since you've been gone

Well, I suppose the title of this post should actually be "Since I've Been Gone," but since Kelly Clarkson didn't write a song with that title, we'll keep it as is!

Yes, I have taken quite a long blogging break, but I've been busy yo! Lots and lots has been happening. For example:

  • I got a job! Boy, going to work is tough when you're out of habit. It's difficult to stay on top of my game at home now that I have this place to go to. But, don't you worry, it's only part time.
  • Our friend Snake came to visit for two weeks!
  • I saw the Avett Brothers at the OutsideLands Music Festival! Blew my mind, those guys!

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  • I went to South Carolina on a family trip and to visit my bestie, Laura!
  • I did a 150-mile bike ride!! That's right. 150. And, yes, it was as difficult as you might imagine. But we did it, and we smiled the whole time. Woot!

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That's me and lovely Meredith at one of our many rest stops. I thought the background was appropriate for the weekend!

  • Tim's bestie Joan and her husband Chris came out from Rochester for a visit. I learned to love a good gin martini.
  • Then I went to San Diego with my girls from college. Super fun times!

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That's us at the Hotel Coronado. Where we had a drink.

  • Did I mention that while all this other stuff was going on, I had a job? THEN I started working a second job. But just for two weeks. 
  • Oh yeah, and then I turned 30. What, what!?!?! 30, you ask? Oh yeah! And I'm sure you're wondering how that was celebrated? With a superhero-themed birthday/Halloween party, of course! But I think that's best saved for another post.
Missed you guys! MWAH!