another month goes by

by Lara on June 30, 2014

in life

I gave some serious thought to closing down this blog when I received the renewal notice from my hosting service.  Then I thought about my other options and I don’t want to give up this large format.  Is blogging dead?  Nah.  People still love to share in paragraph form and Instagram and Twitter just don’t cut it all the time.

So here we are. How are you?  I’m pretty darn fantastic!

The 2-year anniversary of my mom dying came and went.  I ended up having a random late night boohoo 2 days before the actual day and got it out of my system, which was a good thing since I almost up and quit my job, in a table flipping, “eff all y’all” kinda way, on the actual anniversary.  Things have settled down and everything is fine, if not better now.

Still no house.  There’s just nothing on the market right now.  I’m terribly torn on location too so, I’m just waiting for something to come along and truly knock my socks off.

Last night I had to dose myself with xanax after being paralyzed on my sofa for a half hour, helpless with my phone charging in the bedroom, because I spent the entirety of last week packing and lifting heavy crates for my firm’s move from the 15th to the 20th floor.  In addition to going full steam on a $20+million lawsuit in the middle of it all, I’ve never worked so hard in my life.  Today was everyone’s first day in the new office space and it’s lovely.

I started my back piece and sat like a motherfuckin’ champ for about 4.5 hours to complete the outline.  Then, I went in for my next appointment (day after my mom’s anniversary and almost quitting my job) and couldn’t get past 1.5 hours.  I was tired and super stressed and was utterly panicked about what I had gotten myself into.  Every sitting will be different so, here’s hoping I can get a ton of work knocked out next time.


And there’s the man.  2 months now.  I had happily resigned myself to being indefinitely single and this amazing, kind, hilarious, smarty-pants, romantic sexy beast comes along and yeah… I’m happy.

5.31.14(I’m on a hill!)

Summer has been good to me so far… lots of weekend adventures and social time.  I got to snuggle a lovey dovey race horse this past Saturday!


And can we talk about delicious beverages?  I had hit a wall with drinking, in that vodka sodas were boring (and getting me in trouble/making me feel like hell – like driving to work hungover and puking in a glass while still driving kinda hell) and beer was just becoming gross.  Then I discovered 2 delicious options a few weekends ago.  Crabbie’s Ginger Beer and Stiegl Grapefruit Radler.  They don’t taste like beer.  The alcohol content is low and you drink the Crabbie’s on ice so they’re perfect for day drankin’ in the sun.  I’m getting too old to get shit-canned.

CrabbiesStiegl Grapefruit RadlerTrust me people.

I went to Total Wine for the first time ever… holy smokes! I also picked up a 6-pack of Abita Strawberry Harvest Lager.  Delightful!

strawberryI want my drinking to be pleasurable.

I bought shorts… 2 pairs! I’ve never worn shorts.  I always felt juvenile in them.  Now I’m living in them on the weekends, with a studded belt and weird thin drapey linen tank tops I’m finding at Marshall’s.

utility shortsOld Navy utility shorts

So I still desperately need to go tubing down the James River at least once this summer and dip my toes in the ocean.  It’s already been one of the best summers I’ve had in a very long time and it’s just getting started!

What are your plans?

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