Today's photo is of my dusty dashboard and the open road. We got caught in early holiday traffic on the way out of town. So it took 5 1/2 hours of hot boring driving to get to the good part. (No A/C - long story. Shout out to S. I can never be hot in my car without thinking about him.) Highway 97 from 1-5 in Weed to Bend (Technically, Sunriver Resort - 20 mins south of town.).
That 3 hour part of the drive was amazingly beautiful. We made decent time, and had great views, as the heavier traffic was going the other way, so I had plenty of time with no one in front of me. I also passed a lot of cars. I love doing that on two lane roads. I try to be safe about it, of course, but it still sends a thrill through me. It's the little things.
8 1/2 hours of driving is a bit tiring though. I passed a sign for a logging museum and thought, "Ooh, that looks interesting!" Clearly a combination of heatstroke from earlier and fatigue from driving.
Actually, logging is an interesting industry. But I grew up in western Oregon back when logging was still a big part of the economy. We learned about it in school. A few family friends were loggers. It's an industry I'm already fairly familiar with. So I came to my senses and kept on driving.
It was wonderful to see my parents. My stepmom definitely looks as though she's been through the wringer after being treated for cancer this past year. But she's pain-free and ready to relax. I'm going to have to keep the kids busy and out of her hair. Thank goodness for all the bike paths around here, and the water park. I'll run them hard and put them to bed early every day.
I need the exercise desperately. I've never in my life been this flabby. I've always had a lot of muscle, even when overweight. This office job has not been good to my body. I've gotten thinner, but I need to make an effort to get my muscle tone back. This weekend will be a great start. Staying on top of the yoga will help too. And now that I'll be working from home more, I'll have the opportunity to do that after I drop my son at school.
I haven't talked here about the new job opportunity. It's for a developer. I'm very, very excited about it. This is going to be great. It'll be at least a month until I can segue though. I need to train someone at the job I have now, and they need to find someone. I think I'll still be working for them, just not in the office manager position. I believe that position is going away in a few months anyway, so this opportunity came at the perfect time. Yay, Life!