Well, I’ve been safely back home for a few days now and this is the first chance I’ve really had to post anything. I have, however, made it into my studio a couple of times so far. Once to clean up my workbench and organize a little better, and once to work on one of the projects that have been waiting for me. I placed a tool order with Rio Grande that looks like it will be arriving in multiple boxes today and tomorrow, if UPS‘s web site can be trusted. It seems I might be sharing a tool or two, and some of my new knowledge, as Brian is saying he’d like to know how to wire-wrap stones. Fingers crossed that I remember it all!
I discovered that the plane ride home from places, back into Chicago, is very different than the plane ride out to Albequerque was for me. The ascent and decent on the trip out went fine. On the descent back into Chicago, however, it was steep enough that my ears were in some pretty serious pain. I’d anticipated the possibility and bought gum to help alleviate it, but this time was much worse than the previous plane trips I’d taken. It took overnight before I could hear out of my right ear properly again and my left ear, which suffered some damage from ear infections as a child, is still giving me some trouble on and off. I might have to consider different airports in the future or see if the doctor can give me something to take when I fly that will at least help with the pain issue. Ironic, really, since this was the first time I flew and wasn’t at all nervous about the plane ride itself. While the plane ride out there wasn’t even half-full of people, the plane ride back was much busier and I ended up with someone in the seat next to me. We chatted a little bit. He’d been there to ski in the mountains. I wonder if my ankle would ever be up for skiing? Perhaps I’ll work up to that with one of the machines at the gym once I get back into a proper workout routine again. Downhill skiing was always a little scary when I tried it as a kid, but I did like cross-country skiing. It would be fun to do that with the kids one winter when they get a little older.
See, now that I’m back home I seem to have moved into “ramble-mode” again. It appears my blogging is a little less erratic when I have a proper project to blog about. I’ll have to consider that going forward…
Enough for now! Off to run errands. Today I have an appointment to learn how to use my new glucometer and get information on being diabetic. My sense of enthusiasm is underwhelmed. Maybe there have been bold new advances in the food industry since I was pregnant with Kayla. Maybe they have learned how to make tasty diabetic snacks. Fingers crossed again!