Well it’s official, today I turned 40. Whoa. I wrote this post yesterday so I was only 39 years and 364 days old and obviously, still so super young. But honestly, I feel pretty damn good! Here’s a pic with G from a couple of days ago:
There was a volunteer fair for the Portland Film Festival and George decided to volunteer this year! J is also volunteering so we were all there in one mess of weirdness. Actually, it’s not that weird and we all get along great. George even convinced J to help him with his dumb new iPhone and I wouldn’t be surprised if they ran off together…if only just to bond over the fact that they think I’m a psycho. Cool, cool.
Anyway, I don’t have any big plans for my birthday weekend. J and I are going to do a little staycation at a hotel near (or in) Portland for a couple of nights and I can’t wait! I really just want to get away from our day-to-day stuff and unplug…well, except for the tv. I would be totally cool watching hours and hours of tv.
In November, I’m continuing to celebrate my birthday by going on a surf retreat in Costa Rica and I’m really looking forward to it. It’s an all-women’s retreat that includes surf lessons, yoga and massage. Pretty f*cking cool.
And I realize I haven’t blogged in a while so just in case you’re wondering, I’m still hanging out with these
idiots beautiful beings…a lot.
And I love it! Happy Birthday to me and everyone else celebrating what may be the most common birthday in the United States!
Last month, J and I celebrated our two year anniversary! Honestly, I can’t believe it. As always, time flies. This is J’s busiest time of year so we didn’t have a lot of time to celebrate, but we took a day and went rafting! Remember when I went rafting with G in 2012? How life has changed. So weird.
J and I went rafting with Forward Paddle on the Deschutes River in Maupin, Oregon and it was so much fun! The day was beautiful, the water was freezing cold, and we LOVED IT.
Here we are after we just got drenched:
Our guide was great and he made sure we really got to experience the river.
Yes, we’re all submerged in the water in the above picture. Surprisingly, we all managed to stay in the raft when we went over the rapids!
Yeah, we got a bit wet. Those last four pictures were of us going down a class 4 rapid. I can’t remember how many rapids we went down, but there was a stretch in the middle where we just floated down the river. At one point, we all got in the water with our life vests on to swim. Although, we didn’t do that much swimming…it was more like floating and avoiding rocks, but it was still great! I had to drive home in a towel, though. Completely drenched doesn’t even begin to describe how wet we were. It was totally worth it!
Every day I walk for at least 45 minutes. On the weekends I walk longer. Usually with Biff, but sometimes alone. I’m a good walker and I love it. I listen to audio books or podcasts, talk on the phone or sometimes…I don’t listen to anything. J has always talked about wearing a weight vest when he walks. He’s walked the Camino in Spain a few times and usually preps by wearing a weight vest. Well, I finally ordered one.
And yep, I look like a psycho. Pretty sure it’s scaring the neighbors, but no one’s called the cops yet. I’ve had it about a week now and I think I’m getting an awesome workout, but honestly, it really feels the best when I take the f*cking thing off. Whoa. Here’s to scaring the neighbors some more!