I don’t really have a good answer. The best I can come up with is that I’ve been tired…. I know, that’s a terrible response. But I’m back, and have a bunch of pictures of the stuff that’s been keeping me busy (and tired) for the last 2 months.
I helped this wonderful couple, and two of my favorite friends, celebrate their 10th anniversary:
Then I watched the Sierra Nevada mountains go from this….
I also had a myriad of visitors! Some stayed with me in the pink trailer, and some did not. Some were invited, and others, not so much….
Cassi’s best friend, Bella. Cassi and I, and Bella and her mama, Shawn, all lived together in Bend, Oregon in 2003/04.
A great night out with Shawn & Steve, visiting from Oregon.
Dannica (we have been best friends for nearly 40 – ugh! – years) visited from Kelowna, BC for our annual super-happy-fun-extra-long-weekend-and-Black-Friday-shopping-extravaganza.
Next, my sweet sister-in-law, Sierra, visited during the coldest few weeks of the year.
My favorite fella, John, visited from upstate New York for a few weeks.
And I can’t forget Joey, my frequent uninvited guest, who loves to rub his hairy butt all over my bedding. Good thing I’m allergic to cats….
With all the extra days off during the holidays, I had a few sleepovers at friends’ houses. Conveniently also during some very cold days and nights.
Here, all are participating in a community napping session.
New Year’s Eve was spent trading makeup and falling asleep before 11:00 with these two beauties.
I nearly froze to death, on a couple of occasions. On nights like this, living in an un-insulated trailer feels like barely a step up from being homeless. But I’ve managed to figure out a system with my space heaters that prevents my pipes and I from freezing solid in the night (even when the temps hit 0F/-18C), without blowing a fuse, and while keeping my electric bill under $200.
Even on bright sunny days, the pink trailer was home to many icicles.
Beautiful icicles flanking the laundry room of a local trailer park.
Then my friends let me babysit. Although “let me” doesn’t sound quite right. I wasn’t exactly begging to do it…. But remember the 10th anniversary friends up above? As part of my anniversary gift to them, I bought them a movie date and offered to babysit. It was my first babysitting in a couple of decades. No one died, no one pooped, and we only had one crier, so all in all, a pretty successful evening….
I have also been spending a little time at a great new local coffee shop, Coffee Bar….
…where Marty McFly’s De Lorean was recently parked:
And finally, I had a fantastic long weekend in Vegas (one of my favorite cities to visit), catching up with friends and family:
Wearing blue to Blue Man Group.
Enjoying The Strip at night.
Watching the Bellagio fountains, Ocean’s Eleven style.
Beautiful Red Rock Canyon.
The breathtaking Nevada desert.
So that’s a little of what I’ve been up to, while being the world’s most neglectful blogger. I promise to be better. I promise. 🙂