Monday, 28 March 2011

I Love Denver In the Spring (or Ode to I-70)

Mile High Blues was this weekend!  Wooo hoo!  Loved seeing my dance friends again.  Hadn't seen many of them since I left Utah in 2009 to go back to England.  Was wonderful to reconnect.  And had a fantastic time dancing til the wee small hours of the morning.  The best blues is always around 3 am.  Ended up with some mild trauma driving home, though.  Oh, and by "home" I really mean campus, to teach!  I still haven't been to my place.  Won't get there til sometime after 7 this evening.  But, I-70 was a solid wall of snow from Denver to Grand Junction.  Took us 3 extra hours to drive it, since we could only go between 25 and 45 MPH the whole way.  Not fun.  And even at that, we ended up spinning out, doing a 180 in the road!  Fortunately we were going really slow, so we didn't have any problems.  Just a bit of excitement.  And it was the best possible location.  Flat area, no cliff, no traffic... as perfect a spinout as you could have.  We didn't even leave the road!  We just basically spun around to face the other way.  Seems like I always have this trouble driving home from Mile High Blues.  Must be trying to tell me something.... like I should stay in Denver with the awesome dancing.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

MIA, I Know

I'm sure you're all wondering if I'm even still alive. And for a while, yes, I've been wondering the same thing! I've had some HORRIBLE miserable sinus issues the last few months. I was "layed low" in a serious way. All sorts of miserable. At one point, it was even a struggle to get from my bed to the sofa because my inner ear was so bunged up. Vertigo. Seriously, not fun. I have only had it once before, when I was a missionary in Chile. This wasn't *quite* as bad as that. But only because the antibiotics actually worked this time. In Chile I had to have surgery to fix it. So, fortunately I'm surgery free. But, it wasn't fun.

I'm on the mend now. I still have a bit of a stuffy head, but only slightly more than normal, and less than most people with mild alergies in the summer. I'm trying to be good and not make things worse. But, that's why I've been MIA so long.