Tuesday, November 30, 2010

If you are looking for me I'll be over here...

Monday, September 27, 2010

Os told me I had to update my blog but just to spite him I'm not going to.


(love you Os)

Sunday, July 11, 2010


The summer hasn't started quite like I planned. Four days into the Sperry season I slipped on snow and rocks and broke my right wrist. Now I'm down the mountain in a very uncomfortable cast waiting for a follow-up dr. appointment on the 13th. Hopefully he will put a different cast on and I can go back to work on the 14th.

This whole thing has been sooo frustrating and I just want this off so I can have use of my right hand again.

Did I mention that I'm right-handed?


Tuesday, June 08, 2010

It was brought to my attention over beer the other night that I haven't posted anything to the blog in a while. Os even knew the date when I last posted - I didn't even know that. Hmmm Os, stalker much? ;)

Sorry for being so neglecting of my faithful readers, all four of you but I haven't had much to write about as of late and for the most part have been making brief updates to Facebook.

Anywho, I have cleaned and moved out of the great apartment I had with the WONDERFUL closet space (I had a closet specifically just for shoes - a girl's dream) and the cute balcony with the squirrel that used to come by and visit. I have 90% of my "stuff" in storage and my Sperry bags packed with a few minor exceptions of small things that need to go in last minute.

The time is rapidly approaching and then I really will be out of touch for the summer. All Crystal Lite care packages should be sent to Sperry Chalet ;)

Today I have plans for a short hike, then I will be spending the next two days with Os and his family attending the viewing, mass and funeral (if you don't know what I'm talking about jump over to Os' blog).

Will try to update at least once more before I go. Have a fabulous summer kiddies, I know I will and will be sure to post a ton of photos when I come out of the back country.

Friday, April 09, 2010

I had a dream about my dad this morning and woke up in tears.

We were dancing and in the dream I had my feet on his like little girls do.

Suddenly he just stopped and walked away and my mom appeared and said "I never could figure out why he didn't make time for you."


Friday, April 02, 2010

It's Official

I got the job. I'm leaving the end of June to go work for the summer at Sperry Chalet.

I can't tell you how excited I am. Yes, it's completely hike in. Yes, it's totally remote with no cell phone, no Internet. Yes, it's surrounded by mountains and glaciers that I love and yes!!! There are no cell phones or Internet.

Did I mention that I'm excited as the day is long?

I have wanted to do this for years and everything just kind of fell into place this year. It's such a great opportunity for some serious exposure to the backcountry of Glacier. I will be working every day of the 11 week season but there is still time to hike during the day, at least a little. That is one of my goals this summer, to hike EVERY day. Other goals include being a hard worker and a good example, with a positive attitude and sunny smile but hiking every day!?! Can you believe it???

Eeeee gaaaaaads!!!

I'm in heaven!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Aww blog, I haven't meant to neglect you. You know how life just gets in the way sometimes. And then there are the nights when you're so mentally tired from the day you just don't want to do anything but veg.

Plus I've been getting up at 5:15 every day to get to the gym. It makes for an early bed time.

A possible opportunity is coming my way this summer that I'm extremely excited about. I'll update when I know more about that subject. Remember, the brave may not live forever...

Friday, March 05, 2010

The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Couple of things....

Happy Birthday MJ!

A week after my dad died my friend DWG's mother passed away. We haven't spoken much since those two events, couple of messages back and forth etc.

I guess I haven't felt much like being the social butterfly. I would imagine that he feels the same. Anywho, DWG, if you are reading this know that I am thinking about you and am here whenever you need me.

I don't want to sound like a broken record but you hear people say after the loss of a loved one that they would want just one more minute, one more day. It's true. What I wouldn't give for one more minute to look into my dads eyes and tell him that I love him and for him to know that its true and sincere. I miss him!

Friday, February 19, 2010

New diggs

As you may have noticed things have changed a bit here at the Smoking Redhead Club. (freakin' HaloScan)

It turns out that HaloScan (grrrr) decided to shut down, forcing me to export all of my comments.

Once that was done I found out that Blogger & HaloScan (*&$%#) don't currently have a system to inport all comments back to Blogger plus my old HTML had stripped all of the old Blogger code.

It turns out that it was easier to just go with the redesign than try to put all the code back into my current template.

Now I wait with all my exported comment files for Blogger to implement a tool to inport comments.

I'm sorry that I've lost all of your old comments for the moment but feel free to leave new ones ;)

Edit: Ya know, I think I really like the redesign. Its growing on me. I find it a lot more cheerful and serene than the other and I kind of need that right now.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I find it strange that my life just goes on as it always has. Its been 2 weeks since dad passed away and it doesn't yet seem possible that the man who raised me isn't still sitting in his chair, waiting for me to call.

My dad wasn't perfect but I always knew that if I needed him for anything he would be there. He would drive across country to pick me up if necessary, anything for his little girl.

The sadness washes over me in gentle waves at random times. Out of the blue a memory will pop into my head, mostly of his last days. Sometimes just the realization that he's gone will drive by and wave.

I miss him! I miss the knowledge that he was there. It seems like we sat in his hospital room for days, watching the progression that seemed so subtle to us all but seemed so rapid to the doctors and nurses. Then at that final moment it was over so quickly. Too quickly. One last breath and that was it. I just wish I had a little more time ya know?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

“Prohibition cannot be enforced for the simple reason that the majority of American People do not want it enforced and are resiting its enforcement! That means so, the orderly thing to do, under our form of government, is to abolish a law which cannot be enforced. A law in which the people of the country do not want enforced!”

-Fiorello La Guardia (former Mayor of New York) 1937.

Monday, January 25, 2010

I've discovered that I like Facebook better since it lets me control who sees what. Nice!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bad dreams

It is my dear friend dwg's birthday today.

You are the best friend anyone could ask for and I am so lucky to call you mine.

I hope you have a fabulous birthday ( I know, even though you're sick and life seems kind of rough, and I'm not there to party with).

I love you big guy!!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Constant headache.

I can't seem to make it go away. No matter what I take or what I do. I can keep it at bay for a brief time but it always comes back.

I've tried Excedrin, no luck. I thought I was possibly dehydrated so I've been drinking water like a mad man, nothing. I've tried caffeine. I've tried a combination of Excedrin and caffeine or caffeine and water or migraine meds with water or water and chocolate.

Seriously, I've tried everything I can think of. I dug out my glasses. No luck. I've tried the settings on my computer, nothing.

Uugghh, I'm about at the end of my rope.

Ha, I haven't tried a rope yet.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

It felt like home away from home. The Christmas tree was still up in the corner and the view off the balcony was a winter wonderland with the river running through it.

I couldn't imagine a better New Years Eve than spent with friends at the b & b. The food was great, the booze was great, the company was even better and the setting, perfect. I think the highlight though was going sledding in the dark. An absolute blast I tell ya. Oh, and the fireworks were pretty cool too.

A nice rocking chair by the fire and a warm comfy bed to crawl into in the wee hours of the morning.

Welcome 2010!