It's been quite some time since I've come here to dump my thoughts and what's been going on in my little life. I've been doing a lot of writing on the side, taking actual ink to real paper and it's been wonderful. But I have the itch to come back to this space and just type.
Let's play catch up, shall we?
A couple weeks ago I was offered tickets to the Minneapolis Food and Wine show at Target Field from the Minnesota Beef Council. I was so excited to be able to attend and had a great time trying food from different local restaurants and different wines from around the country.
Speaking of wine, some girlfriends and I will be taking a 'wine country/everyone-turns-30', girls trip this Fall. I've never been to Sonoma/Napa, but I'm excited to check it out and I'm already dreaming about wearing a large floppy hat while sipping wine and strolling through vineyards. If you've been and have any lodging or vineyard suggestions please pass them along!
I'm driving for Uber...when I remember that I am driving for them. I haven't given anyone a ride in a month or so, but need to get that going again since I have some trips I need to save for. Along with wine country in the Fall, I'll be heading out to Bainbridge in June for a family wedding and I'm doing a big solo Scotland/Ireland trip in September. Pretty stoked about that one.
The dating game has been a bunch of the same. Now that the big holidays are over, people are actively looking to actually meet, but the struggle is to find out who's out there just to have someone to date when it's convenient for them or rebounding, and who's out there actually looking for something that will get us off all. the. dating. apps!
Oddly, these past two/three weeks a couple people from my past have popped up out of no where. It had my head going all sorts of directions because one in particular was a tough one to let go of so when he texted out of the blue to apologize for disappearing it lifted a lot of weight off of me. I get too in my own head when a relationship ends and wonder what I did wrong. I certainly know I'm not perfect and have my crazy girl moments,but this gave a real sense of closure, especially since it ended so abruptly.
He doesn't live here any more, but checks in to make sure I'm staying true to my self and that I'm happy, not dating just to see what could work, but actually finding the right one. Strangely refreshing, yet really great knowing I wasn't the one to screw that one up.
Let's see, what else? It's officially Spring! To celebrate I bought myself some tulips and grilled a big juicy steak. Spring also means we are just a couple weeks away from putting the dock in at the lake! It should just be a matter of days before it's ice off. I'm already day dreaming of hot afternoons floating off the shore or meeting friends and family at the sand bar for some fris-beer and cold drinks.