So you may have noticed that I have been a bit absent lately....
Well, we went on a road trip to Colorado to see my Sis and Bro-in-Law - what a blast that was. We haven't been on an extended road trip like that in years, and I had forgotten how much I enjoy being out on the road. Didn't miss the stresses of flying (worrying about being late, long lines, cramped and uncomfortable seats, irritating people trying to shove their entire house into the overhead bin, etc.). Nope, we took our time, stayed overnight in a beautiful hotel in Santa Fe, NM up and back, and had a blast! A few hiccups along the way like a busted window regulator in my truck, had to MacGyver the window closed until we got to Denver
and then my tired old mountain bike broke bad enough to give me an excuse to buy a brand new one
Other than that, an absolutely wonderful trip!!!
My stress level has dropped dramatically since I changed jobs, and my work-life balance has returned to a more appropriate level, so I am actually finding that I have more time to spend/enjoy family and the things I love again (mountain biking/cooking/playing my drums/and photography of course).
I also decided to purchase a new barbecue grill, went with charcoal -
I haven't cooked on charcoal in probably 25 years, and boy did I ever forget how GOOD charcoal grilled food tastes!!!
So anyway, I have been a bit preoccupied lately, and have had a hard time sitting in my den in front of the computer for extended periods of time when there's so much to do outside!!
Until this weekend..... yes, this weekend I have a darn good reason to stay here in my den....it's supposed to be, wait for it..... 115 degrees outside today
I so need this insidious heat to STOP!!! Although it's a pefect time to log in and get caught up on
, eh? You bet'cha!! So here I am, back in the saddle again, got the iTunes playing, cup of coffee, and pretty soon I'll fire up Photoshop and Lightroom and put together some photos to share! .....in the wonderful air conditioning, of course
Thanks so much for all of your continued support, comments, faves, and most of all friendship!!
Here we go, ya hoo!!!