I just went home for a almost a week to witness my sister Sara do the unimagineable, get married. It was a great trip, great people great city great sunshine... everything was great! And since I have been back I have been more upbeat and refreshed in general. And today it got sunny here, which was nice.
Basically I have been here for like a month and a half already and only have the same amount of time left, which seems waay to short! Especially compared to last summer which seemed like a whole year in itself. I have made some new friends since being here and have really enjoyed my time getting to know them and the encouragement they have been to me in a place where I knew essentially no one. I don't really have a whole lot to report on my adventures seeing as my biggest one was going home and other than that I work almost all the time and am so tired at the end of the day that I usually just kind of veg out a little and relax and then go to bed. Sometimes I go on really long runs (like I did today) and enjoy the nice weather and the scenery. I did just purchase a car, Quirky Murky is its name, and now have some mobility of my own to cart me around town. I even bought a little disco ball in portland to hang from the rear view window. Today when the sun came out it hit the ball just right and little reflections of light shone all around my car as the song "what is love" blasted on the radio.... the classiest ride in town!