I just want to say thank you to the following ladies for featuring me in their blogs. I woke up this morning with a couple of emails that put a smile on my face! It's times like these that just make me strive to work harder and also inspire me to do my best. I feel refreshed that my hard work has not gone un-noticed.
I just got back from a week in South Western Montana, what a beautiful place! I can not imagine what it looks like in the middle of Summer when everything is green. There was a fantastic routine everyday of sleeping in, a nice breakfast, exploring the area, and nice dinners to come home to, only to go to bed fairly early. No internet. My phone did not get reception at the house. Only the company of good people and quality talk time, with the occasional food channel show. I'll have pictures in my next post.
Oh boy did I savor the time off. I came back so relaxed and, again, with a new viewpoint on life. I would love to own 30 acres of land and have my own ranch, with a creek running through my front yard. Things were so simplistic I wonder why people would rather live in an area with a million people in one square foot. The town we were in was clean, the sky was blue and herds of deer, elk and wild turkeys gobbled on through without worrying about any hunters. I also saw my first wild red fox on the way home, through the high elevation mountains in Idaho.
I come home, drive to work and realize nothing has changed. There has been a red balloon stuck in a tree since Valentine's Day. I pass it everyday, and I can't believe it's still there. It's just a reminder as to how life can be so mundane and routine. People work their lives away and it's time to take a step back and enjoy the fruits of your accomplishments. Whether it's to sit on your porch for an hour listening to the birds or to go exploring in your hometown- you are bound to find something you never knew existed.
First mom shoes. Second soccer mom van. Third thinking rational thoughts.
What am I doing? I broke down and finally bought some comfy sneakers. Went to the mall yesterday. Walked through every store. Mind you every sneaker is ugly. My Adidas Sambas that I wanted to buy (because mine are worn to the bone) are now looking CHEAP as HELL. Finally the last store I found some Skechers. Yeah. Skechers. I told myself I would *never* buy this brand. BUT I am running out of time and would not have a chance to buy comfortable *snickering* shoes before I leave for Montana. So okay they fit and they support my foot. I don't think I've felt this bliss in well over 5 years. I did a search to find a pic, and what comes up? I think these shoes are organic????!!!!!??? Well, cool. Maybe now I don't feel like such a ho hum gal.
So, to counteract the whole "mom" feeling, which, by the way, these shoes only look decent with mabe 2 or 3 pairs of straight leg jeans I own....ugh, well...