Thursday, March 8, 2012

Back in the Fartland

We are back in Kansas saving money, planning and scheming on our next chapter.  For now, it's heartwarming to be around family again.  I see this place in a different light, and with new experiences had and self-discoveries made I am somewhat more at peace with myself.

Time is what I need, time to hope and dream again.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Honeymooners in Moab

Tomorrow Brian and I leave for our OFFICIAL HONEYMOON and we're going to Moab, Utah to hike and bike the beautiful rocks during the day and stare at the starry skies at night.

So of COURSE, I'd have to come down with bronchitis about a week before we leave, right?  I mean really.....why not?  So I've been coughing, stuffed up, runny nose and sneezing for six days.  I am well on the way to finishing off my second bottle of mucinex before I board the flight tomorrow morning.

But putting this unfortunate timing to the side, I'm so very excited for this trip in so many ways.  My husband is definitely my favorite person on the planet, riding a bike is definitely the most fun I've had while being outside, the forecast has plenty of sun and no clouds in sight, which is (duh) the best kind of weather for all of these things.

It's gonna be super-magical (even if I'm all sippin on some sizzurp all week)


Saturday, August 27, 2011


Tuesday morning at work I was working away in my cube when suddenly the floor moved from underneath me.  I stood up from my chair and the walls started moving!  I looked at my boss and said "what do we do?" and he said "get under your desk!" so I did.  Then he said "no, let's go outside" so I grabbed my purse and we ran down the stairwell outside.  It was an earthquake!  I couldn't believe it.  It was over so fast, it was so bizarre.  I tried to call Brian but the phone lines were jammed with everyone on the entire East Coast trying to call their loved ones.  I texted him instead and he soon replied saying that he was at home and had ran downstairs as well.  We were both excited, nervous, scared and wanted to talk to each other!  I heard chatter through the crowds of office people outside my building that the earthquake had been a 5.8 (later a 5.9) and had originated about 85 miles south of us in Mineral, VA.

I checked Twitter on my phone and saw that Marcus had also felt the earthquake, in New York City!  I couldn't believe it - I replied to his tweet immediately.  Anxious, I went back into the office building after someone had given the all-clear (whatever that  means).  I really wanted to go home to be with Brian, but also feared aftershocks and being on the road during one.  I struggled for the rest of the day with trying to figure out the safest place for me to be until 5pm rolled around and it was time to go home.

No damage was done to our apartment building* or my office building and truth be told, it WAS exciting!

*except Frybot...he fell over.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A year in cities

In the past 12 months

Washington, DC
Philadelphia, PA
Boston, MA
Heston, PA (Allegrippis Trails)
New York City, NY
Middlebrook, VA (Shenandoah Valley)
Richmond, VA
Lexington, KY
Kansas City, MO
Assateague Island, MD
Pittsburgh, PA