• Life has seemed a bit slower--refreshingly, mercifully so--which means plenty of time to get swept away by a new (to us) show (thanks Netflix! Except not really because you are raising our rates but whatever!), roadtrip to one of our favorite places, and even make these ridiculously delicious cupcakes (I KNOW. I KNOW!!! Yes, you should do it. No, I won't judge you. No, we did not share. Yes, I know you aren't shocked.)
  • Of course, in the midst of this, I have been cramming/trying not to stress/stressing/trying to pretend like I am not stressing about this little gem which really is one of my least favorite things ever but GUESS WHAT?! It's over, I'm alive and I got to celebrate last night with my man and OMG did my fun-factor skyrocket in the last 24 hours! I guess that stupid thing was weighing on my mind much more than I realized. But I am reminded how sometimes, choosing the harder road is worth it. And it's good to complete a goal. Which is a good lesson because...did I mention we are now training for a 5K this September? True.
  • For those that offered book recommendations, thank you! I am currently reading this and this, and waiting for this, this and this to be available from the library (with great anticipation). p.s. USE YOUR LIBRARY!
  • We have three pots of flowering plants on our patio, no thanks to me--fingers crossed for tomatoes soon! This really does seem like a great accomplishment. (That might be pathetic.) Also, and perhaps even more noteworthy, we have not seen the horrible squirrel for days! Could it be that he is no longer in our lives?! 
  • Counting down the days to VACATION (t-FOUR DAYS) with our bffs and as we relish these (blazingly hot) summer nights, we're taking every advantage of last minute frozen-yogurt runs, spontaneous game nights and all the houseguests, dinners and celebrations we can possibly squeeze in....and as we drive home with the windows down, we agree that yeah, we've got a good thing going.
Did I mention I love summer? Hope it's treating you well, friends.

p.s. Fair warning that posting will be sparse around these parts til August. Got some livin to do.


    rachel rianne said...

    YES for:
    - fnl--best show most recently having been on television (i cry when i hear explosions in the sky because of this show)
    - i was told there'd be cake (i hope you love it!)
    - libraries (sf public library hours are extremely inconvenient for anyone working the typical workweek. this is the first city i've lived in and still haven't gotten a library card. c'mon!)

    enjoy your summer :)

    Cassidy said...

    Rachel got me hooked on Friday Night Lights:) I love it and am sad that I am almost done with it. I have an odd love for TIm Riggins!

    Anonymous said...

    is fnl on instant streaming? I feel like I should maybe try it sometime.

    GRE IS OVER!!!! hooray! I am celebrating for you by drinking kool aid.

    gold star for training! you can do it! but it is hot as hades!

    and let's get ice cream when you get back from heaven (I am moving to colorado for all summers, I am so over this)

    lauren said...

    You finished the GRE!!!! Yay!!!!! That's such good news. So glad you're enjoying your summer!!! I'd love to see you soon...I'm moving in a little over a week but maybe after that?!

    Sara said...

    Rachel--YES! FNL!!!So glad you are a fan as well! I do love the book so far and what the heck is up with sf library?! ALSO, super jealous of a certain cb and sm. THAT is a party I would have loved to join.

    Cassidy--You should thank her. And I KNOW! He's kind of horrible and then suddenly you can't help but root for him. Kind of like Sawyer from LOST? Too far?

    Kim--Yes! Thank you! ha! It IS hot as Hades! And absolutely YES to ice cream!

    Lauren--Happy moving friend! When I return we will have to have a housewarming soiree. (That is me using GRE vocab in real life. ha! jk. ...Kinda.) :)

    Michelle said...

    Congrats on finishing the GRE, yay for upcoming vacation, and goodness gracious you are training for a 5K but good luck! I will watch from afar in admiration with the hope that same day, I will become a runner too, but with little motivation to actually do so, lol.

    Also... no need to check out The Hunger Games from the real library, as your local library owner right here has the trilogy in hardback. Like, of course I would. ;)

    (and ps... I am putting in a plug for our old friend the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library... it is pretty freakin' sweet. Amazingly. As long as you have a card, you can download audiobooks and e-books AND you can get 3 free music downloads every week (and you don't have to delete the music ones! I now have Adele's entire new CD on my iTunes!))

    I am gushing about something in Topeka. I am stopping now.

    Austin & Terri said...

    Yeah! WTG on the GRE! (Hahaha, do people still say that [WTG]? Do you remember what that means?!)

    Have fun on vacation. You, Jenny, and I will need another coffee date once you two are all rested and ready for socializing. Let's be honest...vacations are fun, but they definitely zap some energy out of us for a while. Love you!

    Sara said...

    Thanks Michelle! I will definitely take you up on that! And WHAT?! I had no idea about those amazing T-town library perks. I will have to look into that. And hey, you gush away my friend. :)

    Terri--HAHA! WTG. Love it. I absolutely agree about coffee. I will email today! p.s. Adam still makes fun of me for the term "Matrixed it."