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Month: January 2018

Yes! I’m still around!

Yes! I’m still around!

It’s been a while since my last post so I thought I’d do a quick update on where things are at! The last year has brought a lot of changes. My husband retired from the military and is now learning to weld. We left Wyoming and are back on the east coast for the first time in 20(!) years. I’m still writing and recently started sketching and painting which I’m having a lot of fun with!

Of course it’s birds!

I’ve had a some “firsts” since we came to Maryland. Including my first beer! Which, I know. I’m in my 30’s and had never had a beer? My long-term plan was to have my first beer at a pub in Ireland. I’m glad I didn’t wait because it turns out I really don’t like beer. I tried a couple of different homebrews that everyone else thought were great but I just didn’t like the yeasty taste they all shared. I did discover that I like mead though! As for Ireland, I’ll just have to find something else to try!

I went to my first renfair at the ‘Maryland Renaissance Festival’. I even went in traditional garb! I watched ‘Macbeth in 20 minutes or less’, ate a giant turkey leg, found some great ‘wares and generally just had an amazing time! I can’t wait until it comes back this year.

All in all, I’m settling in to all the changes. I miss owning a home, but the apartment is a lot easier to keep up after. I miss the mountains and having Rocky Mountain National Park in our backyard, but there are plenty of mountains here too. Not to mention the ocean, which I’ve missed so, so much after nearly 20 years land-locked. I miss the birds that came to my feeders in Wyoming, one crow in particular who would announce his presence if there was no food out for him! Still, I’ve set up a feeder here on the balcony and have been seeing so many new birds! There is still so much to see and do while we’re here. Washington D.C. is down the road, there are some amazing libraries here, the Baltimore Zoo and Aquarium. Some fantastic parks and birdwatching spots. I’m looking forward to taking advantage of this part of the country until our next great adventure.