Tags: sleep, sleepy, sleepy kitty, The Parliament York, Three Things Thursday, York Pa.
No. 1: I am sleepy. Often.
I really just need to take a day and take a break, but that is NOT going to happen for a while.
No. 2: I get some crazy ideas sometimes, and sometimes they follow through. This is why I am not sleeping.
No. 3: Jamieson got to showcase his work at The Parliament York! I am so very proud of him and happy he got the opportunity.
That is all.
Tags: Catholic, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Father, Fr. Dennis, Home, music, NOVA Studio, our song, Pennsylvania, photography, pictures, priest, Red Lion, St. Joseph, wedding, York
No. 1 — On Sunday we said goodbye to one of our priests at St. Joesph’s, Fr. Dennis. Father was a hoot, always so personable and just a great evangelizer. He truly will be missed, by the hourlong wait we had to say goodbye! Yes, there was a line, and it was still long when we left. Father was going to marry us next year, and we worried that because he was running a hermitage, he would no longer fill that role. WE WERE WRONG! We can request to have him be our celebrant. This makes me a happy Catholic, because I want someone we have a connection to and that will be loving and inviting during our wedding, as many of our guests are of other religions or none at all. (Not that the other priests at St. Joseph’s aren’t great; they are amazing, too! We just have a relationship with Fr. Dennis.
No. 2 — Meeting 2 with another photographer, NOVA Studios. They were awesome, too, and do a lot of work for a great deal. Now on to one more photography studio and then the final decision!
No. 3 — Trying to find “our song” has been a pain. How can you find a song that you both like, has the right lyrics AND wasn’t a song between you and your ex? Plus, it needs to be a slow tempo, right? Well, not for us. Somehow Jamieson and I stumbled upon Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros a long time ago and fell in love with the group’s song “Home.” It is a little bluegrass, a little hippy, a little love. I love this song. He loves this song. It is our song.
Tags: 100-miler, 40-miler, bicycles, bike, bike ride, bikes, celebrations, Fourth of July, house-less, Independence Day, July 4th, July Fourth, kid-less, sun, sunburned, sunburnt, sunscreen, The Revolution baseball, York city, York County Rail Trail
No. 1 — I forgot the sunscreen! It actually looks WORSE than this and definitely feels worse. We decided to head out on a 40-mile bike ride on Independence Day, and once we got on the York County Rail Trail, I remembered that I forgot to put on sunscreen. That nagging feeling for an hour as we tried to get ready? Yup, it was that. Now I am paranoid about skin cancer, especially since I saw this video a while back.
No. 2 — I have decided to head out on a 100-mile bike ride. Yup, I am crazy. I am increasing my mileage per week by 10 miles until I reach 100. I am contemplating going from 80 to 100 and skipping 90 miles, but we will have to wait and see in the coming weeks. I am currently at 40 miles (see above.)
No. 3 — Fourth of July was pretty low-key. We went on the aforementioned bike ride, did a few errands, got some food and watched a few fireworks from our porch. (The Revs stadium is nearby.)
I mentioned to Jamieson that in years past, I would have a family barbecue, and we would swim all day and then set off mini-fireworks. He said the same. Now that we are on our own, but kid-less and house-less, it is pointless to do these things unless we are invited to one. So, we did what we wanted to do, on our day off together. And that sounds perfect to me (except the sunburn, of course.)
Tags: baker, bridesmaids, Bridezilla, cheat meals, diet, dress, florist, health, insulin, insulin resistance, insulin resistant, journalism, kilt, moving, newsroom, photography, save-the-dates, three thing thursday, tuxedo, wedding, wedding announcements
No. 1 — I am moving my desk back to my old area of the newsroom. It is a bittersweet feeling, because I loved this job and now it is changing. I thought I found my niche, but with journalism, you have to roll with the punches.
No. 2 — I really, REALLY need to change my diet. I was doing some research aka Googling “why can’t I lose any weight?” I found an article that gave possible indicators for being insulin resistant. Oh boy, I have like seven or more of these indicators, despite my blood work for my level always being fine; (and by fine, I mean my doctor never alarms me with it being too high or close to it.)
Anyway, I figured I need to fix my situation and if the issue doesn’t resolve itself in three weeks — three weeks of eating excellent, exercising and NO cheat meals — then I am going to the doctor and asking “WTF!?”.
No. 3 — Oh, wedding, how I loathe you. I am SO stressed out and I hope that goes away, soon. (yea, rrriiigghhhttt.) Now we are on to photographers. By September, I need: to have sent out the save-the-dates, have sent out the wedding announcements, got my dress ordered, have my bridesmaid dresses ordered, picked a photographer, picked a florist, picked a baker for the dessert, have Jamieson order his kilt and the groomsmen their kilts/tuxedos.
Bridezilla, here I come.
Tags: "Country Roads", aunt, country roads take me home, death, engagement, engagement photos, Jamieson, Jason Plotkin, John Denver, memorial, Michigan, newspaper, photos, trip, YDR, York Daily Record
No. 1 — We had our engagement photos taken on Sunday! A good friend of ours, Jason Plotkin, took the photos. I work with Jason at the newspaper and he is a PHENOMENAL photographer. He is amazingly giving, too. He also is a geek like us, and took some awesome geeky shots. I can’t wait to show my family and friends the work he did. And I can’t wait to show off our save the dates!
No. 2 — Speaking of the newspaper, we had some changes this week. Some are not so good, and the others … well, those have yet to be seen. A lot is going to happen at our office in the last six months of this year, and it is going to be a bit of a bumpy road. But if my training has taught me at least something, there is always a downhill to rest your legs after the climb. Things will be figured out, one way or another.
No. 3 — “Country roads, take me home, to a place I belong …” We are heading to Michigan tomorrow! Unfortunately it is under sad circumstances: Jamieson’s great aunt and god mother died. She had been struggling with cancer for a while. There is a memorial and a wake on Saturday. This trip will be tough on us for other reasons, too, because we are leaving Friday night and returning Sunday afternoon — it is a nine-hour drive. But it will be good to see the family and friends again.
Tags: beans, black thumb, container garden, Container Garden Chronicles, CSA, garden, Goldfinch Farm, green thumb, lettuce, memorial day weekend, pepper, pepper plant, plants, rain, Smart magazine, Three Things Thursday, Thursday, tomatoes, watermelon
No. 1 — I planted my garden! Last year, one of our publications started the “Container Garden Chronicles.” Because I am on a new staff this year, I decided to participate. I have done container gardening before and have worked on Goldfinch CSA for two years (going on three!) so I hope I know what I am doing.
I have a tendency to kill plants, especially in containers. So that is why my tomatoes went into the ground instead. One of the bosses allowed us to plant in the ground on the side of the building. I also am going to plant beans and watermelon there. In the containers are lettuce and one pepper plant. Fingers crossed that I don’t kill them!
No. 2 — It is RAINING! Related to the planting, I have a hard time remembering to water my plants. It is a problem. My plants at home know how to survive without much water. Plus, it has been so hot and muggy outside the past few days, and very, very dry. This rain will break our heat wave and give my little plants a drink.
No. 3 — I can’t wait for Memorial Day weekend because I get to relax. Though, having a day off of work makes things stressful when I get back.
Tags: 20s, baby brother, Beaver Street, blogging, Book Buzz, college, Comic Book Wednesday, graduation, jobs, Ladybug Baking Company and Cafe, Meatout Mondays, No Sweat York, Smart magazine, Twenty & Change, vegan, vegan meetup, Wonder Vegan, York, York Pa., Yorkblog
Thing No. 1 — I’m back! Yes, I know, I am a horrible blogging person. I abandoned all of you.
You see, I blog. A lot. You might not notice it, but if you went to Yorkblog.com (specifically Twenty & Change, Book Buzz, No Sweat, York, and Smart Magazine), you would see my blogs up there weekly, for most of them. I do a Meatout Mondays post, a Comic Book Wednesday post and a green living post on Thursdays. I try to write about living life in my 20s, but I am quite boring.
Which led me to abandon Wonder Vegan, because I am just boring. Sorry.
But now I am back, and I am going to try and make this blog useful. Will you still follow me?
Thing No. 2 — The monthly vegan meetup was this week. We met Tuesday at Ladybug Baking Company and Cafe on Beaver Street in York. Jessica, the owner, was kind enough to open her shop outside of normal business hours so we could meet and enjoy vegan, yummy food here in York. A big THANK YOU to Jessica for hosting us!
Next month we hope to do a potluck again, but we will see. Details are being finalized.
Thing No. 3 — My baby brother is graduating college on Saturday! I can’t believe he is 22 years old and stands a full 6 to 7 inches taller than me. And now, the baby bro is going to be a teacher! (At least if he can find a job soon. Boo, recession!)
The baby sister is finishing up her second year at college and looking for a summer job. It is the mad dash time of year, which is something I haven’t experienced in a few years.
I hope you will join me again and read my posts. I welcome suggestions!