Monday, September 22, 2014

Day Dreaming

The Mr. and I are going to make our escape from suburbia up to the mountains some day. Last night and today I've been looking at for sale listings online and pondering what life will be like up there. I am planning for us to have hopefully at least one full acre of land to ourselves. I want to start an herb garden again, and grow some veggies too. Keeping some chickens would be nice because they are so zen and fresh eggs are the best! And speaking of critters I think we'd build a little Pet Hotel on the property too so that I can have it for my CT Pet Care. I want all wood and tile floors, a functional properly placed wood burning fire place, a finished basement, and a reasonably landscaped yard. I can't wait to get out of this suburban zombie ville! I probably will apply for jobs up there. But I think I will take a couple months off, at least. Spend some time baking and homesteading and plain old settling in. Really looking forward to moving. Hopefully this will be a reality in no more than two years.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

At Odds

Finding myself at odds with stuff over the past couple weeks or so. I want to withdraw from people and close myself away. I've been hiding it pretty well I think. Yet I also want to talk to someone about stuff but I don't feel like I can word stuff right. I don't know where to start. So I haven't been saying much, if anything. My head and heart feel a little scrambled. I'm hoping that getting this out in the universe will help some, even though it seems vague and jumbled.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

News... I guess.

Well, well. What's been going on?

I've been having a pretty good time at "The 'Bux". I've been rotating around somewhat evenly on the various positions, except for the bar. The shift supervisors never seem to put me on drink making duty. I really wish I knew why, and that it would change. I'm mostly on the front register marking cups and pastry bags and ringing up the lobby customers, along with the various other duties like cleaning up after my messy but lovable baristas and making sure the Pike Place is delectable. Once in a while I"ll "man" the drive through. I like taking the orders better than being at the window. My hips are at just the right height to constantly be banging up against the window sill and the register drawers over there are about to fall apart, making them wobbly and hard to close. All in all though, I love my times wearing the Green Apron and it's been nice to be able to help the green beans learn their stuff. I love most of my customers and the income of tips isn't too shabby either.

We haven't been out prospecting for gold much lately. It's been interesting to watch Gold Rush, and I'm wondering about some stuff. I think they ended the season somewhat abruptly. I wasn't thrilled with the last episode. I wonder what the Hoffman crew is going to do next? I'm really glad Grandpa Schnabel got to see Parker's wonderful hauls from his old ground. I'll be looking around for some Gold Rush fan blogs and checking out the twitter and facebook pages for the miners to keep up to date with them

We now own guns. So far we have a shotgun (Mossberg 930 SPX) and a pistol (Glock G20 Gen4). We invested in the firearms to have as "insurance" against big critters and crazy humans for when we go prospecting deep in the wilderness once the weather is nice enough. But, I've discovered that I really like target shooting! I am researching which make and model and caliber will be best for me but I'm really leaning toward a Glock. We have a couple firing ranges close by and I'm going to get my hands on as many rentals as I can before investing in my own gun.

Well, just felt like checking in. Hopefully I can come back to this post tonight after work and add in links to Gold Rush stuff, the gun models, and pictures of my first targets. As my Precious likes to say, "Deuces, yo!"

Monday, February 3, 2014

Ramblings, anyone?

Hello there!

I've got lots of Caffe Verona in me, and so far this Monday is turning out to be Blessed in many ways and productive. Marshmallow Girl had to be driven to school, therefore I got dressed. So I seized the opportunity to stop by work and take care of some financial stuff. Originally I was just going to put that off until this afternoon and go in early and then clock in to my shift. I need to speak to my manager about something too and she wasn't in the shop yet so I will still be going in early but now if I don't catch her at least I've taken care of that other stuff.

I feel called to blog more, but flounder about for concrete things to write about. So many topics, so little time! And so many distractions!

I came across an old book a while ago as I was digging through old moving boxes looking for something else. I've dusted off "Blogging Tips: What bloggers won't tell you about blogging" by Lorelle Van Fossen and have frequent nudges to be more disciplined about blogging more often. Lorelle encourages "Blog your passion!" and that is why, I think, I've had so much trouble blogging consistently. There are so many things I'm passionate about, it seems. She also gives lots of tips about planning your blog. I'm not really a planner. Are you shocked to read that?

I'm not really certain if blogging is a thing for me. Why did I even start this blog in the first place? Who is reading my blog? What do they want to read about? If I were to connect with other bloggers would this blogging thing be easier? Do people accept blogging as a hobby now, or is it mainly do it for the money?

Time for me to stop pondering and picking at my chronically chapped lip. There are critters to feed (including me!), grocery shops to plan, loads of laundry to do, and work to get ready for. Hopefully this post goes through. It looks like blogger is having technical difficulties with the auto-save and that may be spilling over to the publishing side as well.

Please, readers, give feed back! What do you want to see here? Why do you come by and read?