Hello, internet world! 🙂
Long time no talk! Really, though, who’s surprised? Not me. I tend to blog in spurts, and though I really think I’d like to be consistent about it, I haven’t seemed to have made that happen, yet. Perhaps one day. A girl can dream!
Anyway! I’m here now so lets get chatting about what’s been up the past two months since I last blogged.
1.) I applied for a Personal Training job in August at a local gym that has been newly renovated. I received an invitation for an interview the next day and was hired shortly after. Woohoo! Because we had so many upcoming events previously planned, I fit in orientation and on-boarding when I could, and officially starting training the last Monday of September. It has been glorious and I had forgotten how much I love training. With all that being said, I’m working a couple of evenings (and a couple of mornings), which means my main man has been making us dinner a couple nights a week. I could get used to coming home to this, for sure!
Pictured above is steamed spinach w/ fresh lemon juice along with half a steak (we shared) which is topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions and his “secret sauce”. The previous night’s dinner (no pic) was grilled cod, Brussel sprouts and baby potatoes. Dreamy, I tell ya!
2.) We moved A’s dad to a retirement community in Dana Point at the beginning of September. From door to door we’re three miles. I think it’s been especially helpful for my FIL to be able to see his son regularly. I know it’s been nice for A, too, but also extremely stressful as he continues to handle all the things that need to be done when a person moves. Hopefully soon all the things will be sorted out and we can simply enjoy having him nearby!
3.) Right after we finished moving dad from Scottsdale to California, Anthony and I traveled to Maine for a mini-vacation with his cousin (and his wife and two children). It was absolutely wonderful and relaxing! And gorgeous! I read every day (and posted a ton on my Instagram story, which is gone by now, but you should follow me anyway) and tried to relax fully, as it was a busy summer and down time was exactly what I needed. We enjoyed fresh lobstah twice at the beach cottage and had our fair share of lobster dining out, too. There is nothing quite like a Maine lobster!
And returned from Maine with a few days to prepare for my mom’s visit! Leading me into …
4.) My momma came to visit us in California for the first time since we moved here! I’ve been fortunate enough to of had my mom visit everywhere I’ve lived (Florida, Italy, Nevada, Utah and California), though this was certainly the longest it’s taken for her to be able to visit since she’s a working woman now. It just so happened that she was here on her birthday, so A and I took her to Temecula wine country for the day. Aside from A and I having the biggest argument in the history of our relationship (which I can’t even fully recall what it was about), we had a lovely day! Sorry for being a bit cray on your day, momma. 😉
That pretty much brings us up to speed! These days I’m training clients, still teaching a couple of classes and looking forward to a quiet month ahead before our next trip at the beginning of December to visit A’s mom in Lake Oswego, OR. As far as more traveling is concerned, we’re anxious to make a trip “home” to Kansas sometime over the next few months. We’ve also been discussing where we should go for my birthday (which is in February and A has historically taken us on the most rad trips! Napa the first year and the Caribbean just this last year). The current contenders are Napa and Paso Robles (we love wine, duh), but who knows what we’ll decide in time.
I hope you’re having a fabulous day wherever you are!