I actually came back from my trip on Sunday. Have been so busy getting caught up with work, stuff at home, and the blogs I read that I’m finally posting.
Took off on last Saturday, after staying the night with Batman. Left Missouri, and had a layover in Seattle, from there landed in Montana at about midnight.
I love flying when I have a window seat. The view is always exquisite view, even if it’s just a bunch of clouds.
Freya was with me on the trip out, looking over my shoulder out the window.
Freya: Beautiful isn’t it?
Freya: Imagine flying through those clouds with the wings of a falcon.
Went out to the super cool shopping strip an hour from Missoula, where I got some pretty awesome stuff (pictures toward the end).
Most of the week I just kind of chilled out. Not something I get to do much anymore. I slept in, just watched TV while everyone else was at work. My dad took me to lunch a couple times which was nice, and when my sister got off work we would do a bit of running around. When my Dad got off work we would all watch Tutors together, which I found I actually like. My dad got interested in it due to our ancestor Sir Charles Henry Norris’s (or Sir Henry Norris) connection to the story. He was a good friend to Anne Boleyn, and was executed after being accused of having an affair with her (she was executed as well and he wasn’t the only one accused, even her brother was accused).
Spent a bit of time with my nieces. Mostly the younger one because she was grounded at the time.
We also had a hail storm that came out of no where. Biggest hail I’ve ever seen in person.
Thursday we took off an went camping at Kreis Pond, which is just a man made lake. We got there late so all we did was set up camp and have a bonfire.
The next day we actually went to the lake and took my brother in laws canoe out, which I enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would. Only problem is I got sunburned really badly (which I am still currently trying to heal from). We left the next day. Saturday I took my nieces shopping to get their early
The trip back kind of sucked. Being very sunburned on a fairly crowded flight is not fun.
When I got back in state my parents took me out for lunch and then home. Once home I set up my new treasures.
Got a gorgeous piece of labradorite and two ravens made out of onyx. The ravens are actually set up on opposites sides of my little table, but I put them together for the picture.
In the pictures you can kind of see my little miniatures. In front of the labradorite are my two Freya ones, on to show her warrior side and the other one is a bit more on the loving type side. Behind the ravens you can see the little archer for Skadi. Even though Skadi is no longer an active member of life, I still keep her stuff up.
At the moment I’m working on healing from the sunburn.
I think the vacation was exactly what I needed. Despite the pain I’m in from the sunburn, I don’t feel so drained anymore. I think I was just burned out and needed a break from everything.
This weekend is going to be pretty busy. Tonight staying with the boyfriend, then Saturday he is going to run around with me on errands, and then we are both staying the night at my best friend’s to go the Ren Faire on Sunday. So excited.
I’m going to try get in some more posts today, and I will definitely post pictures of the Renaissance Faire next week.