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The Happenings & Random Pictures

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It has been overcast with some wind today, but felt pretty nice….even if we didn’t take advantage of it….lol Planning on doing so tomorrow, need to break in my new hiking boots. =)

Coast Guard Cutter with the mountain background

Coast Guard Cutter with the mountain background from earlier last week

I did get some small things done off of my to do list today, so that was something. We got a walking jacket for the cats. We wanted got it for Drew first because he is the skinniest of the two so we knew it would fit him. Then we would try it on Sakura, so we know what size to order hers (it’ll be purple). He seemed to do ok outside, nervous, but excited….keep purring and looking towards hubby to make sure that he was still there. Now her, she didn’t care for it all….but when she was a kitten she got out for about 22hrs and was never happy with the outside or people since. Use to growl at them out the window at our house.

She isn't liking it very well at all.=(

She isn’t liking it very well at all. =(

Drew in his walking jacket eating the grass.

Drew in his walking jacket eating the grass.

I spent Friday trying to contact a consignment store and the third party delivery service so we can empty our storage of our beloved bedroom set, dinning room set, living room table set. We really don’t want to give up our beloved king storage bed set, but why pay for it in storage if we aren’t going to use it for the next 10yrs? That is more then it is worth. =(

Beautiful Morning

Beautiful Morning last week

In process of phone calls, I looked down and saw that I was missing one of my accent diamonds on my wedding band part of my wedding/engagement ring set (I have them welded together). So not cool! =( I just had the prongs checked just over 2yrs ago, but this is not uncommon. Lucky I have my jewelry insured, so if there is any costs it is covered. And I have a jeweler that we totally trust. They are very reasonable and take very good care of us. We’ve gotten nearly all of my jewelry from them and they do my appraisals. The negative is that I had to ship my ring out to them since they are in Indiana. But it is worth it. They should get it Monday and hopefully, I’ll have it back by the end of next week. The other thing that drives me nuts is that I would have no ring on my finger, well, I solved that. Hubby gave me the blue topaz ring I wanted for our 10th, so I put that where my wedding/engagement ring goes. That is a HUGE help…..other wise I would lose it, not having something there.

Picked up a TV for the bedroom last week, now need to get another apple tv and figure out how we are going to set it up. Our rv is a 2002, so it was made with square box tvs in mind. But no matter what, it is one step closer where we can use our bed for cuddling late at night in front of the tv. We don’t like to spend that much time in bed, it actually hurts our bodies, but we miss the cuddling on our movie nights. So I’m looking forward to us getting it set up, once we figure it out. Friday night over the last few years have become our movie night after we watch Real Time with Bill Mahr.

And it seems to be the nights we have our long sex sessions. They have landed on other days/nights….but Friday seems to be our primary night for it. And this past Friday night was a hot one…..filling up the bedroom with the smell of sweaty sex…..grin I woke up wet this morning thinking of it. And before I showered tonight, hubby bent me over the bed and gave me one hell of a fucking….damn….I had a big glob of cum fall out of my pussy after that one….felt so damn good….grin

Out birding last week.=)

Out birding last week. =)

Loving the NorthWest

I look back and wonder if my illogical emotions had to do with sensing that something was off. He has seen a lot in hindsight that there were signs. A lot of things were twisted and a lot of things we have no idea where they came from. Felt our relationship was disrespected and they really didn’t have a clue about what we makes us work when there is much, much more to it. Found that what we perceived was a false image.

Need to do some more reading, writings and mulling….I’m one that takes time to process.

Watching North By Northwest…..never seen this. Love the Indiana reference for a nonexistent place….I know for a fact no spot on Hwy 41 looks like that and does not go near Indy…..lol

We’ve been having some really sweet weather here, may wake up cold, but ends up nice and sunny, with the occasional fog rolling in.

I finally got a copy of some of the pictures we’ve been taken.

My first Great Blue Heron I got in Feb.

My first picture of the Great Blue Heron I got in Feb.

Hubby got this picture in Feb.

Hubby got this picture in Feb.

Found this stunning beauty, this was after it was done with it's fish it was tearing apart.

Found this stunning beauty, this was after it was done with the fish it was tearing apart….I was 15 ft from the dock that is about 100ft long

It just took off as I was trying to get closer, I was happy that I got this.

It just took off as I was trying to get closer, I was happy that I got this.

I'm pretty proud of this pic that I got last week of the Great Blue Heron

I’m pretty proud of this pic that I got last week of the Great Blue Heron

First Golden Eagle of The Year

First Golden Eagle of The Year that hubby got.

Been making sure I get my walks in. Every time I feel like a nap, I take a walk to do something to wake up.

From today's walk

From today’s walk…no where near as bundled up

I’m so happy that hubby enjoys my belly, I know to I need to work on it again. He likes to grab it it and my boobies when I go by. Tells me that he likes my pouchy….grin I have been doing my walks, need to do more crunches on the exercise ball….and I think I’m getting closer to tracking my food again. I know I’ve already cut back and question myself when I want something. Hoping to be so busy this summer that it helps.

We had some very good sex last night…..his legs were so sore from his run, he is like “take advantage of me”….grin So I started sucking him as he lays there on the bed, getting him good and hard…..before he took me from behind and fucked me good, letting me feel his balls hit my pussy as he banged into me….as I told him how much I loved and got off to thinking about our last fuck we did outside a few weeks ago. How he bent me over the Jeep’s passenger seat and filled my pussy with his hot cum….it has felt so damn good.

And with that image….I’ll give you a picture of my tits……grin

This is my very worn, hole filled, tank top.  I only wear this around the house or as an undershirt….but I love how my tits look in it.

This is my very worn, hole filled, tank top. I only wear this around the house or as an undershirt….but I love how my tits look in it.

Another Beautiful Sunny Day Here in The NW

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Hubby is doing much better. Not needing to wear sunglasses inside all the time. His vision is less blurry and no more double vision, doing more things around the house….even shaved, which I really wanted him to wait another day, but he did ok, no blood anyway….lol. Hopefully by the end of the weekend, he’ll be able to drive.

He did get runs in today and yesterday……blurry runs, but runs…..lol

The female suffering of cramps have started to hit, I did open a bottle of wine to deal with it. =) IF I’m lucky, my worst day will be tomorrow and I’ll be able to get some Monday….fingers crossed. My cravings have cut back, which was good timing…I just ate the last brownie today and I didn’t want to have make more. I don’t like eating a whole patch of brownies myself, I feel like a pig, but my crazy cravings….that is why I like to share….better in moderation…grin. Hubby rarely eats them, they are so super fudgy….he can’t handle it…lol

Yesterday, instead of walking/roller skating, I attacked the RV and got it vacuumed. Which is sweaty work out moving stuff around. Felt good to get something noticeable done in here, gives you a sense of accomplishment.

Got another beautiful day today….which was nice, since hubby can see some of it, if not fully. Temperatures are suppose to drop over the weekend with a slight possibility of snow, hoping not too bad so I can motivate my ass to go out.

I did get out today. =) It wasn’t as long as walk, but I did get distracted by a mating pair of eagles that delayed me for about 15-20 minutes as they move when I wasn’t ready…..lol Seriously, every time I wasn’t ready they took off…..

The mate had just flown off and this was taken with my horrible iphone pic.  Better pics are on the other camera waiting for editing.

The mate had just flown off and this was taken with my horrible iphone camera. Better pics are on the other camera waiting for editing.

Today instead of the forest, I did some of the beach. Tide was coming in, so had to go over a few big logs….just dawned on me that I should’ve gotten pics of those….doh!

Took the beach today, tide was in.

Took the beach today, tide was in.

My best friend has been going through her family drama, hopefully it is coming to an end…..the mother-in-law and niece are leaving next Thursday….yes!!! That would less stress on her and her family. They have enough issues that they don’t need that.

Just watched our Real Time, currently watching our movie for our movie night. We are now watching Star Trek : Wrath of Khan…..that is the theme of our movies at this time. Wondering if I should get back into those books…..read one or two of them about 86/87 But those are so hit or miss depending on the writers.

I really should dive into the Game of Thrones and Hunger Game books I got…..it would’ve been so better if I had started them before I saw the shows/movies….lol

I did finish all of Sue Grafton mystery series in quick time. Those I wasn’t sure what to make of them when I started, still not sure, but they got better and I got addicted to them….lol

Just a Short Post

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Just a brief post.

The day started out sunny, very slight breeze and very nice.

We got our stuff done, had lunch did some work….but I was really hitting the wall. There was no way I could focus it was a nice day and I decided to go for a walk instead of skating.

Getting a 3mile walk in.

Getting a 3mile walk in.

Took a different route, more into the forrest, did over 3miles in about 90 min, saw 2 bald eagles perched together. I got some pictures, they are ok…not as good as it could’ve been if the buggers hadn’t decided to take off before I got close enough for manual focus…rolling eyes. Once hubby goes through them and edit the best one, I’ll post it.

Went more into the forest instead of the bluffs

Went more into the forest instead of the bluffs

Hoping for another nice day tomorrow, I could use it. Right now the wind is picking up, hearing the gusts, so far not too bad yet. Can still hear the tv, for now.

Well, I’ve been staring at this screen for 30min and haven’t added anything new….so I guess I’ll post this.

This tree fell over the trail in yesterday's wind storm.

This tree fell over the trail in yesterday’s wind storm.

Chilly and Reading

Just had a great intense sex session. Haven’t had one that long like that in since the beginning of the year. Been missing those. I love what we can do to each other. Hoping to get another one within the week, since I’m going to be broken. Which means I’m horny and wanting more….

I did get out and roller skate, the rain had stopped, it did start up again lightly. I didn’t feel like mucking around on soggy/muddy ground for a walk/hike. I feel like I should’ve been able to do more on roller skating, but my lower back was hurting. Going to need to work past that and start stopping to stretch it out…hoping for a better day on that tomorrow.

It is chilly, drizzling and I'm attempting to smile with a mouth guard in….as hubby says, being dorky….lol

It is chilly, drizzling and I’m attempting to smile with a mouth guard in….as hubby says, being dorky….lol

I have things rolling around in my head that I think I’m going to need to write out for myself privately…..just not sure how to formulate it yet.

Plus I’m in the middle of reading the latest Sue Grafton book…..so I really want to finish that tonight…I have no idea why, but I’ve really been getting into PI/mystery books.

I really need to read the Hunger Games trilogy and the Game of Thrones that I have…I know the books are better then the movies/series, but once you’ve seen them you get all worked up when you reading them and know what is coming up and you start yelling at the characters not to do that, even though you know they are going to do it anyway….rolling eyes.

I still haven’t finished the Ethical Slut….just been nice not have that emotional mess at the forefront of my mind and stressing me out and just lose myself in something other then that. Just want to keep it in the back ground a little longer and enjoy that. Plus I’m so not in the mental frame of mind to deal with it….I have avoidance issues…..lol Kind of like taxes this year…..icks…which is something I need to start….need to jump into our quickbooks account…..blah!!

I did find an article that kind of helps to frame issues that I’m feeling. Because as a swinger, sharing each other physically has never been the issue. But emotional it is extremely different for me. And this really shows the differences and what I’m dealing with myself :

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/07/sexual-affairs_n_4747121.html

Another Sunny Day

We slept in today and it immediate morning started out good, we’ll see if the day ends as good.

But today when we slept in, we cuddled. He put his arm underneath my pillow and pulled me close. Loved feeling his hand on my boob, hearing him fall back to sleep holding me…it felt good.

Today was short day on our outside work. I spent a few hours getting emails, support and company books done.

Got enough done that I finally was able to take time to get a walk in. I did 2.25 miles.

Out and about getting a walk in the sunny weather.

Out and about getting a walk in the sunny weather.

On the trail this afternoon

On the trail this afternoon

More of today's trail.

More of today’s trail.

From my walk today

From my walk today

I did good and I did it in about an hour. Got a my heart rate up, even if that is not hard….lol

I decided to still go roller skating. I didn’t do as much as I did yesterday, I really felt the effects of the walk in my legs. But I still got more in and did some floor exercises.

Hot and sweaty….trying to catch my breath....after skating

Hot and sweaty….trying to catch my breath….after skating

I have a love/hate relationship with this….lol

I have a love/hate relationship with this….lol

My boobs really overflow my sports bra and it hurts to put it on and take it off.

My boobs really overflow my sports bra and it hurts to put it on and take it off.

I have to get a sports bra from the UK to actually hold my G/H boobs…it is so damn tight to keep you from hurtful bouncing. Trust me, with the weight of these, it does hurt. I get a hell of an overflow….lol

Sleeping Alone

Sitting here wondering how people are able not to be in bed with their partners or able to spend so much time apart from them.

Never thought too much about it except during unexpected instances.

I discovered many years ago when my husband had to work the night shift that I can not sleep worth a damn without him at least being in the house. If he was in the other room, I could sleep, somewhat. But when I was at home, in our bed without him within our house, I couldn’t it was horrible. Even when exhausted, I keep waking up looking for him.

The only times I’ve been able to sleep without him very well is when I’m not in my own bed, not surrounded by our own things and exhausted. Like when I visit family or friends, but I always take a stuffed tiger he gave me years ago to cuddle with…wishing it was him. I need lots of distractions, even then it is tough….I end up spending lots of time on skype or the phone with him at night. Kind of like having his hand on me at night.

I so missed him when he had to travel for work. I remember when he was gone for over week, it about drove me nuts. The only thing that helped was pure work exhaustion and we spent a LOT of time on the phone, this was before computers/skype. If it wasn’t for that….I don’t know how I would’ve handled it.

I know it has always been tough on him when I visited family or when I had to travel for work. He has never done that well when I’m gone. With new technology it has helped some, skype, text and send pictures.

When it came to work travel, I’ve always tried to keep in mind of my Army upbringing and how that was part of life. But it gave me a great appreciation for how hard it was for my mom when dad was away. Especially in the 70s, when we were stationed in Germany and dad was in the states for training….long distance calls were totally outrageous. So I don’t know how they did it.

But now that we don’t have to travel apart very often for work, I don’t handle it very well…unless purely distracted. Visiting family is great distraction. But the last time he traveled for work a few years ago, I was so happy that we were on skype a lot….I don’t think I could’ve handled it otherwise.

I don’t quit get people sleeping in separate bedrooms like one set of my grandparents did. But they were practicing catholics. I guess I can see that if someone snores really bad, as long as they are in the same house together. But I love having him in bed with me….even when we arguing. Normally he’ll start out with his hand on me….and I love that. Makes me feel loved, appreciated and needed.

I just wish that cuddling was more comfortable and my body heat didn’t make us too hot. I would love to be able to sleep that way more. But necks, arms and joints don’t quit like that…..lol

I guess it takes all kinds of people to make partners, but being without him for sleeping….I’m not a good one for that at all.

My baby Drew cuddling and been held like a baby.

My baby Drew cuddling and been held like a baby.

I'm always running into something…..icks!

I’m always running into something…..icks!

Today I got a lot of work done, even got time in to get my skates out. I needed to get some exercise, I really need to get into an exercise routine. Felt good to get out, even though it was chilly. Felt good that I got my skating feet under me quicker this time around….proud of that. =) Even did some floor exercises with the exercise ball.

I’m eating more salads…partly because I brought the lettuce and tomatoes for tacos and haven’t had that yet. So not wanting that to waste. But I’m enjoying the salads more again. Usually that is more of summer or when we go to a restaurant thing.

I do need to do more. Trying to get myself to start tracking calories again, but it is so damn TEDIOUS……gggrrr I know once I start doing that again, I be back on the right track. I never be small, but I can be healthier….not doing the gym daily shows….blah

I am glad to have my boobs more full. When I lost weight, I went down to DDD/F but a bit flat looking to me when I’m on my back. They never use to be that way when I was a DDD/F. But since I went up to a H/I/J and then back down to DDD/F…..yup, a bit flat looking to me. I’m back up to a 38G/H

My very fully boobies.

My very fully boobies and belly rolls.

Just not liking my belly and thighs at much. The good thing is that hubby loves my belly. Love to grab it, put his hand on it….shows his enjoyment of it. That always makes me feel better. =)

Some of my belly rolls with my pussy hair getting thicker.

Some of my belly rolls with my pussy hair getting thicker.

Hoping For A Good Game

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***I started this about an hour before the game, the rest of what I wrote was more venting and unhappy negativity. So I’m making it private it for now…I may post it later….I’m just tired of it

**Congrats to the Seahawks!!! Wish it was more of a game.

I did do some rolling skating…feeling very frustrated with everything and restless, so needed to get it out some how. Even inflated the exercise ball and got some crunches in.

Decided to skate today to get frustrations out.

Decided to skate today to get frustrations out.

Ready for skating

Ready for skating

Started the day cramped up in pain. I both hate it and welcome it…because normally that means that I should done cycling in 24-36hrs.

Hoping that getting off my cycle will help with my emotions, but not seeing it….there is so many things that have to be addressed….don’t know if it will be or if effective.

Hoping the game helps my mood, let me get frustrations out. I just want to enjoy it. I want a good competitive game that I can scream at.

Kind of pulling for Denver just because of Peyton Manning, but I would love to see a Seahawks win…..they are in my top 5 of teams. =)

Here is to a good game to give me a good night.

Beautiful Weather, So-So The Rest

**Much of it moved to private

As you can see, my blog has been changed. I haven’t found any solution to fix the comment form on the Atahualpa word press theme. And I highly recommend that you do not use it unless you know what you are doing. If you have an adult site, they sure in the hell don’t offer any support…fuck them!!

I found a workable theme and I actually like it much better. It was time for a change and it has a more clean look. And the comment form actually shows up!! One positive for the day and I’ll take what I can. =)

Being blinded some by the sun, but it was so beautiful

Being blinded some by the sun, but it was so beautiful

Beautiful day in the Pacific NW

Beautiful day in the Pacific NW

It was a beautiful day and I was going for a walk regardless, because I had to get out. He decided to come with.

The only talk we did was very far in between and about what we were seeing. .  I’m just acting like it is normal.

Well, at least I get a break in that next week…she is not going to ask to see him next week. Which is a very good thing.

We haven’t had anytime to recover or talk since our disagreement 2 weeks ago. After the what I’ve been going through the last two weeks, I need a break.

A little bit about a woman going through their cycle….it is hell at times. You can get totally cramped over, your pussy is sensitive and not in a good way, it hurts sometimes, then your hormones….well, they aren’t pretty as you have seen from some of my meltdowns.  Hell…during yesterday’s, I screamed, yelled, threw things, even my office chair and punched the hell out of out rv chairs wishing it was a person I was hitting….total meltdown.

Now you’ve seen the anger, frustration and all that….well, on the noncrappy days you can be fucking horny as hell.

By the time my cycle is over, no matter how many times I’ve used a toy in the shower or a wand on my clit through my panties, I want some sex. Because I sure haven’t been getting any.

Hell, I lost my virginity on one of the heavy days of my cycle. There was a mess everywhere, but that didn’t stop that guy, even orally. I still don’t know what to think of it today, but it did help, I didn’t feel any pain on losing my virginity.

So at least I’m getting some sort of break next week. Don’t know if it is going to help, I’m still pretty hormonal and I don’t know if anything is going to be resolved between us, but it is so badly needed.

Small Improvements

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Another day that started out with very thick fog that didn’t burn off until after 12pm, but when it did it became a stunning day here in Washington. Clear blue skies, mountains in the background with the inlets/sounds in the foreground. It was a great day to get out.

Got to see one of the stunning bald eagles we have around here. I never get tired of them.

This was taken with my iphone, which doesn't do any so of justice to the majesty of the Bald Eagle

This was taken with my iphone, which doesn’t do any so of justice to the majesty of the Bald Eagle

I got out and started in on the project we have, thinking I finally have a game plan and hoping to start earlier and work longer on it tomorrow, so I can make a good dent in it.

Before I started in on it, I got out what I need to say. The sucky thing about it is that I’ve been going over it in my head for the last few days, it kept me up and I think I have it all figured out what I’m going to say and when I go and do it…..BANG! It doesn’t happen, I stumble through it horribly. I know that I got the main points that needed to be made, but my presentation sucked….rolling eyes. Not sure if it’ll be effective, only time will tell, but I made my effort.

I just hope in the long run that it helps everyone involved and we can go on from here.

Now the crappy thing is that my cycle is suppose to start by the end of next week….so that means my emotions are going to be all over the place and even more importantly, no sex….not that I’ve had any in about a week due to everything going on. But I’m so grateful for very helpful toys in the shower…..

I do have to say that it is hard to throughly enjoy myself when I have to worry about running out of hot water with a 10gal water heater…. I find I have to work harder to get off quicker…..lol

Now I’m going to finally take time and start into the book that TastyTrixie & her wife Delia gave us : “The Ethical Slut” while chilling out to Beyonce & Rihanna and having some Bailey’s Irish Cream.

Complicated

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Currently watching “The Family”

Today we spent a lot time in meetings. Going to hit our huge project tomorrow.

We actually got a lot of sunshine today after the very thick fog we started out with. Hoping for that kind of day tomorrow and Sunday….sun wise. We have so much to do with this project, that I’m worried about making sure we do it right.

The sun came out beautifully today

The sun came out beautifully today

Things are….I really don’t want to say normal around here….but less tense, more depressed/reflective feeling.

Trying to figure out how I need to address some issues that have been totally unfair to someone we care about. Things need to be addressed and worked on while trying to show that we have everyone’s best interests in mind and that we love them, not working behind their back.

An apology is in order, just not sure if I’ll convince them to deliver it…even though I believe that deep down they know it is needed and they deserve it. Right now I’m guessing they are feeling really crappy about all it, but not sure how to handle it…they never do.

Not everyone handle things that like I. I try and add understanding for them to see the reasons and such, but that still doesn’t make it easier for them.

I feel bad for everyone involved. I’m use to trying to make things work out between people, even when I don’t succeed…I just want things to work out for the best for everyone and want everyone to be happy.

Another Day

We are watching “42” now.

Been a very busy day work wise and project wise. Think I’m ready for our meeting tomorrow. Going to be working on the time sensitive project this weekend.

Totally plan on chilling by 5, but that didn’t happen.

Kind of weird that when other people’s issues come up, mine melt away for me and I want to help them. Don’t think I did, but I am trying. One is so stubborn and so not good at dealing with things…..shaking my head.

This was kind of cool to see.

This was kind of cool to see.

We actually got some sunshine.

We actually got some sunshine.

Reassessing….

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Just been focused on what I need to do around here and work. Got some projects that we need to do where we are at.

Been listening to a lot of music. Rihanna, especially “Complicated” really hit it today

I don’t really have too much to say, I’m more in a funk…..feeling like the rug has been pulled out form under me as I need to reassess where I stand on things and with other people. Feel like I need to withdraw myself from everyone. I’ve always been a loner, so I guess it fits…

Wow…I really need to start working out again….my curves have gotten bigger then I care for.

Wow…I really need to start working out again….my curves have gotten bigger then I care for.

Now I like this view better.

Now I like this view better.

Weekend Blahs

I think we finally caught up on sleep. We’ve been running ourselves ragged since the holidays. We never got fully caught up on sleep from our trip out to Seattle. And then turn around and was so busy here.  It feels like we been nothing but on the go….we are both pretty tired of that feeling.

Staying up very late on new years didn’t help….but no regrets from that night……grin

We were so looking forward to sleeping in this weekend and we got that….but sucks that I wanted to sleep in more today, but my body got too restless.

I feel so guilty, I have so much to do…..I really, really need to get to our personal books….but I’m so worn out that I didn’t do crap today. We even both laid down for a nap. Which doesn’t help the pressure I feel for the things I need to get done. =(

I even tried rolling skating for the 1st time in about 20yrs. It was much easier going down a slight incline instead of up. Need to work on my stopping….lol

Never too old for old school=)

Never too old for old school =)

Wow….I forgot how much you feel it on your feet and the skates seemed a bit tight on my toes, but I’ve had them since ’06…foot surgery slowed down trying it then, living on a steep hill in Oregon….well, I wasn’t going to try it then.

This wasn’t the best of weekends, started out really crappy…..but ending better then it started….not that it is saying much.

Just looking forward to next weekend, hopefully by then my hormonal emotions will be over. This is when I hate being a woman….makes you feel so irrational and out of control.

Need to call my folks tomorrow and check on them. They are back in the midwest dealing with this weather. =( We are glad that we aren’t there anymore.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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I hope everyone is having a great day of family and food.  As I start this, hubby has the turkey in the oven and we have football in.  Been way too long since my last actual blog, doing our normal of gym, errands and work.  =)

I have finally got what family info I have and put it on a genealogy site.  So far a few of my cousins have added info, which is cool.  Just would love to get even more.  I have all of my great-grandparents names and only one set of great-great grandparent’s names.  I lucked out on the great-great grandpa, he had lots of kids and descents who have put info on the genealogy site and I’ve got as far back as the 1500s in Germany….so that was really, really cool.  But for everyone else, I haven’t been able to get across the pond back to the old country.  =(  Doesn’t help that I can’t read German…..lol  If I can get back to the 1500’s on all of the direct lines, I’d be very pleased.

I just want to establish where the bloodlines are from and then what I really would like, it is find the distant and current relatives that are still in Europe.  I know that my maternalgrandfather’s side was still in, what was then East Germany, in the 1970s.

After getting tied into it for week, I’m taking a break.  When I start back up, I think I’m going to start on uploading pics so maybe it will enjoy other family members to  add to it.  Then I want to start something on my hubby’s side……there is so much to do, that my head spins on where to start.

**Just had our turkey dinner…..tummy is stuffed….grin  He made a great meal.  I think I just love having all the different types of food together…..and look forward to the leftovers.

I’m hoping that I’ll be able and go and visit my folks this coming June.  It has been too long.  And I would love to time it with their 40th wedding anniversary.  =)

This year has just flown by, I think not having an actual summer didn’t help.  It was so wet/damp at the beginning and so short.

We did get one more camping trip in and totally lucked out and got awesome weather!  We went to Mt Rainier National Park back in Sept.  It was sunny and in the 80s.  We took off the jeep t-tops once we got into the park.  It was so beautiful, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

We camped at Cougar Rock, it was so peacefully….helps to wait until after school is back in session….grin

Camp

 

On the drive around the park, we stopped at a glacier river, that showed it’s history of how it has moved through the years.  Meet a couple that lives just across the river in Washington from PDX, that has been going to Mt Rainier for years and has seen all the changes.  They must have been in theirs 80s, they were so neat to talk to.  Would’ve loved to talk some more, but we were out in the open without any shade…..very hot.  Putting our hands into the glacier river felt so good.

Glacier River

 

This year's bridge, until it gets wiped out. =)

On the drive up.

Our traditional self portrait.

And we drove up to Paradise so we can do a small trail and see Nisqually Glacier.  Since last winter was heavier then usual for snow and our summer started later, parts of the trail still had snow.  But the small hike had such an elevation increase at times that it took 3hrs round trip.

Start of the hike.

 

Wildflowers and snow. =)

A waterfall off of the glacier in the distant.

Marmot!

 

The range, with Mt Adams way in the back round.

A very icy, but refreshing feeling stream. We put it on our necks and face, didn’t drink….not recommended unless filtered.

Have a great turkey day!