Our Mottos

‎"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."
— Dr. Seuss (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)

"It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end." - Ursula LeGuin

Friday, January 27, 2012

An Awesome Week

This week has turned out to be a wonderful, fun-filled week. It started out really crappy, but it all worked out.

On Monday, I got a call from my work wanting me to work for about an hour on Thursdays for the month of February until the new director comes in. I decided I would help out. Not an hour later, I get a call from another person at work wanting me to cover her 12 hour shift on Monday so she can babysit her granddaughter. She said there was no one else to watch her so she had to. I kept telling her to find someone else, and I would work for her if she exhausted every other avenue. Of course, she couldn't find anyone else! I told her I would do it but it would be the last time. Its a long story but the bottom line is she is enabling her daughter and not allowing the daughter to grow up and take responsibility. This happens every week and I have been very accommodating until now. Just because I don't work all week doesn't mean I want to. I am retired for a reason.

OK I am done with the rant.

Wednesday morning we took off for Quartzsite for the RV show. We couldn't wait to see all the stuff and RVs. As we were driving I was like a kid oohing and aahhing over all the RVs we were seeing on the road.

We had a wonderful time! We had never been and weren't sure what to expect. We could never have envisioned what we saw. As a person who hates crowds, I was sure I was going to get irritable really fast. This was not the case. I enjoyed the people watching and seeing all the stuff for sale. Everything from gems to junk. It was amazing.

We spent the night in Blythe, California and just relaxed. We got to the hotel about 3:30 and took little naps. We then had a wonderful Mexican dinner at a small place recommended by the hotel staff. We came back to the room and took another nap, watched TV then decided to get some sleep.

Thursday we took our time then headed over to Yuma, Arizona to see the Yuma Territorial Prison. It was a beautiful day and we really enjoyed the museum and the grounds.

I am innocent I tell ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The cells.
The view from the prison.

Today we got to meet some fellow bloggers we have been following, Yair and Ayo of http://ourtakeonfreedom.wordpress.com/.  We were so excited to finally meet them. As soon as we met them, I felt an immediate bonding with them. I felt as if we had known each other for a long time. We had a great lunch and had so much to talk about. We asked a lot of questions and learned a lot about full timing. We had a wonderful time getting to know them better and showing them around the town.

Ayo, Yair and Brenda

This week was a much needed break. It had been far too long since we had fun and spent so much time outdoors. I got a chance to reconnect with our dream. I feel refreshed and ready to tackle the next few weeks.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I Did Not Get Thrown Out With The Christmas Trash

I just realized I have not posted since before Christmas. Shame on me.

We had a wonderful time in Florida with my family. I came back and ended up working a lot the week we got back so I haven't had much time to get all caught up. They wanted me to work extra this week too, but I said I couldn't. We spent the week getting lots done.

I just booked out hotel room in Blythe, California so we could go to the RV show in Quartsite, AZ. We will be going on the 25th and 26th. It should be lots of fun.

Not much else new. When I get a chance, I will post some pictures of the new apartment and our trip.