03/25/2007: "An unproductive weekend?"
Well, I had (yet again) a list of goals for the weekend, things I felt were very important to accomplish, and (yet again) I didn’t get to many of them. Instead I read Ultrametabolism which I recommend to anyone trying to lose weight or become healthier. It’s all about returning to a diet of whole foods and why all the processed crap with its fake fat and artificial sugars etc. is making people in the US and elsewhere fat and ill. It’s an *excellent* book. It’s fun buying whole foods (grains, nuts, fruits, veggies, beans, etc.) and making tasty dishes that fill you up and keep you energetic for hours on end.
Yesterday Aaron and I went for a long walk to Douglas Harbor and along Sandy Beach and ended with a little hike through the Treadwell Mine...then this afternoon we did a section of the Treadwell Ditch trail that starts a block from home. It was incredibly steep and scary in parts (even with snowshoes) but Aaron is a great guide and even though we went off trail he got us back down safely again.
On the walk home from the end of the trailhead we went past a neighbor’s house and they happened to be looking out the window and waved us in. We got to see amazing photos from when they brought their 36 foot sailboat up to Juneau from Vancouver BC. It made me realize how much I’d like to do a trip like that sometime, and the 4 of us planned some smaller overnighter trips to take together this summer.
Speaking of which, thinking of spring and summer camping and bonfires, and overnight sailing trips…has me filled with hope and happiness and a general sense of well-being.
Tonight, after a hearty meal of Egyptian lentils and long grain rice and after a long cuddle on the couch, I’m ready to say goodbye to another “unproductive” weekend. For a slacker though, I feel pretty damned good.
(btw, Friday night we watched Flash Gordon which was even more fantastic than I remembered...he saved everyone of us you know!)