As of right now, I am sitting in my living room with no company aside from my betta fish which was so lovingly named "Lightning McQueen" by my youngest brother due to his bright red color.
I must say, Lightning McQueen doesn't really make for good company. Sure, he's fun to look at, but who wants to talk to something that can't talk back to you? If you're reading this, you probably think that I am starting to go crazy... And as much as I hate to admit it, you may be correct in thinking so. My husband, Cameron, is currently away helping to cover for another unit while they are training which means that I am on my own for several weeks. :( Being alone makes you do some strange things (for example... talking to your fish). Thankfully though, my lovely sister and her husband came to visit me this week. Yay! It was so nice to have them here for a few days even if it was a bit chilly. That didn't stop us from going to the beach though! We had a very good time building sand castles, collecting sea shells, and standing in the ocean letting the waves wash up to our knees. It was sad to see them go this morning when I dropped them off at the airport. It won't be long before I see them again though! In three days, I'll be the one hopping on a plane to see them (and everyone else back home). I am so excited to get to spend some time back in our lovely Kansas visiting with everyone. And I will be there for Easter! I am sad that Cameron will not be able to be there and I am most definitely looking forward to coming back to North Carolina and having him home but I think that being in Kansas will be very good for me. Hopefully while I am there I will get to experience some real thunderstorms that have real thunder and real lightning. That is something that I have sorely missed since moving to North Carolina. We have "thunderstorms" but so far, there really hasn't been any thunder. It's the strangest thing to me and I am still completely baffled as to why they forecast "thunderstorms" if there is no thunder... They should forecast "rain storm with a few strikes of lightning and maybe one or two small rumbles of thunder". Actually, I have only heard thunder one time since we moved here and I wasn't even sure if it was really thunder... I am really looking forward to going on lots of walks too, both out in the country and on the walking trails in town. Another strange thing about living in North Carolina is that there are no sidewalks. There is a grocery store about two blocks away from my house and the sidewalks do not go all the way to it. For a person who loves to go for walks but doesn't really care to walk on the busy streets, this is quite disappointing. I have had to look for new ways to occupy my time and I'd say that I have been fairly successful in doing so. I have spent tremendous amounts of time online researching about all sorts of things (talk about information overload!) and have discovered how awful a lot of the foods and household products that we use on a daily basis are to our bodies. So many chemicals!! I now only use natural cleaning products. AKA, mostly vinegar, baking soda, and lemons. As far as food goes, I'm working on going natural but it is more difficult when you're living in a non-farming community. Aside from my attempts for going natural, I have also recently taught myself to crochet with the help of YouTube.
These are the shoes that I made. Since I completed the shoes, I have also made two baby hats and am working on making a beret for a little girl who goes to my church back home. I think that I need to go buy some more yarn... I have really been enjoying crocheting. Do they allow crochet needles on airplanes? It'd be nice if I could work on my next project during the flight... But anyway, I think that is probably enough of my ramblings for one night. I think I shall head upstairs and get all settled in for the evening. G'night all!