It’s been a long time since I did one of these posts and a long time since we posted regularly. We’ve had a long year – some things good, some bad or just trying. I feel like we are finally getting bad to normal so we are finally getting back to blogging.
Travel had a lot to do with all of the madness of this year. I have spent months on the road this year which I enjoy sometimes. It’s hard being on the road for weeks at a time, one trip after the other. By the time I take my next trip, I will have been home for 2.5 straight months. It’s the longest I’ve been home in almost 2 years. We have a few trips coming up but they are short and doable. I’m headed to Atlanta for a week for work then traveling on to New York to meet Micah for a wedding. At Christmas, Micah and I are meeting his family in Santa Barbara. We are hoping to make it to Albuquerque in the late winter or Spring to visit his nephews and in the summer we are planning a trip to somewhere in South America. I have no work trips on the horizon (besides Atlanta) which I am excided about.
I tried running and my body hated it. I go to Pilates for my knees but I needed some cardio. I started swimming a month or so ago and I love it. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it. I’m up to swimming a mile at a time which doesn’t sound like much but feels like a lot when you are swimming 72 laps in a 25 meter pool. My favorite new (old) swimming accessory is the FINIS Swimmer’s headphones. I don’t know if they make them anymore but I love my pair. Micah’s Mom gave them to me a few years back and I haven’t used them until a few months ago. Swimming laps is so much better with them.
We went to see Beirut (the band) and few weeks ago and I have been obsessed with them ever since. Actually, I have been waiting years to see them. If you want to see a good show, go see them. I feel like I’m in a movie when I have them on. They are also good to swim to.
What We’re Watching
It’s fall and the season of TV but Micah and I are excited by a few old things on Netflix. Have you seen the BBC show Sherlock. It’s so good. Sherlock Holmes like you have never seen it – modern, funny, edgy. We just found 4 new episodes and we’re excited. We also love ESPN’s 30 for 30. Even if you aren’t a sports fan, I think you’d enjoy these – sports, life, politics all together. I really liked the Pony Excess film about SMU college football and the Two Escobars which is about Pablo Escobar, Andres Escobar, Drugs, Soccer and life in Columbia. My favorite one so far is Once Brothers about Drazen Petrovic, Vlade Divac and the conflict in the Balkans that torn their friendship apart. Most of the 30 for 30 films are sad but if you want a good cry, watch Once Brothers. They are coming out with another set of films this fall which should be good.
P.S. I Broke That
I one week Micah broke (pulled out) a drawer on our garage work bench, I broke the gas range (just the oven) and we found out our mower was broken. Awesome. We think we may be able to fix the drawer, I had the mower fixed (rebuilt carburetors that cost $150) and I am pretty sure I can fit the oven. I bought the part (almost $200 yikes!) and I just need Dadtractor to help pull out the oven and sort out the gas line. I’ll let you know how it goes.
What’s on your mind?