Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Running the Roads...

Welcome to all our new followers!  It's great getting to know you all through your blogs for now.  Hopefully we can connect on the road soon.

Since our last post I've been back and forth to Ashdown, Arkansas several times.  I think there was a total of 3 round trips in there.   I had to come back to Austin for a commitment I couldn't change.  Then back to Arkansas to pick up Johnny for some doctor's appointments here in Austin.  Then take him back to Arkansas and come back to Austin to host a golf tournament for the Austin Executive Women's Golf Association

Now I'm trying to wrap up loose ends and pack to head to Fargo, North Dakota for my niece, Alicia's, graduation from North Dakota State University.  While I'm in North Dakota I'll get to celebrate Christmas with my Mom and older brother and his family.  Hoping to eat some lefse and bring some back to Austin.  Trying to figure out what to pack so I don't freeze to death!  I'm sure 50 degrees will feel positively balmy when I get back down south!

Then back to Austin to pack up to head to Arkansas and then Louisiana for Christmas with Johnny's kids and grandkids. 

This month is actually a good snapshot of one of the reasons we're going to go fulltime in the RV.  Trying to take care of things in Austin and be able to spend time together just sort of makes me crazy -- not to mention puts a ton of miles on the Avalanche!

I best get busy.  Need to do laundry, get one more Christmas present and pack.  Oh, and got get a manicure!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Warmer and Sunny Today

It was much warmer and sunny today here at Millwood Landing.  That made the day much more pleasant because I had lots of errands to run. 

Most important on the list was Sage had an appointment at the spa for a bath, haircut and pedicure.  She did good and the ladies at Petsmart in Texarkana did a great job.  She looks like she lost 10 lbs!  While we were there we picked up a new doggie bed.  Sage seems to like her new bed!  She's been in pretty much the same position since we got home...  If only there was sound so you could hear her snoring!

I also picked up a new Christmas tree to replace our old one.  When I took it out of the box several limbs fell off and would not stay on, so off to Wally World we went for a new one.  I picked up some groceries while I was there.  I think we'll have beef stew tomorrow for dinner.

Hopefully I'll get the tree up tomorrow and some other things organized.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Already December!

I can't believe it's December already.  Although the temperatures are sure feeling like it!  At least it finally stopped with the wind and rain.  Just chilly now. 

I can sort of relate to Howard Payne's dilemna with the RV-Dreams Journal -- sometimes it's hard to find things to write about when you are sitting in one place!

Before I forget, I want to thank and welcome our new followers -- that's pretty much ALL of you!  It's funny to find people are interested in what we are doing.  But then I'm interested in what you all are doing, so I guess it's not all that weird. 

Also, for those of you who have wondered about the picture on the header of our blog -- it's the view from the back of our infield spot at Daytona International Speedway late at night.  It's amazing how peaceful and beautiful it is when just a few hours earlier or later it's filled with noisy crowds and lots of horsepower driving in circles!

As for what we've been up to the past week, we had a very nice -- if wet and cold -- Thanksgiving.  Just the two of us and the dog.  All the traditional stuff except pie.  We were supposed to go to some of Johnny's co-workers for pie, but it was so wet and nasty we didn't feel like getting out.

We went motorhome shopping and did a little Christmas shopping on Friday.  Didn't find the perfect motorhome yet, but had fun and narrowed in on what we are looking for a little better.

I finally booked my flight to Fargo, North Dakota.  My niece graduates from NDSU on December 16th/17th.  Why 2 days?  Her Respiratory Therapy class has their ceremony on the 16th.  And the official NDSU ceremony is the 17th.  So 2 days of graduation.  Oh, and NDSU made the football playoffs for the first time since moving up a division.  Maybe all the excitment will keep me warm!

Not too much going on the rest of the week.  Just working on cleaning up some things that accumulate in the 5er and better organizing some other things.  Funny how things accumulate here just like they do in a stix and brix house!

Today I hung up a bunch of little 3M sticky hooks to hang necklaces from.  I LOVE those sticky hooks for the RV!  The little ones fit inside the frame of the cupboard door in the bedroom.  I think they will work pretty well.  Just wish I would've gotten them lined up better -- not that I'm a perfectionist or anything!  I thought it might help some of you other ladies figure out how to keep your necklaces accessible, tangle free and not taking up much space.

We changed out the waterhose for the one with the heat tape on it.  Just so we're prepared for those colder nights.  And then I put everything back in the basement storage while Johnny went to work.  Sage and I tried to start a campfire, but we're not very good at it so we finally gave up when it got too chilly and came inside.

Now Sage is snuggled up on the couch.  She seems to like the new cushions!  I do too!

Tomorrow Sage is getting a haircut.  She'll be mortified, but she'll look like she lost 10 pounds and there will be a lot less dog hair to sweep up!  And I need to make a Walmart run.  Groceries and a small Christmas tree for the 5er along with a few other things that made the list.  Must do my part to support the economic recovery ya know!