Another Random Weekend Update Post

One of the perks of my particular contract at work is that I have a certain minimum hours per week I need to put in.  That hardly sounds like a perk (aside from the guaranteed minimum income), except with a few basic math skills, if you take the amount I am mandated to fulfill, account for one or two shifts working out of town per week, and divvy it up over the work week, it is easy to assess that my hours can be completed within 4 days, as opposed to 5.  Continue reading “Another Random Weekend Update Post”

Improving my Relationship: A Long and Arduous Lesson in Reciprocity

While I admit I have moments where I feel a little lost without it, no longer having regular cellular service at the cabin is starting to grow on me more and more.  My boyfriend has a cabin on the lake, which we spend as many weekends at as we can in the summer, and it happens to be just close enough to town that we managed to get a somewhat spotty but generally constant signal, until this winter.  Our provider apparently had some dealings with another service provider whose client base dominates the area, and with the overload on their towers now, we are lucky if we can get past a log in screen once every couple of days.  And I’m kind of happy about it actually, but when you’re gone every weekend for months, cabin time starts to become part of reality, and I know there are going to be times coming up where I’m going to need to be on the grid, so to speak; but this weekend wasn’t one of them.

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Another gratuitous sunset pic from the weekend, because by now you know I’m partial to sunsets!

I had mentioned before how being disconnected and out on an island alone together made us focus more on each other and talk more together, and this weekend was more of the same.  Two plus years (going on our third summer) is not the longest time, but even after two years we’re still learning about each other and ways to be a better couple, and this past weekend’s unintended lesson was in reciprocity. Continue reading “Improving my Relationship: A Long and Arduous Lesson in Reciprocity”

“FOMO” or what I plan to do vs what I actually do

So I’m sitting here at the end of a three day weekend, trying to get myself caught up on unpacking after two and a half days out at camp, cleaning, getting myself prepped for my work week, and analyzing the ‘to do’ list I had set for the weekend and seeing where I’m standing.

Honestly, from that perspective, I didn’t do so good. Continue reading ““FOMO” or what I plan to do vs what I actually do”

But This Wasn’t Part of My Plan – Unexpected Life Lessons

I’m sitting here, the Monday night after a three day holiday weekend, trying once more to decide what I should post next, but just not feeling what I have already written up, and my brain too tired to brainstorm any new ideas.  So I don’t really know where I’m going from here, but I’ll know when I get there.  You see, the plan was Friday after work to pack up myself and the mutt with just enough to get us through to Saturday evening, and meet up with the man for a quick overnight trip to the cabin to get it opened for the season.  Being Ms. Prepared I packed two large bags with enough changes of clothing and gear for every type of inclement weather, and brought along enough dog food to get my buddy through a week, in case of emergencies.  Which turned out to be highly fortunate.IMG_5401 Continue reading “But This Wasn’t Part of My Plan – Unexpected Life Lessons”