I’ve had this blog for over 5 years and I’ve loved documenting my life over that period of time but recently something has changed. I’m looking to work on my real life relationships and and truly live in the present. I waste entirely too much time on my computer and I’ve decided to change that. I feel as tho I’ve made so many friends on here and I will truly miss you all! I would very much like to keep in touch with many of you so if you feel the same way message me your contact info and I will do the same. Id love to be pen pals and continue our friendships in other ways outside of tumblr. My actual blog won’t be deleted for a little bit as I’d like to print out a lot of my entries so I won’t be totally gone for a while but I won’t be updating anymore. It’s been real tumblr. I am gonna miss you and a lot of the people I’ve met through you but it’s time to move on.
I spent all day today with my girl Rachel. We hiked up into these wind caves. It was absolutely beautiful but I have to admit that a couple times I thought I was going to fall off the edge of the cliff. Rachel just jumped back and forth from each precarious spot like it was nothing but these legs just had a much harder time. I felt as though they were learning to do something for the very first time, which they kind of were. After that we hiked back down into the creek and waded around in the nice cold water. It was 100 degrees here today so it felt amazing! After that her wonderful boyfriend cooked us lunch and then we headed to her hot yoga class. She has been teaching yoga since 2007 and I have never gone to one of her classes. To be fair she’s been living on the opposite side of the country for most of that time. It felt so good to finally be in one of her classes because A) she’s one of my best friends and I feel totally comfortable with her B) we have the same taste in music so I loved every single song she played so much and C) because she’s a damn good yoga teacher. I’m actually sitting in the lobby right now writing this post on their computer while she teaches her second class. I thought about doing two classes in a row but they’re both an hour and a half and I’ve already been hot all day so I thought it might be best to sit this one out. Can’t wait to get back to her adorable little house, shower, eat dinner, and get back to our UFO watching and discussions of the universe on her front porch. It feels good to be here, so good.
First #pinkberry experience ever while waiting for my flight to Sedona! This totally makes up for all that traffic 👍 (at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX))
Today has been a day of remembering people we’ve lost and celebrating people we’ve gained. It’s never really been so clear to me as it is today. Today marks exactly one year to the day that my friend Andrew died. I was at Bonnaroo and did not learn of his passing until I got home a couple days later. I also have a group of girlfriends that I play sand soccer with every year in Virginia Beach. I’m obviously not playing with them this year but we’ve been playing together for the last 16 years. We originally started because our friends dad was our coach and we played with him every year and then he passed away and we just kept playing every year in his honor. One of the girls put together a picture collage on facebook today from over the years and he is in several of the pictures and it just really struck a cord. Today is also the day my friend Caren had her baby. She was due on the 4th but little Riley didn’t decide to grace us with her presence until today. I’m happy she chose today. It’s nice to have something positive to associate with this day and a little part of me would like to think that maybe Andrew had a little something to do with it. Our friend Jeremy’s sister also had her baby today. It just all seems too coincidental. June 9th is a special day, in sadness and in happiness, and it will always be a day to stop and reflect for as long as I live.
My dearest fried Caren went into labor this morning at 6:45 eastern time. My phones been blowing up all morning with texts and I’ve been waking up every 30 mins to read them all. I can’t believe it’s finally happening and I’m so sad I’m not there! Luckily I will be in almost two weeks! I can’t wait to see her little shining face. I’m gonna be an aunt :) !
It’s supposed to 110 today. When we moved here everyone talked about how hot it would be in the summer but I just never really thought about it. There was nothing I could do about it anyways. What would be would be. But these temperatures weren’t supposed to be here for another month. I’m hoping this is just a fluke weekend and not a sign that this summer will be hotter than most. We’re desperately trying not to run the air conditioner. We’ve got it set to 80 in the house. I’ve become slightly obsessed with not using electricity. I’ve been hearing these horror stories of 300+ electric bills here in the summer and that just won’t do. We’ve been trying our hardest not to run the ac at all. I unplug all the tv’s and chargers and anything else I possibly can when we’re not using it. We live in a 4 bedroom house and our electric bill was $42.00 last month. It’s become somewhat of a goal to see just how low I can get it. I have a feeling that that will be the lowest until this summer starts to cool off. Now that I’m far from the ocean I just want to skip summer. Let’s just get straight to the cooler weather already. Did I mention the ac broke in my car yesterday too? Womp.
Which means it’s Farmer’s Market day! I didn’t go last week because I was in LA picking Mark’s mom up from the airport but not only are we planning to go to the Farmer’s Market we’re also planning on stopping in the Lancaster Art Museum which I’m hoping is amazing and I’ll be able to get a job at when I come back in July. I desperately need a job not only financially but also just to have something else to do. This house gets lonely and my entire day revolves around Mark but he’s busy and I need to find something to make me busy too. I’ve looked online and I know the museum is hiring so I’m hoping that it’s the perfect place because so far I haven’t been able to find anything else art related at all. So yeah, kind of a lot is riding on today. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!