So yup, another week here in Nevada. Come the 27th it'll mark 1 month of me being here. I still need to turn in my notary stuff (just no idea WHERE I need to send my journal to for the county...I need to get someone on the phone and get an address I can send it to, 'cause yeah, it's literally impossible for me to just drop it off in person with my schedule). I still need to get my new license and registration (which first requires me to get in contact with an insurance agent in the state). I should PROBABLY update my employer about my address at some point. Blah. Too much adulting.
Yesterday I went down the hill and back to Cali to help a friend butcher her 8 peeking ducks she got on a whim. Her husband and I had to do the actual killing part (I held the feet, he chopped) because that was just too much for her, but she did most of the gutting with my help while her husband looked on in disgust, lol. To be fair, we each plucked one duck (plus their other friend that dropped by), and we managed to get him to almost fully skin one of the ducks (because we all got tired of plucking, and wanted to see him skin at least try to skin something). So yeah....DEFINITELY easier to help dispatch someone else's birds rather than your own. To be honest, I didn't feel emotional about the experience at all. So yeah, apparently now I'm heartless.
I'm really not looking forward to going home for Thanksgiving now though. Not because of the whole "I had to help kill 8 ducks" thing, but because when I went down the hill I got a gnarly headache that would not go away (for once I decided to take a pain killer for a headache). It was bad enough that my vision was kinda blurry on my way back home, and I had a hard time concentrating on the road, and I HATED every light on the road, especially from other drivers. I now live at 8,500 feet in elevation, and my friend was at about 92 or so feet in elevation...so I guess that much of a change=headache. So yeah...REALLY hoping that doesn't happen when I go to my parent's house!!
Today was fun. I drove through a lake that is gone now (I was just following a path that would have edged the lake, then it turns out it led to the other side of the "lake"). Saw some more wild horses...they're fairly common around here. And then I went completely off the road because "ooh dirt road" and wound up taking the most indirect route possible to Reno. It was fun driving off-road, except for the one part where the path was partially washed out and still muddy and I almost had my car slide right off the dang hill (which would have been bad, I would have flipped, and car would go bye-bye, and I don't know anyone who could come to our rescue out there). Got to Reno, found Natural Selection, which is now my favorite store in this entire state. Taxidermy and plants and goodies! You can make your own terrariums there, even. It's so cool. Small, but cool. The owner was also really nice, I ended up giving her my remaining sugar pine cones, lol. Also scored some SWEET pants at a really swanky second-hand store. THEY ARE COVERED IN POCKETS! And SUPER baggy, like JYNCOs. This is why I freaking love second-hand stores. You find the coolest stuff!
I keep thinking up new craft projects, but then I get home and kinda go "meh" and don't make anything, even though I want to. My mood takes a nosedive anytime Kota isn't around when I'm not home, and it's been causing me to get really upset every time he leaves, which makes him upset, and....fngkhfl.