Happy 4th of July to everyone!
We spend the day at the Beach Club on Kiawah. finally sunny and it turned into a beautiful day!
Hope everyone has a great night. Enojoy the fireworks.
I am on day 5/5 in a row at Pure Barre today. My body hurts. I had to squeeze in as much as I could before I leave tomorrow for Kiawah!
PB Guilt is a real thing. The quilt of missing 12 days of Pure Barre is really setting in. I honestly feel guilty. So guilty, that I looked up the downtown Charleston studio. That’s 45 minutes away and I think the beach/swimming/biking/tennis will all be way too much fun to leave. I will just remember to tuck :).
So last Friday, Pure Barre had a “Bring on the men” night. It was so fun and very funny. There were 8 guys in the class. They sweated and didn’t have clue what was going on but they were all sore after 🙂 Thanks PB Dayton, please host another men’s night soon.
I have not heard from Cortney since yesterday morning. I try not to worry. I am sure she is having fun and I hope she is taking a lot of awesome pictures!
Kiawah tomorrow. CAN.NOT.WAIT.
Cortney left for Africa on Friday. She arrived on Saturday and made it safely! Whew. I was worried and still am.
Around 4 on Saturday I was just hanging around the house when my phone went off. It was showing someone was “chatting” with me on gmail. I opened the chat and it was Cortney telling me that she had made it safe and if I was by my computer. I hurried and grabbed my computer and signed onto Skype. We skyped for 2.5 hours! It was great and I think it made Cortney fell better. She was in a very scary hotel in Dar Es Salaam. I was the first one she was able to get a hold of so I called Tristan (her fiancé) and her parents! They were all very happy to hear from her. I tried to hold my phone to the computer so they could talk. After all the phone calls I know she was not going to sleep there so I stayed on Skype as long as I could. (She is 7 hours a head of me). We ended up watching the next episode of Life Unexpected (a TV show we watched then it got canceled and we are re-watching it :)). Here is the set up I had going on at home so we could watch together;
It was so good talking to her! I am glad she is having more fun now. She has moved out of Dar Es Salaam and is traveling around with Renalda waiting on her work permit to be finished!
I woke up to a G chat from her this morning! Thank goodness because I had not heard from her yesterday. (I was late to work because I was so concentrated on learning what she is doing, etc that it took me forever to get ready.) Plus, she kept saying “only 14 minutes left” so I knew we were on a time crunch. (Have to pay by minute for internet) She is much happy now which I am very thankful for!
Keep up with her; http://www.cortneytakesafrica.wordpress.com. I am thrilled because she is updating! Makes me very happy.
Enjoy your Monday. I am looking forward to my next chat/Skype with Cortney.
She will leave Ohio at 1:20pm Friday and arrive in Africa at 9:40pm Saturday. (Africa is 7 hours ahead of us)
Keep up with her trip on her blog; http://www.cortneytakesafrica.wordpress.com. I really hope she will update for us haha!
Be safe, Cortney. Can’t wait to see you in 2 months. Love you
Last weekend a bunch of us went to Devils Lake in Michigan. My friend, Ashley’s family has a lake house.
We had such a good time boating, jet skiing, drinking and floating!
The lake provided for some GREAT sunset pictures. I took maybe 40 but tried to pick just a select few 🙂
Hope your weekend is fantastic!
My best friend, Cortney leaves tomorrow for Africa. She will be gone 2 months. 2 months without my best friend.
You can read about Cortney’s adventures here: http://www.cortneytakesafrica.wordpress.com
In honor of her leaving me let’s take a look back;
I love you Cortney. PLEASE be careful and have fun.
On top of her leaving, she just got ENGAGED to Tristan, her bf of about 6 years!!!!!!!
Please update your blog and Skype as much as you can 🙂
Rest in Peace Zach Sobiech. Cancer claimed another young life.
Zach passed away on Monday 5/20/2013. He was 18. You may recognize Zach.
He made this now famous video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDC97j6lfyc This is his song, “Clouds”. He wrote and performed this after hearing he only had months to live.
This was a documentary made on Zach, http://www.upworthy.com/this-kid-just-died-what-he-left-behind-is-wondtacular-rip?g=2 . Seriously, what a GREAT person. I wish I could have met him. I am sorry Zach. Sorry that the Cancer world failed you. This is a must watch. You will not regret it.
Some awesome people made this happen, all for Zach. Celebrity music video for “Clouds”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zxXAtmmLLc
To Zach’s family; I am very sorry. Please know that he was such an inspiration to a lot of people. He made everyone a better person.
Huffington Post article on Zach; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/21/zach-sobiech-18yearold-cl_n_3312838.html
We a need awareness. We need more money. We need more research. We need a CURE.
Please let Zach inspire you.
It is finally almost the weekend. I am excited. This week has gone by slow and I am ready for a break from work. AKA a few drinks tonight sounds perfect!
I wore my Rockstar Ronan bracelet today. Always makes me feel good. Maybe because it say Fu*k You Cancer on it. If you don’t know who Ronan is, please look up his mom’s blog. He was 3 when he died from Stage 4 Neuroblastoma Cancer. He makes me want to do better and be a better person everyday. Plus he is the most gorgeous child I have ever seen. He didn’t have to die. Need awareness and more funding! RockstarRonan.com.