A GOOD CATCH

There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...pursue those.
'Twas a busy day full of mountain bikers on the trail today. 4.4 mile run done. It's funny to pass them going up steep grades, and seeing their faces when I get next to them and they realize a runner is going faster than them.

Now for attempt #3 to find black non-slip shoes for these skinny feet, in my size, that aren’t ugly, sporty or pricey.

'Twas a busy day full of mountain bikers on the trail today. 4.4 mile run done. It's funny to pass them going up steep grades, and seeing their faces when I get next to them and they realize a runner is going faster than them.

Now for attempt #3 to find black non-slip shoes for these skinny feet, in my size, that aren’t ugly, sporty or pricey.

This girl just got a part-time second job at a restaurant/wine bar. As a wine lover, I’m looking forward to tasting the wine and food pairings.

I was shocked how much experience one needs to be a server or bartender at any establishment and settled on starting as a hostess, while the owner talked of grooming me into a part-time manager when they open another restaurant soon. Amazing what straightened hair, makeup, and a pair of heels to go with confidence will do for a first impression.

This girl just got a part-time second job at a restaurant/wine bar. As a wine lover, I’m looking forward to tasting the wine and food pairings.

I was shocked how much experience one needs to be a server or bartender at any establishment and settled on starting as a hostess, while the owner talked of grooming me into a part-time manager when they open another restaurant soon. Amazing what straightened hair, makeup, and a pair of heels to go with confidence will do for a first impression.

My sweat game at the gym tonight was fierce! I had no desire to run or bike, so I dragged my butt to the gym and got motivated.

My abs and quads will be SORE tomorrow!

My sweat game at the gym tonight was fierce! I had no desire to run or bike, so I dragged my butt to the gym and got motivated.

My abs and quads will be SORE tomorrow!

I took a mini vacation last week and spent 4 days in Chicago to see a bestie…and eat.

As soon as I landed I started off with Giordanos stuffed pizza. Then we took an arhitectural boat tour, followed by dinner and drinks, and visiting the Nutella Bar in Eataly.

Friday consisted of more food, day drinking on the way walking to wrigley field for a Cubs game. Pouring rain for an hour and yours truly got hammered on 3 beers (one of them was 8% in my defense). Dinner at Purple Pig was really late and we must have walked for miles.

Saturday: 3 straight hours of torrential downpour. So much for a run around the lake. We went to WestFest and a Burger Fest where Jen ate too much, got drunk again, and made my lactose intolerant friends eat Wisconsin Cheese Curds. On the way home we hit the best drunk food spot called Cheesies Pub & Grub and consumed the BEST grilled cheese sandwiches, washed down with a cocktail.

Sunday, I was hurting and bloated so we just went to Skydeck at the Sears Tour for breathtaking views, Taste of Chicago (overpriced) and went to a good gastropub to see the World Cup Final.

What a great little time away from reality…

Some days I just wake up in a stellar mood. I’ve had many of them mornings lately since I flushed negativity out of my mind.

Happy Tuesday you all!

Some days I just wake up in a stellar mood. I’ve had many of them mornings lately since I flushed negativity out of my mind.

Happy Tuesday you all!

Belly rubs and snuggles with my parents dogs.

Pretty pink flowers on the tree above me to admire during my morning coffee date with Grandma.

More bugging me for belly rubs.

A perfect sunset while I sat in the backyard and chatted with mom and dad.

Perfect summer weekend day. I couldn’t be more content.

Beer outing with dad and a surprisingly tasty sweet stout 🍻 #beer #brewery (at Bravery Brewing)

Beer outing with dad and a surprisingly tasty sweet stout 🍻 #beer #brewery (at Bravery Brewing)

Happy Independence Day. I’ll be here all weekend. Relaxing is hard, but someone has to do it. Bring me a beer.

Happy Independence Day. I’ll be here all weekend. Relaxing is hard, but someone has to do it. Bring me a beer.