Shaking Off Some Dust

I’m brushing a little bit of dust of this blog, at least for purposes of getting some words down and possibly getting my online presence back up and running. I’ve been derailed over the few months by an increase in social activity and continued nesting in our apartment (which I still love).


I’m still not sure what the main focus of this blog is going to be, but honestly? Maybe I don’t really need a focus. I’m not sure if being internet famous is important to me, and I kind of just want to chronicle the things I do, the movies I watch, the books I read…all that stuff.

I’ve been trying to balance a busy schedule against taking care of my mental self and giving my introversion the chance to recover after days of being around people. I rebounded after we moved from Wamego. After two years of not doing much of anything because of the drive, once we got to Manhattan, I decided to do everything. I joined a writer’s group, attended knitting group (which I haven’t gone to in awhile, but mostly because I haven’t had the knitting bug), got involved with some new gaming groups, and started planning more social get-togethers.

It’s been awesome.

There are also some big changes about to happen, but I’m not going to talk about them in this blog post, at least not the specific ones. Let’s just say that 2014 has been an interesting year. With the start of 2015, it’ll be time to get back into some of the things I need to get back into, like a consistent activity schedule and taking stock of spending and budgeting, which I’m still doing okay at, but which I feel can be improved upon greatly.

That’s enough dust shaking for now.


Hanging at Tulip Fest 2014

This year was my first year going to the Wamego Tulip Festival. I haven’t gone in the past probably due to a combination of not being around and not being able to walk all over the place, neither of which was an issue this year. I met up with a couple of friends and we joined the festivities.


There were bouncy houses for days, and kids could get an all day pass to all the bounce they wanted for eight dollars. I’m ready for adult bouncy houses to be a thing. There were also booths of hand crafted items and homemade food.  I picked up a handmade necklace and earring set made from ammunition shells.


The food court offered a few different things: asian noodles, BBQ, and italian sausage sandwiches. The turkey legs looked tempting, but…



…I went with the italian sausage sammy. It was super spicy.  FB pointed out the face in my bun by asking me to tag it as a friend. Bun face and I could have been friends, I guess. But I ate him.


Baby animals are the cutest. Besides these lambies, we saw baby chickens and ducks, a calf, and a goat. I’m not sure if the goat was a baby, but he was still adorable.


We found this one lonely little tulip. A few minutes later, we found a few more, but the tulips didn’t seem to be plentiful this year. Then again, we may have just missed seeing them.

2014-04-12 13.33.15On the way to the beer garden and winery, I gave in to the call of the cherry limeade. It was delicious. If I’m lucky, they’ll have these at the Kansas Sampler Festival in a couple weeks.

Other than the expected sore feet, walking was easy peasy. Unfortunately, my body malfunctioned in other ways, and I ended up having to come home after just a few hours. I got a bit of a sunburn, despite using sunscreen, but it was worth it. It was a fun day with good friends, and I’m glad I went.

It’s going on tomorrow, too, so if you’re in the area, I definitely recommend checking it out.