It’s been a really good week. I got a little hiking in, got some vacation sightseeing in on a road trip, and I got to hang out with Meghan and Loran and had some great food at the baby shower/cookout. I even got to try a local Montana beer called Cold Smoke Scottish Ale. It was actually quite good.
Meghan is getting big; being pregnant and all, that tends to happen. She is due in early December. They have a really nice place and a big house with lots of space inside and room outside for their two horses. Yep, they have quite the zoo going on! The shower/cookout was a lot of fun and the food was great. The weather has been cool, gray and a little wet but not horrible. It was actually a lot like Washington!
But now, it’s time to go back home.
It will be a long drive to get there – 12 hours or so – and I’m not looking forward to the drive. During the last week I have been doing seven- or eight-hour drives the days I was traveling. The last few days it was just a few short jaunts to town for party supplies and it was nice to keep the highway time to a minimum.
I don’t anticipate too much excitement on the way home tomorrow, but you never know what will happen. The weather looks like it might hold out and that is my biggest concern. Otherwise it is out the driveway, two rights and a left and a right, and set the cruise on 80ish.
The chance to unwind has been fantastic and I have gotten some decent rest this last week even with being on the go the first half of the week. Driving through the mountains in B.C. was a good chance to gather ands sort some thoughts and try to clear my head of a few things. I really think you need a good two-week vacation to really help re-energize yourself and completely let go, but hey…we take what we can get when we can get it. I’ll be having plenty of time off soon and I will really be taking advantage of it.
I need to make a few personal changes and I am starting to work on those changes. I have to have some surgery in a few weeks and that’s the next big hurdle. There are some other things I want/need to work on as well. This trip I have been trying to cut back on my eating. I am on a crusade to lose some weight. I have been doing very little snacking and only eating one or two meals a day so I can shed some pounds. I am probably going to try some yoga soon and am getting more activity going in my life. My neck/back issues are really bothering me (in more ways than one) and I am hoping that will help. People I have talked to who do yoga say it will make a difference so I am going to give it a try.
What is there to lose?