Archive for July, 2006

Rivendell!

July 14, 2006

Awhile back I joined in this whole “walk to Rivendell” thing. I’m sure if you’re a stitcher and you visit the Wagon or one of the other stitching BB’s then you’ve heard of it. Last night I logged the final mile (and two more). 458 miles since October 17th of last year. I’m continuing on to Lothlorien next and then the rest of the way beyond that. It is another 462 miles to Lothlorien so I’ve got 460 left.

I do have some more good news: I’m going backpacking in Yosemite in August!! I’ll be going with three other people. We’re planning to do the 32 miles stretch of the John Muir Trail from Tuolomne Meadows Ranger Station to Devil’s Postpile. In 3 days. The trip starts at 8700′ and the trail includes the 11,050′ Donahue Pass. I’m not nearly in good enough shape for it yet but I have one month (from yesterday) to get there. I have always wanted to go to Yosemite; I love traveling and outdoor activities like hiking, camping, etc and have lived in California nearly my entire life. I find it shameful that I’ve never been there. My dad says I was there as a small child but if I don’t remember it then it doesn’t count. We’ll be spending one day in the valley (along with how many thousands of other people?). With everything else that is going on in my life I am thrilled to be able to look forward to something for a change.

I’m driving up to Camarillo tonight since my best friend’s son’s christening is tomorrow. Any idea what you’re supposed to get someone as a christening gift? While I’m not Catholic (she is) I have still been designated as a godparent and I have no idea what that really entails. This is the same friend for whom I made the christening gown. Any advice on that would be great, thanks.

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Counseling

July 10, 2006

We had our first joint counseling session today. I don’t know yet how effective it will be but I’ll give it a chance before giving up completely; I do largely feel like I’m done but I do think I should at least give the counseling a chance. I honestly don’t think that he can really change but maybe he’ll prove me wrong. One chance though and that’s it; I’m not going to stick with this for years if there isn’t a drastic improvement right away. I have very little hope after yesterday; he spent the entire day on the couch in front of the tv (asleep about half the time) except for the 3 hour gap when we went out to lunch and to see the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie. How can a person spend an entire day, every week, in front of the tv doing nothing?! I just do not understand it and it really makes me angry. The counselor really seemed to understand that I feel there’s a lack of participation and partnership on his part and we are focusing on that to start.

Pirates was okay; I much preferred the first one but it was still alright. At least the theater was air conditioned (as opposed to home).

Well I know this is short but that’s all I’ve got at the moment. I am emotionally exhausted right now but I’m managing somehow.