Friday, January 15, 2010
I travel. A lot. Tonight is no exception, I am in Utah. Interesting place to say the least. No disrespect to anyone but this place is extremely very different then the Great White North I call home.
Good or bad that depends on your views- but different.
My crew and I went to a restaurant for dinner across the street from the hotel we are staying at. We walk in and sat at the bar to have a drink... nope can't have a drink at the bar. (huh?!- but is a bar...) you can order a beer- if you order food.
Want a glass of wine? Nope not at the bar. You have to sit at a table with a server.
But the view- now that is amazing! (I tried to take pictures on the flight in- couldn't find the camera- maybe tomorrow. I wish was one of those story tellers who could paint you a picture). From my web seat out a little round window in the cargo compartment of a C310 all I could see was snow covered mountains and fog. Lots of fog- are we going to land?
Yup. One tiny opening over the runway… Perfect.
I have never been so I am excited. I am not a gambler; I like the money I’ve earned. BUT I do love to people watch and it IS warmer then the Great White North and at least I’ll have a clue what people are talking about.
On that note, I am exhausted and tomorrow is going to be a busy day.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
None the less- for the most part he is pretty supportive- there are times I am sure he just shakes his head and waits for the idea to pass (as most of them have).
Education is a huge dream of mine (IF I ever make up my mind) I have run the gamut of ideas...
There was of course (in no particular order): Accounting, Human Resources, Paralegal, Law school, Dental Hygienist, etc… and the latest and greatest- Graphic Design.
Today, I bought a book. (exciting I know). To my surprise it is actually interesting reading. Maybe this one will pan out? Let me finish chapter 1 before we make a drastic decision.
BUT in recent I have had this urge not to work in an office with 200 other people, doing the same thing over and over. (disclaimer- I do actually like my job) but I think everyone wants the option of freedom.
My FF and I both agreed when Sweet Pea was born- I would not make a good stay at home mom. I envy any woman who can.
At a minimum I would like to learn enough to spiff up my blog.
(Coming soon hopefully designed by me).
Stay tuned through this newest adventure. I won’t completely bore you with the ins &outs but I will use you as my guinea pigs :) and I hope you will be brutally honest with me. Yes- bring it on!
Monday, January 11, 2010
I have not been compeltly excited about posting my very first NOT ME monday post... where I can confess my many sins (Not that I would have any!)
Just incase you were ever wondering how cold it is in the “Winter Wonderland!”
40 above zero:
Georgians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats.
35 above zero:
20 above Zero:
Minnesotans close the windows.
Californians fly away to
10 below zero:
The Girl Scouts in
20 below zero:
30 below zero:
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Minnesotans get upset because they can't start the Snow-mobile.
40 below zero:
ALL atomic motion stops.
50 below zero:
Hell freezes over.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I would like to introduce to everyone else the beginning of a little family of sorts.
Amanda and Grace both have amazing blogs of there own and I invite everyone to take a minute to check them both out.
http://www.amandalaura.blogspot.com/ & http://sunshineandpotatoes.blogspot.com/
In a few short days I have met some amazing women on 20 something bloggers. This new adventure of mine is going to mean a whole lot more to me then I ever imagined. All of these women I am meeting and blogs I am reading are all very insperational!
Well this weekend I was wrench carrying and well I traded my combat boots for 20lbs worth of very warm steel toed winter boots. I do believe the thermometer said "too cold check again in June." That equates to something below zero.
I am-and have been for the last 8 years a member of the United States Air Force Reserve. Crew Chief. (sounds way cooler then what I actually do). In a nut shell I am an aircraft mechanic on a C-130 cargo airplane also known as a the Hercules or 'Herc' or Trash hauler. (Because we will haul anything and everything).
I himmed and hawed for a long time before I started blogging weather or not I would share this- but I decided no matter the reaction this is who I am. I am Tsgt. Amber and I am married to Msgt. FF.
Well I won't always share my personal views on this topic I am a huge supporter (for obvious reasons) of our troops- far and near. Any man or woman who is willing to spend more then a normal work day away from there child or loved ones to support our country is pretty awesome in my book.
Occasionally I will post places you too can show your support.
Its been a long cold weekend. I hope you all had a good weekend.