Thursday, October 27, 2005

Yeah, it's been a while since I sat down and wrote. I've been tired. Like, can only handle what's in front of me kind of tired. There is something about traveling and going staight back to work that just kicked me in the.... tail.
Anyways, It was good to get out of my routine and see two other parts of the country. Cincinatti was truly a comfortable and pretty city, lots of culture and good food. The pictures are on my last blog.

The hot dry air of Pheonix was mesmerizing and it felt good to sit in the steaming hot jacuzzie or (kajoozie) as my nieces once called it, at the hotel and feel the dry heat around me when I got out.
While me, Chris and his parents were in Arizona we thought it would be nice to stay one night in Sedona. Chris' mom found a little inn that turned out to be "the best bed and breakfast in North America" according to the North American Travel Jounalists Association. It lived up to that description complete with fireplaces in every room and fresh bread baking when you arrive. Chris and his folks stayed in a Casita which was a cozy suite with a large feather bed and a murphy bed that Chris got to utilize, a fireplace and large bathroom with a waterfall shower and jakuzzie tub.
My room was the "garden room" and it had a little balcony that faced the sunrise. My bed was probably the most comfortable bed I've slept in since the last luxury trip the Jensen's took us on last year. I was very blessed by their generosity.

After all that comfort it's a jolt to come home and do laundry and sleep on my "temporary bed" air matteress. It's just not as cushy as those feather top beds!
That's a whole 'nother blog and maybe someday I'll write about the bed issue.
Until then.......

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

This last weekend Chris and I spent time with his family in Cincinatti OH. Some of the highlights were visiting the museum downtown, the aquarium, and getting to see where Chris grew up. One day was spent just driving around his home town area and visiting his high school, looking at houses and just soaking up the sights. Molly the family dog/baby was quite entertaining and getting to see the Cincinatti Pops Orchestra accompinied by Dave Brubeck quartet was great as well. It really was alot of fun.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

I've been a bit unmotivated lately about writing.
It's not that there is nothing going on, it's that there is so much going on. This Thursday two things happen. Sister Erin and husband Jim leave for Texas (to live), and Chris and I leave for Cincinatti to visit his parents. I work two days this week, leave, then come back Monday and then leave again on Friday for a family gathering (Chris's family) in Arizona.

Having a sister move out of state is a bigger deal than I'm feeling right now. Despite having cousins living overseas and various family members, who I love scattered across the country, I've never had a sister move away. Both my sisters are priceless and the friendships I have with them run deeper than I can say.
Erin and I are night and day different and over the years we have learned to understand, love and respect each other for who we each are. There is something unexplainable about the relationship someone has with another when you have fought, laughed, co-exhisted, worked through differences and come out loving that person even deeper than before. That's where true relationship exists and I'm grateful for that with my little sis. I know she and Jim will be happy. I'm happy for them. Actually I'm elated for them. I can't wait to visit and I can't wait to see what life holds for them. And yeah, I'll be spending as much time visiting there crazy amazing pad as much as possible!

Next time I write I'll try to put some picures of our Cincinatti trip up.