Wow. No more numbers. It feels so strange. I feel like I’m missing something, but I’m not! I’m sure I’ll get used to it quickly.
I’m back! Couldn’t stay away from blogging for too long. Last week I kept thinking about what I could blog about, and then realized that I wasn’t going to blog. Now I can’t remember any of those ideas. Boo.
Last week was actually quite busy for me at work, the days just flew by. Today also went quickly so I have a feeling this is how it’s going to be for a while. Since school is about to start and I work with schools, we’re in a “hunker down” mode and are just trying to stay ahead. I think it will be tough but we’ll definitely survive. I have to say I’m really impressed with my manager. He came in not truly knowing what he was going to have to do and he’s taken it upon himself to learn everything and get stuff done. I think we’re going to make a great team.
Gene and I went over to Kaitlin and Kevin’s house yesterday for dinner. They invited another couple who I enjoy hanging out with but don’t get to see very often, so I naturally had a fantastic time. We brought Pippin over to meet their cat but it didn’t go quite as we planned. Pippin freaked out and was growling and hissing at the poor thing anytime they were in the same room. Kora, the cat, was trying to be friendly but Pippin was having none of it. We think he was just stressed and scared since he had never been in Kaitlin’s house before. He had also been attacked by a cat in our apartment complex just a couple of hours before so that might have also had something to do with it.
We’ll be taking Pippin with us to the mountains in a couple of weeks on a family vacation and I hope that Kora will also come so maybe they will have a chance to get to know each other on neutral ground. We’ll see!
Random comment, I was about to type “post a day” for one of my tags on this post and realized that that’s not needed anymore. I’m finding lots of my habits are no longer necessary!
Well guys, here I am, 365 days of posting every single day. I actually made it. Party time!
I’ve been trying to think of something motivational or emotional to say, but I think the knowledge that I’m done is still a bit surreal to me. I’ve been doing this for a year and now it’s suddenly over. I mean, I guess it’s not suddenly over, but it’s over sooner than I thought it would be. I’m sad. I’m proud and happy that I did it, but I’m sad it’s over. Writing on here has become a part of my every day life and now it won’t be the same. I think it’s like reading a book. I’m glad when I finish a book, but it’s also a very sorrowful moment for me because the characters no longer share my life and I no longer share theirs. That’s what this ending is like in a way, a part of my life is complete. A part that challenged me at times, a part that I truly enjoyed. Although I can reread my posts, I can never truly go back to that time. I suppose that’s life in general though, I should probably get used to it.
I remember getting to 3 months and I couldn’t believe that much time had passed. And then I realized I still had 9 more months to go and it seemed like so much time, but here we are. I know that not all of my blog posts were gems but they were my words and they were my dedication.
I will be taking the rest of the week off. I think after a year of writing every day I need to take a purposeful break. I may take longer, but I do promise I will continue to write. I’m a writer now, I can’t stop that easily, but I can’t guarantee it will be a daily process.
Thank you to everyone who has followed this blog from the beginning, from the middle, from any point. I hope that you have enjoyed it, laughed, and on occasion been inspired. And if you haven’t experienced any of those, that’s okay, because this blog is for me and not anyone else.
Huh, maybe I did say a few emotional things after all. ;)
This evening, Gene and I walked around the lake…with Pippin. This time I let him run free (although I did bring the leash just in case). Although Pippin didn’t walk right next to us the whole time, he did follow us. I’m super super proud of him! He was so cute too, when Gene and I had gotten fairly far he would start running. He was such a cutie. Half way through though he started meowing anytime we got too far. Gene says Pippin wanted to explore more but he didn’t want to lose us so he was complaining. I can see that. We weren’t going that quickly though, what should have taken us thirty minutes took us about 50.
We went when it was cooler outside and there was less people on the path. I would love go on that walk a couple of times a week with him, I think it would be good. He’s not nearly as tired as I thought he would be though. No matter, he had a bit of an adventure this evening and that’s important.
Well it’s been over a month since the game came out and I am still enjoying WildStar. I’ve had a few frustrating moments but at that point I can just turn off the game and go back later. I am now level 19. Thought I’d share a picture of my character with her mount!
I need to come up with a name for him but that may happen later. I’m just glad I have him because I can move A LOT faster when I’m riding him. He also allows me to outrun monsters if I don’t want to fight. Yay for a mount!
This afternoon, Gene and I helped my parents move a few things to their new house in Colorado Springs! Yes indeed, they have purchased a house, signed the papers, and have the keys. During the week, my dad has been moving a few things at his lunch break but this weekend they really started trekking things over. It was great to get to see their house because I hadn’t had the opportunity before. It is a beautiful house and I can’t wait to see what it will look like when everything is set up. They have a cherry tree and an apple tree in their backyard (good mainly for pies), which is so awesome! I tried a cherry today but it was a bit sour.
Gene and I are going to have our own guest bedroom there, which is neat. I personally can’t wait until they bring all the items in storage from Washington and they’ll have their piano again. Although I’ve pretty much lost all knowledge of how to read and play music, it will still be nice to tinker on the keys until I purchase my own keyboard.
After helping my parents unload our cars, Gene and I headed to Pueblo to meet up with my friend Edward, who’s working in New Mexico for the summer. We ate at this old dive bar for dinner. I had two hamburger patties smothered in chili with fries on the side. It was quite filling but not enough to stop me from looking for a place to have some dessert. We drove around historic Pueblo a bit before Edward spotted a coffee shop. I quickly parked and we walked to a place called The Daily Grind. It was a really cool hippy place that served food, coffee, pastries, and tea. They had a whole bookshelf of jars with tea. Edward got some mint tea and a pastry while I got some cake and a cookie for us all to share. We sat at a table in the back and chatted while we ate our food and looked at someone’s local art. I’m so glad Edward saw this place because it had such a nice vibe. There was a bookshelf nearby with a couple of games and lots of books. Had we come earlier and were more energetic, I’m sure we would have played some.
Right before we left, a man came in and started playing music and singing. It made for the perfect ending to the evening. I’m thankful that Edward suggested we meet in Pueblo. The area of town we were in had great architecture and the food was decent. It could be fun to spend an afternoon and evening there one day, just walking around, peeking into some of the stores.
Our drive home was full of rain and wet roads but we made it. And since we could always use rain here in Colorado, I can’t really complain. I think I’ll go to bed soon though, it was a bit tiring. Goodnight everyone!
The social outing went well tonight. Met many new people but they were all friendly and all I wouldn’t mind seeing again. Going out tonight made me think about my friends from college and how I wish we were all still in the same city. I’m not sure if I’ll ever have as good of friends as I did in Washington. That thought makes me sad, because in all honesty, we’ll probably never live in the same area again.
Anyways, had some food, visited, and played a game. I got to see my friend’s garden, which was neat, and pet her dog. I’m glad to say I still like that couple, they are genuinely nice people, and really great hosts. The girl already talked to me about our next crochet project and when we’ll get together again. Cool!
Gene and I made a quick stop to Jack and the Box on the way back home and now Gene is building the new cat tree! He’s almost done! Pippin doesn’t seem intrigued, but give him time. He’s already walked around parts of it so I’m thinking he’ll warm to it. Once he starts using it I’m pretty sure I’ll be posting pictures.
I’m off to go watch some tv and fall asleep. See you tomorrow!
Tomorrow Gene and I are going to a couple’s house for some food and games. We met them through reddit, I’ve talked about them before. Time has passed and correspondences have lapsed and it’s been months since I’ve seen them. The girl and I got to talking again and she ended up inviting us over.
Although I am a bit nervous, we’re going to go. In the end I know it’s going to be fun. This couple is super nice and interesting and I’m sure their other friends are as well. Gotta keep having new experiences, right?!