Sometimes the best gift you can give yourself is time…time to relax and recharge your batteries. I love to recharge my batteries by getting away, not far, but far enough to forget about the day to day. Rich and I went to Reno and then to Virginia City. And while practically everything was closed down for the season (typical November birthday side-effect), it was still lovely to walk around, people watch and check out the sites and the views. Not typical for my birthday…beautiful weather!
Whenever a group of Rockstars get together, hijinks are inevitable. What happened in the photos above, I gleefully started in a moment of boredom by flicking water off a rock fountain onto my teammate and good friend, Kandi, who was innocently sitting nearby. Ever the competitor and generous instructor, Ms. Kat demonstrated that a flat palm was way more effective at splashing than a single finger flick. (Poor Kandi!) Kandi then demonstrated to Ms. Kat (now a mother of 3 boys) what she (a veteran mother of 3 young men) had learned during her years raising a gaggle of rambunctious boys (who all wrestle!!). As you can see in the last image…they both won! And I totally take credit for the awesome, laughing bear hug that resulted! I did good!
It’s that time of year when leaves fall to ground and blanket it in golden-red splendor. And on a crisp autumn morning they can even make a parking lot worthy of notice.
I’m pretty sure Sarge is part bear because when the leaves start to drop and the weather gets cool, he naps more and more everyday. And his favorite spot is on your lap.