I'm feeling under the weather. Which is NOT to say I feel ill. I feel pressed down by the weather, a huge rainy cloud is over our town and its making me sleepy. I feel like I'm moving through syrup, and my head is groggy. Even though I went to bed a little early last night.
I hate this feeling. I feel so much lighter and springier on the days when the sun is out. I feel more energized. I hate dragging.
On the good side, I hear it should be a nice weekend, so that gives me something to look forward to. I'm going on my first actual "backpacking" trip this weekend. If it was going to pour, I would NOT have been too happy. So far, though, so good. The weather should be cooperating, and it should be a great trip.
Backpacking is a whole different story from the other camping I do. Normally, I'm never far from my car. In this case, we will be 3.5 miles from the car. So we can't just run back to the car if we need something.
I have to balance being completely prepared for everything with not carrying more than I can handle. So I'll be glad to leave pouring rain out of the equation. And hopefully it will be warm, so I won't be carrying too many extra clothes or a sleeping bag.
As sleepy as I am, I am really looking forward to relaxing this weekend at the lake!