Shopping – I am on a mission to find a new carry-on ( story of why in a sec) and pink dress for the Great Strides breakfast on the 25th.
Carry On – I just realized that this week – I’ll be outta town on a plane and I don’t have my carry on. At some point my parents got me a luggage set as a gift and over the years my set has grown with free-bee weekenders, a “borrowed” bag for a return flight home, yada yada. Well the first time that I personally bought a piece of luggage was about 3 years ago when I had the opportunity to go to EUROPE! One of my connecting airlines had very strict bag size regulations and I was warned by those who’ve been burned before to follow the rules. I didn’t have much money – I had just started working at the Organic Dairy Co-Op R&D in WI and didn’t make anything- so after saving for the trip – this carry on bag had to be perfect – and NOT incur any bag fees. I did a bunch of research, found one and bought it. It was soo nice and such a good deal my traveling partner bought 2 as well. So – last summer, there was a 19 year old boy working at my apartment complex – he is nephew to my friend who heads up maintenance there – and since I was out with the dog soo much and he worked grounds we became friendly. One day, he came up and asked a favor. He was headed up to see his dad and didn’t have any luggage (he had helped me up the stairs a few days earlier with my luggage from a weekend at moms). I had several pieces so of course I’ll help out. Lewis borrows it – and never returns to work. He was MIA for a few days, I talked to his uncle – no one had heard from him and he was no-call-no-show so he wasn’t working there anymore either…and he still had my bag. I called and texted – arranged to meet up with him twice – but I haven’t seen him since and I don’t have a carry on – that I need for this week. First world problems eh?
I have been unsuccessful to find a carry on that I like and that meets my organization and space needs as well as fits into my budget.
Guess who’s insurance is gonna go down!!! So I finally finished cancelling my insurance – if you don’t remember I have been paying double insurance since February. They sent me an email to call them – I did and they “tried” to get me back – but the best thing out of the convo is that my insurance is gonna go down in a couple months!! Yay – once my last accident clears J This is kinda a big moment for me.
I love spending time in the woods mostly because I’m usually alone with the dog. I’m also an early morning person and cant really sleep in – even on the weekends when I want to. Sunday morning – before dawn I was like let’s go to the woods. When I go – I don’t spruce up – like AT ALL. I brush my teeth that’s it – and of course – it’s the one time that I go to the woods, super freaking early in the morning when I run into 5 people….2 of which kinda knew me. This one woman was the wife of one of Brando’s friends and the other chick “recognized my voice” when I called the dog.
Mental note to never ever go out that disgusting ever again.
There were a lot of trees down in the woods – more than likely because of the strong storms we had weeks ago. As we were running along – I heard a motor heading our way. Next thing I know- an old man turns the corner in one of those orange gator/raptor things. He stopped and turned the motor off to meet the dogs. I kinda love old men like him – he had a trunk full of chainsaws and stuff. I brought up the HUGE trees that had come down since the last time I had been there – including one that I stopped and actually wondered how they moved it. He smiled and went into stories about his recent chain sawing experiences – J. He was super cool. He told me that the whole area was maintained by volunteers. They really do a nice job and I let him know that.
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