Just like that, another week has come and gone. I cannot believe how quickly this year is passing by! Late August is always the part of the summer where I rush around frantically, trying to do all the things I’ve been wanting to do all break but low-key forgot about. There’s no denying it… I am a procrastinator, through and through. This week’s summery outfits feature my thrifted straw bag and new raffia shoes (worn in three of the five outfits)—it has been a go-to combo ever since I got the shoes last week. My cost per wear spreadsheet proves that I’ve already gotten my money’s worth out of them!
Monday, August 16
I woke up somewhat early this morning so that my dad and I could go on a bike ride on the paved path throughout the city, along the Boise River. It was so much fun! I haven’t ridden in forever and finally had the chance to break out this cool biking outfit. I am no cyclist, by any means, but last Christmas I asked for real bike shorts (the kind with the pads) and a biking outfit for the rare occasions I do venture out on two wheels. Boy, do those butt pads make a huge difference! This outfit is actually from a really awesome Idaho company called Club Ride, which sells clothes designed to be stylish enough to wear after working out in them. Gotta love that kind of versatility, right? Their stuff is pricier but so worth it!
After getting back and cooling off, I worked on today’s blog post and then had a virtual volunteer training at noon for Make-A-Wish Colorado (I’m hoping to volunteer there once I get back to school, although with Covid, there’s not a whole lot to do at the moment). In the afternoon, my dad and I put on our swimsuits and went down to the Boise River. It is an annual summer tradition for us to go to a faster part of the river, plop down on our butts, and ‘float’ the river on our backs. I’m sure we look like total weirdos but boy, was it fun. We always race and see who can get furthest down the river (spoiler: it’s always my dad).
Tuesday, August 17
I helped a friend with her resume (‘cause, you know, I’m some kind of expert—not) before my dad and I played tennis in the afternoon. I saw that this cool downtown event space, Jump, was having live music in their amphitheater tonight, so my dad and I went over there, got a beer, and listened to a bluegrass band play for a while. It was really fun! The building also has a several-story slide that we have been wanting to go down ever since the building was finished back in high school, and we finally did today. I was actually kind of nervous (it looks pretty steep) but it was a blast!
Wednesday, August 18
Today felt like fall—I actually caught a chill and had to wear a cardigan! Crazy. It was a refreshing change from the heat, but it also made me want to hold onto summer a little longer… I was mostly lazy today, finishing a few chores here and there, and my dad and I spent much of the evening binging more of “The Handmaid’s Tale”. Afterwards, I got some weird kick to start redesigning my blog, so I stayed up way too late working on that!
Thursday, August 19
I was so restless today… It was one of those days where I tried to get things done but everything was just taking four times longer than expected, ya know? Ugh. Anyway, my dad and I went out to eat tonight at a trendy and casual place near the city’s university. There was live music, and the people watching was prime… so many questionably dressed college girls. Sometimes I feel like I dress too old for my age (I have mentioned this several times before on the blog) but at least I don’t look like everybody else. All those girls were basically wearing the same outfit. I guess it goes back to the fact that I will never be very trendy and I’m (mostly) okay with that.
Friday, August 20
My dad and I woke up bright and early this morning to hit the road, driving to my grandpa’s farm to pick up my mom; she stayed the last time we visited. Once at the farm, my mom and I went to the grocery store to pick up dinner supplies before my parents, my uncle, and I played Euchre. I was hoping to do some more mowing, but my grandpa said there wasn’t really any work that needed to be done.
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Saturday, August 21
We originally planned to stay at the farm today and drive back home Sunday, but since there was no work, we left late this morning—after a big breakfast and more Euchre, of course. One of my bucket list items is to swim in the Great Salt Lake, and even though I have driven past it way too many times to count, I’ve never stopped there to explore and swim. We were finally going to do it today on our way home and check out Antelope Island, but it turned out that the road to the island was closed for construction! What good is GPS and websites if it never tells you crap like that?! So, the dream of swimming in the Great Salt Lake lives on another day. It will happen eventually… But, as such, I have no pics to share from today (I was just wearing my swimsuit and a coverup for the drive home).
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Did you do anything fun this week? What are your plans for the rest of your Sunday? I think my parents and I are going to go to a drive-in movie tonight—another bucket list item! As always, thanks for stopping by the blog.