July 5, 2017

The first 4-day 4th of July Weekend in which Scott has been in Colorado

I've been sticking to a M, T, TR, F posting schedule for the last month and that is 100% purposeful. I want consistency and predictability when it comes to my blog life because I know I tend to really read blogs that are consistent. I can't drum up five posts a week, but since it's a holiday week, I skipped yesterday and am doing today instead. It's obviously a calculated process. How do you come up with your own posting schedule?

Scott is never here for the 4th of July, and the army gets a 4-day weekend so it's usually completely wasted on us. We tried to pack a lot in.  (He was here the first year but we knew no one, had no friends, and we painted cabinets all weekend. I've tried to block all that out.)

Saturday, we helped friends pick up some furniture using our giant truck. Then, we bought a push-mower, had bbq for lunch, and did some outside chores around the house.  A giant storm pushed through in the evening and I professed to Scott how much I hate thunderstorms and I'm ready to move north and he thought I was crazy.

Sunday, we got up at 4am to go fishing on the South Slope of Pikes Peak. It was a 2 hour-ish drive, it was hourssss of walking through the woods, swatting bugs, and breaking a trail where there wasn't one. This is the opposite of my preferred activity. However, my battle wound of a nasty brush burn from sliding down the side of the mountain proves I was there. Also, some really terrible tan lines.

That's Pikes Peak at 14,000 ft., so our elevation wasn't much lower.

Then we ate ice cream for dinner, I took a Benedryl, and went to bed at 7pm.

Monday was VET DAY.  Scott joined for this trip. I left with a significantly lighter wallet but, hopefully, now doggy daycare can move forward. Then, we cleaned out Scott's office. Change of command is tomorrow.

Yesterday, I caught up on all of the things around the house that needed to be done..did some organizing and sorting...prepped things for the rest of the week, and then we went to my friend's house for dinner and fireworks. I made cupcakes.

I have a mile-long list of things to do today. It's already Wednesday but that means change of command and block leave is sneaking up on us a little too quickly. If that's possible. 

Hope you had a good 4th!


  1. I mean, the scenery is beyond stunning! Absolutely fab!

  2. I about busted out when I paged down & saw Ron Swanson

  3. Those photos are absolutely amazing!!!! So glad you guys were able to spend it together.

  4. We're in Colorado now! For the fourth and a couple weeks. It was a good day for us!

  5. I try to do M-Th posting, but sometimes I post Friday and not Wednesday. I honestly have to do what is best for me that week.

    Glad you guys had a Fourth together!


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