Happy 4th of July, everyone! I hope you had a nice and long weekend. We definitely had a nice weekend. We got to hang out in our backyard (I’ve wanted to have a backyard/patio for years!) and went out to the local brewery around the corner for blonde ales and yummy food. We’re not too much into 4th of July celebration activities this year, so we’re just laying low today as well, but that’s fine by me. We’re watching Red Sox baseball and enjoying the day off. I was going to go for a morning run this morning, but I badly bumped my toe on our metal bed frame on Saturday and had to take an unexpected break. Ugh. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
I am as always stunned that I am writing yet another monthly welcome post. June went by quickly. July is going to be somewhat busy and hot – summer has definitely arrived here in the Central Valley.
+ My Mom will have to have surgery next week and any and all good vibes would be appreciated. I hate being far away when a family member is in the hospital. My nephew got his tonsils removed two weeks ago and even though I know that was also a standard procedure, I wanted to be there so badly.
+ I’ll be running my first half-marathon this month (WHAT?). I know, I can’t believe it’s that time already.
+ I also will be running another 10k this coming weekend. That is, if my toe heals up nicely until then.
+ I have tons to do at work and will be preparing for a workshop in Colorado which will be happening at the beginning of August. I am thrilled, because the workshop will be right up my alley. I’ve been doing a lot of tasks at work lately that are challenging, but not really what I’d like to be doing, so I am really looking foward to being able to go to this workshop and hopefully do a bit of networking and collaborating with other colleagues on a subject that I am actually excited about.
+ Germany made it to the semi-finals of the UEFA European Soccer Championship. Did you watch the game against Italy on Saturday? Holy crap, what a nail-biter. I think I died a little. Germany finally won 6-5 on penalty kicks (which by the way they totally deserved, because they really played the better game. No bias here.). I hope they can finish this up this week!
What’s going on with you in July?