I have the house to myself this week. I don't know that I've ever had a house to myself for a week. It's so quiet. It's also quite useful when all I want to do is mope around for a day. Like today.
Thankfully, I've been keeping myself busy enough not to dwell on the sadder points in life. I drove 70 miles one way yesterday to, in the long run, have breakfast. I had a need for the mountains. So I drove to the mountains. I had a need for small town diner food. So I found one. And then the town was insane so I turned around and drove back.
Along the way I stopped to take a few pictures and met some very friendly chipmunks. Apparently people must feed the chipmunks at the vista point. Because they certainly run right up to you and sit all cute begging for food. I had none. Not that I would have shared if I had any.
On the way home, I stopped at my new favorite store (well, I've liked the store for a long time, but enjoy the convenience of not having to drive 400 miles to not have to order online). I spent entirely too much money but hopefully I won't have to go back or order for a long time.
Saturday, I met Issa at a nearby-ish mall. . It was wonderful to meet someone you've been interacting with online for so long. I've been reading her blog since the first go round. Four? or five years ago? Tomorrow is another meet up at a different mall. Because apparently? That's where I like to meet up. Wednesday I'm finally going to go to a landmark and take pictures. And meet up with yet another online friend. Who would have thought that the girl that panicked thoroughly about meeting people back in March would have three meet ups in four days?
Thursday is the last day of summer school. And then Friday, my friend Katie and I head to Kansas City to watch the A's play. I cannot wait.
Next week I have K all day every day. I'm not sure what we're going to do but the list is long with ideas. I'd bet we'll end up spending most of our time at the pool though.
I can't believe that I've got less than two weeks left here before I have to go home. I'm bummed that I didn't manage to find a job. Still hoping.