Wednesday, January 13, 2016

1/13/16-Coupling


A lot has happened since my last post. Mainly, Colvin and I are now a couple. It took us both by surprise, but what a wonderful surprise and ride it has been.

First, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and I hope for you that 2016 is your best year yet.

Dream big. Play hard. Life is so short. The song, “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack comes to mind.


I didn’t make a resolution this year, but my fervent hope is that I will get better at living life large and out loud, authentically and courageously - connected to Oneness through it all. I wish the same for you.

We were there from 12/12-12/19. In addition to the pics in my last post, here is a collage from that magical week (which included Colvin’s birthday!).


I had thought I would stay in the Quartzsite/Ehrenberg area for the entire winter. Hooking up and traveling with Colvin changed that and I have already seen some amazing places. Here is a snippet of those experiences. (Blog posts for each to follow.)

What a trip this place was! I loved the hot springs and the uniqueness of it all. I felt perfectly safe with Colvin.


Calipatria, CA
After Slab City, Colvin treated us to a nice stay at a hotel. It had the feel of a villa and he got us a room with a private patio poolside. Sweet!


Next we went back to Ehrenberg to spend the Holidays with our friends.

Christmas




New Year's Eve
Colvin took the following  pic on New Year’s Eve and said, “Give me attitude girls.”


This was a very special New Year's Eve for me. At the beginning of the year I had more than one doctor that thought I wouldn't be cognizant by 2016. I spent the latter part of 2014, and most of 2015, "getting my affairs in order" as instructed. None of us know what tomorrow may bring, but I knew when the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2016! I am eternally grateful and am bringing in the New Year feeling very blessed ... and happy.


Van Remodel
Before we left on our next adventure, Colvin completely remodeled the interior of my van. With that, I have been able to get rid of a large plastic storage tub and 2 whole drawers of “stuff”. He also simplified many of the logistics for me, and now, instead of spending 2-4 hours getting the van ready to roll I can turn the key in about 30 minutes. Awesomeness!!


Holtville, CA
We chilled out and enjoyed the hot springs for a week. And met LOTS of Canadians.


Quartzsite, AZ
We are now in Quartzsite for the remainder of the RTR, Rubber Tramp Rendezvous. It is an annual “free gathering for learning, networking and having fun with others living the vandwelling/traveling lifestyle” (RTR FB Event verbiage). The campsite Colvin picked out is close enough that I can walk over for any classes I want to attend, and yet still have downtime for peace and quiet as needed.

I can hardly wait to write the blog posts about each of our jaunts, and I have more pics to share with you. For those of you who know my situation, you know that I would not have the means nor the ability to do all of this on my own. In addition to that, it has been wonderful having someone to watch over me – someone that gets me and doesn’t miss a beat with the adjustments that have to be made for my brain injury.

"assess, adapt, adjust, modify"
So, from base camp to flyer: Thank you, Colvin. From skippy to zippy: Te’ amo. From me to Sasquatch: Don’t be a dumb ass.

As always, life is good - no matter what. KOKO!

14 comments:

  1. For a lot of years now my New Years resolution has been: To do something I've never done and go somewhere I've never been. Van dwelling nails that one every year without fail. Congrats on Couple-hood. You go girl!!

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    1. Hi Judyann, fellow vandweller - that's a great resolution! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, d

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  2. I had been wondering what you'd been up to the past month. Looks like things are great.

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    1. Hi Al, yes - things are great! Thanks for stopping by! I didn't realize you had a blog until I looked at your profile. Am following your blog now and love it. Sorry I missed you here at the RTR. Hopefully our paths will cross again soon. HugZ, d

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  3. Fantastic! And huge congrats on couplehood and wishing you both great happiness as nomads!

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    1. Hi Gloria - thank you my friend! Are you here at the RTR? I saw Terri yesterday but left shortly after class and didn't see you. Talk to you soon! d

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  4. Congratulations! Happy is the best thing.

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    1. Hi Rob, thank you! And yes, happy is good. Thank you for following my blog. I picked yours up as well and am enjoying it. I'll look for you at the RTR today. Thanks again! d

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  5. Hey girl,I'm so envious of what you get to do with your life. I hope to see you in Austin. I would love to talk more!
    God bless,luv and hugs

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    1. Hi Charla! Being able to attend events like that is "iffy" for me, but I have my fingers crossed. Yes, would be great to catch up! Love and blessings, d

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  6. congrats on your couplehood... it is a lot easier for 2 than one in almost everything. keep on truckin and enjoying

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    1. Thank you, Sandra. And yes, I agree - this time. ;)) That has not always been my experience. Am def enjoying and plan on truckin as long as I can. KOKO! :))

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  7. I just love all of this! AND I love you two!!! (Well, 4 with the pups) I can't wait to meet back up tomorrow and catch up! Keep on girlfriend! xoxo

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    1. Love you too Kyndal! And James. And your 2 pups as well! We WILL catch up soon. xoxo

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