I'm ba-ack!

You knew I wouldn't avoid blogging here forever right?  If you did, then you don't truly know me.  Those who do know me, know at times I need Bloggers Anonymous.  Hey, at least I'm back writing in an existing blog instead of coming up with yet another one!

Quite frankly, I have nothing that exciting to say, but I wanted to babble about what we've been up to lately, just cause I felt like it.  And hey, maybe no one is reading anymore after my last post, but that's ok!  I'll just babble for myself then!

So first of all, Nate and I have started intermediate level golf lessons.  Four weeks plus a round of golf at the end.  It's not a bad deal all in all, each lesson is just an hour and should help us kind of fine tune our skills a bit.  We chose the intermediate level because we both have played golf and know about golf, so I felt we'd be bored in the beginner level.  We had our first lesson this last Saturday - squeezed in right before the monsoon, hooray for that.  We worked on putting and already I learned something new.  Always room for growth!

Secondly, back in March Nate bought a smoker for smoking his own meats.  At that time we did some bacon and a pork shoulder that was then shredded for pulled pork sandwiches.  It was so delicious and I've been on him to try it again and also do a brisket.  And other than our golf lesson, this last weekend was totally free and clear on our schedule so we decided it would be a good time to do it.  Then Mother Nature decided to go all wonky on us and we weren't sure if we could do it - but Nate is a smart man (which is why I married him of course!) and figured out a way to put up a canopy on the deck that the smoker could sit under.  Problem solved and the meats were fantastic and worth it.  I'm such a friggin carnivore.  I love meat.  Mmm, meat.

Otherwise, it's been day to day normal stuff.  I'm dreaming of vacation.  Several people I know have just taken amazing looking long weekends away - and I'm craving it.  We are going to Itasca with Nate's extended family in August and I am SO looking forward to that - but I think even more I'm craving the adventure of going somewhere new or even somewhere I haven't been since I was young.  Unfortunately with house repairs and car repairs coming up I don't see us really having a chance to travel like that for awhile.  But it's not going to stop me from dreaming.  Sometimes I wish Nate and I could get in the car and just drive until we feel like stopping.

I'm also seeking creative outlets - I don't know what I'm looking for, but I have had this sense of wanting to do something meaningful or inspiring to others the way others inspire me.  If that makes any sense whatsoever.  I guess that's a big reason that I'm back to blogging here, I just need to explore myself a bit.  We'll see if I find any answers anyway.  Or I'll wake up tomorrow and be like, self-discovery?  Too much work!

So here we are.  And we move along.


Daeda said...

"They made up their minds
And they started packing
They left before the sun came up that day
An exit to eternal summer slacking
But where were they going Without ever knowing the way?
They drank up the wine
And they got to talking
They now had more important things to say
And when the car broke down They started walking
Where were they going without ever knowing the way?"

-sorry-started running through my head when you mentioned just driving somewhere :)

Jes said...

I so often have the same feeling of just wanting to start driving and see where we end up! Excitement and adventure! Good luck finding your creative outlet. It can be a fun search!