Sunday, June 16

pack walk

The humane society started a weekly "pack walk" this month. They are on Saturday mornings at 9. The pack walk is an hour long walk with a group of people/dogs. I did my first one yesterday and it was pretty fun. It was kind of nice interacting with some people for a change (instead of just dogs). I've decided to commit to this twice a month (in addition to walking dogs weekly and fostering for a day monthly) so I'm one day short of volunteering twice a week! I guess I'll have to figure out another activity to round things out.

it's complicated

This was a comedy about a divorced couple who hooked up at their son's graduation 10 years after their divorce. It was pretty predictable, but good for what it was. It had quite an all-star cast, which didn't hurt--Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, John Krasinski, and more.

My rating: 3/5

Sunday, June 9

the national reserve

There was a free concert at PNG Park in Johnstown last night, so Jake and I went there to catch a bit of the headliner, The National Reserve. Musically, they were pretty good, but they were kind of boring to watch. The place was pretty packed, though, and everyone seemed to be having a good time. We definitely want to encourage more events like this in town, so I'm glad we were able to support it.

Jake is all about music lately. He's even formed a band with one of his friends and they've been writing music, so he's really into checking out live bands right now. He has a bunch of concerts lined up for the summer, too.

Friday, June 7

he's come to fix the sink

We had a couple of small plumbing projects that needed done (namely a new bathroom faucet and a hot water expansion tank that needed replaced). Since Brian does not enjoy or excel at plumbing, we decided to pay someone to do the tasks. We called our usual guy for smaller jobs (Christian's Plumbing). He was in and out in about an hour so it was totally worth the money. And, now there are two less leaks in the house!

Thursday, June 6


Yesterday was my birthday so the three of us went to Balance Restaurant to celebrate. The food was quite good--I'd definitely go there again. I also got the best present--a wooden puzzle from Liberty Puzzles. Specifically, this one. Jake and I started it last night and I'm going to frame it once it's done. It's turning out to be more difficult to put together than I would have anticipated. I was afraid the funky shapes would make it easy, but they do not!

I also received some books and a yarn swift, which ironically would have been useful just hours before when I totally tangled a hank of yarn while trying to wind it into a ball. But, that's ok, I had another hank to do, so I got to try it out on that and it works great!

We also had another birthday celebration at my parents' house on Memorial Day. It turns out if you add prosecco to your Margarita, it is delicious. You're welcome.

Monday, June 3

happy 50th

Yesterday afternoon, my parents had a party to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary (their actual anniversary is June 7). The event was well-attended and it was great catching up with some of the relatives I never get to see anymore. My mom was pretty excited about this party for a while, so I'm glad everything turned out as nice as it did. Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!