|The Yellowstone River on May 5, 2014|
So, with a bunch of excuses and feet dragging, I finally got my day started. My case of the blahs must have been more serious than I thought though, because when I read my cards I was told on no uncertain terms to get my butt outside. Without arguing I'm proud of myself on that one I got myself together and when Miss Busy got up from her morning nap, we set out for a river walk.
The dike separating town from the river is topped by an unmaintained, gravel road that is used mainly by local fishermen and is a tough route with the stroller. Fortunately, what I found was more that worth the effort. Not only did I receive the energy and grounding I needed out in nature, but it was also my first chance to really see what useful plants were growing locally. I was excited to find both Alfalfa and Plantain which are known respectively as the "father of herbs" and the "mother of herbs" and will be great additions to my stock. I also found plenty of dandelion, wild honeysuckle, two aspen trees, a juniper bush on an abandoned home site, along with countless cottonwood trees. As an extra bonus, I found a rusted metal joint of some kind beneath the railroad bridge (it will be cleansed and saved for spells needing rust shavings) and five new stones.
As exhilarating as the walk was, it didn't take long before life started catching up with me again here at the house. I sat down with the good intent to write this post and the phone rang, then Superman needed something at work, I ran out of milk, etc.... Somewhere in all that, the exhaustion of walking 2.5 miles pushing a stroller over rough terrain settled in remember I am 5 months pregnant and I was spent.
Today started out quite slowly again and my cards for the day have warned me to get it together and find my passion. I guess I should start working on that.