Thursday, March 25, 2010

AMERICAN GIRL




Hello all.  I've been pretty busy enjoying a variety of things on my vacation here in sanctuary.  Music being one of them.  DH has a nice collection and I've been working my way through it.  Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is not one of his favorites.  There isn't any here... yet.  Ha.  

I've taken photos to share but don't know how to use his photo program on this computer.  I keep thinking that I'll ask when he comes home from work... then he walks in and my brain goes elsewhere.  You'll see them eventually.

Let's see... OH!  I now have my own key to sanctuary.  How cool is that?  I come and I go and I drive around trying to learn my new town... or soon to be new town.  I get lost easily, so everyone takes care to see that they give me the simplest directions possible.  I have finally stopped staying on the one single street that I know and have branched out to the other main drags.  I'm learning.  And I find that I love it here.  

Yesterday was a crazy day for me.  I have a ton of stuff I want to do.  DH gave me the yards here... to do with as I please without having to ask permission.  I love to garden.  But, eh hem!  Obviously he does not.  There is a great deal of work to be done before I can begin on my landscape plans.  It's a huge yard.  It may take me all summer and every weekend I'm here in between.  So I did some cleaning out of weeds.

Then DH's mom and step dad came to take me to lunch.  They brought Betty and Wally with them... another couple in their 70s to tour the house here... and then on to the lunch.  These folk belong to a camper group.  They all meet up for lunches once a month and camp together in the spring and summer months.  They are all older than me but a real hoot.  

After that we went to a place called Jerry's.  They gave us all name tags at the lunch... and we all walked all over the store with them on still. Oops!  (Its like a Home Depot sort of thing.)  I wandered around and looked at the plants but wasn't happy with them.  I'll go to WalMart today and get some for a strawberry pot I'm planting for the end of the patio.  I love to plant containers... so DH provided me with a bunch of them.

I have today and tomorrow to myself while he works.  I have plenty to do... visit K and visit Jack.  I have to continue to apply for jobs here.  I have some things I want to do to the house and my patio is finally free for me to do as I want with it.  DH and T made some bathroom cabinets for DH's son... and they have been on the patio.  I was afraid to work around them.  They are so beautiful and I am such a klutz.  But that is my main focus today... get the patio ready for BBQs and enjoying the back yard. We're grilling steelhead out there tonight.

Friday as soon as he gets home from work, he's taking me to get some pearl earings that I saw the other day.  Cool beans!  He's making me a jewelery box out of walnut and birds-eye maple.  He says I need something to put in it.  I like that attitude.  Saturday we are going clothes shopping for both of us and then up to another town where his mom lives.  DH is going to put in a new front door for her... they are going to BBQ.  Should be fun.  We were going to go to the coast on Sat. but that can wait.  There will be lots of coast visits he says, and so far, he has always kept his word.

As for Sunday... I do not want to think about Sunday.  That one will be a killer when I have to drive home to reality again.  Crap.  Nope.  Not looking forward to that.

So my spring break is not over.  But I can feel C4C getting excited as her spring break nears... and mine fades.  I don't blame her.  I'd love to be looking forward to this week again.  Ha.  But summer is coming and so is my new life.  Patience is not one of my virtues.  I'll piss and moan over it, but it will get here... with me bitching up a storm until it is and I drive away from Dumb Potter's Hell for good after tearful good-byes and probably more tears on the way.  That's life.  

And really... giving him time to miss me is not a bad thing. ;-) 

24 comments:

  1. Everything sounds so, so good! You are fully engaging in your life there with DH. That is great and summer will be here before you know it. Just think of these weeks leading up to that as a chance to get things in order in your old life so that you can go to your new life fully relaxed and ready to move forward. I'm so excited for you :-)

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  2. Sounds like you had a blast. I'm glad one of us is having a good time.

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  3. cube-- I am having a blast. I don't want it to end. I've got 3.5 days left. Yikes.

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  4. laura b.-- I was treated to a manicure this morning... am having trouble typing with nails! Ha.

    Yes, things here are sooooo good. And you are absolutely right. I need to get my old life closed up tight and my new one fully established before I jump into the fire.

    In a way, it is causing a great deal of anxiety. I truly am terrible about waiting for anything. Ha. I want it now.

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  5. That sounds wonderful. I bet he loves how much you are doing in his yard.

    At least you know you're moving toward living in the same town permanently, and this way you have to take things a little more slowly and ease into the relationship. It seems really healthy.

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  6. dh is setting a standard the rest of us guys won't be able to match.

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  7. it all sounds great... the end result will justify the work (oh, wait, that's me speaking to me).

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  8. Churlita-- He is happy that I'm having fun with it... and I'm sure he's glad to have it done instead of having to do it, though he does help me.

    Yes. I agree, better to take things slowly.

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  9. billy pilgrim-- I kind of like that standard. Ha! But hey... I'm worth it.

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  10. Pamela-- Ha. Well it's me speaking to me too. A lot of cookies, good food and effort have gone in here. Its also true that I enjoy doing it... all of it. I like doing things for people I care about very much.

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  11. Pamela-- I do spoil him rotten,but then, what goes around here... comes around. I'm spoiled too.

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  12. I get lost easily,

    Ha ha ha ha ha

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  13. You already sound like you've been married for ten years and aren't getting laid anymore, wasn't there even a honeymoon? ha ha ha

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  14. I rememebr the first time being in the big city (not my sanctuary).. I was 17 and knew no one and within a few short weeks I had figured out how to get around (basically bussing it) and walking.. Now I can't wait to leave the city and move to a more rural area.. There will be no tears shed when I leave this place.. Glad you are enjoying your break and soon enough you will be back in Sanctuary and living a new life..!

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  15. BTW I lived in Eugene for a summer in 1988. I so loved it.

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  16. Mrs.HarryWoman-- I grew up in a city. When I first moved to the town to the left of Dumb Potter's Hell, I could not walk down a country road alone without having a serious anxiety attack. I found it scary.

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  17. Pamela-- So you know exactly what I am talking about. I love it here too and not just because of DH... though that is a great huge reason too. ;-)

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  18. To me you sound firmly in the honeymoon period. Which is fantastic.

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  19. secret agent woman-- Yes indeed. Happy as a clam here too. Ha!

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  20. BBC-"You already sound like you've been married for ten years" Really??? - I know of no 10 year married men who buy their wives earrings, 'cuz they saw them the other day, and make a beautiful box for them to go in. I'm not saying there are not any men who do so, but most married men are happy with their women, but too terribly excited to buy them expensive things. This sounds like the courting stage to me...and may it last a long time!

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  21. ananda - see above - may the courting last and last and last and last! (too bad the vacation won't!)

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  22. and a happy time was had by all!

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  23. the making of a jewelry box just for you is so lovely. (a handmade gift by a skilled person is a real treasure) the desire to give you something to put in it is just the icing on the cake. and that comes from a girl who really could not care any less about jewelry.

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