Get Low Furlough

Sorry for the absence, but I’ve been running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Thanks to the government’s inability to make decisions, I, like a ton of other federal employees, have been furloughed. At first I was shocked, but now it’s feeling surprisingly normal to live each day without an agenda. Luckily, I have had a few fun trips since I’ve been “shut out.”

A week ago, my parents invited me to go to Cass Scenic Railroad with them for one of their monthly day trips. Since Dad left the prosecutor’s office, he’s really slowed down his work load, so he and Mom and enjoying life as much as possible. Anyway, we left around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday afternoon and hit our first spot just outside of Randolph County, Gaudineer Picnic Area.

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It was the coolest spot I’ve ever picnicked. The entire forest floor felt like walking on pillows! It also really gave me an understanding of how dangerous it can be to wander away from your group or hiking partner…or maybe it’s just my general concern for every situation.

A few days after that trip, I loaded up the car and headed to D.C. to visit my friend and old roommate, Chelsey, with my other friend and old roommate, Micah. We arrived at Chelsey’s Friday evening and spent the entire time drinking wine and catching up. The next day, Chelsey and I got up and headed to a barre class at this cool little studio called Biker Barre.

We let Micah sleep in since she works a billion hours a week. I had never been to a barre-style class, so I was pretty surprised that I actually managed to finish the workout without collapsing on the floor. It was a challenge! I definitely wish we had something like this in Morgantown.

After the workout, we spent the whole day walking around D.C., eating and shopping. That night, we headed out for dinner and drinks with Chelsey’s boyfriend Jay and several new friends. Such a fun night!

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Now it’s time to get into the holiday spirit by settling in for the premiere of American Horror Story: The Coven! So excited for this!

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