Things are Happening

They just aren’t getting blogged very regularly. SD arrived two weeks ago, and we’ve been busy running around to her activities, and entertaining screaming 7 year old girls in our house most evenings.

Needless to say, things have been hectic lately. Add that on top of crazy fieldwork, and it’s been easy to feel overwhelmed. To combat that, I decided we should take a spontaneous trip to the lake- no work, no computers, just enjoying early summer in the mountains. We had amazing weather for it, and it was great to just relax and enjoy nature for a bit.

 

It was fantastic coming back from a weekend like this. I feel more refreshed than I have in a long time. Even better? We head back up at the end of this week! This time we’re hoping the wild blueberries are ripe when we arrive.

Someone has also decided she wants riding lessons. She’s had two now, and looks like a natural in the saddle. I’m so proud of her. Best part is, it’s something she really wants to do and looks forward to. Her pony’s name is Buddy, and he reminds me of some stubborn ponies I’ve ridden in the past. She’s already been working on trot on the lunge line during her lessons. She rides around with the biggest grin on her face- I’m surprised her cheeks aren’t aching by the end! Below are some photos and a video of her riding.

Of course, this means there is little progress for me to show you on my other endeavors. I’ve just finished one sweater for baby-to-be, and am working on one for a friend. I also just picked up a huge box of blueberries, so next time I should have a tutorial on making blueberry jam.

What fun things do you have planned this summer?

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