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Monday, June 25, 2007

Weekend in Review....

This weekend turned out to be pretty relaxing, which was really nice. Since I took Friday off from work, it started on Thursday evening for me!

My parents came down Thursday and we really had a great time at the Harry Connick Jr. concert. Our seats were great and I loved seeing Harry again. This show was a little different - totally new material and only one song from the past, but that was okay. He did lots of instrumental and sang less. Any way you slice it, you can't go wrong at a Harry show at WolfTrap... until it comes to parking. We got hosed on the parking situation and ended up in the field (way worse than the two lots) and were forced into a spot (by the lovely men in orange vests) that was right up against a post, meaning we couldn't pull through to get out. After the concert, I hustled back to the car and got backed out and in the exit line, and Mom, Dad and Rob jumped in the car. We waited about 30 minutes to get out of the field anyway, which stunk!

Friday morning, Mom and I went to Let's Dish - a really fun place where you select and prepare meals that can be frozen, and then cooked when needed. The menu items were good, and we both split our portions to get at least two meals out of all of them. Tonight we are trying the first one and I'm looking forward to it!

Unfortunately, I pulled a muscle in my back at some point on Friday and spent the weekend on ice packs and muscle relaxers. Being at the lake helped (no laundry to think about doing, floors to vacuum, etc.), and Rob was a trooper about helping me out. He cooked all of our meals and took good care of me!

So now it's Monday and we are back at work for another week....

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

What's Been Happening....

An update blog is way overdue! And with my renewed pledge to blog more, I thought this would be the perfect place to start. So what's new?

  • We did the Race of the Cure on June 2 in Washington, D.C. The weather was H-O-T but we enjoyed the day. My mom walked with us for the second time; this was Rob's fourth and my eighth race, I think. We only missed last year due to wedding stuff - I had a wedding shower that day out of town. Three miles of walking with 50,000 of our closest friends. I love the Race and am glad that my mom is here to do it with us.
  • Lake - we've already spent two weekends at the lake and are looking forward to going up again soon. Our room survived the winter (Rob and his dad and brother-in-law finished it toward the end of last summer) and we love our lake view. It's so relaxing up there.
  • HARRY CONNICK JR.! - My parents are coming down this week and we are headed to see Harry. I can't wait. In order, these are my Harry concert experiences: (1) 1992 Pittsburgh, Pa.; (2) 1998 Little Rock, Ark.; (3) 1999 Vienna, Va.; (4 and 5 - two nights in a row!) 2001 - Washington, D.C.; (6) 2003 Vienna, Va.; (7) 2003 Washington, D.C.; (8) 2005 Vienna, Va. WHEW! This will be number 9.
A pretty good wrap-up ... and at least it's another blog. More serious and deep posts to come... ;)

Must Be a Better Blogger....

How many times have I made that promise? I love reading other people's blogs and following their families, but when it comes to my own, I'm a total slacker.


I think it boils down to this: I write for a living. Press releases, conference brochures, articles... so when it comes to writing for fun, I'm tapped out. Plus, my strength is definitely in news writing. Feature stuff and feel-goods.... eh. Not so much.

So here is my pledge: I, Kathryn, promise to be a better blogger. I will write about the wacky things that happen to Rob and me. I will share stories that have meaning, and some that do not. I will try to record the important and silly and mundane things that are my life.

And I'll do it all with a smile. :)