Day Hikes and Baby Wipes

After the “big” trip to Wildcat Hills… if you can call two days a big trip. It was back to the normal day to day show; with a few highlights! The baby shower was a blast! The theme was on point for me- camping/outdoors stuff! I loved the snack table and there was some adorableContinue reading “Day Hikes and Baby Wipes”

A Jaunt at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area

“Nebraska: Honestly, it’s not for everyone.” It’s a pun! Run! Wait…is it a pun? *shakes head in confusion, looks up puns, still unsure, continues to write anyways without finding out for sure if it is a pun* Honestly, Nebraska gets a bad rap. Before I came here for a job in 2014, I was oneContinue reading “A Jaunt at Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area”

Winter Bleeding into Spring, Happy Surprises, and the COVID-19 Quarantine

Well, there wasn’t much to write about as far as hiking goes. This winter I got sucked into my usual seasonal affective disorder (SAD) ‘meh’ phase. I find I love the snow (for the first few days) but I hate the wind and cold- then the snow becomes ridiculous. I’m short, the snow gets deepContinue reading “Winter Bleeding into Spring, Happy Surprises, and the COVID-19 Quarantine”

Effigy Mounds, Happy Anniversary, Winter Begins…

Well folks, you’re getting a twofer! I meant to post this back in early December but… yeah… things happen. *looks skittishly at the date of last post and cringes… I’ve been very busy- I finally have my new boss in place but it’s a whirlwind of activity. We started planning for this year and likeContinue reading “Effigy Mounds, Happy Anniversary, Winter Begins…”

… Worn out…

Have you ever been exhausted? Not just tired, not just blah. But totally exhausted to the point that you just don’t want to get out of bed? That’s the point I hit about two months ago. I’m finally back to just being tired and I’m slowly working towards being excited about things again. I’ve returnedContinue reading “… Worn out…”

Pumpkins, Poems, and Pictures

Did it again… I slipped off the radar. In my defense, it has been a little busy in the grand scheme of things and I like sleep. Castiel And ILike Sleep INeed Sleep GIF from Castiel GIFs https://tenor.com/embed.js What I might do, since my well-laid plans seem to get shot to hell, is start writingContinue reading “Pumpkins, Poems, and Pictures”

Badlands: The Walk thru Mordor

Badlands- the name sparks curiosity. I’ve always been fascinated by the Badlands in South Dakota.  The area is in many ways like a desert but its home to the United States largest protected area of mixed grass prairie. It seems devoid of life. Yet it is home to 329 animal species and over 400 plantContinue reading “Badlands: The Walk thru Mordor”

Rocky Mountains and Gallbladder Pains

Winter has hit Nebraska; a major winter storm blew through Saturday night. Today I spent most of the day washing laundry, catching up on emails, and finally sitting down to work on my blog. After a week of fun in the sun and a week of Thanksgiving joy, I’m ready to get back to myContinue reading “Rocky Mountains and Gallbladder Pains”

I’m alive… I think…

In belated Halloween fashion I’m channeling Young Frankenstein of all things. Yes, I’m alive- just tired and ready for a vacation from my vacation- which won’t happen until sometime next year. The photo with this post is from the honeymoon cruise- I didn’t want to leave the window- it was perfect for reading. Read theContinue reading “I’m alive… I think…”

Where does the time go…

Ugh… I’m horrendous at staying on a schedule apparently. I had this dream of posting each week this summer… yeah right. Between work, working out, wedding planning, and trying to maintain a social life, add in gallbladder issues (which looks like surgery in my near future), I’ve forgotten some of my other plans for theContinue reading “Where does the time go…”

The Cowboy Trail

Hi all! It’s been another busy week here in Nebraska.  I had two fun days off; well except for the eye appointment I had. As I let all my Facebook friends know I had some trouble with my right eye. I apparently scratched it at some point. Did you know that the material in yourContinue reading “The Cowboy Trail”

Is it summer yet?

Sorry it’s been awhile folks. I’ve been drowning in Grad school, internships, work, and life in general. After some crazy weather and a blizzard in April, I’m finally out and about. It’s a glorious (late) spring edging into summer now. The prairie flowers are beginning to bud, the grass is growing, and the trees areContinue reading “Is it summer yet?”