Monday, May 09, 2011

Hiking and mother's day

For mother's day we all went on a nice, long, leisurely hike. It was beautiful. Unfortunately, I wasn't feeling well at the beginning because I forgot to take my inhaler! So silly of me. I also was exhausted from work the previous day, so that didn't help. Other than that it was great, we went hiking in the Sooke hills and up three bear something-a-rather, I forgot what it was called, hill maybe? Then we hiked up Pedan Ridge and after that down to Pedan Lake. I was gonna take more pictures, but I got lazy and didn't wanna take my camera out every few minutes. I also filled it up and it started to die...

Hiking got me thinking about why I love it so much, mostly because I was not enjoying myself at all yesterday. Not until the end of the hike anyway. I just felt so tired and unawake. I also was having so much trouble breathing when I went up the hills I had to go really slowly, which is unlike me, I usually keep a good pace when I hike. I took comfort in the thought of being away from my life here at home, at work and during the winter, at school. I also realized that I am horribly out of shape! I was gonna take a yoga/pilate's class, but they are sooo expensive and I'm just too poor. Hopefully I'll do well my on census test and the interview and get that job! I'm worried about the interview part cause I get really nervous at job interviews, my last went horribly because of that, it was also a group interview which did not help. Sorry tangent-ing.

The rest of mothers day was amazing. My sister and I made buttermilk fried chicken with cayenne pepper in it and smashed salt and vinegar potatoes with stir fried cabbage. SOOOO yummy! Then we ate fruit, ice cream and carmel for dessert. My mom even got to watch TV for awhile, which is unusual for our house. It was all in all, a  great day. I often bitch about my mom to my friends etc, but when it comes down to it I do really love her, we just having clashing personalities.

Anyway I'm gonna try to get some writing/editing down today, I've been working on a bunch of different projects, but nothing is nowhere near finished! Hope everyone has a great, lazy, or busy, Monday!

Some pictures from my hike!

Hill we went up, it doesn't look like it, but it was actually pretty steep. 

The same hill.

View from the top of another hill. 

Another view from the same hill. 


The view. Breathtaking. 

Some awesome grass in a swamp. I was playing with my digital zoom :P.

This is how far away it actually was. 

Fairy Slipper. 

Dead frog. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow... looks more like a mountain than a hill! I'm glad you had a great time. :)

Those fairy slippers are absolutely gorgeous... frankly, though, I can't say the same about the frog. LOL