2017-10-14 Waking Up in Colorado

Yesterday my mom and I made the drive along I-80 across Nebraska and into Colorado. We’re visiting my brother and his family in Broomfield which is a thing I like to do about once a year. I love certain parts of Colorado and could really see myself living here someday. My brother has lived here for over 16 years.

We arrived around 5PM but I haven’t actually had a conversation with him yet because Lance came and picked me up and took me out to his friends for a nice evening at their place. It was a lovely evening with good food and wine and conversation. I think it was just past midnight when I got back “home” and the only person still up was my brother’s wife who I chatted with for a quick minute before crashing on the couch in the basement.

I woke up around 6AM (which is 7 Omaha time), and so I didn’t have much of a sleep but I’m ready to get after the day. I’ve already been upstairs and had breakfast and now am back down in the basement waiting for others to stir. We are going on a hike today which is pretty routine for our visits here. It typically means a pretty drive through some mountainous areas to get to some trail we have not been on before.

My brother is an avid hiker and goes a lot, but we stick to the “easy” stuff. Our mom calls them “grandma” hikes. She declared yesterday that she wanted to do something a little more challenging this time. We’ll see where that lands us.

I’m hearing other human beings up and moving around above my head now so I should go say hi.

Happy Saturday,
~Miss SugarCookie

2017-05-30 Denver – Make it Count

This has been a pretty quick trip and today is my last day so I need to make it count. I’ve already been rocking and rolling on work issues this morning and I should be able to get a ton of stuff done. It’s amazing what an entire day free from interruptions and the burden of the future can do for productivity. I don’t have to worry about the 100 things that are next on the list and can zero in on the three that are at the top of the pile.

I’ll probably also walk down and get coffee after the morning meeting and perhaps work from that cafe for a little bit. Lance has gone to work already so I am just sitting here alone again looking out at the view. I think if I had to pick a downtown to live in, this one might be on the list. It was seriously too many people this past weekend, but it was a holiday and I kind of wonder what it would be like on a normal week or weekend.

After work we are going to Red Rocks to watch a concert. It is the main reason I made the trip after all. It looks like it is going to be a stellar weather day and I’m really excited to enjoy just as much of it as I possibly can.

On that note, time to shower and get ready for all the awesome.

No Time to Waste,
~Miss SugarCookie