Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Learning to play the harmonica

I know I haven't written in almost a year, but I could not contain my excitement. I am learning to play the harmonica!!! I have wanted to learn for several years now, and contacted a gentlemen by the name of Joe Powers to teach me. About a year after contacting him, all things fall into place, and I am now taking a class from him.

He plays around the world, and boy does he know how to be silly. He played 'Oh Susanna!' for us with his nose while drinking water.

I am giddy with excitement. If you want to watch Joe you can find his stuff at

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

July 2009

Daniel and I went to Eagle Creek.

catching up

Spring 2009:
Danny and I headed to Bend for a long weekend to celebrate my graduating from OSU. First night we snow camped in the Newberry Caldera within the Deschutes National Forest (20 mi south of Bend). 24 degrees F, 30mph winds, and 4in of snow that night... brrr. Surviving that we stayed at the Cabin Creek Bed & Breakfast for the next 2 nights exploring bend, spelunking some local ice caves, and visiting the High Desert Museum.

I just realized I already wrote about this. Oh well...

Monday, April 5, 2010

People Care!

Hey, as you know, I haven't been writing lately. Maybe a bit of being lost in the fog, and some just having too many things pull at my time. I didn't realize anyone actually read this anymore, I figured a couple, but I didn't know it would be missed if I stopped. I got 2 comments encouraging me to continue, people care!

I think it would be good for me. I've had a lot going on lately, and haven't been writing in my journal, so maybe this would be a good place to process my thoughts.

I am in a contemplative state, which is not unusual. I have been wondering what to do with my life for the last year or so, and I still haven't figured it out. I am working, but it's not what I want to be doing. Part of me thinks that if I just live my life that I will cross paths with some great opportunity, and I will suddenly know what my career/life purpose is going to be.

Just writing that much got me motivated to contact an equine therapist! I did meet with an art therapist last week to talk about the details of art therapy. It was a really helpful meeting, in many ways. I think I would really enjoy therapy, but I would like to spend more time looking into what types of therapy exist. So, that's what I am going to do.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Rainy day blues

I've got the rainy day blues. It's getting dark so early here. I missed out on this part of the season last year, and didn't remember how early the darkness arrived. It kind of sucks the energy out of me.

I've been working, as you know. Danny and I took a trip to Colorado. It was my birthday on October 26th, and Halloween happened. I am sure I'm missing out on some things.

Yankees won last night.

I just watched this Johnny Cash video, so it's adding to the Blueness. I watched it years ago and loved it then too:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Not much is new with me. Just adjusting to the working life =) My sleeping patterns have improved greatly. I love the structure.

My shifts have all been 6am-2:30, but tonight I have my first closing shift. Wish me luck. It can be kind of brutal, as I remember. The thing that I am not looking forward to is that I have to work at 6am tomorrow morning, so I am going to have to run home and run straight into bed.

I've been playing a lot of board games. We've been having board game nights lately, it's been fun.

This post isn't too exciting, just regular life stuff. Hope you're doing well.

Monday, September 28, 2009

First day on the J-O-B

I am slacking again. Catch up: I went to Bellingham, Washington for a few days. We rode Amtrak, which is a fun way to travel. My friend, Angie, and I went together to visit her sister and nephew. We had a lot of fun. We even got to ride jetskis!!!! I loved it.

For the last couple weeks I've been applying to jobs, and as you can see by the title of this entry, I GOT ONE!!!! That's probably part of why I haven't been writing. It's kind of an ego-killer to go job hunting.

Today was my first day, and I enjoyed it. I am really grateful to have a job. It felt good to be back to work.

My fellow employees are nice, and there is always something to do. It wasn't as intense as it might have been if I were fresh to this particular company, Zupan's, but I have worked for them before, so I know a few people.

I am kind of impressed. People who work for Zupan's tend to stick with them for a long time. For example, the manager of the store I work at has been working for them since he was 16 years old. Now he's in his late 30's early 40's. A lot of people know each other at different stores and some transfer or just cover shifts at other stores when they need help. It's kind of a fun little community.

A lot of people who are related work here too. I met three people today who are related to people I used to work with, and I met a father and son today who work at the particular location I'm at. That makes it feel cozy to me.

I am just getting over being sick, but it didn't really effect my working. I think I was running on adrenaline. Luckily I got off at 2:30, so I've had a chance to rest some. My shifts this week will be 6am-2:30pm. Pretty good, except for the waking up at 4:45, that was pretty brutal.

It was Danny's birthday yesterday. He really enjoyed it. Our present to each other for our birthdays is/was plane tickets to Colorado.

I'm too stinkin' excited for that. We're going to visit our friend Todd, and play around there.
Well, I'm off to fill out my W-4 form.