Friday, September 4, 2009

Weekend Plans

Last night I was busy getting ready to head up north. I fueled up my car, went to the grocery store and spent part of the evening packing. My plan is that as soon as I get out of work, I run home, grab my bags and hit the highway. I can't wait!

An anonymous commenter yesterday asked, "Non-financial related, but was just wondering if you ever have any safety concerns being out there yourself?"

You know, I don't. The photo I posted yesterday wasn't actually my cabin, it was just one that had the same "feel" as mine. When I saw it, reminded me of how I see my place, so that is why I chose it. This photo was actually taken at my cabin. That's me down by the water. What neither photos show is that there are other properties nearby. In fact, both of my neighbors up there are year round residents.

When it comes to critters, so far the largest beastie I've seen up there is white tailed deer in my backyard. The cabin is miles away from any large cities, but isn't that far from several small rural towns. If I needed help, there are people around. Honestly though, there is no more danger up there than there is living in my home in town alone. The hazards, such as they are, are more likely to come from a cooking accident then anything else. In fact, if you want to talk about concerns being alone, my house is in a bit of an "edge" neighborhood on a street that gets a lot of foot traffic. I am more concerned about two legged menaces at home than up north.

In just a few hours, I'll be heading up there for a long relaxing weekend...

I made a menu for the next couple of days, although I kept it light, since I tend to eat less up there. I prefer sporadic small snacks and little meals, rather than three square meals. I do like to cook though, so I have a two dishes planned. I am going to be making a Caribbean citrus chicken with coconut rice and beans and a Chinese beef and tofu soup. One will be enough for a couple of dinners and the other will be great for lunch. The rest I'll just wing. I'm bringing up some favorite foods for throwing together - fresh tomatoes, homegrown garlic, basil, oil cured olives, goat cheese. Guaranteed I can make something out of that!

Other than food, all I need is a few t-shirts, some underwear, a pair of jeans and a pair of capris. The other advantage to not renting out my cabin is that I can keep it stocked with everything I need. I have a full kitchen, and keep salt, pepper, sugar and other spices there as well as non perishables like cooking oils, tea and hot chocolate. I have spare clothes up there for chilly nights or if I decide to work on a project. Heck, I don't even need to pack a toothbrush - I have one there!

7 comments:

Divorced Lifestyle said...

I'm curious how old your anonymous commentor is. Somehow, older women seem to worry about the safety of single women.

I recently had to make a trek to New Haven, CT at midnight, and my mom was a little freaked out. She wanted someone to go with me.

I've traveled alone to Dallas, Baltimore, and various long weekends around New England. I've never been afraid for my safety.

Frugalchick said...

Your little cabin sounds like such a fun place. Have a great weekend!

Laura @ nms said...

It looks beautiful...I hope you're having a lovely relaxing time :)

SS4BC said...

Wow Dawn, that view is incredible. =)

Miss M said...

It's wonderful that you have this little place you can escape to. I'd like to have cabin of my own, but I don't think it's in the financial cards. I'll have to live vicariously through you! Oh, and I too would have way more fear at home than off in rural america. The city is way more dangerous.

Janie Out of Debt said...

I wonder the same thing about that "Anonymous" commentor because my mom is single and I don't worry about her taking trips. I believe that the majority of the people and this world are good. I am going to continue to believe that. I think that women should feel good and safe to travel on their own. You go girl!

Anonymous said...

Divorced Lifestyle: re your question, I'm 39 years old. Does this mean I'm a worry wart? :) Here's the strange part ... I've travelled through the Middle East by myself (Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait, and Iraq). I guess it's just the thought of being a "sitting duck" in what I thought was a relatively secluded spot.