Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Oh My God, We're Back Again (Brothers, Sisters, Everybody Sing)

Well, would you look at me: I'm back again!

My trip home to California was all of the fantasticness I had hoped it would be, barring of course the nasty kidney infection that I won't go into detail about. I'm still trying to resolve said kidney issues and have an appointment with a specialist all set up for next week.

Some highlights of my trip include:
*Spending TONS of quality time with family-- both sides, even!
*Bobbie's visit! It really couldn't have been more relaxing or needed, with pedicures, shopping, and smoothies galore.
*Catching up with friends over drinks, burritos, cookies, and Trader Joe's UFOs.
*Disneyland! Although it was a little rough ending my trip on such an active note, it was tons of fun and totally worth it.

Since being back in Philly, I have enjoyed some mini road trips (the beach, a lake, Boston/CT), dinners with friends, and a triumphant (if a little boring) return to work. At least I'm making money again!

Now the plan is to enjoy what this city has to offer for the rest of the summer (and pray for sunshine!).

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I'm baaaack. And leaving again.

So I've been MIA for a while, and it hasn't been pretty. Usually when I slack in the blogging department it's because I'm out being crazy busy and social and all that. This time, it was because the flu stopped me in my tracks! I have since done most of the recovery necessary to be back at work and back to my normal self (so, so close).

Because I have a couple days of office time before boarding a plane to CALIFORNIA FOR 17 DAYS, I have been doing a lot of slacking by planning my tattoo. Yep, remember the one I alluded to back in 2007? It's finally going to happen...in August. So I've been getting clippings and color samples together because it has been a long time coming and I want it to be perfect. My vision has changed a bit (for the better, I believe), but the basic idea is still there, which is a ginkgo leaf. I can't wait to get it and share it!

Alright, so because I can think of few things besides my trip home, here's a very rough itinerary of said trip:
Friday, July 3: Fly to CA! Drive up to Fresno with Matthew and Melinda, stopping in Bakersfield for dinner with Dad.
Saturday, July 4: Trevor's birthday/Independence Day party! Hot dogs and hamburgers, here I come!
Sunday, July 5: Breakfast with both in- and out-of-towners.
Thursday, July 9: Pick up Bobbie at the airport!
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Shenanigans with Hobs.
Sunday, July 12: Drop Bobbie off at the airport.
July 18 and 19: Disneyland!
July 20: Back to Philly.

Since most of the things I listed are weekend festivities, during the week I plan to:
+Have dinner with some family
+Visit friends
+Have a long-awaited ladies night in San Francisco with Katie and Anna
+Sit around and get (more of) a tan!

Oh, it's going to be CaliFANTASTIC.