Goodness gracious has the summer gotten me away from this blog. My most sincere apologies to anyone who still gives a damn. From personal life “stuff” to the desire to continue to be more fit and active I really have neglected this corner of my world. Now that all of my graduate student friends have once again returned to classes and TA-ing, and Labor Day holiday weekend has come and gone, I hope to be more devoted to updating on WorthyStyle.
So, what have I been up to all summer? I hope you will enjoy the past three months in summary, provided by pics from my Instagram account:
My family and I went to the Outer Banks for a week in June, taking with us my cousin L (who was about to start her third trimester of her first pregnancy!). Her husband works crazy long hours and shes a sister to me so we had fun doing all of the things we used to do as kids:
I chased an ice cream truck playing Christmas music to get us some popsicles
I worked on my short game (golf)
I got some sun (well, a pasty girl can dream!)
(So did Lily)
Bruder (my brother J) and I made drip castles
Mom found the largest shell we have found outside of Florida in years – this beautiful, perfect whelk! – hanging out half-buried in a tidal pool with tons of people around
We played many games of Cards Against Humanity with my Mom saying EVERY OBSCENE thing on those cards (mortifying/hysterical) while my Dad frowned behind his newspaper. We “kids” could not keep it together around her. Here are some good examples similar to what was played. Imagine a woman about to turn 70 saying these, these, or these out loud [obviously offensive and/or incredibly profane].
A couple weeks later, I went to Lexington to celebrate my Grandpapa’s 85th birthday
And work was really cool about screening the World Cup games for us to watch live
In July, I had fun at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, picking up items because I had gone through my closet and realized many of my clothes just do not fit – even my shoe size has changed
Also in July, my GF S from RMC had her third brain/spine procedure and was in the hospital for a couple weeks, so many of my nights included hanging out with her watching the Orioles and Food Network/Cooking Channel programs – for the past few weeks she has been settling into her PhD program at Penn State so how’s that for recovery?!
Seriously though, she is such a fighter and I love her for it!
At some point I somehow managed a DIY project of making a moderately-attractive diaper wreath for the aforementioned L, whose baby is due in just a couple weeks!
Mom and I had never hosted an event before, it was so much fun and I hope we can do it again in the future for any kind of occasion
And last but certainly not least, in celebration of a recent promotion and my 29th birthday, I joined the ACAC Short Pump and I’ve loved it!
I hope you all have had a great summer making lots of memories, and you’ll be reading more from me soon.
2 thoughts on “Goodness gracious”
Ha. Pasty girl…I am in the same boat! But think our pale selves will look younger longer because we stay out of the sun!
Go us! And go sunscreen. I really try to get the 30 min Vitamin D exposure everyday, and love how the sun feels on my skin… but sunscreen and looking young is where it's at!