Friday, August 05, 2016

July in Retrospect

I can't say that I have a single complaint about July, other than it being hot as heck. The month really flew by, as most of them tend to do. Our work schedules had their usual highs and lows, but we took full advantage of the free days that graced us. I was trying to soak up the last bit of summer with G before he starts school this month. Even though he'll have class 2-3 days out of each week, we aren't used to being apart much. Ever since we started dating, we've worked together for the same companies (one of which is our family business). I know the space + time apart will be good for us, but it'll still take time to get used to.

The first week of July was brimming with much-needed family time. With work, it's not always possible to get together with my brother and his family as often as we would like to. But, between celebrating the 4th of July over at his house + taking my niece and nephew shooting for the first time (which I'd still like to share about), our days with them were well spent to say the least.

It's a good thing we had a lot of free time when the month first started, because I spent the entire second week working 12 hour shifts down in the port. I can't complain about the hours since the workload was significantly light. It did, however, seem like all of my friends wanted to hang out during the course of that week, and I had to decline every offer that was extended to me. The only things I was interested in doing when I got home each night were taking a shower, eating dinner, and knocking the heck out.

The last two weeks of July seemed to go by the quickest, but isn't that always the case? It's like the downhill slope of the month. Work was steady, but I still had just the right amount of time off to rest up, hang out with a couple of friends, and go on a date with G to see Star Trek Beyond (if you haven't seen it, you need to). I grabbed lunch one afternoon with my friend, Lauren, and I swear we hadn't gotten together for a few months so that was a treat. I was also able to visit Weeki Wachee Springs with my other good friend, Amanda, and her family. Hopefully I can carve out some more friend time, because it's so easy to become a recluse when you're married. I love hanging out with my friends, but hanging out with my husband is my favorite (sorry, ladies).

Besides all that, I chopped nearly 10 inches off my hair about two weeks ago! I'm still getting used to it, but initially it felt so good to say "awe, what the heck!?" + just go for it. I've found myself missing my long locks off and on, but it'll grow back ― eventually!

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