Today we had our weight loss/accountability meeting at Hazels which is evolving into more of a Bible Study. Hazel lives in a one and a half room cabin with a loft. Her bathroom is an outhouse behind the cabin. Her kitchen sink drains into a 5 gallon bucket. Hazel and her husband Matthew bought land, built a simple cabin and live there happily with their 3 girls. In order to maintain a sense of privacy, the rest of the family is kicked outdoors since there is no place else for them to go. While Matthew worked industriously on his garage type outbuilding, the two oldest girls played outside - well kind of. They walked by the window multiple times with pained expressions on their adorable faces. Though it was quite warm out, they figured they needed some kind excuse to be in with the women. One even claimed she was tired and needed a nap. To no avail, their mother made them stay outside. We had a nice get together. Then we hiked to a nearby waterfall. It was refreshing. I continue to covet the attitude of contentment I find in these women. I find it quite ironic that some of the older women in our church think I am the one leading this group. Though I'm 10 years older than most of them, I'm probably the most immature and carnal one in the bunch.
I also took my kayak out for the first time this spring. It was incredibly peaceful. A Canadian goose flew in front of my kayak for a short distance. Pussy willows are beginning to emerge along the river banks. Other than almost tipping myself in the icy depths getting in, it was pure tranquility.
Later we all played a rousing game of badminton and watched the old movie "Gremlins", an 80's flick my husband and I watched when we were kids. Our kids just aren't impressed with 80's graphics. Well it was a good day anyway.