So my friends got my rear on the trail this morning. It wasn't pretty. I had a small tree worth of tissues in all pockets and I was huffing and puffing the entire way up.
Nim did not care about my issues. I think he is singing Burl Ives in this photo with his heart voice. Don't you?
He got to hike with new friend Kelsey. Like all dogs, she was mystified by Nim's happiness and his love of noises and his mouth. I am sure she will get over it.
She didn't want to sit too close yet. :) The photo doesn't show it well but she has a beautiful coloring. More white in her coat than I normally see.
On the drive home I stopped at the grocery store. I wanted three items:
- Hot chocolate
- Fully cooked Turkey
For some reason I just assumed everyone would be home with their families. I was wrong. They were all in the store with their families. They were all clean and nicely dressed. I was stinky, muddy, and haggard. It was one of those unfortunate times I was aware of my misstep. According to the girl magazines this is exactly why I am still unmarried at 41. :)
My sister and I often have a discussion on this very topic:
Me: I need junk food
Sister: Go to the store
Me: I have to get dressed then (more specifically I usually need to put on pants better than sleeping ones)
Sister: It is North Bend
Me: What if I meet my future husband?
Anyway, if you read the girl magazines you would know that going to the store looking like you just rolled in the mud with your dog is a "no." Probably even in North Bend.
But hey. I got my hot chocolate and bagel and Nim and his cats got their turkey. Nim talked about his turkey the entire drive home.
I did actually cook yesterday. This is the Festive Kale Salad and it is good stuff. I would probably go even heavier on the olives. It is such a strange mix of sour, sweet, and salty. I was particularly excited that I could actually taste it.
I also made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies. I can't taste them as well, but this does not stop me from eating them because they are cookie and from what I could taste they are good.
Have a great Thanksgiving!