Been a busy week! Aunt Flo left which is always cause for celebration when I get on the scale! Sitting at 191 this morning. Now to get that fat dripping off me again! Trotted around the yard today collecting all my potted plants and setting up the perenials against the South side of the house so I can water them and protect them from the worst of the wind. Also spent about 20 minutes playing on the trampoline with the kids. That always leaves my legs a little jelly-like, and it is fun. We went to the zoo yesterday and did a LOT of walking. Some of that was with DS on my back getting a piggy-back ride. He weighs 50 lbs so I figure that counts for LHT too! It was a free day at the zoo and I had forgotten how many people go!! And some of the people were more amazing than the animals - especially for us country bumpkins! One woman was being an idiot and was hanging her purse down through the wire on the cheetah enclosure (and shaking it around!) to get their attention. Lo and behold, her keys fell out of her purse and landed in the enclosure! One cheetah came over to investigate and when she fussed it looked straight at her and hissed at her!! I was quite thoroughly entertained I admit! Tee hee!
DH has told me that we can buy some leather for me to make mocassins!! Yeah! I also found some information about the plains Indians who used to make rawhide soles to protect their feet from the cactus and sharp stones found out here. That was very intrigueing and I am going to try this. Found some neat tips on a paleo forum. Once I actually get going I will post pictures and we'll see how I go. If I can get this to work I would love to make footwear for my family!! Boy, talk about primal activities! Going to have to get a few tools as well, guess a trip to Tandy leather company is coming up really soon ... kind of exciting I admit. I was reading an article by a native American from the North East who said they used to put on three layers of stockings and their mocassins and never had issues with frost bite. Said he thought it was because their feet were able to flex and move and their circulation was better as a result. Found it interesting - we'll see what my experience is and how that works for me. Will have to plan for layers when I make these mocassins!!
Today, breakfast, two cups of tea with cream, 1 fried egg, 1 apple and handful of pecans. Lunch, 3 breakfast sausages, 2/3 english cucumber and 0.5 oz of cheese. Probably have salmon this evening, not sure what veggies though. Got to go foraging this afternoon for some staples.