Monday, August 31, 2015

Just came back from a run

I'm trying to get myself slowly back into some kind of a routine after the slobfest that was this summer. I slept in until 10, I had sugar cereal for breakfast, I showered intermittently and I didn't run. Well, maybe once a week on average, which is seriously an insult to runners everywhere.

So this morning I set the clock for 8:30 (yes, I'm aware of how that sounds) and only slept for an hour past that. Then I got up, picked up the pile of clothes at the foot of my bed and tried to persuade myself not to go. I bargained and begged but as I was picking stuff up, I was unconsciously putting on a running outfit and before I knew it was was dressed and ready. I headed outside only to be immediately tempted by my neighbour Gabriel. He wanted me to come to his backyard and check out his garden. He and Elliott have been working together all summer and he claimed Elliott did all the work himself. I really wanted to see it. Well, more likely, I really didn't want to run. But I resisted his charms and headed to the park.

I actually did it. I ran (okay mostly walked) 3K. Down from my usual 5K but considering last week at this time I was still in bed dreaming, it was a start. And next week when school starts I'll be doing all this at 5:30 so I'd better get my act together but quick.

Now off to drink my protein shake and watch four hours of Doctor Who on the PVR. Well, you can't rush the acclimatising. You'll get the summer bends.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Our UK trip

We had such an amazing time, I thought I'd make it last one more day by posting the photos on here as well. Be warned... there are 8 sets. Heh.

Batch 1

Batch 2

Batch 3

Batch 4

Batch 5

Batch 6

So many pictures...

I messed up somewhere and 2 of these files are repeated.

I could have fixed it but I'm too lazy.

We had a LOT of forced togetherness because the 5 of us spent 9 days in taxis, apartments, planes and trains meant for multiples of 2. I didn't mind but the minute our plane touched down at home, the kids were on their devices and by the time we set foot in the house they were gone. I didn't mind though. We had such a great time touring around. We didn't argue, no one got mad when another wanted to do their own thing, and believe it or not, nothing went wrong. Well, there was a scary moment when we first arrived and we thought we were swindled out of the apartment we booked. But after an hour or so of taxiing around the city, it worked out.

Anyway, we had a good time at what we're calling the Knox Family Farewell Tour since this is probably the last time we can all go on a big trip like this. The kids will all have jobs they can't leave or girlfriends/boyfriends they will miss too much and frankly, Scott and I aren't able to pay for 5 adults to fly again. You wouldn't think so after this trip but we aren't made of money.

Next trip will be just us.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

What's new since the last post?

Let's see...

1. Scott and I appeared on an episode of "Switched At Birth"
It's only a photograph of us taken a few years ago, onscreen for about 2 seconds. At the time, the photographer asked us to sign a release to sell the negatives to Getty Images but none of us thought that it'd come to anything. 

2. I got pierced
An industrial piercing and ouch.

3. I got my 3rd ever pedicure
Light blue toes. Pretty.

4. I've seen a bunch of summer movies
Age of Ultron... Loved it
Mad Max... So freaking great! Should have been called "Furiousa"
Pitch Perfect 2... Meh
Tomorrowland... Yuck
Spy... So funny
Jurassic World... Best. Death. Ever.
Inside Out... Fell asleep.
Magic Mike XXL... Hubba hubba
Ant-Man... Exactly what I expected. And I expected to love it.

5. I'm waiting for my new clear ukulele to arrive
Not patient because look how cute...

6. We're going to the UK soon and I'm trying (and failing) to pack everything I'll need for 9 days in a large carry-on.
What is the point of this? I plan to check the bag anyway. I'm just trying to make myself crazy.

7. I got drunker that I have been in modern memory
It messed me up the entire of the following day. I think I'm done with Fireball. Forever.

So that's what's new with me. I'm really enjoying this summer and at the same time looking forward to getting back to work. Go figure. How's life with you?