Finally. I have been meaning to do this for long time. I always had an excuse. Kind of like teaching. Now that that is happening, I don't have much of an excuse not to also blog. Many times I told friends that the blog would get started and that I was going to dedicate my first one to _____ or ______ or ______or, well you get it. Now that all those big events or moments have passed, I figure they can be future flashbacks on a slow day. So I will start with this:
I had the most wonderful weekend with my husband. When I first quit my job last June, I was really nervous about spending time at home with him. He is always here, and I wasn't sure we could tolerate seeing each other so much all of a sudden. Having worked only on and off since June (mostly off, let's be honest), we got kind of used to having each other around. Since I started steady work in March, I have been putting in long hours, and we haven't seen nearly as much of each other. Thank goodness for a school schedule- we had a 3 day weekend (yes, Spring Holiday, don't you have one of those?). Jon and I decided to head up to Prescott, Flagstaff and Winslow for some quality time together. It was great. We started having lunch Friday in Prescott, and then continued on for a night at a historic hotel (Hotel Monte Vista) in downtown Flagstaff. I think our favorite part was a brewery with college priced pints within walking distance of bed. Why is it I have to pay $7 for a pint at home? Oh, that's right. Because I choose to live in Suburbia, USA and I am surrounded by horrible chain restaurants who have forgotten what it is like to simply supply a good product for a decent price. But that is a little off subject. We then proceeded to Winslow to spend the night in another interesting hotel called the La Posada. If you have ever been to Winslow, maybe you can answer this question for me: What were the Eagles thinking when they wrote about Winslow (I'm standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona, such a fine sight to see......)? There is absolutely nothing there. And I'm not kidding. It's a good thing this hotel had a restaurant or we would have starved. Random. It was romantic, casual, and relaxing all in one trip. I missed Jon, and am glad I finally have a grip on lesson plans so I can spend a little more time with him.