|It's time to hike|
But this is it.. this is the last time I am putting off hiking this week. I intend to hike at least three times during the break. I would have been out there today but I had my evaluation conference to go to. The quarter went very well for me, I enjoyed my class and I learned a lot, but now I don't know what to do with myself.
I left my bicycle at the new REI in Olympia today, they want a fortune for a tune up so I'm just going to have them adjust the brakes and the front thing-a-ma-jig that changes the gears. I really should learn how to work on my bike. I'm also getting a rear rack and two small bags installed so I can haul more groceries around and so I can haul my backpacking gear to the trail head with a bit more ease. I feel kind of funny putting a rack on a mountain bike but oh well, I know I'll get lots of use out of it. It's not like I'm going to be jumping off cliffs with my mountain bike, those days are over.
I've got to get out tomorrow though, so I think I'll at least go on a mini hike close to home. Then on Wednesday I'll go on the hike I had planned for Tuesday, then on Thursday I'll go get my bike back from REI and maybe I'll do a hike and bike over the weekend. I also need to get my car to a body shop because someone backed into me two weeks ago and I put off getting it fixed until the quarter was over.
I have my lichen collection back, should I free all my lichens? I know that most of them are still alive, so why should they die in a North Face brand shoe box? It's a tough call, they look nice in their little white envelopes and typed labels. But I think they would look better growing in my yard. Hmmmm I could turn them all loose and keep the envelopes and later if I change my mind and can remember what they all are, I can stuff them back into their envelopes. I've already freed my bulls eye lichen, I hope it likes our polluted air.
I helped my seven year old write a letter to Santa today. She had me ask Santa for a toy mushroom and a toy lichen among other things. Hmmmmm, is there such a thing as a toy lichen? Santa may have to get creative. How can Santa make a toy lichen? Maybe one of Santa's friends from class can knit a toy lichen?