Thursday, September 25

Trying to catch up

Hello? Is anybody still here? It seems like ages since I've blogged. In reality, it's only been, like...FIVE OR SIX WEEKS! In some ways a lot has happened, and in others I feel like I have done absolutely nothing. We're still parked in the same campground, in the same spot, with most of the same neighbors. Joey finished the last pipeline he was on, and after a week off has already started a new one. While he was working I was spending a lot of time with Lisa, mostly just hanging out and talking shit (my favorite past time).
Lisa and Nicole
We also shopped, talked about walking, drank (which is not normal for me) and danced on her roof.... basically became teenagers together again. I really miss her. It's rare that I meet someone I can totally be myself with. I hope our paths cross again someday, but I know it most likely won't happen. At least I have the memories, and lots of embarrassing photos to prove it.

We also managed to squeeze in a little road trip.
Entering Arizona
We left Colorado Thursday early evening for Arizona, via The San Juan Skyway again, only to drive it in the pitch black. I thought it would be scarier in the dark, but it was actually much less stressful. There was hardly any traffic and I couldn't see the cliff drop off six inches from the road while I was driving. I still hate driving at night, but at least I wasn't driving in the dark along a landscape I hadn't seen yet. We spent a glorious night at The Holiday Inn Express in Cortez, CO and was, for the first time ever, tempted to steal me some pillows.

NW AZ landscape
I never tire of the landscape in the Four Corner's area, and this day it seemed even redder than normal.

We got to Joey's mom's house in Gilbert Friday evening, which is where we spent the next three nights.
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Saturday we spent the whole day in Phoenix with his Dad and Dianne, his sister Gina and brother Brian....
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and their lovely salt water swimming pool. The pool with the waterfall that the kids are not allowed to climb on.
No Climbing on Waterfall
I thanked Dianne profusely for letting the kids explore the rocks, discover their limits, and then enjoy the heck out of 'em!

Sunday, we went to Fremont Park with everyone and had a big picnic.
This is Joey's sister, Jackie, and her granddaughter, Skylynn. Jackie is a professional makeup artist that has done makeup for some very famous people, including Sen. McCain and his wife...and most importantly, moi. She also made my wedding dress. I know, not only is she gorgeous, she's freaking talented.
Skylynn and her Mimi

Blogger is about to shut down for maintenance and unless I send this unfinished, as may never get posted.
Happy Jackie
I kinda feel like thought I had something exciting to write about..

1 comment:

Stacie said...

okay, did you say that was your sister-in-laws GRANDDAUGHTER? She barely looks old enough for that girl to be her DAUGHTER!

Anyway, sounds like a good 6 weeks. Sometimes I think I should take a 6 week break from blogging, but I never seem to do. I have this crazy need to record my life. Maybe it makes me feel like I'm not living in vain if I write it down...I don't know.

No, we haven't had the talk yet. Audie and I have to decide how we're going to start, and then take it from there. I'm only a little nervous. It's strange because talking about sex doesn't bother me at all. I think it's just because he's my little boy. I liked it better when he was asexual. I don't know how I'm going to handle it when I find out he is having sex. Oh well, hopefully many years before that happens!

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