Yesterday in keeping with my article theme of “Finding My Sense of Humor” – I will recount our yesterday’s activities in full.
The “plan” was to go with Greg to Snoqualmie Ridge to help him set up a table for a wedding venue event hosted at the hotel for the next day. Then we were going to take advantage of the sunshine and find a nice little trail – and go for a long hike.
I’ve lost about 25 pounds since last August – and I’ve been having trouble losing that last 15. I’ve been just stuck – no matter what I do. Granted – it’s winter, colder weather – not enough nice days to do a 2 mile walk (like we used to everyday) But that’s no excuse as we DO have an elliptical machine. It’s just that I really hate it. No I mean REALLY HATE it. I still use it – but I prefer getting out and walking.
So when the weather is nice (no rain, ice or freezing temperature and wind) then it’s a perfect day to go walking.
So we finished up at the hotel and Greg drove to a spot where they have these cool old trains and a cute little museum in the town of Snoqualmie and we parked the car and started walking toward the little trail.
Did I mention there were cute old trains?
Yeah – well we found some. And I will blame Greg for distracting us from our “plan” – because he just had to climb on all of them – and I being the photographer that I am (or try to be) just HAD to take pictures. It was a must. I would be negligent if I didn’t take them.
After exploring those for a while we decided that we really SHOULD go for our walk. We went to cross the street and right in front of us was a candy shop – with homemade fudge and salt water taffy. I told Greg we really HAD to go in. He said, “what about our walk”? I told him I was cold and really needed to go in there to warm up – and look at the candy 🙂 So we went in – and came away with only one milk chocolate turtle, one milk chocolate peanut butter cup, one large piece of a toffee nut bar and several pieces of salt water taffy.
As we left the store we saw this cool sign:
We chuckled because our church name is “LifePoint” and I had to stop and text this picture to our pastor, Stephen – who I knew would enjoy it just as much as we did – (and he did – so it was worth it!)
By then I had run out of excuses for taking the walk – but we were in a town higher in elevation than I was used to – even though it was sunny and clear – and suddenly it was freakishly COLD. I had my mittens on – but no hat or warm socks and my ears and toes were freezing. I told Greg I couldn’t possibly walk with it SO cold.
We crossed the street and decided to look around in the old train museum and eventually came to the little gift shop – where an elderly man dressed like a train conductor was behind the counter. He was cheerful and full of ‘one-liners’ and puns about all sorts of subjects and had us laughing and feeling very good that we did NOT take our walk after all.
Life is short. Sometimes – there are just better things to do.
When was the last time you had a ‘plan’ and life took another turn?