I’m apparently terrible at this blogging thing, and Google Chrome is equally terrible. There is something to be said for typing out a whole entire post just to have ‘something’ go wrong and with one click. nothing. nada. zip. zilch.
Like I was saying; terrible at this. It is a good thing that no one is (or ever will be) anxiously awaiting my next post. So instead, now you can read about everything that has already happened in the past and you most likely already read about on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Think of this as a cheap exercise for your memory.
So, in no particular order, I give you, the past few months.
1. Jan came to visit. (I’m biased, this is my favorite)
Jan, my mother, made the adventure here from the Mitten in April. To sum things up, we ate lots of food and walked a lot of miles. This lady loves to nurture. I felt like my ‘nurtured by mother’ bar went from 0 to 1000%. My mom isn’t a fancy woman (I think she would be ok with this statement) so a lot of our entertainment came from simple things such as a playing a game and hanging out on the couch just talking.
The apple didn’t fall far from that tree, huh?
My dad insisted that my mom visit Teddy Roosevelt’s old house. We forgot that ‘national parks’ in NYC are apparently closed on Sunday, so instead we figured this wonderful staged photo would do.
We may not be fancy, but we are classy people. Classy people that went to the opera AND (thank god) my mom didn’t wear sandals this year. Please don’t even get me started…
Such a beautiful place.
All in all, it was a pretty great visit. Neil and I both had to work a lot during her visit, which was pretty disappointing, but Jan is laid back and went on loads of mini adventures during this time. She also became a staple in my office that week and took a few naps out on our patio while waiting for me to be ready to go out to lunch. One of my co-workers even reminded me one day that ‘…that lady is still waiting for you in the kitchen’. I guess I forgot at least one introduction.
2. 3rd annual (for us at least) Parkinson’s Unity Walk
2 favorite things about this year’s team-
1. JAN WAS ACTUALLY HERE
2. New team members, including Bert the dog!
How can you not love this face?
3. We went to IKEA and spent less than $100
Obsessed is really not even the word to describe our relationship with IKEA, the water taxi and their meatballs.
4. We went to our first Pakistani wedding! AND I bought my first sari. AND I forgot shoes…. never a dull moment. AND Yes, I love my ‘grandma’ shoes that I ended up purchasing last minute thank you very much.
Absolutely gorgeousssssssssssssss bride & groom
That is such a nice couch.
5. Neil’s parents came to visit! Instead of all cramming into our shoe box apartment and hanging out in stinky NYC, we packed our bags and headed back to our favorite B&B (or rather only B&B we’ve been to) the Inn at Lake Joseph! We spent lots of time outdoors hiking along the river, biking, and lounging in the swinging chairs. A Giovanatti vacation wouldn’t be complete without some competitive table tennis, card games and of course some board games.
I know where Neil gets his sense of adventure from
Oh, did I mention that we went to the Dancing Cat Saloon?
On that note, I think it’s a good time to call it a day.