This is my Camino. Welcome.

Position open: Cousin

Hiking, hiking! Hike-ity, hike-ity hiiiiike!!
Hiking, hiking! Hike-ity, hike-ity hiiiiike!!

Sunday was beautiful, so I decided to go for a hike. I was like, “Maybe I can ask a friend, and they’ll want to hike with me.”
But, Julia is in grad school. And Hanna is now moved away.

So instead I hiked alone, and I thought about that miserable time Hanna and I walked THIRTY-FIVE MILES over the course of two days with no water or bathrooms or sanity for miles (“Why do the guides say it takes three days?” “They’re probably just not as prepared as we are.” Riiiiight.) But, as with most things, once you’re removed from the situation, it doesn’t seem so bad anymore. It just seems nostalgic and fun and memorable (this is why people walk the Camino more than once, kidlets), and so it was on Sunday. Only: I was alone, and when I laughed to myself, “…and remember when we met those people who were like, ‘When we hike we carry water-purifiers…” I kind of wished I was sharing that moment with Hanna.

Today I started researching natural dyes (avocados dye things pink! Who knew? Who would have imagined??) and I was like, “Wow, I’d like to try my hand at the natural dying process, maybe this week sometime, maybe with a friend…” but then I trailed off because my pardner in dirty, experimental crafting is the same pardner of wilderness survival, and homegirn just moved a few states over.

LOOK AT HIM. He has CLOTHES. And a BAG. I'm dying of dying of love.
LOOK AT HIM. He has CLOTHES. And a BAG. I’m dying of dying of love.
Also. Sometimes I get into craftings or animals or whatever, and then I “research” them and right now I’m loving felted mice because they’re so cute, even though I know that if I had one I’d be like, “What do I even do with this?” SMALL MATTERS. Pinterest link to a bunch of thems so you can see what I’m talking about. Cute, right??? And I wanted to show Hanna, since she lives that felting life. Buuuuuuuuuuuuut, now this will only be done over the internets.

Now, I’m actually happy for Hanna, excited for the new possibilities in her life. She’s her own woman, and that’s a great thing.

But, if you have interests ranging from wilderness survival/ hiking to intense crafting to looking at internet pictures of animals, there’s a position open.

Not that she can be replaced, mind you. 😉

*insert new cousin here*
*insert new cousin here*

4 thoughts on “Position open: Cousin

  1. Wow, Let everyone know that it is only a temporary position. I will be back before you know it. I hope to learn a lot of things here like how to split wood for the wood stove. Then we can go camping and show the guy with the big ax next site over what is up. Maybe I’ll even learn to love the country. I too took a lonely hike on Sunday. Everyone kinda looked like a bad guy.I was happy I knew the Hooha.

  2. Well, now I’m all TEARY EYED!!! Yes, I was just thinking the same thing, as I finished up the dishes… walking partner has made a new life for herself and I better figure out some other form of entertainment/exercise! I SO LOOKED FORWARD to our nightly walks, each day!! I’d get my text and off we’d go………I sure feel your pain, Danielle!!! I LOVE your blog, by the way! 🙂 🙂

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