How's your summer? It's passing quickly here. Looking back, I can see that we've been up to a lot.
Patrick completed his MBA and is on the job hunt
Work is... well, I'm keeping my eyes open, too.
Mom's visit came and went. We had a great time.
Patrick and I visited Seattle and Portland and ate our weight in seafood.
(Yes, we even saw the 'fish toss' at the Pike Street Market.)
I rode in the MS-150. I've done this event a number of times (I've lost count) and this year was the worst. 90+ degrees and 20+ mph winds in the face. Even the veteran riders (20 events or more) agreed it was the worst. Now, after the devastating floods in that area, I wonder what next year's event will be like?
My fitness goals are still beyond my grasp, though. I'm experiencing arthritis flare ups in my hands and feet, and that right knee never really feels 'good.' Gaining weight hasn't helped, either. Thanks to encouragement from TAMIHUNT and MNGIRLIE, I'm going to consult a trainer this week and receive a BodPod analysis.
If you haven't seen all the info that comes out of this, you might check out MNGIRLIE's blog. It's pretty impressive!
I also finished knitting a vest. It's too darn hot for a modeled shot, but I'm certain it will see a lot of wear. Just trust me.
I've saved the biggest news for the end. As you might recall, we had an empty spot in our family. ShadowDancer/Moose has been pretty lonely and let us know that it was the right time to seek a new friend.
We haven't finalized a name yet, but the front runner is "Rascal." She was such a cuddle-purr monster in our favorite pet supply store (Urbanimal, for the local SparkFriends)... and she turned into Indiana Jones when we got her home. OMG, everything is either a toy, a game or a snack. Should you be in the neighborhood and wish to stop by, please know that we are now a "Jewelry-Free Zone," LOL!
Suffice to say, I haven't tried to knit around her. It may be a few weeks. And it's hard to tell, but I think Moose is a happier kitty:
Stay cool and hydrated, SparkFriends, and enjoy your weekend!