Today I told Covid to eff off and had the most wonderful day. Sarah from Mildly Granola only lives about three hours from me, so today we made plans to meet mostly in the middle for an outdoor socially-distanced knitting date and it was SO MUCH FUN. We met at a rest stop, which was actually next to a park, and it worked out so well because we could set up our chairs in the grassy picnic area for knitting and snacking, and we were within walking distance of a clean indoor bathroom. Then we walked across the street to the park and had a fantastic four-mile hike.
For all our grand plans of knitting all day, we actually spent longer hiking than we did knitting. The weather was gorgeous: sunny and lower 70s. We saw a hawk and a deer and a lake and a lagoon and just walked by ourselves for ages, with almost no other people around. It’s so nice to spend time with someone you can let down your guard with and share all your worries with. Okay, maybe not all, but some. I just feel relaxed and calm and almost peaceful, which is weird and unusual for right now but I like it. It was very restorative, which is why we’re definitely going to do it again before winter comes! Happy Sunday, friends.