boog and i had a really good week last week. in addition to the hiking, he helped me with prepping the box garden for this year. i cut the crap out of my finger, but as takarosa
said, blood must be shed for a good harvest. my seeds are sprouting, and will start flower seeds next week. i have also started a small indoor herb garden.
sunday we did another hike - probably 4 miles this time - in hinckley with my new BFF, amy, who i met through my adventure group. so, yeah, i lugged my 39 lb child on my back another 4 miles. actually, he probably walked for about a half a mile, but pooped out quickly because he was excitedly running the entire time. yes, he peed on a tree again, he thinks this is the coolest thing ever now. in fact, he loved it so much that he chugged his juice so he could do it again.
here is boog at the end of our hike with amy's dog.
i am a big fan of the little things. i mean, i appreciate when something big that requires effort is done for me, but i absolutely adore the little details, especially ones that people would usually miss. last night as i was putting boog's stuff away, i noticed he had been playing with his pixos. he usually just takes em and makes straight lines, but last night he actually took one of the patterns and replicated it all by himself. for those of you familiar with pixos, it was the cherries. granted, he made the cherries yellow, but goddamn he follwed the pattern to the letter. i called him over and asked if he did that all by himself [like there's some pixo-helping entity infiltrating our apartment or something], and he gave me an emphatic "yeah!" he never called attention to his work - its like, he made it and then went about the rest of his business. i was so proud and impressed by this lilttle design of stuck together water filled plastic balls that it made my heart swell. i was so proud of him. i sprayed an additional coating of water on it to ensure they stick together, and that is going right into his memory chest.
things like that, yeah.
i turn 36 in 16 days. i am not sure what i am going to do with myself.