Recently.

Recently I have been soaking up the vitamin D.  I love me some blue sky and sunshine.

And low humidity.

Can you believe that it was 20% humidity the other day and I felt like I was living in a sauna?  I know, I know…that is like no humidity at all in some places.  But here…gosh, it was downright muggy.

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Recently I channeled my twelve year old self and sang along (poorly – as always) at the top my lungs to Avril Lavigne and the Backstreet Boys in concert.  So. much. fun.  They’ve still got it – those choreographed dance moves, smooth voices, and they still look pretty dreamy too.  Howie was sick (so sad) so they were a man down but covered well.  I’d go to their concert again faster than you can say quit playin’ games with my heart.  Avril was great too.  I would post video I took on my phone but my singing is also featured and it’s simply too obnoxious.

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Recently there was a trip to an old abandoned railyard station that now plays host to a weekly market.  It was inspiring to see so many from the community coming together and that awesome, empty space being utilized for good.

There was also a trip to the botanical gardens – green, lush, and packed with butterflies and families enjoying time together.

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And then after a stroll through the aquarium it was time for popsicles.

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And dorilocos.  =a bag of chips, split open, and combined with cucumber, peanuts, onion, and some other ingredients that I don’t remember and a whole lotta hot sauce

I thought it was delicious.  Others preferred to simply leave the description at ‘interesting’.

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Recently I had some company on my walk to work.

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Recently I had a hankering for cupcakes.  And have since managed to polish off a lot of them, thanks to Betty Crocker and the co-op eggs I had to rush out and get when I realized we were out – after all other ingredients were in the bowl, of course.  image

Fortunately, I’ve been doing the 30 day ab challenge recently as well.  I’m on day 9, I think.  And may I just say…leg raises are horrible.

I’ve also done a little yoga recently.  Taught by one of the barre instructors at the studio I attend on occasion, it incorporated a lot of isometric holds and little movements that left me shaking and sore!

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Other workouts include the two straight hours of shakin’ it {which really just means shifting my weight from one foot to the other and occasionally swinging my arms awkwardly} at Vanilla Pop last Friday night.  Vanilla Pop is this awesome two-guy cover band that sings jams from the 70’s and 80’s.  A group of gals (and a few brave men) met up and stayed out until 1 AM which is really quite unheard of for moi.

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I have a new favorite dress.  Which I wore out two nights in a row because I love it so much.  (Don’t judge – I paired it with different shoes each night which COMPLETELY changed the look.)

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Recently I met up with an elementary school friend for brunch.  She has wanted to be a vet since we were children and she just graduated veterinary school. Here’s to goals being met and dreams coming true and to the next great adventure for this wonderful lady!

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Flo and I have also been doing a lot of reading.  We finished The Last Summer (of You & Me) last week and Her Fearful Symmetry yesterday.  Both received three stars from me.  And four paws from Flo as she found the books perfect for nap time.

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So that’s what I’ve been up to recently.

How about you?  Tell me all about a recent event or two. 

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16 thoughts on “Recently.

  1. Dorilocos sounds interesting. I’d totally try it! Minus onion.

    LOVE YOU IN THAT DRESS! oh my gah. I don’t know how Kevin lets you outta the house without him.

  2. LOVE that dress!!!! :) And I have to say that I’ve never tried yoga, but I’m told that I need to just try it out already. Ha, ha. Do you like it? Oh, and that cupcake looks heavenly! I could go for one right about now… :)

  3. OMG, that bag of chips with all that goodness looks so sinfully delicious. I cannot even imagine. Salsa Verde was my favorite flavor of Doritos!! YUM! You look so lovely in that open back dress, and I am loving all your outdoor adventures.

  4. That dress is cute! The back is really unique. I bet you look great in it. Oh, Avril. Why you gotta make things so complicated? ;) haha. Sounds like you’ve been having some fun! That dorito thing looks… interesting. I’m not much of a hot sauce fan, so I don’t know if I would like that. But I’d be willing to try it!

  5. oh goodness, this post is chock-full of all the things that make summer so lovely – outdoor concerts and popsicles and friends and botanical gardens and old railway stations? i’m jealous :)

  6. That dress is beautiful! I love the back of it! I can see why you’d wear it out twice. ;)

    Also… BSB!!!!!!!! LOVE! And a little bit jealous. ;) Also, I totally loved Avril as a teenager too! Ah, good times!

    Oh, and I don’t think I would even notice 20% humidity. I don’t know if we ever have it that low even in the winter, ha! It was 95% humidity one day last week and I felt like I was walking around in a sauna. Definitely not pleasant, haha! Typically it’s not that bad, though. And I definitely handle the heat (and humidity) better than the cold!

  7. I didn’t even realize that Backstreet Boys were back on tour! I haven’t seen them since I was in high school…how exciting! And good for you for doing the ab workout! My after-baby recovery period is just about over, so I’m about to start trying to work on these abs…is there a certain program that you’re using?

    And I love your dress! :-D

  8. okay, i totally forgot about that book, the last summer [of you and me]… i am like 99% sure that i read it at one point, but i do not remember at all!! such a flashback all of the sudden :) and awww your kitty!!!

  9. Avril? Ah I saw her last summer, and she was so good! One of my favs! We had 100% humidity in Texas this morning. I didn’t even know that was possible, but once I was out running in it, I decided that it WAS possible. It’s crazy! Send some of that 20% humidity weather my way please!

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