DOG DAYS

July 23?!??!? Already!? When did THAT happen? July has been a good month so far.

There hasn’t been much going on, the last few days. But I suppose that can be good. We come and go from work, finalized and ordered our save the dates in between marathoning Six Feet Under. Rilo has become obsessed with me and sleeps on or beside me any chance she gets. And we’ve been, as you know, decorating and redecorating slowly but surely.

But these are good days. It is hot and disgusting outside but I’ve felt worse. The way summer feels here is always a little nostalgic for me since I first moved here during the summer. It’s a comfortable feeling, one that I don’t mind sticking with me as long as live here. Even if I am mostly sticky and frizzy while feeling it. 

Things will probably stay pretty low key for the remainder of the summer. There are talks of a “grill off kill off” between friends and one last trip to the beach house. Every summer I say I am going to go there more and then I remember that it is 6 hours total in a car to do so and I only go a few times. Oh well. But so long as we have a few more cook outs, I will be satisfied with summer 2k14. We’ll probably spend another entire paychecks worth of money on house stuff before summer comes to a close. I think I had 4 cheeseburgers last week alone. I am going to fit into my wedding dress. It’s fine.

Why can’t all year long be as carefree and endless as the days of summer? Let’s keep that mentality going 365. I think that covers it. Time to go to the dentist -__-

I realize that it has been quite a while since I provided whoever even reads this thing with any real substance & for that, my deepest apologies. 
We last spoke a few weeks back when I was painting my bedroom - which went well if you were wondering! I painted the wall behind our bed gray as an accent and I am pretty satisfied with the results.
The weeks have been coming and going faster than I even realize and I can hardly believe we are already half way through July. I have even already had very minor nostalgic wishes for fall. But I am trying to hold those back and enjoy what is left of this fantastic summer. 
I’ve spent a lot of time swimming with friends this year and I am so okay with that. It’s nice to spend day time hours together while catching some rays.
For Fourth of July, a bunch of us went to Surfside Beach and it was such a great time. I laughed until my insides hurt, I played in the ocean and I bonded with my buddies. I’m so happy we were able to swing it so last minute and would love to make a yearly beach trip a tradition. Bring on year 3!
I feel like I am diving head first into heading planning these days, too. Although at the same time, I feel like I haven’t done anything? I think it’s that in my head, all of this would be so climactic and well, it’s just not. It’s fun don’t get me wrong and maybe all of the climactic things haven’t happened yet. Although I did already buy my dress and I definitely did not sob and cry about it. I just liked it. The same way I like any other dress. Here’s to hoping when it comes in with my alterations I will have a more magical moment. But we’ve started on Save the Date designs so we can get them out in the next 3 weeks and I am cracking down on finalizing our address book. 
Above is a weird photo my friends and I insisted on taking on the golf course behind my parents house over the 4th weekend. Meh I like it.
I’m going to bake a blueberry coffee cake now.
xo
Gibbs

I realize that it has been quite a while since I provided whoever even reads this thing with any real substance & for that, my deepest apologies. 

We last spoke a few weeks back when I was painting my bedroom - which went well if you were wondering! I painted the wall behind our bed gray as an accent and I am pretty satisfied with the results.

The weeks have been coming and going faster than I even realize and I can hardly believe we are already half way through July. I have even already had very minor nostalgic wishes for fall. But I am trying to hold those back and enjoy what is left of this fantastic summer. 

I’ve spent a lot of time swimming with friends this year and I am so okay with that. It’s nice to spend day time hours together while catching some rays.

For Fourth of July, a bunch of us went to Surfside Beach and it was such a great time. I laughed until my insides hurt, I played in the ocean and I bonded with my buddies. I’m so happy we were able to swing it so last minute and would love to make a yearly beach trip a tradition. Bring on year 3!

I feel like I am diving head first into heading planning these days, too. Although at the same time, I feel like I haven’t done anything? I think it’s that in my head, all of this would be so climactic and well, it’s just not. It’s fun don’t get me wrong and maybe all of the climactic things haven’t happened yet. Although I did already buy my dress and I definitely did not sob and cry about it. I just liked it. The same way I like any other dress. Here’s to hoping when it comes in with my alterations I will have a more magical moment. But we’ve started on Save the Date designs so we can get them out in the next 3 weeks and I am cracking down on finalizing our address book. 

Above is a weird photo my friends and I insisted on taking on the golf course behind my parents house over the 4th weekend. Meh I like it.

I’m going to bake a blueberry coffee cake now.

xo

Gibbs

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I Hate Everybody 4e

So I am committing to this idea of publishing my past. I created a sub-blog for my pre-teen and teenage diaries. Feel free to check it out…we’ll see how this goes…

I Hate Everybody 4e

I took a vacation day tomorrow

Originally with the intention of going to the pool all day and being useless and mostly just out of the office but I’ve decided to be more productive than that.

I plan to enjoy a relaxing morning, paint an accent wall in my bedroom, get some things cleaned up around here, put some neglected laundry away, get some work done and run some errands. 

It’s killing me not to have the funds to re-do all the parts of my house that need re-doing all at once but I’m trying to be cool with the baby steps and one thing at a time. But there are so many pretty floors I want to put in! And sinks! And cabinets! And counter tops! Not to mention all of the furniture I’d like to have.

BA-BY ST-EP-S.

always the weekend

I don’t have much to give you today but it is nice out and I am headed to the beach with some friends which is very exciting since it’s almost July and my skin is still saying “Merry Christmas”

A friend from high school was in town doing stand up last night so after a quick bite at Cafe Strudel we strolled down the block to see him and some other people tell some jokes. I must say, I’ve been to comedy shows at this place before and was never terribly impressed but last night a lot of those comics had me in stitches. It was a nice way to spend the night and always good to see friends I don’t get to see often enough.

Oh and happy summer!

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