A Thanksgiving adventure – Kicking around Wilsonville
Thanksgiving is going to be different this year. This is my first year being single in half a decade, and thanks to the COVID Pandemic it’s also the first year that I can’t travel, and don’t have any friends still in town. I’m flying solo, have a ton of vacation to burn, and am feeling energetic...
From Saturday, 21-Nov-2020 through Monday, 30-Nov-2020
I did a lot, this week.
It’s weird though… it really didn’t feel like a lot, at the time. I relaxed, I had a really nice, calm, quiet and reflective time. Waking up when I felt like it, walking and lifting weights and relaxing on the couch when the mood struck. I gamed, I walked, I ate excellent food (lots of un-photographed BLTs, for one reason or another), and I enjoyed the quiet solitude of living alone in the midst of a pandemic.
2020 hasn’t been a pleasant year. 2019 wasn’t great either, but it wasn’t quite as bad, all told. 2020 though…
Thanks to COVID, we weren’t going on our spring trip. I was hoping to take Sarah and myself to France, or maybe Colorado, to take a real climbing trip. A chance to escape a bit, and explore the world together.
Instead, we were stuck in the house, with almost every trailhead closed, the gym’s doors barred, and very little positivity going on.
It wasn’t a great time, but I’d already booked the vacation time with my manager, so I figured that at least I could get a bit of relaxation in. Stay-cations aren’t a bad thing, and even though it wasn’t exactly what I’d been planning on, I was actually quite excited for it.
I had a video game I was enjoying, the yard had a few projects that I’d been waiting for a chance to work on, and I needed the chance to catch up on sleep if nothing else.
So what did we do?
Hiked the Wildwood trail with Ollie!
Worked in the garden, and enjoyed the flowers!
Took walks around the city!
Mowed the lawn and perfectly edged the patio! (I think I did this after the week off, but it’s not big enough to warrant its own post)