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 How was your week?  Ours was very quiet.  Between having a bum/ hurt foot and some nasty cold weather returning we didn't do much this week.  I managed to pull a muscle or tendon in my foot and spent most of the week trying to keep my weight off of it... especially after hiking on Friday that just aggravated it.


Last Friday we met our hiking group at a new trail head; Leadmine/ Kinfe edge trail.  It was a really pretty walk and most of it was fairly easy-- except for the part where we had to climb up and walk along the ridge.  I mean we all liked it but that was definitely tricky.  We saw some really pretty water views though.  One of the ponds was this unbelievable tealy- blue color that was tricky for my camera to capture but just looked amazing in person. 




The water was so clear; we could see right to the bottom-- that doesn't happen much here. 









Alec ended up getting home several hours earlier from his SkillsUSA Baking contest than they had originally planned and I was so thankful since I was already so tired.  He brought ALL this food home with him-- a 4 layer chocolate/raspberry cake he decorated (that got smeared on the drive home), a braided loaf of bread, some scones (that crumbled and didn't make the drive home), and a peach pie (that also looked a bit worse for wear after tipping sideways on the ride home)-- what can I say bus rides are dangerous! LOL.  We still have no idea how he did though since they're heading back today for the awards ceremony-- fingers crossed for good results.  I think he did great!  In all honesty I just wanted him to have a good experience and he did so however he ranks I think we'll still call this a win. 






Sunday after a quick trip to Michael's with Ian I worked on a few more scrapbook pages. I managed to get all the layouts done and even got 6 full pages completed by week's end with titles, embellishments and put into scrapbooks. 





I used another sheet of Color Street wraps to do my nails this week and this glitter was so sparkly!  I loved it. 





With weather back in the 20's this week we got the woodstove going again and I spent many afternoons in the basement keeping warm, reading my books, resting my foot. 



My foot was feeling better by Thursday so Evan and I headed out on what was supposed to be a short little hike. We ended up hiking over an hour and half and I think I definitely overdid it as my foot was hurting again by the time we reached the car.  I just couldn't help myself; taking photos while hiking in the misty fog is hard to resist!



Can you see the cardinal?

We spotted an osprey

a few red wing black birds






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  1. Oh that cardinal is there for you and bringing you an important message :) Love the photo ball and your hikes look amazing as always- praying for the warmer weather to keep on coming in- have a great weekend Joanne!

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    1. Oh me too! I want some nice warm weather. I'm ready to wear my flip flops all the time.

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  2. Great post! Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing :)

    Abdel | Infinitely Posh.

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  3. Sounds like a great week! I love seeing the baking things. What a fun class to take!

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    1. He wasn't in a class; it was a state wide competition. We'll see how he ranks today!

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  4. Hope you are able to rest this weekend for your foot to heal. That photo ball is so fascinating!

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    1. Well, we already have a short hike planned for today... hoping it goes Okay!

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  5. Skills USA is so awesome!
    Sorry about your foot. What a drag!

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    1. It was such a neat experience and he even made a new friend he's been texting with.

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  6. Good luck with the awards ceremony and hope your foot feels better!

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  7. I loooove the sparkly nails! I always do sparkly around Christmas time and it's always my favorite. Sorry about your foot. That is such a bummer. I've been having some pain in my right big toe and some days it's been pretty bad. I'm hoping it doesn't get irritated with all of the walking we'll have to do at Disney.

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    1. I hope not either! Worse case rent a little motorized wheelchair thing-- LOL. Bonus though you'd get to cut to the front of most every line. We've had family that have had to Disney in wheelchairs and while it is a hassle it's also kind of great.

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  8. Your nails look great! I can't wait to go hiking and be outside more. The weather is finally heating up. Great job on the baking. He is very talented!

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  9. Hope your foot is ok!! The baked goods are amazing, bet they tasted superb.

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    1. It definitely seems to be getting better; thank you!

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  10. You always have the BEST hiking photos, and he did a wonderful job on the cake decorating.

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    1. I thought he did too but he was quick to point out all the flaws in it. He is so very much like me...

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  11. Ouchie! I hope your foot is feeling better soon.
    It sounds like Alec did well in the baking contest.
    It sounds so cosy in your basement, what a lovely place to rest up.

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    1. It is very cozy in the basement with the woodstove going and I'm thinking it will be nice and cool in the summer too. My feet is slowly feeling better and I'm still trying to stay it off it when I can. I think he did real well with the baking contest and he's already looking forward to "next time."

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  12. Sorry about your foot! Hope you're feeling better! Alec's bakes look great! He always does such a great job! And I agree, taking pictures of mist and fog always look so pretty! I like the moodiness of the photos!

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  13. Great post! I could go for one of those roses on the cake right now! So sorry about your foot. My girls' coach always said don't reinjure an injury. Hope it feels better soon!!

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    1. I'm trying not to reinjure it and rest as much as I can; it's so hard when it's such a vital piece of the body!

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  14. You get the loveliest pictures. I hope your foot feels better soon.
    Blessings, Dawn

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  15. Hope your foot is improving! Lovely photos and all the best for the baking awards. So much fun! #weekendcoffeeshare

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  16. I'm glad your foot is feeling better and hope you'll continue to take it easy on it! Foot injuries are so tricky! I love all your scrapbook pages! You made quick work of them :-) Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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    1. I am definitely trying to keep off it as much as I can. I find when I do walk I'm walking funny and that is causing stress on other parts of the leg/joints so yep, very tricky!

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  17. Wow..those baked goods look amazing! What a beautiful lake too. I hope your foot is feeling better. It's so hard to be held down by injury.

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  18. The cake and pie look delicious! What nice treats! You got so many lovely photos on your foggy hike too, although it's a shame you hurt your foot. I hope you're able to rest it up more!

    Hope you're having a good weekend :)

    Away From The Blue

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    1. Thank you! I am definitely trying to stay off it as much as I can.

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  19. I hope your foot is better. Your fog pictures are beautifully mystical :)

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  20. Oh no, hope your foot is feeling better! Good luck to your son with SkillsUSA. He made some delicious looking treats! Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. He definitely made some delicious looking treats and had a great time at both the competition and the awards ceremony; even if he didn't place.

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  21. I'm so glad your foot is doing better Joanne with all of your hiking, it would be terrible to be down for long.
    Can't wait to hear the results of the baking, but just doing it is impressive.
    OXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  22. Good luck to your son, and hope that foot of yours is on the mend soon. In the meantime, listen to what it's asking you to do. Okay, lecture over, great nature images as always and love that glitter nail. Have a great week.

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    1. LOL. I am resting it a lot and when I do test it out for hikes we're trying to keep them short and easy.

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  23. Beautiful trail and lake photos. I hope your foot is doing better. Your son's baked goods look amazing. Thank you for your #weekendcoffeeshare.

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  24. Love the photos of the lake...and I am sorry about your foot. Anything that stops us doing what we love is such an nuisance! Scrapbooks. I love that you still do yours and I do an amended type now that are not as weighty. I got very conscientious before our 50th Wedding Anniversary early 2021 to consolidate them.

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    1. It really is such a nuisance! But I know it's my body's way of telling me I need to rest.

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  25. Love the picture with the crystal ball.

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  26. Your photos from your hikes are beautiful! I hope your foot heals soon! Good luck to your son in is baking contest! That cake looks amazing!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  27. It’s such a bummer to have a foot injury. (I’ve had some quality walking boot/soft cast time over the years, so I feel you.) Hope you’re on the mend soon! Those desserts look amazing, even after getting beat-up in transit!

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  28. Hi Joanne - great photos from your hikes - sorry to hear that your foot's been a problem and I hope it continues to heal. That cake looked amazing - the flower decorating practice definitely paid off for the competition. :)

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    1. Thank you! I think so too. I loved how his roses came out and he told me he was running out of time and made all 5 flowers in under 10 minutes!

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  29. Hello for another week. I really enjoyed your photos, and wish Alec well with his baking competition. The decorations on that cake were particularly good. Hope you have a great week ahead.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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