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Camping part 2 -Bacon, Marshmallows and a Trail Run

Even after our tumble, {<-camping pt 1} — I managed a short trail run with Rosey! She was a fluid black streak, and my rusty muscles where saying “Oh My Gawwwwd! Slow down!” {Once upon a time I loved to run trails. I think she’s literally dragging me into it again.}

Z and I had adventures with walnuts and wishing on stars. Campfire tending, petting other dogs and “How to give Grandma a heart attack on the Razor scooter; downhill 0.0 ”

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Rosey sits at the picnic table for breakfast. #campingwithcollies
Hubby’s shirt says, “How to pick up chicks” HA! #TSC #trucker #Bacon #camping #Indiana
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Camping During the Harvest Moon

YAY! Grandma Auburn and Z will be primitive camping this weekend. (along with Captain/her Grandpa, Nosey Rosey the Border Collie and Jasper the Fat HouseCat) There’s so much to teach her. Skills that cannot and should not be lost on the little ones. She’ll be 5 years old next week.

Survival Skills: How to mark her path with arrows out of rocks to find her way back to the campsite. How to set up a tent. How to make a lean-to and keep warm with leaves and brush. Where to find fish worms. Signal S.O.S with a flashlight. Which trees have edible nuts and how to crack them open. Show her constellations in the night sky. Teach her to listen for running water and wild animals. Teach her how to make sassafras tea. Pay attention to the dog. Be quiet. Be stealthy. Leave no trace.

I don’t have a plan. This is our playtime in the forest. This is Grandma Auburn in her element as a child of nature.

Gratuitous Redhead pictures today! Including one of me. Three Generations of Redhead.  Z turns 5 years old next week!  -ME, Z, and RT copyright & DNA: Grandma Auburn

 

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Also read: last year’s Covered Bridge Story with “Z”

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Overload and Downtime

Have I been pushin’ myself too hard or did I catch a bug?  Probably a wee bit of both.

Tues-Wed night I finished one design, [checking off one goal from last week] fiddled with another, but wasn’t productive after 10pm. Wed. morning, I got sick early on. Queazy/blurry vision all day. I’m sure it was a combo of dehydration and overdoing ‘it’ for the last few weeks.

Nothing seems to go right when I’m ill. Phone calls, uploads, chores, errands all ground to a halt for 24 hours.

Thurdsay was better. Chauffeured for hours, and brainstormed online careers moves with my grown daughter. (I have 1 daughter, 1 granddaughter and 2 part-time step-grandsons – in case anyone was tryin’ to keep track )

So, Friends and Confidants, among all the other obligations, Make certain you are taking care of YOU!  Also -Have fun on unplanned adventures!  ...As an introvert, I need reminding… This weekend is my birthday! Yay!  My soul is crying out for nature, so it’s time TO GO…. “Gone Primitive” Women’s Slouchy Tee!

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Retrograde, Bi-polar and Resurrection of the Creative Introvert in Spring

Nothing like sneaking up on a topic or four while breaking in the new blog.  I’m Jen, blogging, writing and designing from my homebase at Grandma Auburn’s TinyTrailer. (You can find a link to the “HIKE” tee shirt at the bottom of this post, while I’m still working out all the WordPress kinks. THX for understanding!)

Good Afternoon on this gusty, snowing day somewhere south of Lake Michigan.  Mid-April. And it took GREAT Inner Strength to hit the round shuffling at the crack of 8:30 this morning. I caffeinated  enough to speak coherently when it was my turn at the post office counter… and returned home safely with all metaphorical lug nuts intact.

Yesterday was devoted to revising a couple kid & mom designs that had been languishing in draft for weeks. After some tinkering, but no real progress, I opened a fresh page and played with multi-colored hearts. Probably sent it off to be critiqued to soon, but ooohhhh how cathartic it was to be playing on the creative side of the grey matter once more.

Mother Nature and the rest of us Crones will continue to dig ourselves out from last the seasons snowbank. I’m workin’ on forward & focus.  There’s meaningfulness in the minutia.

Whelp!! That’s the long and short of it for now. THX for stopping by!  Grab your fre shipping code below!!     Next time I’ll be sure and have your favorite tea prepared! (This was impromptu, so I wasn’t expecting company)   Please subscribe here and on my Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Gma.AuburnDesigns/ 

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