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Sunday, July 24, 2011

summer! finally!

Summer has finally arrived in the Northwest! While the rest of the country is battling record-breaking heat waves (I'm looking at you, Virginians), we've been struggling to hit 80. It's been kinda sad. But the weather is finally staying nice on a regular basis! (I hope. Knock on wood. etc.)
I have been in a blogging slump.
But here is a run-down of what I've been up to:

Restarted Weight Watchers with Lavs. We are on week 3 now, going well so far (only down 4 pounds, but am very motivated still)...

Watched Harry Potter... twice. Just as great the 2nd time.
Had a ridiculous epic cupcake making adventure. Tried to make these (a running joke with my awesome friend Beth):
And ended up with this:
Ha! Not quite as cute. But it's the thought that counts. And then I had to overnight them to Boston, which it turns out is quite pricey and also not the smartest idea during the above-mentioned heat wave. Alas, only about 3 of the 18 cupcakes I mailed came out intact. But apparently they still tasted good!

Been to Camp a few times (mostly so Lucy Lou gets the chance to swim).

Got the (mostly) all-clear from the knee surgeon! I don't have to go back to see him ever again! (well, hopefully. Again, knock on wood.) I need to do a few more months of physical therapy to get strength back and all that, but am finally allowed at least to do a bit more than just bike/walking. I'm excited for that.

Watched the US women lose the World Cup to Japan. Great game, still not sure how we lost. But it's tough to be too disappointed, when Japan could use the morale boost a heck of a lot more than we can.

Watched Cadel Evans win the Tour de France. Now, I'm no Ryan Prentice die-hard up-at-3am-watching-live kinda person. But I do love the Tour. And this was probably the best overall Tour I've seen in years... exciting stuff nearly every day, and the winner not decided until the final time trial.

My friend Michele (the one who got married in TX last January, and came to Vegas with us) moved to Coeur d'Alene! I'm super excited to have her close!

There you have it. That's what I've been doing. Not super exciting folks. :)


Laurie said...

I think it's exciting :-) Love the Tour too, even though as we know I'm the most bike-tarded person EVER. And yay on the knee! You didn't even bother to tell me about the good news, which is annoying, since I've been there through the whole miserable ordeal. But I forgive ya, and we need to start WALKING your horribly leash-trained (not) puppy.

Cara said...

glad to hear the knee is recovering! the corn cupcakes looked a little bockity, but cute anyway! and it has been so hot here i imagine it is close to what hell feels like. although im not convinced hell has the humidity!

Lis said...

Send some of that heat over here please! I'm getting ready to turn the furnace back on!

Yay on the knee!

Cupcakes are cute...although corn on the cob and cupcakes don't mix well in my mind.

Keep up the motivation on the WW!

Sara Miller said...

Is the butter a yellow starburst? And if there was only one yellow starburst in the package, did you write to Mr. Wonka himself and demand he provide you more than one per package?

Katie said...

ha! yes it was starburst. and no, the package was uniformly correct. I've noticed no missing colors since i sent that letter, so clearly the president of Starburst was paying attention.