The Aspect Of My Life

Monday, August 22, 2011

It's Been Good In The Hood

My summer job is almost over as there are only two weeks left.  In retrospect it has been a good summer, much better than last year's experience.  I have kept more to myself this year and maybe that has helped, or it may be because I knew what to expect this time around and let it slide over my head instead of wallowing in the experience.  It has been good in the Hood, but I will also be ready to move on down the road when the time comes.
Jan of Jan and Peter
Since moving to my third site of the summer I have been doing more socializing.  I visit with my neighbors Jan and Peter several times a week and accepted an invitation to dinner with the "full-time" employees of the park.  They are starting to feel like family and made me think I might want to come back again next year.  Time will tell.

This coming week-end is Huckleberry Festival, my favorite weekend of the summer.  There will be flutes playing, salmon baking, buffalo burgers cooking and merchandise selling.  My eight hour shift on Friday will be split between Thursday and Friday to accommodate the 98 RVs coming in on Thursday.  Although it means I will be working four days in a row it will also give me most of the day on Friday to enjoy the festival before I go on shift at 5:30 PM.

After Huckleberry there is just Labor Day and then a quick exit.  Colorado is next on the agenda with visits to Maria and my gypsy soul sister.  After that.....who knows.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I can't remember the last time I saw a Dragonfly but there it was this morning, sitting on the fire pit grill showing off its beautiful iridescent colors and wowing me with it spectacular beauty.  I sat with the Dragonfly while I had my morning coffee but as soon as I grabbed my camera to take a picture it flew away. 

It flew off to dance with a Butterfly.

I love my new site:).

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Third Time's The Charm

I have changed sites again.  I was growing weary of the cold, dark site I have been in since August lst so decided to try another site that is much sunnier.  So I took my heels and moved.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Profitable Day

I was up early and down the road to Sandy.  I had a dental appointment so while in Sandy took the opportunity to renew my Oregon driver's license which is due to expire in December.  The only thing I really needed to accomplish while in Oregon this summer has now been accomplished.

I parked Minnie on the street and eventually found the dental office.  Whoa, this is some state of the art facility!  The waiting room was gorgeous and soon after signing in I was given a tour of the various rooms,  all the time thinking, "this is going to cost me".  There were large screen TVs on the ceilings, in house restoration services and all the other bells and whistles that go along with the new age of dentistry.

I liked the dentist, he explained in detail what needed to be done and assured me nothing else looked to be a problem. That was all good news and since I already anticipated the need for a crown there were no real surprises.

I was escorted from the exam room to the appointment office with a parting gift of a boutique bag filled with tissue paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, lip gloss, coffee mug, etc. and once again I thought, "this is going to cost me".

And sure enough, it is going to cost me.  The medical bills I just paid off will now be replaced with a dental bill.  Another 2 1/2 hours at the dentist next week and my mouth should be good to go and my credit card bill will rise once again.

Yes, it was a profitable day, just not for me.

Monday, August 1, 2011

It's Been A Rough One

 I got through the emotional well of missing my son.

Through a little help from friends I scored some antibiotics which is getting me through a marauding infection that started to cruise through my body.

I experienced the most chaotic work day of the last two years where it felt like the rafters were shaking and energetic darts were flying through the store.  I believe it was the Irish woman who brought this energy in and stirred it up even further when she returned to the store.  There was no stopping this energy even though I firmly announced "Mothers, get control of your children!".  When the Irish woman left, so did the energy.

Just when I thought things were starting to settle down I lost a portion of a tooth.

And today I pulled up camp and moved to my new site for the next month.

Laughter seems to be the only way of moving through this current imbalance.