Another weekend is wrapping up here. We’ve settled down into watching a Seattle Sounders game. It’s a tough transition to go from watching Premiership matches to MLS matches. The skill level and match play is remarkably different. I imagine I’ll be sticking to Premiership matches as much as possible from now on.
My shoulder is deteriorating. Tomorrow I’ll be making an appointment for a second opinion. Not sure I can make it through the season if the shoulder keeps getting worse as it has been for the last week. This sucks. It really really sucks. It’s really depressing to be back at square one. Actually probably farther back than square one. Square zero?
On a better note, here’s a couple pictures from the Redwoods trip.
standing on rock
beach camping....kind of.
we’re about to watch the hangover. our bbf’s bri and patty are over. and tera is eating a yum bowl. i told them i’d give them a blog shout out. i need some ice up in here or something. shoot me. ok bye bye
I swear I did not forget I have a blog. I’ve just been pretty busy! The trip to the Redwoods required more planning and after work activity than previously thought. And I was workin some long days, trying to get off work early on Friday. Than there was this dang boy who wouldn’t leave me any time to write! Dang it Eric!
But I hope to be back in the swing of things now. The Redwoods were awesome as per use. I ended up going down with just Eric, but it still managed to be a good weekend despite the dodgy company. We did a lot of hiking and a lot of beach viewing. I finally got to stay at the campsite I’ve been trying to stay at for the last 4 years. It was better than I thought it would be. I’ll be attempting to get those pictures uploaded by the weekend. There are some nice ones.
I should be studying right now, but I’m instead writing this blog and watching the Fulham v. Chelsea match from Monday. Come halftime though, I’ll put down the computer and turn the telly off and get to studying. It’s actually quite nice to have a night at home with nothing to do! It feels like it’s been ages.
The Cascades are beautiful
I could get used to these weekends which are so quiet, relaxed and rejuvenating. It can’t help but make me feel more like I want to be feeling and perhaps a little more focused on what I’m aiming for (ie better friend, better worker, better lover (general lover or not so general lover)). So I will go outside and sit on the porch studying and thinking the day away after I finish this post. The weather is in the 70s and perfectly sunny. As I type the sun is pouring in the window behind my head, warming my head and lighting up my hands on my computer. Not a terrible way to be spending a morning.
There are no exact plans for the weekend. Maybe a barbeque tonight with friends? I wouldn’t mind seeing some mountains,trees or water up close, but I won’t be fussed if I don’t. I’ve been gushing over a certain young (youngish) man recently and perhaps will have the pleasure of spending some time in his company this weekend once he returns back to Bend tonight. It’s weird to feel all squishy mushy inside, but I’m not complaining. I quite enjoy it. 🙂
So now that I’ve gotten mostly out of the hole I dug for myself, I hope to be keeping up with writing more regularly again. You may have noticed. It feels great to not be down in the hole anymore. It wasn’t very roomy, or bright or warm. And I was becoming a bit self obsessed (read Gollum from LoTR). So I’m out. Peace to you my friends.
It would be great if I could pull up to my accounts tomorrow and none of the grass needed mowing. It was all fine and I could go home. But that won’t happen. I have to keep doing the same thing over and over. Hence I keep learning so I don’t have to keep doing the same thing over and over. 🙂
Things were good today. My head is beginning to clear a bit. The fog of the recent unpleasantness is subsiding ever so slowly. It appears relationships are mending, impressively enough. I hope they end up being stronger than they were before. God willing.
I’m feeling a lot more healthy as well. But boy am I completely knackered by the end of everyday. That alarm comes too quickly in the morning.
My studying for my job improvement is going right along. Tomorrow, in between cookie making and grocery shopping, I hope to wipe out a fair chunk of restudying. Time to refresh that knowledge I forced into my head a few months ago. Like the different shapes of leaves and their arrangement on plants. Like the cool, interesting stuff.
I’m off….song of the evening: Spooky by Classics IV. An oldie but a goodie.
Every year, come August the senioritis kicks in. Or should I say Seasonitis? We’ve made it over the hump. The landscaping season is all downhill from here. The only problem is that it’s still hot and there’s still a lot of grass to be mown. So I struggle to get out of the truck at each account, thinking about the hundreds of other things I’d rather be doing than mowing this dang place all over again. Did we JUST mow it? I hope to make it strongly through to September because that is actually when it gets a little easier. Enough about work.
I sent Mum packing this afternoon. We had a nice visit here in the CO. Very productive and relaxing. I’ll tell you Piccadilly will be happy to have me back in my own bed tonight though. I think we’re both tired of sleeping on the couch and being out of our routine. I’m in need of a good night’s sleep. There was the normal biking to work today but there was a slight change of plans and I ended up having to run (like in running shoes) to work to get my bike. It was mid 80s with no shade. And dry. So I’m pooped. My bed sounds tempting right now but at 4:40 in the afternoon I should attempted to stay up for a little while longer.
Well, I need to make some phone calls so I’ll log off now. Cheerio.
I guess we had a bit of an interesting weekend. I had some of the most productive and meaningful talks of my life with some people I love a lot. We’ll see how it transpires, but I’m hoping nothing but good will come from it all. If I say I’m going to change, I’ve got to change. And change means being more open and talkative about my feelings and emotions. I’ve got a lot to work on for sure, but this weekend was a real positive step. Some of you are bound to hear more about it soon and it may just impact you as much as it impacts me. Could you be one of those lucky people? Maybe. Just maybe.
In between all the talks, we managed to squeeze in a trip to Crater Lake. That was really nice. It was a beautiful day with just a bit of smoke in the air from the fire in the Umpqua. My mom was super excited to see it. Tera and I had already been, but I think it was really cool to be back. Next time though we’re going to have to camp and do some more exploring. Or maybe go on a boat tour. Actually, I’m itching to get out of the state for a long weekend. I should be escaping in a couple weeks with my lady friends if all goes to plan. And then maybe something for Labor Day? Anyone want to do anything? I’ve got no plans as of yet but I’d like to do something neat! This summer was supposed to be all about camping, and I haven’t quite done as much as I’d like. The shoulder injury and moving definitely got in the way, but now there are no excuses not to go out and camp.
Well, I’m going to sleep land now. TTYL.
It’s hard staying up late on a school night when you have nothing to do. Why did Mum pick the flight that gets in at midnight? Is this payback for all the times she had to pick me up late? I don’t think I ever had a flight this late though. Redtucky has the most ridiculous flight schedule in the planet. I never get a regular hours flight out of it. It’s always 6 AM or before.
In other news, I’ve changed my address on everything I can possibly think of. My room is immaculate. The turf is watered. Busy night here.
The house is again quiet. Ben is off to the UK. Tera is driving him up to Portland. And Em….don’t know where she is. But to have it quiet in here is always a nice thing. Mum is on her way to Bend as we speak. She’s going to be staying with me for 6 or so days. It should be a nice visit. Luckily it’s cooling down here in Bend (currently: windy as) and we won’t stifle my mother with an over heated house. Plans for her visit? Not many. I know this weekend we’re going down to Crater Lake for the day. It’d be nice to take her to the coast, but it’s a bit of a hike. Not sure Mum wants to do that, but I wouldn’t mind.
Everything else is going smoothly. Just finishing up studying. After I post this guy I’ll be signing up for the test so I can get it done and start studying for my next test! The fun ain’t stopping this Fall.
My biking to work is going super well. I’ve rode 7 out of the last 8 days. The only day I didn’t ride was so our mechanic at work could fix my ting ting tinging car (piece of metal hanging off my muffler. No biggie). It feels great to ride to and from work and it’s a much quicker commute than from the old house. It’s about 15 minutes going to work and 20 minutes on the way home. How could I say no to that?
Alright, I’m out. That’s Coldplay up above there. We were 10 rows back, center stage at the concert a few weeks ago. Thanks Jill’s parents for allowing me to join! Night children.
Those pictures from my camera have officially migrated to my computer. Woot. Check em. That first picture is me right before the Freedom Ride on the 4th.
Lightning outside my house
english crafted corn hole board
I can’t remember what else I said I was going to put pictures up of, but these are a good start. They are pretty good. Maybe I’ll post some on an alternate website that makes them easier to view. My study guide is almost conquered, so I am going to work on it for a bit before I fall asleep. I reckon I will sign up for the test in the next 2 weeks. Gots to go! TTYL
I find it amazing after a good hour on the front porch watching the lightning we’re still saying “WOAH!” Mother Nature still kicks us in the ass with awe. And I for one am not mad at her for it. We are in the waning bits of one of the best lightning storms I’ve seen in my lifetime. I say waning but the show will probably go on for another hour I bet. It’s great. Along with it came a bit of rain, but not as much as I would have liked to have seen fall. Perhaps another storm will roll through tonight and give us some much needed precip after 2 weeks of 90+ degree weather.
As mentioned in a previous post, my camera is on the outs. The buttons weren’t really responding to being pushed. Tonight though my trusty digi came out I think for one last horrah, capturing some truly excellent lightning pictures. For so long I’ve wanted to take those elusive shots and tonight I was finally blessed with them. A special shout out to my camera for getting its act together (maybe final act) and taking some great pictures. I will have to locate my cable for my camera real soon here and post some pictures that I have been neglecting to put up for a while. The lightning ones will be included.
It’s been a good weekend here. I had the house to myself as my roommates were all camping up in the mountains. It was refreshing. Many hours were spent on the front porch reading, studying or just enjoying being alive and able to rest. I feel pretty centered again. The evil Colleen has been kicked to the curb once again with the good, angelic Colleen once again in control. I feel like I’ve been sleeping at the wheel the last 6 months and just woke up. The future looks good. I have some goals (mostly career oriented) set up and they will be met within the next 3 months or so if all goes to plan. Things are on the up and up.
Oh and it’s amazing how quickly the lbs come off when you start being active and stop drinking. Who knew? Alright, I’m off to dinner. I’ve got work in the mornin! Cheers.