Monday, January 2nd, 2017
It is currently 12:44pm and this is my current view:
Saturday: Hit the road around noon. Made myself a big ol’ salad for the road with pesto, spinach, and jalapeño. I had the same thing on Friday night for dinner and it was so dang good I was craving more :).
This train was full of oil and lumber. It made me think about how important railroads are for our country’s infrastructure, and how important lumber is for the Oregon economy. Chris and Barley were cute cuddled up in the back.
First stop: The Commons Brewery.
Next stop: Voicebox Karaoke. We had quite the crew.
After karaoke we rung in the New Year at the Loyal Legion. We were in an Uber back to my mom’s by 12:10 am, lol. #OldFogies
Sunday: Woke up early, like 7 am, as I typically do after the rare night of drinking whiskey (ironic, isn’t it?)
My sisters were coming over for brunch so I got a head start on prepping the food. My mom joined me and we drank coffee and listened to the Prince of Egypt soundtrack as we sliced and diced. My mom and I are a lot alike in a lot of ways, lol.
My mom was like “you should start a catering business” and I was like “I know, right?” 🙂 (but really, I’ve totally thought about it. Who knows, maybe someday…)
Before we ate we did a lil Hanukkah gifting. My mom killed it with the presents (you can hover over the pic for captions)…
I got the running log which is perfect!!
After brunch my sisters and I took Barley on a walk and goofed around.
After that I went on a 5 mile run around Gabriel Park and to Alpenrose Dairy and back. It was hilly and super fun and I’ll recap that next weekend in my weekly running recap :).
Then I made bloody mary’s and hot tubbed which was PERFECTION.
Went to Chevy’s for dinner (husby’s absolute favorite) and then played Settlers of Catan with the crew… Ya. We play that game a lot. LOL.
We stopped for breakfast with my aunt and uncle on our way out of town (happy birthday Shu Shu!).
I feel grateful to have the amazing friends, sisters, and family that I have. It’s easy to feel isolated when I live 100 miles south of Portland, usually in a peaceful way but lately also in a lonely way. This weekend was long overdue and just what I needed.
Now I am back home and Trixie is overjoyed.