End of Summer is Near
The end of summer doesn't really hit me the same way that it did when I had to go back to school or the way I think it would if we had school aged kids. I'm not so sure that'd I'd ever jump into the hype though. So for me the end of summer is simply the beginning of the end of warm weather. Work continues and life keeps movin on. We had a great time enjoying the weather this weekend. Eric made some great dinners too!
Lately we've been attempting to get out on our bikes more to explore the local countryside whenever the weather is less than sweltering. On Saturday I woke up early and said to myself, just get up and go now! I knew I just needed to rip that band aid off and get this day going..So I wake up Eric, get the dogs outside, we get our bikes ready, grab our waters and the tennis rackets and we're off! The 'end of summer' cool breeze even made me think I may need to put cotton into ears from the wind! Smooth sailing at a comfortable 8-10mph and hills at 17mph- it was a great ride there......only to find that after all the times we've been to the township park and it likes like the barren dessert or a zombie apocalypse with no one person in sight - both tennis courts were taken! We waited a few to realize this very fit family of 5 was not going to be leaving soon. So we headed back home for what felt like the longest 2.5 miles ride back. What a bummer! It's lookin like the next few days are going to be 90* and steamy!
The rest of the weekend was filled with Landry an other wifely household duties. I was able to get some cool new graphics made for the site and Facebook page and tie up some loose ends with the Histiocytosis Awareness Month page we made to help answer some common questions we get a lot.
We're almost at the 30 day countdown till Disney! There's so much planned with the help of or wonderful family friends who are gifting our stay and more! Although these final steps can be a bit intimidating! Traveling with medications and those including needles is not going to be fun. Just makes that 7:30 am flight pee arrival time probly a bit earlier than we should...
We have tons planned for this month ahead!
•a trip to the cabin in PA
• local ducks unlimited dinner
• our anniversary dinner with some friends who will be celebrating a birthday on their end.
• a super huge day of tests for Eric at Temple
• last warm day weekends at the beach where they fit
Ending the month in style and starting October off with a bang!
• Disneymoon (that would be a Disney honeymoon for the non-Disney phanatic's)
• 5k in Moorestown, NJ for our late friend Sean Fischel who died earlier this year of complications from HLH. process benefit local children's charities. Message or check back soon if you want to join!
stuck on Starting a blog
I have wanted to start a blog for quite some time now. TIME is the hardest thing to find these days. I currently hold a full time position in Philadelphia, PA and I live in New Jersey with my husband Eric, 2 dogs Bella & Buttercup, and cat Tiger. My average day starts off with hitting the snooze at 5am, finding the energy to get out of bed, taking the dogs out, feeding them, getting ready for work, letting the dogs out again, grabbing something on the go before braving the great commute into Philadelphia. An 8.5 hour work day plus commute typically turns into an 11.5 or 12 hour day. Not horrible, but it doesn't really leave a whole lot of time to get much else done come the evening. By the time the mail is brought in and checked through, the dogs are let out, played with and fed, and dinner is under way - it's about 3 hours before I should be going to bed. The little free time that's left during the week is usually spent hanging out with eric and the dogs and catching up on any messages recieved on the website or social media sites. And jeeze, there must be time to fit a shower in there. Now, for working moms, i'm sure that seems like eternity for the amount of free time you must get - but honestly, it's why we don;t have kids yet. We're young, just celebrated 3 years in our house this June, and more than 50% of the time here, eric hasn't beenn. When he was healthy he traveled to disasters around the country and last year spent 99 days int he hospital, most of which he was medically sedated and paralyzed for. So the 'free' time you'd assume I have is spent focusing on eric's medical conditions and trying to figure out where all my energy has gone. After doing some much needed self reflection, Eric & I realised we don't nearly exercise as much as we should. We do exercis-ey type things around our house since we live out in the 'country', but dedicated time is needed. recently we started biking and though I feel as if my thighs have turned into jello and i can't quite feel my ankles - the day after I feel so REFRESHED! So now i'm working on limiting my time spent in the digital world and trying to organize the house a bit better. starting a blog is probly NOT reccomended considering how I already manage Eric's website, and assist with the social media sites, and blog. But it is what it is and there's only 1 way for me to keep up with all of this and that's with my iPhone.
Amanda Majusiak is a GIS Professional who focuses on web design, graphic design, photography and social media outreach.
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