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Weekend getaway..

Posted on March 9th, 2011 by Caitlin Collom

These last couple weeks I have been keeping busy.  I completed my Fafsa and mailed it to Aberdeen.  I’m hoping in the next few weeks I’ll have the official word on if I’ll recieve enough student aid to attend this fall.  Actually it’s more like i’m crossing my fingers and thinking  “please please please let this happen”  over and over again.  I decided that I needed to get my mind off of those things I have no control over and to just relax and enjoy life.  So, I boarded a plane to Boise, Idaho to visit my best friend.

There’s nothing better than spending a long weekend with my best friend who’ve I’ve known since I was five.  It was great to talk about my goals, plans, fears, hopes, dreams, and just everything to her.  It’s so freeing to have someone understand and root for you!  I was explaining to her, while I was at the airport in Spokane, WA waiting to board my flight to see her, I kept smiling and thinking the next time I’m at the airport I could be on my way to Scotland.  Everything seems to be falling into place and it just feels so right.  So apart from the great conversation with her, we enjoyed fabulous food, a strange ballet called ‘The Piano’, and got tattoos.  Yes, that’s right a tattoo.  I’m still in shock everytime I look in the mirror and see this tattoo on my back.  As my friend said, while she toasted to us and our tattoos,  ”May we never regret it.” 

I was very sad to leave my best friend and return to work and life in Northern Idaho, because I have to keep saving money some how.  The flight back into Spokane wasn’t too bad considering the one hour delay for mechanical issues and the constant threats of being diverted to another city because of the weather. Yet, there is one moment where I’m pretty sure we were very close to having an accident.  We were just about to land in Spokane.  I couldn’t see anything because of the clouds, but the second we cleared cloud cover I saw we were extremely close to the ground.  Directly below us was a residential neighborhood.  Not three seconds after we cleared the clouds and saw how close the ground was the pilot was flying us straight back up into the air and raising the landing gear.   I’m starting to wonder if that computer monitor the pilot said we didn’t need to fly was essential in a proper landing…   But alas, I live to see another day.  We flew around for another 20 mintues before landing on an actual runway.  The experience sure didn’t help my slight fear of flying.  I love to travel, but flying gives me great anxiety.  I can never sleep on planes and I have to have something to occupy my mind or I’ll be focusing on every little bit of turbulence. 

I guess these last couple weeks have been fairly eventful.  I don’t always want to bore you with words so I suppose I can start adding some pictures every now and then ( : 

My life this week: 

Lil man

1.  Babysitting the most precious baby!  my “nephew” Jeremiah!  Love him!!

2.  Getting a tatto with my best friend..  Keep in mind this picture was taken right after it was completed by Nick at A Minds Eye Tattoo.  The colors are much more vibrant in person, camera phones don’t do it justice. 

When I started this I planned on having more than two photos, but I haven’t uploaded any others to the computer yet.  Guess it’ll have to wait for next time. 

Hope all is well with everyone!

Caitlin

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