Currently sitting at my desk in long sleeves and a jacket. It's legitimately cold. How was your weekend? I firmly believe that July 5th should be a holiday like the day after Thanksgiving always is. I'm tired.
Sidenote: I dressed in so much red, white, and blue over the course of the last four days. Bored at work and waiting for the weekend to start. . .
On Saturday morning we helped our roommate, Stacey, pack up her U-Haul trailer. She left this morning on a cross-country trip to her new home in Washington, DC. That afternoon Alena and I drove out to the Skykomish River. We went for the Fourth last year and it was SO hot. Not so this year. The views are just too much. I was sitting there feeling so thankful to be able to live in this beautiful place.
We were lucky to have some sun during the afternoon.
On Sunday there was church singing patriotic hymns and then we had a BBQ at a friend's house. I was snacking on some chips before we started grilling so by the time that we sat down to eat, this was all I had room for. So ridiculous. When I use my small plates at home, my meals don't look so pathetic. And don't get me wrong, I continued to graze for the next four hours so I ate plenty of food.
On Monday Stephanie and I met Ken for breakfast in the neighborhood. I'd been wanting to take a trip to IKEA so we popped down south and bought some necessary and some unnecessary things. Then we met up with Stacey on Lake Washington. It was her last day in Seattle and she had her boat out on the water. The weather was slightly cool and cloudy, but we had a great time for the little bit of time we spent out there.
Fleece and blankets over swimsuits.
Because I over-commit to things, I ended up at IKEA a second time that afternoon with another group of friends. It was sort of insane, but we had a good time being idiots. I got home around 6:00pm and later that night Steph and I layered up (puffy vests in July) and met another group and walked to the fireworks. My neighborhood is close to the lake so thankfully we can walk and not get stuck in traffic for hours afterward. We set up our blanket in the middle of the street with hundreds of other people and enjoyed the show.
Stephanie wears a fitbit and had 18,000 steps by the end of the day. I walked IKEA a second time so I'm guessing I was well over 20,000. A LONG DAY, but fun.