Camping Adventures!

On Sunday, at 7:30PM, my fiancĂ© and I made a last minute decision to go on the camping trip we planned one month ago. Earlier in the morning on Sunday we decided we were not going to be going because the weather forecast showed nothing but rain, but then it got to be later in the day and the rain had disappeared. I didn’t want $26 dollars and our smores supplies to go to waste, so we drove up to Red top Mountain and spent the night.

We pitched the tent in the dark, my flashlight died, we roasted weenies, burned marshmallows (okay, that was just me), and we woke up to a beautiful autumn view on Lake Altoona. I forgot how much I enjoy camping and we will definitely be doing this again, but maybe with friends! Camping is such a cheap and rewarding leisure activity; it is also a nice way to unwind if you feel you’ve been spending too much time around technology, work, and the general stressors in life.


My roommates and I are in the same room at the same time for the first time in 5 weeks. This is truly a beautiful moment. I am typing at my computer, the other girl, Rose, is eating her dinner, and Will, the landlord, and fellow roommate, is cooking his own.

Work has been quite slow and I’m having trouble “looking busy”… I have summer deliverables that I can work on, but that’s about it. If I don’t have invoices to pay or transactions to reconcile, there’s minimal work to do.

I hope I am taught more about the operations side of things so that I can help create bundles and send books to schools. That would help fill my time and make the whole process quicker for the store and its clients.

I’m trying to spend more time with my family without spending so much on gas money. Maximizing my visit when I am in an area is something I have improved on. Everyone is now about 30 minutes away from me, whereas before it was 40 minutes- 1 hour.

I have about 1.5 months until school starts and I am still pretty hyped. Also around the same time, I will have 2 humans staying at my place while Dragon Con is happening in the city. That should be a good time.

My sister has officially moved to Jacksonville, FL. She will be starting the City Year program shortly and plans to hang around in Jacksonville afterward as well (if everything goes well).

I have prepped my breakfast and lunch for tomorrow. When I was at my mom’s house yesterday, we cooked 2 meals and split them so that we would both have some of each to eat during this week. I suppose I shall start getting ready for bed now.

June 17, 2019

This past weekend I spent time reconnecting with family and friends. It was a very busy and interaction-filled weekend, but it was definitely worth the exhaustion.

Father’s day was spent at my grandpa’s house. My dad, my stepmom, and I got there early, so we talked, got the food ready, and picked blueberries from the garden until my aunt, uncle, and cousins arrived.


The day before that I helped my grandpa bake 4 blueberry pies with other blueberries that had been picked a few days prior.


This week is mostly work and recovering from this weekend. I’ve been trying to meal prep, but I didn’t actually have any time to go grocery shopping, so today’s lunch is puddings and fruit cups. Oh well.

Today, I am getting my hair toned, so I’ll be sure to post those before and after pictures.

4 dogs, 4 cats, 3 fish, 1 bird, and 1 bunny.

I have spent the past few days petsitting for my aunt and uncle and they have A LOT of animals. They have what’s included in the title, but also a frog and a salamander.

This week has involved a lot of driving because their house isn’t that close to where I live. I don’t really mind, though, because I do enjoy driving. Even in Atlanta.

I guess the only part I’m a little annoyed at is that I paid for June’s rent, but I haven’t spent but 1 night at my house and we’re already one week into the month. Oh well.

I’m hoping next week is a little more relaxed. I made zero plans, so my goal is to spend that time finalizing my room and meal prepping for the work week.

Speaking of work, that has been going well. They bumped me up to 30 hours because they’ve been delegating more things from the Sales/Operations side to me, in addition to my own area: Administration. I don’t mind; the day goes by faster when I have lots of things to do.

My highlight of this week is spending time with my favorite dog, Cleo. My grandma’s house is so close to my aunt and uncle’s place, so I’ve been seeing her almost daily.

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