Mr. Al and I’ve unpacked enough to make little working nests amongst our maze of boxes.
I’ve got a new book nagging me. Now that Sky Dancers has gone to the formatters, the characters in Champion of Entean are demanding I give them their due.
And so, we gird up our loins and prepare ourselves for early morning writing sessions, which we love, so it’s not much of a hardship at all.
I love saying that: to gird up my loins. Even though I’ve never really known what it meant. It went with my other favorite Biblical descriptive phrase–the wailing and gnashing of teeth (or weeping, depending on your translation.)
Time to gird up your loins and make ready to wail and gnash the teeth.
Anyway, via a FaceBook friend, I found a delightful little website called http://www.artofmanliness.com which has a marvelous illustration which tells you exactly what and how to gird one’s loins.
I share it with you now and take pleasure in your enlightenment, if you needed such enlightenment.
And in closing, now that you are just that little more knowledable and therefore, just that little more powerful, I leave you with some pictures of our adventure to the mountain. It started off as a somewhat clear day and ended rather cloudy.
Switchbacks in the rain…
An amazing waterfall…look for the what patch at the top and the white patch near the bottom, with the river flowing in the bottom lefthand corner.
Miki enjoying the smells. We brought the pups. Dogs aren’t allowed on trails, but since this was a reconnaissance journey, they came along.
Driving up to Sunrise…yikes…
Boarding Sunrise up for the winter
Lovely views all ’round, if it were clear…
At least there was a picture so we could see what we were viewing…
I bought a book on day hikes at Mt. Rainier and am oh-so-excited to begin exploring its majesty.
By the way, I have not thanked and welcomed my new followers. Thank you. Welcome. Truly. May you find enjoyment.
Have a great week Peeps!