Born and raised in the mid Atlantic, I took myself out to Portland, OR in September 2010. Here is a small measure of documentation on the adventures of learning to remake my world on the west and on other related topics..
I haven't gotten up to much in the past couple of days. Didn't even manage to go on my long run on Friday. I don't know why, but working up the energy to run has been hard this week. I think I made a running buddy that I can do a 7 miler with on Wednesday. So, I'm looking forward to that. Maybe I can make up for my missed run a bit.
Tomorrow and then Monday = last two days of work before vacation! Yay! Now, I just gotta work out how I'm getting to the airport so early in the morning. I'm sure it will all turn out though.
I don't know what I've been doing with myself and I tend to think that maybe I'm fighting off allergies a little bit so I need more sleep but compared to my regular wake up time (which is in between 7-8) I've been waking up crazy late. It's kind of a great luxury but it makes me nervous that when I need to wake up early I won't be used to it anymore and won't be able to do it.
It's good I have very little planned for my day so I'm not really behind. I'm just going to start reading my book in a few minutes. This book is one of the reason's I'm waking up late. I keep starting to read it before I go to bed and then not realizing that I should stop reading until about 1 in the morning.
Good News: there are two fairs; The Rose Festival and the Multnomah County Fair, this weekend. So, I'm going to try and hit up at least one of those.
Hi all, and by all I mostly mean, Katelyn- My one most dedicated blog follower.
Sorry for letting you guys down on the blog schedule. I know that I've missed my past two updates. Things have been happening for sure but for some reason, I haven't been on the computer as much to let you know about them. The biggest reason for that is actually because in my free time I've been reading a book called Shantaram. It's a good book but I've been reading it with special fervor because it's due back to the library when I'm on vacation so I know I need to get it all read before I leave and it's like a 900 page book. All of my extra time focus has been going into this book. Sorry all.
Besides all of that reading what have I been doing with my time?
Enjoying the nice weather for one. It's been warm enough to wear short sleeves pretty much every day this week.
Going on a couple of dates for another. Since last Friday I've gone to a Cajun food place, had a home made dinner date, and gone to see a movie with the same boy.
Going to some music shows. Found a band I really enjoy besides the one that I always go to see, And, And, And. They're called My Autumn's Done Come. I really enjoy the fact that Portland really does have a show to offer every night of the week that is usually free or under $5 to see. I mean, I'm not going every night of the week but I have been to 3 shows in the past 3 weeks. It probably doesn't hurt that I have a crush on a band member.
Aside from all of this, I've been working and trying to maintain a clean home. Today, Wednesday, has been nicknamed Cleansday by my roomie because I try to at least clean the linolium floors that we have every Wedensday. Today, I cleaned the bathroom, except for the shower and am working on a wipe down and floor cleaning of the kitchen.
I'm also avoiding sugar (that doesn't occur in fruit) this week. Boy, is that a challenge for me. It makes me realize how much of an addict I am. I had a dream about brownies last night! For goodness sake, brownies!
I'll try and update tomorrow so you don't feel too left behind on the happenings of my life. Then, I'll be back on track.
Thanks for reading. Shout out to Dan, who I know reads this blog on the regs too. I appreciate it.