Kind of working from my bed, post-op selfie.

Guys, I had my first official surgery ever in my life yesterday. I’m fine and whatever, but I’ve got 3 little incisions all stitched up on my tummy. One in my belly button and then two other random ones. You don’t think about how much you use your core until it’s all stitched up and hurts too badly to use, so you have to just roll around in order to get onto and off of things. Fun times! 

I’m currently sitting in my bed drifting in and out of a Tylenol 3 sleep (what up!) and alternating sprints of working and watching bad movies. So far, as a part of Katie’s Post-Op Movie Marathon I’ve watched: 

- Get Over It
- A Few Good Men
- The beginning of High School Musicals 1 & 2
- Half of D2: The Mighty Ducks

What movies do you watch on sick days? I’m thinking of going full rom com, but am open to suggestions. 

8/30 EDIT: A few things. 

1) Katie’s Post-Op Movie Marathon: I watched 13 Going On 30, the rest of D2, Clueless and my new all time fave sick day movie, Julie & Julia. 

2) Yesterday was my 1 year anniversary of moving to NYC! Safe to say that I absolutely love it here and hope to stay for as long as I can.

Yesterday was my birthday, and I celebrated with some drinks after work. It was super fun and low key. 

The weekend prior was very eventful! On Saturday, Floris and I did the dog park/farmer’s market thing, and went to Manhattan for a jolly time. On Sunday, we decided to use our new ZipCar membership and drive up to Bear Mountain for a hike. Super nice - a little loop along the Appalachian Trail. 

I also made croissants from scratch! This took like 2 full days and they ended up doughy and not flaky so I’ll have to try again. But I was able to cross that off my birthday bucket list, so yay!

Speaking of the bucket list, I did an OK job this year. Not enough books, running plans foiled by a messed up knee and not enough music, but otherwise - a pretty solid effort!

And now I am 27. This past year has been a freaking whirlwind - moving to NY, starting my job, getting married, losing Sammy, getting Zoey, family reunions, moving apartments…and I also got really good at push-ups, which is super random but definitely a new thing.

Building on 26, I hope this next year is full of lots of laughter, adventure and growth. And also I really need to drink more water. 

This weekend was casual and relaxing. 

We had lots of doge times. We made blueberry lemonade and drank it on our little patio with our books. We watched X-Men. We listened to records. We went to Manhattan for brunch and table shopping. We cleaned the house. We rearranged the living room. We made dinner and dessert with the things we got at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday. 

I turn 27 in one week tomorrow. I’m rushing to cross off as much as I can from my list, but am also pretty happy with how it’s looking (I’m never going to learn those damn finger picking styles). Here’s hoping I can finish 4 books in a week…or at least Outlander. 

A few photos from our adventure upstate last weekend. We went up with a few couples and it was really fun! We’ve been to so many lakes this summer - one of the top swimming summers on record. 

Zoey learned to swim and LOVED it. She just jumped straight into the water. 

She also made friends with the cutie Leila who we babysat earlier this year. 

We also grilled pizzas. They were A+++++ out of this world.

We also visited the site of the Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY. Haven’t been there since 2009, and I’m so glad I was able to go back! It was only 20 minutes from where we were staying. 

It was such a great weekend! Floris and I have decided we need to get a Zip Car so we can get out of town more often. 

A few new things:

1) We got a pretty new couch!

2) The Maple arrived and it’s beautiful and I’m sending them out next week!

3) We’re heading out of town tonight for a couple days and staying on a lake! Our lake game is strong this summer. 

Things that are not new:

1) My default face

2) Zoey’s default face

That’s all! I’ll be back next week with photos from our weekend adventure!


Harry last night in Toronto *_*

Harry wore a see through shirt. 

Ok, that’s all. 





The boys doing the row - August 1, 2014.

I’m going to reblog some 1D concert things. Stay tuned. 

Hello, it’s me. In the wake of our move and all of that, I’ve been slow at taking pictures and sharing them here with words. I guess that’s OK, but I took this photo of my cereal just now so I thought I would share it and write a little. This will be long and ranty, maybe. 

I have gotten out of the habit of making, and eating food at home. This is not good. Especially because my kitchen is SO MUCH NICER than in my last apartment. So, I have decided to start fixing this with breakfast. I wake up so much earlier now with the doge, and usually just laze around until it’s time to leave. Instead, I’ll make breakfast first. Nothing fancy, but at least it’s food at home. I’ll go from there. 

Zoey has been doing so well. She’s walking on her leash, playing with other dogs, eating and drinking, going outside. She “graduated” from Puppy School on Monday and we’re so proud! I love having a family of three again. 

I was supposed to run the San Francisco Half Marathon last weekend, but unfortunately it costs a bajillion dollars to get to San Fran, and also my left knee is all sorts of fucked up. Is this what getting older is like? Knees start getting crackly and aching and all that BS? If so, I’m not into it. Add that issue to a small collection of other dumb medical problems currently causing me grief, and you get one grumpy Katie. Unsubscribe. 

Oh, here’s a thing. If you have a bump on your nose ring, the cure is this: dissolve an aspirin in a few drops of lemon juice. Put the paste on the bump until it’s dry (10-15 minutes) then heat up some distilled water mixed with salt (not table salt). Put your nose with the aspirin still on it into the water for like 5 minutes. Then rinse off the additional aspirin with a tissue or a q tip or whatever. Then put tea tree oil onto the bump. Do this 2x a day, and you’ll be healed…eventually! 

ANYWAYS. IN GOOD NEWS, I am going home tomorrow for the weekend to see One Direction with Catherine and I AM SO EXCITED. 

Also, we sent The Maple to print! It should be ready in a couple weeks! YAY! Also, I got photos from our wedding weekend developed. Going to put those online sometime soon. 

Ok that’s it. I’ll be back with much happier and less rambly post as soon as something cool happens. Until then…

A first (real quick) look at our new home…and Floris deep in thought. Hi, Floris!

We moved last weekend and are absolutely loving it here in Clinton Hill, and feel like we finally have enough room for our little family. More pictures to come over the next week or so.