I've been home a couple, or three weeks now and I've done things like get the side window of the truck replaced (turns out the latch I broke getting in is integrated into the window so fixing it requires a new one!) While I was dealing with the glass folks I bought two pieces of table top glass, this had been on my list for 10 years maybe. I didn't measure well enough for the one and it's not a great fit but it will protect my soft, pine, Daddy-made, kitchen table from any more dents! Te small one is to protect my Irish linen and lace tablecloth for my bedside table. I think it took me one whole week to get my body functioning in the correct time zone and that was a blur. I did contract with someone to finish fencing my yard. That is proving somewhat of a problem, in spite of numerous calls to the company he has yet to show up. He has until Friday or I'll look for someone else and get my deposit refunded.
I spent from last Thursday until Monday in Denver helping my brother celebrate his 60th birthday. His wife Jessie put on a really nice party and I helped set up, decorate etc for that. Saturday, I met a friend from the last time we lived there (92-93) for lunch and to catch up-that was very nice On Sunday he and the other members of Team Hickam rode in a bike ride to raise scholarship money for CU. He rode 101 miles! While he did that I took my rental up to Estes Park. I feel like I grew up there, spent many summer vacations there and then my parents bought a summer home before they moved there. I was in college for most of the actual living there but Larry and I were married there. It's a tourist trap but it's my tourist trap. Things had changed, yet there are about 10 businesses that have been there forever! I had lunch at one of the restaurants I worked at during college vacations and talked to the owner-couldn't believe he was still working, he's older than I am. Then drove through Rocky Mountain National Park and back to Denver. I enjoyed my trip down memory lane! We are thinking of organizing a "Family" vacation there next summer-some of the kids have never seen a 14,000ft peak.
I've only picked up a needle about three times since I left for the coast, haven't touched my machine at all. But the weather is finally cooling off so I'll be back to high energy for the next few months.
I get Brayden and two of his friends off the bus one afternoon a week, continue to volunteer at the Historical Society and will begin volunteering at Brayden's school soon. Live is getting busier and I am adding more physical activity to the mix. Will be getting myself a good bike, maybe next year I can ride with Team Hickam (not 100 miles though, one of the shorter ones)! Heading back into the gym more, getting the yard and gardens in shape-including adding a large vegetable garden and some fruit trees (inspired by Jim and Joanne). I'll get more sewing done as well since it's getting darker and evenings are my prime stitching time!