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. ;-)