Thursday, June 20, 2013
Last time I lived here we spent a lot of time outside with other families. We cooked food, popped popcorn, picked berries. All of these things I MISSED DESPERATELY once we left Sitka. And now that I get another shot at this glorious life I am ALL ABOUT GETTING IT DONE!!!
My first attempt at "getting it done" may have gone ...less than successful ...in the eyes of some observers.
Pete had his first night flight so the kids and I were on our own. I decided I wanted to head out, make a fire, cook some hot dogs and take a hike. I must admit to eating LOTS of fire roasted hot dogs....which lead me to believe I could make this happen on my own . But after I thought about it....I remembered that I usually just showed up to an already ready to cook in fire.
So I brought 1 sheet of paper, 3 HEAVY logs, one pack of matches, 1 pack of hot dogs and a few buns. And then I proceeded to literally burn through the matches and paper before the logs even got warm. I was kinda bummed. I texted my friend to tell her I was going home in shame...I could not make fire....
But...she had mercy on me and sent her son to "help" ....3 minutes later we had ...hot. blazing. beautiful. FIRE!!
Once I watched him I realized I did know how to make a fire I just ran out of supplies and ...surprise...surprise...patience!!
By the next time I blog I hope to be a proud maker of my very own fire...I am determined!!