first, em. i owe you a huge phone call. does this weekend work?
school started for me this week and i'm definitely missing my carefree summer days. it's going to be tricky trying to find a balance between work and school and sanity. i'm trying to work a deal out with my boss right now as far as my hours go. hopefully, we'll come to an agreement that will work for everyone and still allow me 8 hours of sleep and night and some time to study.
although i purposely avoided all engineering classes this semester, i went the other direction and know will be spending all of my time reading and writing papers.
i keep telling myself that i have 8 months of school left.
just 8 months.
charlie and i have been debating about trading my car in.
now, i'm seriously one of the cheapest people ever.
spending money stresses me out like nothing else.
i freaked out when i bought a bike.
i freaked out when we bought a computer.
of course i'm freaking out about a car.
the biggest reasons right now for getting rid of my car are:
1. it sucks in the snow and winter. now that i'm no longer a teacher i don't have the luxury of being off work when it snows.
2. we have two large dogs (which don't fit in my tiny car).
3. when we drive to the mountains, which happens pretty often, my car can't make it up the steep grades so well.
4. if we ever have a kid there's no way i could fit a kid, all of its crap, and the dogs in the car.
oh, AND i just found out (like 2 hours ago) that my car was recalled. congratulations toyota, you suck.
of course the recall thing sucks for me if we decide to keep OR get rid of the car.
i did have a great visit with my parents (and for a very short time, my sister) two weeks ago.
they recently adopted a kitten and a year-old chocolate lab.
(don't let his sweet face fool you ... he's a lot of work!)
and winston (churchill).
pretty sure my sister named this guy after her high school.
i haven't been blogging much lately about things that are actually happening in my life.
i feel like mostly i've been posting random bits and pieces of things.
honestly, i've been debating about what to do with this little blog of mine.
i started it as a way to keep a journal (something i had always wanted to do but never found the motivation) of my life after moving to colorado. and i also hoped that it would motivate me to take more pictures, since posts without pictures are boring.
i've been debating about making it private. not like this would really effect so many people, but there's a lot of times i contemplate writing or posting something but choose not to because i don't really want my thoughts, feelings, or relationship in's and out's to be in a place that could be discovered by a professor, coworker, or potential employer.
and as a result of this, i end up posting many more pictures of my dog or snow or the mountains than i might if i didn't feel the need to censor it.
i suppose i feel that if it were private than i'd be able to use it more for it's intended purpose.
however, i really do enjoy reading blogs and in a way i feel like it'd be sort of hypocritical of me to make mine private and still read other people's.
i just need to decide if i'm going to make it private, or just post anything and everything (yeah, right), or if i'm just going to keep it to "little things", hiking trips, and goofy pictures of henry.
road trips. the old-school ice cream truck that comes around every afternoon. late night walks when it's still light out. afternoon walks to starbucks. bright blue skies and fluffy white clouds. happy hours. eating outside, especially when you get to watch the sun set over the rockies. seeing wild orchids on hikes.