cap from his head. how would you describe the look on his face????

i went picking strawberries with cathy and marge. that is marge below, with strawberries. i think she is saying "don't you DARE" when i took her picture here. but she did give reluctant permission for me to put it on my blog. she's a good sport. especially on the night that a bunch of us were helping GJ make hay. marge and cathy and i were tossing bales on the wagon while marge's daughter drove the truck. except jenna drove pell mell down the field while Marge (her mom) was still attached to the bale she had just tossed on the wagon. GJ seemed to think it took longer to make hay with us "helping", but i think he never had as much fun making hay without us.

















this is a picture of some boats taken at an outfitters down near john and rosie and bobby nomads' place. one of my favorite places to paddle is on secret creek here. the outfitter is called Shank's Mare, and i mention it because i stole their logo for my blogpost title. if you click on the title, it will take you to their website. their logo has become my mantra. "go play outside"


below is my screen saver. a reminder of where i oughta be if i am idle more than a few minutes :-)






9 comments:

Paladin said...

Excellent advice! I dig the look on the pooch's face ;) I think there must be some sort of mind control built into digital cameras that forces people to put things on their pet's heads...

Jack said...

When in doubt, play!

Jack

http://adventuresinvoluntarysimplicity.blogspot.com/

kate said...

omg, paladin, that is too funny! the longsuffering look on that cat's face!

mind control....that's it!

kate said...

jack, that's gonna be my new mantra...may i quote you? :-)

Brian Many Wheels said...

Go outside and play! What good advice to one's self. Say kate, I sat on and paddled Gary's owner-built sit-on-top kayak....just the perfect thing for an old fart that might not be able to extract hisself from a sit-inside kayak. I am toying with the idea of learning to kayak and this is a huge help.

mysturman said...

I like Mutt.He is hilarious!He must have a great sense of humor.(laugh)

kate said...

brian, i am so glad you got to see gary and try his kayak. i can't wait to do the same! kayaking is my zen....

mysturman, i don't know how much sense of humor mutt has, but he sure has a huge amount of patience!

Nemo said...

hi Kate :)
I'm curious what Mutt does when your Kayakin? so far havent crossed that bridge with Tori.. today left her at the truck when I took the Motorcycle into town, was gone a couple hours and I think she was fine.. no complaints for anyone, and she was just laying at the back of the truck when I came back.. I worry about leaving her though.

kate said...

he stays in the van usually, which means i only kayak in cool weather or when there is someone to puppysit. i really hate leaving mutt, too. it's gonna be more of an issue this next trip out....