Coming back from vacation is not fun at all. It’s Wednesday and I am still not caught up on emails at work. The most time consuming part is sorting through what was done while I was out and what wasn’t. I’m down to about 150 emails now so that’s good.
The trip to Disney a few weeks ago was unplanned and kind of last minute but last week is an annual trip my in-laws take every year and it’s been a lot of fun. They used to go when my hubby was little and then stopped going until maybe 10 years or so ago they started going again. They rent a house on a quiet lake in the Pocono’s for a few weeks and the whole family goes and hangs out. I don’t have a lot of my own family around me so its nice to get that fun family vacation feel with my in-laws. Plus Frankie comes with us and he loves vacation!
Last year we ran quite a few times while up there but this year we didn’t even walk once. We brought our shoes, garmins and all but just didn’t do it. I like running up there because its much cooler, higher elevation because you are in the mountains, and dirt roads. Its like trail running without trails. It just seemed like every chance I had to go for a run, I found something else to do with my time. I have been in a funk lately and I KNOW its from lack of movement but I still haven’t been able to force myself out the door. Training NEEDS to start next week. No more excuses! Time to get busy.
I lent my Cannon T1i to my brother, he needed it for a school project, so I was limited to my iPhone but I still got some pictures of vacation.
Frankie is a rescue dog. We got him from a shelter. You would never know it. He is not really a lay on the floor/ground king of dog. He insists on chairs. Even if he doesn’t fit.
This year we bought a water kong so he had a good toy to fetch. I wasn’t sure if he was going to destroy it right away or not but he was really good about it!
For the most part ;) He would retrieve it and bring it back onto the beach and want you to tug with him. He’s 70 pounds and packs a punch. I can’t tug with him, he will pull me in the water! He seems to know that though so he doesn’t tug as hard with me. Sweet boy.
He did so much better with swimming this year too. He tends to breathe with his mouth and take in water more than he should but he was using his nose more and did much better.
I also love when he gets wet because he has these black spots all over his skin that you can’t see as good when he is dry.
As he has gotten older, he has gotten more spots.
He did not like when people left, and had to see where they were going.
He demanded a boat ride, but then really wasn’t a big fan so didn’t get to go too far.
Sunsets on the lake are always nice, and Frankie liked them too. He was very concerned when our nephew was out in the canoe though and had to keep a sharp eye on him.
He even protested when we were packing up to go home!
Poor guy! My in-laws are still up there but sadly we had to come home and get back to work. Can you tell we have no kids? HA! Dog overload!!
While on vacation, Brian and I hit our 12 year anniversary! We know the date but since we have been on the family vaca the past few years we haven’t really been able to do anything. This year we did, without even realizing it.
We got tattoos! This is my 7th, and his FIRST! They were not intended on being matching or anything like that. I’ve wanted more for a while now and he just got on this itch to get some. I loved the look of the anchor and he mentioned his thumb and we went with it. His is his left hand though and mine is my right. I added the heart to make it a little more girly. The next day I noticed the day and started laughing because we got tattoos ON our anniversary date! That is not the best angle/picture of his but he took it right after we got back from the shop. Mine is from the day after.
At work the cafeteria is adding in more organic food and such and the other day I noticed a new snack at the register. I am kind of obsessed now.
It is like granola, but made out of quinoa with coconut, cranberries and cashews. There are a few others but I’ve only tried this one and a vanilla almond raisin mix. So far, this is my favorite. I know they aren’t new or anything but I just discovered them. Delish! My soon to be official Registered Dietitian brother says this does not count for me eating quinoa but what does he know ;)