Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Snow day

Well I'm home today, I had to cover someone's shift last night so I only worked a half day today. It's been nice too, there's some major snow coming down and I'm hanging out with my parents and their wood burning stove helping my mom do some organizing.

In other news, we found a super cute house to rent while we look for a house to buy. It's a 2 bedroom 1 bath house right off of Broadway which is the main street in Cottonwood Falls. I have a job as a dietary manager at a retirement home and I'm really enjoying it, we're a little under staffed at the moment, but we're working to fix that.

Steve's here now and that's made a huge difference, man I was missing him. I've also started a knitting group, I'm teaching 5 women to knit and there is one lady who comes who already knew how to knit and that's been great too. I'm about 45% done with my January sweater from Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitters Almanac, my goal is to knit my way through it this year and so far I'm a little behind, but not too bad. That's it for now, time for a nice warm lunch.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

I made it!

Sorry this post didn't come sooner, I attempted to post it from my phone and it still says it's posting 2 days later.  I did make it to Kansas Friday evening around 6 PM.  It was a beautiful drive in, Western Kansas is a little monotonous, but I got to see Greensburg, the town that was devastated by tornado and is rebuilding using ecofriendly building practices.  That was pretty cool.  The sunset was gorgeous and Tink did really well, I let her out of her kennel because she was not a happy camper.  She spent the majority of the time under the passenger seat and would pop up to check our progress from time to time.  I'm really glad to be here, everything's been great.  We got a couple inches of snow last night and it is beautiful, fluffy, dry snow, my favorite kind.  I'm heading out to the house we're housesitting at today to get the lay of the land.  From what I hear it's beautiful, I can't wait!  I'll post more soon...

Friday, January 3, 2014

Bound to Happen

So I knew it was bound to happen, even with GPS it was bound to happen. This morning when I left my hotel I stopped for coffee and gas, after I was done I put my parents address into my GPS and followed the directions, I didn't think to check them very closely until the signs on the highway starting giving mileage for Las Vegas, that's when I looked closer. My GPS was going to take me through Denver. In January. In a VW rabbit. So I turned around and picked up I-40 like I knew I should have from the beginning and I'm only an hour and a half off what I was expecting. The plus side to this? Gorgeous sunrise. I may not have as many updates today add I'm going to try to stop less so I can make up some time.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Apple Turkey

I made it to Albuquerque right before 7 local time tonight. Sunset was gorgeous and the drive was super easy. Tink was great the entire drive, she basically slept the entire time we were on the highway and only got slightly upset when I had to turn off to get gas, but even then she was fine. She's super happy to be exploring the room though. So that's it for today now I'm just hanging out watching TV cuddling my kitty.

Oh and the Apple Turkey thing? That's how my Grandpa got my Dad to remember the name.


I've made it to Winslow, Az. It's been a gorgeous drive and only about 3 more hours and I'll be done for the day. Arizona is a weird landscape, I always forget when I haven't been in a while, but the plateaus out of completely flat vistas is something to behold. On my drive through Flagstaff there was done snow on the sides of the road, that always adds to the beauty of the area.


I drive over the state border of Arizona right at 9 this morning, not too much to report, but it sure is an alien landscape.

Sunrise and wind farms

I've made it to Indio, got to see a beautiful sunrise and the always awesome wind farms.