CO TO CA TO CO.

Tuesday was a bit of a glorious shock.

I went from white white cold cold ever so slightly icy absolutely epic Colorado…

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…to warm, bright California.

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After weeks of office work and computer hunching and sharp chills and an empty townhouse silent aside from a humming space heater, the return to family and warmth and noise and absurdities was appreciated.

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I don’t think my little brother (I’m somehow 5 years his elder?) was as amused by my arrival. Or maybe he’s too cool to properly show it with a traditional smile. That’s probably it.

Tomorrow I fly back to Denver for thirteen days of tutoring, interviewing, data entry, info session presenting, snow (???), work gatherings, ballet, and–most importantly–significant drafting(/rewriting). Thesis block doesn’t mean I can offer more hours at work. Thesis block means WORKING ON MY THESIS. Or so I’m trying to remind myself.

And then I’m back here, in California, a week earlier than the norm, for doctor appointments and holiday hibernation.

I have mixed feelings about the subject.

The forecast for Colorado Springs tomorrow is a high of 61 (today in Trabuco Canyon we experienced a crazy peak at 82), then Tuesday 41, and then Wednesday… a FOURTEEN DEGREE high.

Stupid excited to return to my mountains. I’m armed with amoxicillin (because naturally I developed an ear infection while on vacation) and a notebook.