July 15th. I love it.

I am on vacation so there’s lot to love!

First up this week, moving into my new apartment. I love it. I’ve been waiting to do this for a month and it was finally time. Thanks to the help of my friends it was a very easy transition and I unpacked and everything before I left for vacation!

I love it.

Next up, visiting my brother. I love it. I came to LA for a few days to see him and Andi and Shelby and we’ve done so much! I tried Brazilian food for the first time, went to a midnight showing of “Batman Returns”, had amazing ice cream, and even ended up doing a little homework. I leave tomorrow but I can’t wait to come back!

I love it.

Finally, completing an item on my bucket list. I love it. That’s right folks, today I finally got to put my feet in the Pacific Ocean! This is only my 6th visit to LA so I asked if we could do this special. The water was cool and refreshing and maybe next time we’ll spend more time there.

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

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July 1st. I love it.

I can’t believe it’s July.

First up this week, having only one class. I love it. For the past 6 weeks, I’ve been taking 3 classes at once. I finished those and now I only have 1 to worry about. I find myself putting off my homework and then regretting it because work for 1 class is far less labor intensive. I’m working on my procrastinating although I seem to be the most motivated at night.

I love it.

Next up, deep cleans. I love it. This week I got to clean Lupita’s room from top to bottom. Believe it or not, the sense of adrenaline that some people get from doing crazy things I get from cleaning. I’m going to post the pictures to my business website this week so keep an eye out. The pictures are so satisfying!

I love it.

Finally, dinner with friends. I love it. This week I had dinner with my friends that I don’t get to see very often. We went to a new Thai place and it was so good. Followed that up with some snowballs for a pretty great night. I also had dinner with my boss who is moving soon. For the 1st time in 6 years, we won’t be working at the same place. It’s gonna be hard to see her go but she’s gonna do great at her new job!

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

June 24th. I love it.

Can I tell you how much I love summer vacation?

First up this week, finishing 3 graduate classes. I love it. The reason I decided to not work this summer was not only for my mental health, but also so I could focus on taking several classes. This was the last week of the summer where I had to juggle the course load of 3 classes at one time. To be honest, it wasn’t that hard. If you’re organized grad school is easy. Tomorrow I start my final class of the summer but it should be a piece of cake.

I love it.

Next up, spending time with my friends. I love. I got to spend some quality time with Annabelle on Thursday watching movies, eating Poke and ice cream, and seeing the theater camp play. I followed that up with a morning spent with Diana where we went to Panera and wandered around Walmart. It’s nice to have this time to be myself and hang out with the people I love.

I love it.

Finally, cooking. I love it. I was feeling special sporty today so I made fresh cinnamon apple pancakes. They might be the best pancakes I’ve ever had and that’s saying a lot because I’m quite the expert. Then this afternoon I threw all kinds of vegetables and shrimp into the crockpot with some sesame seed oil and made a healthy and delicious dinner. Any day you can use your electric griddle and your crock pot in the same day is a pretty successful day.

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

June 17th. I love it.

Wow. I feel like I haven’t written anything in a long time.

First up this week, the Tiki Bar. I love it. Going home this week meant that I got to spend time in my backyard in our homemade Tiki Bar. This week was filled with music flowing on the jambox, Scrabble, BBQ, and good friends. Going home is fun.

I love it.

Next up, being productive. I love it. This week I had a bunch of homework to do (I didn’t do any while I was on vacation) so I spent a lot of time at the library doing discussion boards and writing papers. One more week of having three classes and then I’m down to one more this summer. I’m so close to getting this Master’s Degree!

I love it.

Finally, catching up. I love it. Because I caught up on all of my homework this week, I took this weekend to catch up on a few of the shows I watch. In two days, I binge watched the latest season of “Arrested Development”, “A Series of Unfortunate Events”, “The Good Witch”, and I’ve watched 3 musicals. I think I’m going to take a break from TV for the next few days.

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

June 3rd. I love it.

Holy Toledo, it’s already June!

First up this week, school being over. I love it. After a week of recognition ceremonies and graduations, I am finally on summer break! Well, it’s not a total break; yes, I’m not working full time this summer but I have 4 classes that I’m taking and three of those are going on right now. As my boss likes to point out, I’m a “nerd” so I have no trouble navigating all of the assignments.

I love it.

Next up, “The Heroes of Olympus” series. I love it. This week alone, I’ve read the first 2 books in this Rick Riordan series (Percy Jackson) and I’m in the middle of the third one. I’m currently working on my 30th book of the year. If you’re keeping score at home, you’ll probably notice that 30 was my reading goal for the year – yeah… turns out I am not as busy as I hoped I would be so I’m bumping my goal to 40 but now I want to read books that aren’t meant to be easy reads, like a lot of the YA novels I read. When I go on vacation, I’m gonna read the new Stephen King novel, “The Outsider” and I’m so excited.

I love it.

Finally, seeing old friends. I love it. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a lot of guys through minor league baseball so when they move on to different teams and cities I try my best to keep up with how they’re doing. I was totally surprised when I realized that my friend Preston Guilmet was in NOLA for the weekend playing the Baby Cakes. I saw him play in 2 games and it turns out I still get stomach aches watching my guys play because I want them to do really well.

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.

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May 20th. I love it.

Forgot to write last week friends but it was my first week of three new classes and overwhelmed doesn’t even begin to describe how I was feeling.

First up this week, TKD. I love it. For those that don’t know, that means Tae Kwon Do. I had my instructor come teach some of my middle schoolers a few things. I had fun showing them what I do away from school.

I love it.

Next up, sleeping in. I love it. With School winding down, I’m not gonna lie – I am lazy. But really only on the weekends. For the last month or so, you can find me still in bed on Saturday mornings at noon. I’m not proud but it has to be my body’s way of saying I need the time to relax.

I love it.

Finally, lazy Sundays. I love it. Today was another day that I was more than happy to be lazy. I woke up early but stayed in bed pretty much all day watching “Lord of the Rings”, taking naps, and eating snacks. That’s what Sundays are for bough, right?

I love it. It’s great. Everything’s great.

I love it.