A Little Party Never Killed Nobody*

Busy weekend. I meant to post yesterday, but I forgot that I rarely do that during the school year. Sundays get eaten up by errands and groceries and trying to get ready for the school week. This weekend was no different. I was just not back into the swing of things yet.

First of all, on Saturday, I trimmed this…it’s big…

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And then I machine-sewed the binding on. So that was good.

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Then I joined a hike up in the Lagunas, going up Garnet Peak.

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I’ve hiked this before as part of another longer hike, but I’m really out of shape at the moment, so this is a shorter version.

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Even though we didn’t start hiking until almost 6 PM, it was still warm, but breezy.

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The first part of the hike is very flat, super easy…

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There is a climb later on. You can’t get to the top of a peak without climbing. Climbing is where I have issues.

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So my goal is to work on that this fall. Here’s a great view toward the desert.

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And northward…

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And looking at Cuyamaca Peak, where another group of ours was hiking for the same reason…sunset and moonrise. When we hiked back in the dark, we flashed headlamps back and forth.

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We had a potluck at the top. So yeah, I hauled cookies to the top of the peak.

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Someone even brought wine.

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You can see the moon in this picture. It got bigger and brighter.

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And there’s the sun setting.

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The sky was more beautiful than an iPhone camera could capture…

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Really a nice hike.

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There’s something about being on top of the world…

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We saw Mars, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn (thanks to my star app on the last one…she was shy).

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And finished off in the dark. Home by 10:15 PM. Tired, yes.

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I need to do more of these.

This is what awaited me in the office when I came home. It’s a good thing I didn’t want to sit in there.

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And this was the next morning…Hi, Calli.

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I move slowly on Sundays…but boychild likes projects. We had these towel racks for years, because the old ones absolutely suck and will fall off while you’re trying to get your towel off. Annoying. You can see our special wall treatment (3 layers of godawful wallpaper…no, I don’t have the time or money to finish them at the moment. We just keep pulling layers off). But the new towel racks are up! So you can hang ALL the towels now! What a concept.

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Then I went to the airport to fetch the man back from Sweden. He’s back at work this morning. No lie in for him. After he collapsed from exhaustion last night (up for 24 hours straight traveling), I settled down for TV and binding.

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I can’t remember the actual mileage, but I got about a quarter of the way around. So more of that tonight and tomorrow night, at least. But then I’ll be onto the next quilt! The one that’s not drawn yet! Yeah! Kind of looking forward to it. But first? School. A 2-hour staff meeting (ugh). The stuff that pays the bills.

Oh yeah, there’s this…

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*Fergie, Q-Tip, & Goonrock, A Little Party Never Killed Nobody

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