Monday, May 30, 2011

Fun in the Sun Week

Thursday I went to the Zoo with my friend Paula and her two girls, we went and saw the baby polar bear that was orphaned by its mom earlier this year. Man o man was she cute! Not the best picture of her but not a bad one either.

The brain won't let me sleep so here I be, blogging of course. My sunburn is tons better, sadly I burned myself pretty well on my chest and have a few small sores but they are on the mend. I really have learned my lesson, I don't want to be in that much pain EVER again, so sunscreen and I will be best buds for now on in the summer months. But as Richard loves to say, I have color now, so for awhile at least I won't be a pasty ass white girl.

Richard and I are going camping Friday when he gets off of work, we will be back on Sunday. I'm so looking forward to going, it will be my first time tent camping. I went camping with my neighbors as a teen but that was in a motor home so this will be a new experience for me. I'm sure I will enjoy it, cause I love being outdoors in the summer. I have gotten some of the big ol marshmallows and gram crackers now I just need some chocolate bars so we can do smores while sitting around a fire. I never have really done smores before. I have roasted marshmallows before but that was just at home in the fireplace that doesn't exist anymore, or in recent years with a lighter and a toothpick.

Richard is back to 4 hours a day again at work. They hired on the 2 people they needed to fill in the empty spots. I wish he could of gone longer withe the 8 hours a day, but at the same time it works out cause he gets off work at 9am so we can beat the traffic Friday when we go camping. Hopefully here when he reaches 6 months of working there he can apply for a full time job at the Home Depot that's just down the street from us.

Richard and I went on a 3 mile walk on Sunday on the coastal trail, I had fun but man am I hurting a bit today, it was down hill at the beginning and uphill on the way back. We saw a moose while walking and going up hill about killed me. Then today mom and I went and walked the boardwalk at Potter's Marsh, which was fun as there were ducks and birds to watch. So I had a pretty good Memorial Day Weekend. It could only have been better if our friend John had come to dinner on Friday, like he said he would but he forgot and went gold panning instead so he missed out on homemade oatmeal raisin cookies. We are going to re invite him to dinner this week and I will make some peanut butter cookies this time.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Richard and I had a blast down in California, the week went by so fast that I just wasn't ready to come home but I knew we couldn't stay any longer. While there Grandpa got out his trains and we played with them out in the garden. We had 3 trains going at once at one point and I was able to get the above picture of two of the trains.
I was thrilled that these two pictures turned out so well. I tend to like the one above a bit more then the other but given that I chose to take the second picture at a tricky part of the track I do like how the train below looks.
While in Sacramento we went to a place called Leatherby's which is well known for their ice cream. I got Grandma's Sundae and man o man was I surprised at how big it was. I lovenly call it the what the hell was I thinking sundae. That sucker was huge! as you well can see in the picture below. I finished it all cause I wasn't about to be out done by Richards grandparents who finished all of their ice cream. This place also makes their own caramel sauce which was to die for. They even sell the sauce in jars and had I had a bag to check you better believe that I would have bought a jar or two to bring home with us.

I did get sunburned pretty good while down there, right before we left in fact, so I am still recovering from that, I looked like a lobster the first 2 days but now am starting to turn brown. Today is the first day I can actually wear an actual shirt instead of my tanks. My upper arms still hurt when I move around and do certain things but hopefully here soon that will go away as well.

Kramer was thrilled to see us when we came home, he was loving on us, following both Richard and I around the apartment and meowing up a storm. Apparently Saturday night he was laying on me while I was asleep and I told Richard to get Kramer off of me, I don't remember this at all but that really doesn't surprise me either, I was pretty tired that night.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Vacation in 3...2...1...

It's 5am and I have been up since 4, why? well because the alarm went off and woke me and now I'm excited about leaving tonight for California. Plus, since I am up so early I will be tired on the plane and sleep from Anchorage to Portland, or well that's the plan, if that actually happens I have no idea, we will have to wait and see.

Richard ended up packing his bag last night so he wouldn't feel rushed when he got home from work today and forget something. He placed the clothes he is going to wear on the plane on top of his bag last night, when I got up and came out into the living room, I found Kramer laying on them. I don't think he wants us to go.

Well I need to go get my long, slow day started. I still need to pack, clean a few things, check us into our flights and make sure that everything is ready to go for tonight.

This will be my last post till May 22nd. So until then, may the force be with you :-)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Trimming off Vacation Sickness

It's getting closer and closer for Richard and I to go to California for a week, we are in the final stretch of days, 5 days to go, and we are both getting sick. UGH! So Monday I am going to call my doctor and see if I can get in and get some meds, cause it feels like a freaking sinus infection creeping in. I can't believe this, well yes I can, every freaking time I go out of state I get sick right before I go. EVERY STINKING TIME!

Today I chopped off quite a few inches of hair and got a few layers at the ends put in. My hair is now to about mid shoulder, man o man does it feel lighter and is going to be so much easier to take care of. Plus it should take half the time it used to, to dry after taking a shower, which will be really nice. I can still pull it back into a ponytail as well which is what I wanted as well so it all works out.
I just had way to much hair and it was a pain to brush out everyday, took forever to dry and had to pull it back to do damn near everything because it got in the way. I think I will now try to get regular trims so it doesn't get so long again.