Thursday, September 29, 2011

Crazy random rattling.

I just got back from vacation earlier this week.
We went to Wyoming to visit a friend of mine and then on to South Dakota which was not planned.
One of the highlights of my trip was seeing the crazy horse memorial and photographing the laser light show on the mountain.  I love how the photo above turned out.

We also saw Mt. Rushmore but I liked Crazy Horse much more.  The monument of Crazy Horse is still not completed. It's been a work in progress for about forty years and is so big that Mt. Rushmore can fit in in the head of Crazy Horse.

The weather was beautiful in South Dakota and I had so much fun in that state.
I happened to be there on my birthday which was really nice.
There was one little downside though.
I have been quite emotional lately and on my birthday I cried.
We had just finished breakfast and walked out to the truck in the parking lot to let our dog out to walk.
All of a sudden I heard this lady screaming profanities.
I looked around and saw that she was in the car right next to our truck and she was yelling at me because she couldn't get out.  I smiled at her and then apologized for not seeing her sitting in her car. She made a nasty remark about me not seeing her because I wasn't paying attention.
Mind you, this was just seconds after we got to our truck.  Like maybe ten.
I closed the truck door and made room for the lady and she was still very mean to me.
Her husband rolled his eyes at his wife and it was just the tip of the iceberg.
I had been holding some things in and I wanted to cry and now I had this as an excuse.
The tears came pouring out and I was feeling so isolated and lonely and rejected.

Anyhow, it passed and the remainder of my birthday was the best day ever.
We took a drive through Spearfish Canyon which was a beautiful drive.
Then after that we drove on up to Deadwood, South Dakota where we got a hotel room and my husband and I had dinner at this cool saloon and I got to dance to the night away.
I actually forgot about everything going on back at home and I let myself have fun.

 I spent my birthday at No. 10 Saloon.
Coincidentally, the live band playing at this saloon also plays in my hometown once a year.
What a small world it is.
They were really cool people and they celebrated me all night long.
I was a tad shy at first but I went along every time they called me to the floor or whatever.
My husband was very happy with me at the end of the night.

I have lots more pictures, but I think I'll post them daily.

My Mother-in-law is coming to town tomorrow and the next day my husband's aunt will be here.
I also just hired Merry Maids because I really am overwhelmed with the house and they will be here tomorrow.

Home is where the heart is. At least that's what they say but I think I left my heart somewhere else.

I've just been really tired lately and as much as I want to keep this blog positive sometimes it just helps to say what's really going on. I think I'm on the borderline of having a nervous breakdown. I just don't know how much more I can endure.

But I'm still here and I'm still an optimistic no matter how trying things get for me.

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