2017-05-29 I’m so in Denver Right Now

I occurred to me when I woke up this morning that it’s been a few days since I wrote anything. Well, in truth, it occurred to me yesterday when I was driving across Nebraska, but I was driving, so I could not really do anything about it at the time.

Four days ago I quit my job. That’s pretty big news, and it is maybe going to take some time to sink in. I’ve told a few people, but not many. My sister knows but I have not told my parents yet and probably that will be best served in a face to face. Really, I’m still kind of getting used to the idea myself and I’ve got four weeks left of work, so taking my time on all of it.

Four days ago I quit my job and this morning I’m waking up in Denver. I’m staying with a friend of mine for a few days. He lives on the 9th floor of an apartment building on 16th and Larimer. It was kind of a spur of the moment trip, but he just broke up with a girl and had an extra ticket to a concert at Red Rocks and so I jumped at the invite. I’ve only been to a concert there once before, but it’s one of the best venues I’ve ever been to. It should be pretty cool.

It’s a long holiday weekend and I’m going to end up working from here for a day or so before driving back home. It’s a long (boring) drive across Nebraska just to go to a concert, so I wanted to stay for a few days and live the downtown life.

The drive yesterday was long indeed, and that much time in the car alone gave me a some serious time to think. I thought about my job and the people that I work with that I’m no longer going to be working with and it made me emotional. I thought about what I might do with my time off and that made me feel free and happy.

I thought about Matt and the road trips we have been on before, both good and bad, and that made me emotional too. One minute I was getting teary thinking about something and the next minute smiling about something else. I found it very strange how up and down I was the entire time.

I stopped in Ogallala Nebraska to buy a lottery ticket (as is my custom), but after going to two places and finding they no longer sell them, I figured it was not going to be my lucky day and gave up and got back on I-80. It took me a fairly long time to make the trip because I did stop several times along the way, but I arrived last night around 7:30.

Today is the actual holiday, so no work and I really don’t know what the plan will be for the day. It’s only 7AM here and I woke up with a slight headache so I may drink some water and lay back down for a bit. We’ll see where the day goes from there.

Mile High,
~Miss SugarCookie

2017-05-06 Everything and Everything

It took me a while yesterday, but I got to a place where I could be free… where my mind could be free. I really needed to disconnect from life and recharge and though I feel like I have farther I should travel on that path this weekend, I’m on my way.

For the first half of the day, starting at about 5AM, I was completely buried once again in work and the weight of hours and hours of issues and critical mass projects bearing down on me. My opener was an hour spent on updating an issues list spreadsheet which has consumed now countless hours in the last two weeks and I have no love for it. The middle was 3 straight hours of conference calls with customers of varying degrees of difficulty. The end came at 10PM at night when I sat down to do a thing I promised someone I would do by the end of the day and did a little bit extra just so I could feel like I had accomplished SOMETHING productive and really free my mind of worry over it for the weekend. For my 3 day weekend.

I’m up early again and writing in the morning which sometimes feels like a good use of time if I’m really not ready to get out of bed or have things that have disturbed my slumber which need attention. Today I don’t have a particular topic in mind so it’s bound to be quite rambly.

Rambly like talking about using a word that is not really a word and fighting with Evernote which continuously tries to spell correct it to something else and won’t let me continue or NOT spell correct it no matter what key strokes I use. Apparently “rambly” is not a word. I figured it out though (how to stop the autocorrect), after three tries.

Today is my son’s 13th birthday party. An event I, for once, planned well in advance. I wanted to make it special and knowing how much he liked the first Guardians of the Galaxy, I felt it was completely necessary to get tickets for him and his buddies to a 7PM show the opening weekend of the sequel. So that is what is going down tonight. It’s going to be wicked fun and I’ve even bought extra tickets and invited a few other folks (his dad and his dad’s girlfriend) so it can really feel like it is all about him. I did end up with an extra ticket, which was for one of his friends who could not go, but don’t really have an alternate invite. In any case, I’m stoked about it.

The sun is coming up now and I think I am going to sink back down into my bed and relax for a little longer before really getting up to start my day. I am looking forward to the next three days of awesomeness and I am going to do everything and everything to make it the best it can be.

Positively Positive,
~Miss SugarCookie

2017-02-25 Welcome to the Weekend

It has definitely been an interesting week. Between turning down job offers and meeting up with my ex for “The Return of the Ring”, I’ve had my fair share of drama. I’m definitely looking forward to some “me” time this weekend. There are only a couple things I am putting on the “todo” list for this weekend because I’m wanting to leave it wide open for whatever comes up. If that “whatever” is nothing, then all the more time for me to veg out.

I do have plans today to take the kids to go have lunch with my Mom and I will probably also catch a Jazzercise class or two as well but that is about it. I’m actually on call for work today which happens only once every couple of months so I have to take my laptop if I go places. It’s easier just not to go places.

The weather was so nice last weekend that it feels like a serious bummer that we had snow yesterday and the temp is back down below freezing. It’s really easy to get used to those 60 degree days. But it is still February so I guess it’s to be expected.

Talking about the weather seems is a sure sign I literally have nothing else to say, so I’m gonna let go of trying to do any more writing right now.

Ciao for Now,
Miss SugarCookie