Monday, November 19, 2018

Back In Minnesota

I'm on Thanksgiving break currently so I actually forgot it was Monday today until my alarm went off because I also forgot to turn that off.  Luckily, I was up before it anyway.  I spent most of this weekend making the drive between Texas & Minnesota but then also got in some family time.  I hope that everyone had a great weekend & that you have a wonderful week leading up to Thanksgiving!

Linking up with Biana!

Friday was both a short & a long day.  As far as work was concerned, it was definitely short.  Overall though, it was long.  My alarm went off at 5 am like always but I didn't have to leave until a little after 10 because I didn't have to teach until 11:40 thanks to pep rally schedule.  That mean I had 5 hours to get 2 workouts in, pack for Minnesota, get my car loaded up, run a couple of errands, & spend time with Nash-o.  Work also went by quickly because I only taught from 11:40-3:25.  

I skipped softball so that I could get a head start on my drive to Kansas.  I thought that by leaving work at 3:30 I could make it to Wichita by 9:30.  6 hours for a 5-5.5 hour drive seemed reasonable.  Also, I really wanted to be able to get Blaze Pizza & they close at 10.  However, traffic SUCKED until I hit Oklahoma.  What should have taken me just over an hour took me almost 2.5 hours.  I didn't get settled into my hotel room until almost midnight.  Of course Nash thought that it was play time because he had spent the 7 hours napping.  He was severely mistaken.

I only got about 4 hours of sleep so I got on the road later than I wanted to.  I planned on waking up around 5, feeding Nash, packing up the car, & going.  I left about 6:30 because I also kind of sat around & got some work done.

Overall the trip was fairly uneventful.  Kansas was gorgeous as it always is.  Whenever I'm in Kansas I always think to myself "I could totally live in Kansas!"  And I could.  I love Texas, I also love Minnesota.  I often struggle with which of the 2 I want to live in because one has been the only home I've known as an adult, & the other is where I spent the first 23 years of my life.  But then there's the flyover states.  The pretty states.  The compromise states.  Kansas, Missouri, even Oklahoma & Arkansas to a degree.  The states that get all 4 seasons but don't necessarily have the extreme heat or cold.  The states that are closer to Minnesota but not super far away from Texas.  #TheStruggle

Once I hit Iowa I hit snow.  It lasted about halfway through the state.  Luckily it only added about 45-60 minutes to my drive.  I still made it back to Minnesota at a decent time.  I was back at my parents' house before 6 pm.  My mom made my favorite soup for supper, chicken wild rice, which was nice because I had only had fast food the rest of the day.  Hardees & Dunkin Donuts for breakfast, Chick-Fil-A for lunch.

Sunday morning was pretty much a hit the ground running scenario since my dad's side of the family came over for "Thanksgiving."  The morning started with coffee, taking Nash out, & then running a couple of errands.  Apparently the meme dog lives in my hometown lol.

Thanksgiving is my favorite meal of the year & this year I'm lucky enough to get two!  It was good to see almost all of my extended family on my dad's side, only 2 cousins were missing.  The Vikings also played that night but I didn't make it through the whole game because I was so exhausted.  I figured at 0-14 it was a good enough time to go to bed since we were clearly not in the game.  I woke up to see we had decided to show up but still not win at 20-25.


  1. I always liked South Dakota and Nebraska, myself. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. The thankgiving plate looks yummy!! Happy Thanksgiving girlie!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving!!! Safe travels!

  4. One of my favorite college admissions reps is from and just moved back to South Dakota! I'll admit - my first thought was people live there? You NEVER heard about South Dakota? Why is that?? So many questions. Your drives always look beautiful... even if it takes a zillion years to get through Oklahoma.

  5. I don't know how you do these long drives, girl. Driving an hour feels way too long to me hahaha. Buuut you've also probably been driving for more than three years! ;)