One would think…

That not having a job in the summertime would lead to me having more time on my hands meaning more posting. Ha! No such thing!

Fun things so far this summer:
1. Sand volleyball baby! Seriously, I’m addicted. It’s bad.
2. Housework. You say dreadful?! I say F-U-N! Details on this latest derangement below.
3. MudBall ’08 here we come!
4. WW is working! I might actually meet my 15lb by July 4th goal!
5. Calling all adorable puppies and kittens – volunteering at the Humane Society
6. Oh yeah, finished that duathlon…silver medal?! Still a little bewildered by that one.

Fun things waiting for me:
1. Float trip? I love float trips, anyone wanna go?
2. Minneapolis, gotta visit the little bro
3. Firemen Volleyball Tournament on the 4th – yay!
4. Finishing the bathroom in my parents house – all that HGTV might actually have helped!

So, I thought I’d be bored out of my mind, but my parents have definitely helped to quash that – in a good way. I told them I’d help out around the house. They built our house about…12 years ago, and there are parts that either need touching up or things that just never got finished. Two years ago they added a sunroom and it is still incomplete (no floors – besides the plywood), so I figured if I filled in all the nail holes and caulked around the windows/etc. they might actually finish it. It’s lookin good. The other thing that I’m super excited about? They might let me finish the bathroom in the basement! I know that sounds like a weird thing to want to do, but I watch entirely to much DIY housework on HGTV and TLC and have always kinda fantasized flipping a house. So, what better to warm up on than a basement bathroom that doesn’t even have walls? We’ll see how that one goes.

Last year my friends and I participated in the local Big Brother Big Sister MudBall Tournament. It was a blast. Normally I don’t enjoy wearing dirt, but it was pretty darn fun if I do say so myself. Well, turns out they’re doing it again this year in about a month. Stay tuned for pictures.

I just completed my orientation to volunteer at the Central Missouri Humane Society tonight. I’m excited. I love animals. Love them. Just today I watched three kitties and three dogs play around at Mom and Dad’s. Seriously, if I didn’t teach, I’d probably do something with animals. They’re so great and cute and can always cheer you up on a bad day. What’s not to love?

So, I started Weight Watchers in May…like May 5th or something. So far, great! I mean, if you’re looking for quick weight loss, it’s definitely not for you. But seriously, it’s not a diet. You just have to watch what you’re eating. I always said before I could do weight loss on my own. I mean, my Mom and Dad are pretty darn healthy people, but I just never had the discipline before. Now, oh yeah. I have WI tomorrow here in CoMo, so hopefully this past week went as well as the week before (-3lbs!) that would be sweet and would put me at -12 total. My clothes are definitely fitting better and that’s always a nice feeling.

The following are some pictures from our bike ride a couple days ago. I’m trying to take more pictures because, who doesn’t love pictures?

Where we usually bike…flooded over.

A spot along the Katy Trail where they used to store explosives…or so Dad says.

The Missouri River, along the Katy Trail

Isn’t this cool?! An arch (the only one) along the Katy Trail in Rocheport, MO, which used to be a railroad. It was so pretty! And nice and cool inside, which was nice.

Currently Reading: The Perfect Fit by: Louise Kean
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About keepingupwithkate

reader, runner, teacher, wannabe crafter
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