Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Big Week #1


It feels like every week for the foreseeable future will be a Big Week, because we will be transitioning from one way of life to another and each week will represent a different stage of the process.

Today is my last day of work at YogaSource, but I'll write about that another day because YogaSource is a very special place, filled with very special people, and deserves its own post.

Tomorrow, we move the rest of our stuff to the infamous Storage Bunker, and on Saturday, we officially end our six month stint here in the Tiny Little Unit. When my friend Cynthia comes to pick up the big flat screen TV on Saturday, then we'll know our time here is done :D

Next week we fly to Indiana to get the RV. We’ll actually live in it right in the Nexus parking lot so that we can holler, “Hey you guys, get over here,” if something doesn’t work right.

Then we’ll move to a nearby campground where we’ll be on our own for a few days. We’re looking forward to going back to Shipshewana, the lovely Amish town not far from Elkhart.

We head back toward Santa Fe around April 9th. That should be interesting, because we’ll be driving and then finding someplace to stop over at night. If we can’t find a campground, or a Sam’s Club (where they let you stay the night in their parking lot for free) we’ll just go to a hotel. No need for any scary drama on the first leg of our journey - there will be enough of that just driving the RV!

The last two weeks of April, we’ll be back in Santa Fe, getting our stuff and continuing to practice playing RV House. I’m looking forward to that last chance to say goodbye to my YogaSource family and hopefully get in some yoga classes.

Oh! And ever since we moved to the Southwest 12 years ago, RVPainter has been nagging me to get a pair of cowgirl boots. Cowgirl really isn’t my fashion style, but I had recently been warming to the idea of a nice pair of boots. Problem is they are so pricey and I just couldn’t see spending the money! Then RVPainter spotted a gorgeous pair of RED Ariat cowgirl boots on sale at Zappos (don’t ask me what he was doing on Zappos). I had to admit these boots were fabulous and the price was right so they are now mine and HERE THEY ARE:




25 comments:

  1. I can't believe it is already time! Seems like it came so fast. I am sure if I feel like that...you must feel like it was super speed. Good luck with your last day...I am sure it will be bittersweet. I love, love, love those red boots! They rock!!

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    1. It's very bittersweet - I'll write about that another day :D As far as it coming fast - it's both like it took forever AND came fast - if you know what I mean. The boots do rock!

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  2. Weeellllll it took me 12 years and many, many memos regarding the comfort involved in wearing western boots. After 12 years my DW listened and perhaps only bought them to shut me up - however she bought them!!!!!

    The first thing I asked was "Are they comfortable?" Well, she admitted they are soooo veeerrrryyyyyy comfortable.

    :>)

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    1. You WIN, Sweetie! You were right - they are amazingly comfortable, and these have nice soft support inside too. I love them <3

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  3. Love the boots. What a terrific adventure you are starting out on.

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    1. My boots will give me courage for any and all adventures :D

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  4. So exciting, Melissa. And those boots - I'm going to check out Zappo's right now.
    karen

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    1. Run! Run! Do not walk, Run to Zappos!

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  5. Very cool boots. And I'm looking forward to reading about all these adventures.

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    1. I think I'll have WAY more adventures now that I have the boots :D

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  6. Love the boots! It's probably a nice transition to go back to Santa Fe for a while - get used to one change before you make the next!

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    1. Yes, it's like when you finally start to feel at home in a place just as you are about to leave. My tribute to Our Time in the Southwest :D

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  7. Excitement and apprehension in equal measure, I should think. It's a nice time of year to set out on a new venture, though.

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    1. You have that just right! Though I like the apprehension will be less when we are actually on the move, vs. waiting for it...

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  8. Dear Melissa, . . . thanks for sharing your itinerary with us. I hope you'll be able to blog on your return trip to Santa Fe. The red books are spiffy! They remind me of ones that are part of the logo of a site I follow. Peace.

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    1. Thanks Dee - I hope we'll be able to blog on our return trip - it depends on my access to wireless internet! I plan to be posting during the April A to Z challenge, so that adds a bit of pressure!

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  9. I can't wait to start traveling vicariously with you! I've had a hankering for some good ole fashioned Cowgirl boots too! Yours are sweet.

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    1. Debora - we'll have a good time together!

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  10. I have also be regaled with the comfort of boots but unsure about spending that kind of money. Your adventure surely calls for some boots and you'll be in fine style with these. VERY pretty indeed.

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    1. Sally, these were so reasonable! I'd never seen any nice boots for under $450 and I just can't justify that! But these weren't even close. Still, I was reluctant to hand over the $, but I'm glad I did because I WILL wear these :D And yes, like a bon voyage gift.

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  11. Hi Melissa .. good luck and it sounds so much fun - I think the boots look too good to wear? I bet you've both got lots of butterflies - enjoy, enjoy, enjoy - cheers Hilary

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    1. They are like museum pieces aren't theY??? But these boots were made for walkin' so I'm gonna wear 'em!

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  12. Those are gorgeous! And I can somehow picture you wearing them....especially in your new life's adventures! This is one of those Twilight Zoney moments for me...which seem to be happening a lot lately. I recently found an old picture of me, when I was about 6 years old, wearing cowgirl boots! I'll post it soon...maybe on my next Nostalgic Sunday. ALSO, my friend who owns a small press, just announced YESTERDAY that she is accepting stories for an anthology.....titled: These Boots are Made for Walking. (!!) I'll post about it soon, too....but for now, let me tell you, she wants stories about anything relating to TRAVELING! Woo-Hoo!!

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  13. Those boots are gorgeous :)

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  14. I LOVE those boots!! And I'm so in awe of your upcoming adventure :)

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

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