TTUT-River Swimming and Fun Weekends

If you wanna go swimming, you don’t just dive in. First you dip your toe on the water, you check the temperature see how it feels and then you slowly wade in. -Ted, How I Met Your Mother

 with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn.

  • I’m still basking from our weekend. It was one of those where I just fell more and more in love with Match. I hope to have many more weekends like that. We got to spend some great quality time together.
  • We spent Friday night at a triple date at Geeky’s house, with her and her hubby, and Couple Friends and their two toddlers. It was a really mellow night of watching the kids rough house with Geeky’s giant horse of a dog, laughing, and visiting with friends.

  • Saturday Match and I wanted to escape the heat so we went to the river. It was so hot out and we were hoping to swim.


  • The water was ice cold! We couldn’t get all the way in, but it still felt so nice to cool down.  We hiked around to different spots hoping to find a warm spot, but it was cold everywhere!
  • We ended up driving to the lake and cooling off more, but the water was so gross that we immediately went home to shower off the germs. Maybe we can find another river spot that’s warmer.
  • Sunday we worked on the house and got a bunch of stuff done. We’re gearing up for a big potluck we’re having on the 15th. I love any excuse to cross items off the honey do list.
  • Sunday afternoon I called a bunch of places about getting a tattoo but they were all either extremely expensive or closed. I took it as a sign that now isn’t the time for the tattoo. Hopefully we’ll have better luck next time.
  • The tattoo I want is the same as Match has. It’s the hug-o-war cartoon by Shel Silverstein. I’ll be getting it in the same spot, on the back of my neck.

  • I’ve always loved the poem, and I love the look of the tattoo. He tells everyone that it represents us. 🙂

Talk to Us Tuesday-Thank God for Ranger Bob!

[In the woods]
Adrian Monk: Are we lost? Tell me the truth, I can take it.
Natalie Teeger: We’re… [Stottlemeyer mouths, “NO!”] …not lost.
Adrian Monk: Oh, my God! WE’RE LOST! –Monk

I’ve got a doozie of a story to share with you and our fabulous hosts: IA and Seriously Shawn

On Sunday I met up with Geeky and we went to lunch and then for a short little hike. The trail we went on is about an hour long, maybe less. We lost track of time gabbing away and somehow ended up on the wrong trail. We started getting worried when we didn’t recognize the path. We kept running into bicyclists and we asked a few if we were heading in the right direction. They assured us we were headed towards the parking lot.

Then it started getting dark and we started getting worried. We found a map and it didn’t have a You Are Here sticker, but we figured we were pretty lost. I thought the other side of the sign might have some more info, and when we looked, it was a huge picture of a mountain lion with a warning to beware of mountain lions in the area.

Geeky and I took one look at the picture, let out yelps of fear and ran like hell down the hill. We finally found the parking lot the bikers had been talking about, and by some stroke of pure luck, Ranger Bob. He gave us a map and pointed to the trail that we were on. He said we weren’t just a little off trail, we were MILES away from the car. It turned out our “little hike” was more like 2.5 hours of wandering. Ranger Bob took pity on us and drove us back to our car. We were absolutely mortified/so grateful. He even had to call it in on his radio that he was taking two lost females back to the park. He also confirmed that there were indeed mountain lions right where we had been walking, and that it was a good thing we were hiking in pairs.

He also lectured us about always carrying our cell phones (we had both forgotten ours) and advised us to bring pepper spray next time. He gave us a pamphlet about how a lot of the state parks are closing and how we can help. After being rescued by Ranger Bob I’m super motivated to help out. Here’s the website if you’d like more info: www.savestateparks.org

We got back to Geeky’s and couldn’t stop laughing at ourselves. I’m sure we were quite the sight. Two blonde girls completely lost, cold, and so grateful that we ran into Ranger Bob. Geeky’s husband teased us and said the typical guy response, “You guys might have had to get naked and cuddle for warmth.” Men! I called Match on the way home and he laughed and said, “You have the worst sense of direction!” It was still a really fun day and it was great seeing Geeky. I also got some great pictures. I wish I’d thought to take one of Ranger Bob! Next time we go hike we’ll definitely bring a map, our cell phones, and pepper spray!

Talk to Us Tuesday- Christmas Lights and Friend Time

[after Clark fails at lighting all the exterior Christmas lights at the “lighting ceremony” in front of the entire family]
Art: [sarcastically] Beautiful, Clark.
Frances: Talk about pissing your money away. I hope you kids see what a silly waste of resources this was.
Audrey Griswold: He worked really hard, Grandma.
Art: So do washing machines. –National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

I’m linking up with the ever fabulous: IA and Seriously Shawn

Here’s what I’ve been up to: 

  • Two Sundays ago  Geeky came to visit me at our new casa. We had one of those fun girlie days, with lunch and margaritas downtown, followed by shopping, and ending with a gab sess on the couch over apple cider. I need more days like that in my life!

  •  this past Saturday I returned the favor and visited Geeky and her Fire Guy. I had to drop off this little Christmas present I painted for her for her first year as a married woman. She has a thing for Cinderella.

  • She got me and Match mini Korbel champagne bottles. I can’t promise that Match will get his.
  • I also celebrated Couple Husband’s 30th birthday with him and his family. It was such a fun night, but for one tragedy: I forgot to bring my camera! You’ll just have to trust me that it was a great time. It was very casual, and I got to snuggle up with Couple babies.
  • I went on a walk with a new friend, a wife of one of Match’s coworkers. I’ll call her Walking Buddy because I have a feeling we’ll be going on more. She’s a lot of fun and I’m so excited to have a friend that lives close by.
  • We’ve also been enjoying all of the Christmas lights in our neighborhood.
  • Later this week we’re going to visit Candy Cane Lane, which should have even more. I can never get enough Christmas lights and I’m a little sad that Christmas is only 5 days away. I don’t know if I’m ready for the holiday season to end.


  •  Tonight Match and I are going to have a low key night. I’m making homemade Pho and spring rolls, and then we’re going to curl up on the couch and watch Christmas movies. My honey has been working massive overtime lately. I’ve forgotten what he looks like! I’m ready for some R&R with my main squeeze.
  • So what’s new with you?

Talk to Us Tuesday-Hire Movers

Lily, I love you. But asking someone to come see your play is like asking for a ride to the airport, or to crash on someone’s couch or to help you move. Call a cab, book a room, hire some movers and repeat after me, friends don’t let friends come see their crappy play! -Barney, How I Met Your Mother

With the ever fabulous duo: Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn.

-I officially got the keys to our home yesterday! Woohoo!!

-I scheduled this post because my internet is off at the old place. Here’s hoping that the Comcast modem gets here quick!

-The first thing I did at the new place was attack the months of dirt and cobwebs that had accumulated. My kitchen doesn’t seem nearly as dark now that the dirt’s gone!

-The movers should be here by 8:30 this morning. My first time using movers and I’m pretty excited about it. It’s going to be so weird not helping, but also awesome.

-I’m going to be in an unpacking frenzy this week. I can’t wait to put our personal touches on everything.

-Hope you’re all having a great week. Can you believe it’s already mid November? Where the heck did the time go?!