Well, come tomorrow afternoon, we have been here a whole week. Can you believe it?! I mean honestly this week has gone by super fast and yet super slow at the same time. We did not end up starting work this week like we had hoped but thankfully, God had provided wonderfully and we have plenty of cash to where we have not even had to worry about making it until we start working. Speaking of working, TJ does start on Monday at noon. (YAY!) He is not used to not working for long and so it has made him a little stir crazy. I’m getting a little antsy to work too but I have also been enjoying just making a home as well. We are finally starting to feel like this is really home. Boxes are going and necessary items are getting looked at and will be bought when we have a steady paycheck.
Faelyn is definitely feeling more at home. He is loving the space. He has gotten more accustomed to TJ and I leaving together. He is adjusting well. One thing I have noticed since we have gotten this little man is that you can’t really tell him which spot he will call his bed/laying area. He decides that on his own really. Well, we tried to see if it would be at the bottom of the bed. He stayed laying there for a while and then within the last couple of days he has claimed his spot elsewhere. His new favorite sleeping spot is our walk-in closet floor. It is darker and cave like in there and so it is his new spot. We threw his bed in there and he has since been happy as can be. It amuses me to see his quirks come out.
Things I have learned since moving to Colorado:
1. You definitely have to plan for traffic on I-25 and I-225. It can be rather crazy on there. Living in rural PA for a year has gotten me unaccustomed to driving in heavy traffic but hey, its whatever.
2. Apparently medical marijuana is legal in Colorado. This was a real eye opener lol. TJ and I went to a different part of town than we had been to, looking for a climbing gym to check out and we drove past at least half a dozen marijuana places in a span of about a mile and a half. PA is definitely a state that has not legalized marijuana.
3. DRINK LOTS AND LOTS OF WATER! I had heard about it and read about it, you must drink more water than normal at least until your body gets acclimated to the higher altitude. I will be the first to admit, I have not done so well with that. I love how dry everything is but I need to do better at keeping hydrated.
4. Eating healthy does not mean eating expensively. I mentioned my favorite grocery store before and have just been loving the fresh, inexpensive produce here. TJ is even realizing how awesome it is. We are eating better and enjoying the healthier options.
My boy sleeping laying down in the floor of our closet. Such a goofball.
I went and organized my yarn last night because I realized that my knitting projects were getting away all over the apartment. I felt bad for my husband because I literally have yarn and knitting projects everywhere! So, I organized and have come to realize I have a good amount of yarn.
I have grown especially fond of 100%cotton yarn. It is super comfortable and super lightweight and yet sturdy. I just love it!
I have one box that is just for my Epic Blanket of Insanity. It has all 100% cotton yarn and some merino wool yarn. I am going all organic with this blanket and loving every minute of it! I have found some amazing colors. You can see this pictured in my previous post. There will be more colors added to it too! Haha. I am honestly having so much fun with this blanket.
I also have another box that has more yarn that is for another project that is a secret for now. 😉 I will have pictures later and possible hints. However, it is not all organic yarn. It is predominantly acrylic. This project does not need to be all organic to serve its purposes. In order to get this project and my Epic Blanket done, I will have my hands busy knitting alot over the next several months. But the long ride to Denver will prove to be a great time to get some massive amounts of knitting done! It is coming so soon!!!! Yay!!!
Well, I am off to keep knitting.
Yes, I am aware I skipped x but I had no idea what to write. Haha!
How ironic is it that the day we are supposed to blog about R is the day my husband and his friends plan for us to go rock climbing? Haha!
Today was the first time we have been rock climbing in a while. It had just been so cold and I am not a cold weather climber unless it is in a gym that is warmer. But anyway, that is beside the point. Today, was so good to get out and rock climb. I meant to take more pictures, but I just had too much fun climbing and enjoying the fresh spring air. I took a couple and will show you those pictures first and then I will post some other pictures from previous rock climbing expeditions. I realized just how long it had been since I had rock climbed. My fingers were definitely not wanting to hold me to the wall today. Haha! Time to get back out there and climb more so that I can get my strength back up. Waitressing definitely keeps the strength up in my arms and hands but not my fingers.
Here are the pictures from today!
Faelyn heard turkeys down in the valley and was ready to go hunt them down. Haha! He was perched up there for about ten minutes just listening and ready to pounce.
TJ carrying the crash pads with the dog almost pulling him down the hill. They were both super happy to be out and are now both pooped after running around.
This is at one of our favorite climbing places at school. It used to be an old rail road bridge. But the bridge became too unstable for a train to go across and so they moved it over and the old pillars still stand and are owned by the Lynchburg Climbing Club. It is just wonderful and so much fun to climb. On this one we definitely use rope.
This was just a couple of months ago and the place we were at today, Hunter Rocks. We do not use rope here because the rocks are not very high and so landing on crash pads are all that is necessary to break our fall. We love bouldering.
Time to go shower off and get ready to go out for dinner with my hubby!
Well, today is the third day of the April A-Z Challenge and I am continuing to keep with the lettters and my awesome product to talk about today is crashpads. They are very essential in my life especially during the warmer months. They are big squishy pieces of foam that are put at the bottom of a rock wall and if you wall when you are bouldering (climbing on a smaller surface without ropes) then that piece of foam is there to break your fall instead of the hard ground. It is super important to make sure those crash pads are placed under the climber because if they are not, then there could be serious injury to the climber.
I rock climb outside in the warmer months and in a gym when I can in the colder months. I love it, it helps me stay strong and lean (which is not two words I would use to describe myself this winter) and it is just fun. My husband is the one who got me into rock climbing when we were dating and it has stuck ever since.
If I am climbing in a gym or with other friends who bring their own crashpads, I will use whatever they bring but the ones that we prefer to use is from a company called Organic. They are a local company here in Central PA. (Side Note: It is great to support local companies when you can instead of just always going with a brand name big company.) We have become friends with the owner and we honestly just love the quality of their crashpads. If you have not heard of them or just want to take a look at their awesome colors on their custom made crash pads, check them out here.
So, today is Tuesday yet again. I feel like Monday is just a day I push through and then Tuesday comes and I start to realize how busy my week is. This is when reality sets in a little bit lol.
Last week I talked about how awesome Chaco is. I got to wear my chaco sandals almost all week. It has been a little colder over the last couple days so I have not worn them.
This week I want to talk about my favorite yarn to use, which is Peaches and Creme Yarn. If you have not tried them or have not heard of them, you can either find them at Walmart, or check out their website here.They are made in Canada but it is 100% U.S.A. grown cotton so it is an all natural yarn. I love using organic products and this one has just amazing colors. I have shown you some of the colors that I have around or some that I have used in some of my projects. They are honestly such a great product and their little balls of yarn are not expensive at all.
I used one of their balls of yarn yet again as I finished up my hat this week and as I start my next project today. (It is a secret about what it is.)
This is my newest hat! I just love the colors! They layered on each other so beautifully and I used the Floral Fantasy color twist from Peaches and Creme. It is just a great hat and so color to add to my spring wardrobe. Again, if you want one, I am selling them for $20.
I am also using a nice light blue for my next project this week. This is also from Peaches and Creme. It is such a light and yet strong yarn. I would tell anyone about it and encourage anyone use it for their projects.
Well, I must be off as I do some work around the house, plan my topics for the April Challenge and then head off to work!