Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sad Times

I feel like I need to address the fact that my sister-in-law died. She was only 43 and died in her sleep. We still do not know the cause of death. It happened in the early hours of June 8th. It has been a terrible time for My Sweetie and his family. I really do not have more to say on this. I guess I just wanted to record it here. 

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

I am Back is what I am

I thought I was through with blogging. I felt like facebook was fine and I could say all I wanted to say in two or three sentences, but over the past year I sometimes felt I wanted to tell a longer story. And I would think: This would make a great blog post, and I could use italics! And bold!

  Another part of me felt guilty about all my DIY posts - my DIY posts got a lot of hits. I had an idea to create a new blog about do-it-yourself stuff and copy and paste all of those posts over so people could see them again, but I was ultimately too lazy to ever do that. It was a good idea though.

  I'm sure enough time has passed that I have been forgotten by the blogging community, but if people want to make a footstool, or re-wire a lamp or whatever else stuff I've posted about, it is now back online. And if I want to tell a longer story, I have the proper place.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Slog Blogging and Time Travel

I have been remiss about posting about my trip, but I'll get there. In the meantime,
I saw this in a bathroom in Manitou Springs, Colorado and felt like I had time traveled 
to about 30 years ago.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Rocky Mountain Hi!

I'm posting this from the hotel "Business Library." It's just a little room with two computers and one of them is out of order. I shouldn't complain though. Anything is better than My Sweetie's laptop. Everyone knows I hate laptops or notebooks or whatever people call them. Or are those different things? Who cares? Not me.
Anyway it's not so bad. Fleetwood Mac is playing behind me in the lobby. No, the band is not in there. I mean on the hotel's "Muzak." But about the trip....
First I have to say how very very different it is taking a road trip east and taking a road trip west. Going west, there are no trees, few bathrooms, and very little else. There is lots of nothing for long stretches of times. At least going east, there are trees. There are also many, many more towns. Going east I mean. West? Not so much.
We got lucky at our first stop in Amarillo. Our hotel room actually had an outdoor space. And lots of restaurants to choose from to walk to. This one here in Colorado, nope. But, the room is much cooler (temperature wise, most certainly not the other) and it is so close to my daughter's house, it's crazy. I can't believe I hadn't seen her in almost 3 months. We had a great dinner together but we (My Sweetie mostly) were really tired and kept it short.
Sunday should be great: Rested up, and also I told everyone I was having some mother/daughter time. I didn't come all this way for group activities. We are going to hang together for a few hours. I'm really looking forward to that. After being in such proximity with me for 48 hours, I bet My Sweetie is looking forward to the break also. It's late, but the adventure continues.....

Friday, August 17, 2012

So after a week of making lists and trying to get organized, we are about to head out on our road trip to Monument, Colorado. I can't believe I haven't seen my daughter since May. I'm really looking forward to the road trip with My Sweetie and celebrating my daughter's 28th birthday (a little early). I haven't been to Colorado since 1988. And the icing on the cake is going to be the 25° temperature drop.
I don't think I've ever been chilly in August in my entire life. I can't wait to see what that will feel like. I'll probably annoy everyone within hearing distance by strutting around and waving my arms while loudly proclaiming, "WOW! It's August and It's chilly!"
I'll take lots of pics and hopefully have lots of stories to tell. But be warned: I may just do a whole post about how I was chilly in August.