Where Have I Been

The answer is all over the place: Baltimore, NY, Baltimore, Cape Cod, Baltimore. This summer has kept me busy that is for sure. I had written another post and then my internet crapped out and I lost it. SO a post on my trip to the Cape will be coming the next couple of days. Instead I figured I would fill you in on what has been going on. I’ll start at the beginning of August (can you believe today is the last day of August?!?!). We spent the first week of August packing up our old house and on August 10th we moved. It’s hard to believe that we spent two years at 2630 Fait, but at the same time it felt like we had been there forever. It was the perfect transition house for us and we definitely have a few memories there ;) I certainly grew up in that house and a lot happened in my life while living there.

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Don’t worry though we didn’t move far away, just down the street and around the corner! We’ve moved into an apartment complex and so far so good :) It’s a two level apartment and we’re almost completely unpacked. I know three weeks later we should definitely be unpacked, but this past week was the only week I slept here every night! We still have pictures to hang and things to organize, but it’s ours and it feels like home. We are even right next door to one of our favorite restaurants, my favorite running path, and a bus stop!

After we moved in, I immediately hopped on a train to NY. Like Tuesday morning at 6:15am and I was in NY for work by 8:45am. It was a crazy 24 hours, but it needed to be done. Luckily while I was there I was able to get dinner with my good friend Jenn. It’s always SO nice to see her and I wish she lived closer to Baltimore (or in Baltimore)! BUT now that she is moving into her first apartment, I see some visits in the future!! My busy week didn’t end there and Thursday we were back in the office. One of the managers at work had given me and one of my coworkers tickets to the Ravens game so Thursday night we went. I had never been to a real football game so it was really exciting! We walked up every stair in the stadium, but it was worth. Although we did miss the first quarter where all of the good players play and they had fireworks (which I could see from my Uber on the highway) and two touchdowns.

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That weekend was spent unpacking, figuring out my room and getting used to the new place. I ran 8 miles (my longest to date) in preparation for the Charles Street 12 (which I think I might die during, I don’t know why I do this to myself). It was back to work on Monday for a short week. On Wednesday I was flying to Cape Cod!! I’ll leave Cape Cod for another post because it was a great long weekend, but teaser….Erin forgot I was coming Wednesday! Photo Aug 13, 6 04 00 PM Photo Aug 16, 9 51 29 AM

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HI ALL! Just popping in quick to say hello. I’ll be back maybeee later in the week with all the fun things I’ve been up to, like moving and more client trips and football games, and friends. Hope your week is off to a good start :)

A month later…

And I’m back. So let’s back up to the last time we spoke (ergh I typed). Last time I checked in I was about to go home to NH for a quick family visit. One thing I didn’t let on in that post was that I had been promoted at work! I’ve know since the middle of June, it was “affective” July 1, but no one in the office found out until July 15th. On the 15th we got an email with everybody who got promoted throughout the company, it’s always cool to see who else got promoted in what office. I jumped right into the role (which I had been kind of in since before our busy season) and have been busy at work ever since. Hence the reason I haven’t checked in. When I got back from my short visit home, I was out at a client and then the week after that I was at another client in NY. So I was go go go for two weeks straight and I expected work to still be busy, but a little less hectic this past week. Well our week in NY brought some surprises and I was crazy busy this past week and on Tuesday I’ll be headed back to NY for two days.

The reason I’m not headed to NY today with the rest of my team is I am moving!!! Staying in Baltimore, in the same zip code, in the same neighborhood, just moving down the street to an apartment complex vs a row home! I am extremely excited, but today is going to be extremely stressful. We spent all weekend packing in between naps, a run, trips to target, and cleaning. Our new home will be a big transition as we move from a home to an apartment complex, but there are so many pluses to look forward to.

I’ve also been running, can you call it running when it’s once a week? Ahh oh well. One of my coworkers and I signed up for the Charles Street 12 over Labor Day weekend. I was trying to run a couple of days a week, but when I get to work at 7am and leave at 7pm (or later) I have no motivation to get up any earlier. It’s going okay, but nothing to write home about. Two Fridays ago I took an earlier train home from NY so I could participate in the race Sneaks Come Out At Night. Our company register for 25 people to participate and one of the managers at work asked me to be on her team. There were three of us and we each ran a 5k. It was a lot of fun and I would definitely consider doing it again next year. Plus it was for a good cause, Back On My Feet is an amazing organization and I love what it does.

Well this post was literally all over the place, my apologies. I wanted to get in a quick post with what I’ve been up to, but don’t have any pictures. I’ll try to check back in at the end of the week on my move and my quick trip to NYC (we are trying to plan something fun for Tuesday night), but am making no promises.

Another Monday

Hi all! It’s Monday again, I feel like they keep coming quicker and quicker. I am okay with it being Monday though because it two days I’ll hop on a plane and be back in NH for a long weekend! I am excited to be home although I wish the circumstances for the trip were different. I arrive early Wednesday morning and already know I have a packed day ahead of me. I am most excited to see the newest addition to our family, a kitten named Piper!! I was never a cat person until Bella came to live with Sara and I and now I am mostly a cat person.

Lets back up quick and I’ll catch you up on my life. Last week I arrived home from Colorado with a cold. I never get sick so I figured it would pass that first day, but it didn’t. I had a dentist appointment Wednesday and after that I headed to the store to pick up some Dayquil/Nyquil. Even though I took the Nyquil that night I still slept awful and felt even worse when I woke up in the morning. Waiting for the bus was miserable and I thought I would pass out from having hot flashes (TMI? I don’t care). I thought about working from home, but there is just something about saying you are sick after being on a week long vacation. So I stuck it out at work, but made a trip to CVS to buy the Nyquil syrup to take instead of the pills. I don’t know if it was just the placebo affect, but I passed out Thursday night and felt 100 times better Friday morning. I am still feeling a little sick, but almost all of my symptoms are gone, which is good I didn’t want to get back on a plane on Wednesday feeling so sick.

I spent Friday night trying to really kick the cold and then woke up Saturday to clean the house. Saturday night I went to dinner with Meredith, obviously to get sushi because we don’t eat anything else ;) I went to bed early Saturday and woke up Sunday craving a Dunks iced coffee. It was so needed and I spent the rest of my morning finishing cleaning the house as we were expecting our landlord to come by with a realtor. I spent the rest of Sunday just hanging out around the house relaxing.

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Since my last post was basically a novel on just my travel day I decided to break it up and share what we did the rest of my trip in this post (or maybe another one as well…it was seriously the best). Since I arrived on a Wednesday I knew Lacey would have to work on Thursday. Originally I was supposed to go on a hike with Buffy, but plans changed and we never ended up going. I hung out around Lacey’s house all day, basically catching up on my sleep and all the TVs shows I’ve missed since I’ve been working late. I mean I’m on vacation right, laying in bed all day is totally acceptable. When Lacey got home we went to the grocery store to buy groceries for the week and also headed to the liquor store (we spent a lot of time there this weekend…I mean it was a holiday weekend). When we got back into town we picked up her boyfriend, Trevor, and his roommate and we all went to Lacey’s to have tacos for dinner. It really hit the spot and I’m glad we had them because we all ended up going on Breck Cruisers, a biking bar crawl. It was so awesome. The theme was red, white, and blue. Of course being me I didn’t pack nearly enough red, white, and blue so I just wore the clothes I was wearing. Also I probably haven’t ridden a bike since the summer I bought my beach cruiser (yikes four years ago). I rode Lacey’s road bike and now I feel like I need one too. Anyways, back to the bar crawl, we arrived about an hour late, but still with plenty of time to hit up three of the bars on the crawl. The group was a lot of fun and we made some friends. I couldn’t believe Lacey had never been to it before and I feel like with a huge group of friends it would be so much fun.

After the biking bar crawl we went home since we knew we were going to have a big day ahead of us on Friday. Friday morning Lacey’s friend from college, Sarah, was supposed to arrive and then we were going climbing. Sarah arrived around 9 and we headed out the door. We had to hike up a bit before the rock climbing spot, I was definitely winded by the time we got up there. I had never been rock climbing on real rocks before so I was unsure if I was going to do it. After watching Trevor, Lacey, and Sarah climb I knew I needed to also. I don’t know where this fear comes from, but apparently I am afraid of heights. I made it about three quarters of the way up and then decided I wanted to come down. I think I could really enjoy the sport if I went more often, but getting used to the shoes was really hard for me. It started the rain towards the end of our time and we all decided to call it quits and head home. By the time we got home and pulled ourselves together, our friend Emily arrived and we were heading out the door to attend a cookout at someones house. We spent the rest of the night around a fire just hanging out before deciding to hit the hay so we could be rested for our 4th of July festivities.

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When we woke up on Saturday we made blueberry pancakes and drank mimosas, we attempted to make it to the parade, but the buses were running late and we never made it. Around noon we all headed to Trevor’s with a couple of other people. But first we needed to make a stop at the liquor store. We got to Trevor’s played some card games and drank some more mimosas before heading to a park where we could sit outside and play some out door games. Being myself, I tripped down a small hill and tore apart my ankle, whoops (4th of July = 1 Katherine = 0). We hung out at the park for a while before heading into town to grab some food at a bar. Emily and I had the nachos while Lacey and Trevor played corn hole. The nachos were delicious! After the nachos we wandered around town for a while running into people we knew and just hanging out. We eventually ended up at a bar with a fire pit and just hung out for a while which was really nice. After that we wandered around some more and around 1 headed home. We all passed out and slept like rocks.

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When we woke up on Sunday we knew we needed breakfast so we headed back into town to grab some much needed breakfast. After that we headed back to Trevor’s house and all hung out laying on the couch and playing some more card games. Around 3:30 we decided to head to the store to buy some hot dogs, corn, and pasta salad for our impromptu BBQ so Emily could say she ate a hot dog on the 4th (err 5th). After our BBQ it was time to head back into town to watch the Women’s World Cup game. We showed up 10 minutes into the game and the US had already scored two goals. Within a couple of minutes, we watched them score two more which was so crazy. We watched the whole game and I’m kind of ashamed that this was the only one I watched. After the game we were all exhausted and headed back to Lacey’s to just relax. Sarah and Emily headed home, I passed out on the couch and it was a perfect weekend. I don’t think I’ve laughed that hard in so long! I probably hadn’t seen Emily in close to two years and it was so great to catch up.

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Monday I woke up, packed my things up, took a shower and waited for the bus into town. Since Lacey had to work again I decided to spend some time exploring the town at a different pace than the other days we were there. Lacey had suggested Clint’s Bakery for breakfast sandwiches so that is exactly what I did. I ordered a delicious almond joy mocha and an sausage, egg, and cheese on an everything bagel. I found a table and spent about an hour and a half eating and reading my book. It was so relaxing and so nice. After Clint’s I wandered in and out of stores trying to determine if I wanted anything. I knew I wanted a long sleeved shirt and I found I believe the perfect one. Lacey had suggested the Hat Company when I said I wanted some new rings. I was in luck and they were having a buy two, get one free so I got two new rings and a new pair of earrings. After about another hour I decided to head back to Lacey’s since it was starting to rain. I took the bus and got to see some more of Breckenridge which was awesome. It is such a neat little town and I absolutely loved my time there. I can’t wait to come back and visit again.