Life Currently…

So currently… well, a lot has been happening. It’s a complicated process this immigration application. We’ve sent it to our lawyer to submit almost two months ago, he sent it back noting a bunch of things we missed or needed to clarify. We sent it back in and are now waiting for the green light to be able to submit it. I can’t work in Canada until I get a temporary work permit (which usually takes about 3-4 months after you submit your application to get accepted) so I came back to Kentucky for a month to get some work in and make some money.

Fraser was already gone for a couple weeks when I left Canada and I’ll teach my last TRX course here on the 28th. It’s been well over a month since I’ve seen my husband and the boys in person and still have 2 weeks to go. I miss them terribly. I’m trying to have a good time while I’m in my hometown though. I’m working a little, spending time with friends and family, and soaking up the heat and sun.

So that’s what’s been goin’ on. Here’s what else:

Making: Plans with everybody! Trying to see as many people as I can while I’m home. I can’t fit everybody in, but I’m giving it my best shot.

Wanting: Fraser and the boys to be here with me. Fraser comes every Thanksgiving for the family visit, but it’s always cold and dreary… it’s way more fun in the summer. The boys have never been here before, so I’m dying to take them to the lake.

Reading: Sheryl Sandberg’s “Option B.” Although I’m moving at a snail’s pace. I’ve been getting home late every night and only reading a couple pages before I go to sleep! It’s really good though. [Read more…]

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A Birthday Camp Out in The Gorge!

My friend Abby wanted to celebrate her birthday by playing outside all day and sleeping under the stars. This is why we’re friends…

Four of the Sipinski family members decided to go somewhere at the last minute (which is how we usually roll). We decided on the Red River Gorge, which is about 1 hour and 45 minutes away from Louisville. If you’re a climber, this place is a MECCA. If you’re not a climber, it’s still pretty awesome. Tons of hiking trails, a lake to play in, new zip lines, high ropes courses, and a sky lift that takes you up to see the amazing views of the Gorge from above. [Read more…]

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Giveaway: “I Am A Kentuckian” T-Shirt

I LOVE this new shirt from the creators of the “Kentucky Kicks Ass” campaign, Kentucky for Kentucky. [Read more…]

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Things & Links That Are My Jam Right Now

The following things are my jam right now…

Kentucky in 2 Weeks!

I’ll be spending a few days in Louisville in a couple weeks! Excited to teach a TRX course, see my people, and hopefully score some of the warm weather they’ve been having. See y’all soon! Who wants to go play in the park(s) with me?!

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Daylight Savings This Weekend: [Read more…]

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Currently…

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Tango and I have just about 10 more days in Kentucky before we head out. We’re soaking up all the wide open spaces and time with my friends and family while we can. While I’m always bummed to be leaving my people, I’m also excited for an extended trip to Canada to spend a couple months with my man-friend and the boys. Since I haven’t been writing a ton here lately, here’s what’s been going on…

Making: Sweet Tea… pretty much every day. I’m going to enjoy it for my last week here in KY and then I’ll have to put the kibosh on all that sugar.

Wanting: To blog more. I’m working on 5 posts at once and can’t get any of them out. Hopefully that’ll change in the coming weeks. I miss this outlet.

Reading: I’m slowly making my way through Kathryn Hepburn’s autobiography, “Stories of My Life.”  [Read more…]

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Things (& Links) That Are My Jam Right Now…

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Kentucky in the Summer. Yes it’s hot and humid, but summer will gone before we know it so I’m taking full advantage.

Louisville Parks. We’ve been to either Cherokee, Seneca, or The Parklands every day since I’ve been back. I’m not mad about it. Neither is Tango…

Stranger Things. Mom and I watched all 8 episodes last week! LOVED it.

Bug Spray. Mosquitos are everywhere here. Don’t give me the all-natural spray… I need some napalm to take these bitches out.

Meeting up w/ friends for walks, runs, bike rides, or workouts. I wrote this post about alternate ways to socialize (other than meeting for meals/drinks) and have been trying to put that into practice more often. (Aside from when people want to meet at my favorite restaurants…)

Steel City Pops. You guys. There’s a popsicle store here.

All the kiddos. Appx. 1,000 friends of mine had kids since I left last year. It’s fun meeting up with my buds to workout or play outside with their little ones and I’m loving all the different parenting styles. It was hilarious seeing my friend Jess yelling “What the hell’s the matter with you?!” as she watched her youngest (of 4) bypass their water bottle and the water fountain to drink out the communal dog bowl on the ground at the playground.

Making a dent my Kentucky Summer Wish List. I’ve marked off the things I’ve done so far from this post.

Labor Day Plans. I’m traveling the rest of my weekends that I’m in Kentucky, but I’m home all holiday weekend long. We’re hitting a Canoe/Kayak/SUP Demo on the lake, heading to the YUM Center to cheer on the UofL Women’s Volleyball team, riding bikes in the Mayor’s Hike, Bike, and Paddle event, and who knows what else. I’m stoked.

 

 

{Links That Are My Jam}

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7 Incredible Things That Happen Once You Learn to Enjoy Being Alone. Forbes.

An Interview w/ the “Stranger Things” Creators/Writers/Directors. {Beware: Spoilers} Variety.

Your House Is Too Big – The Downsizing Uprising. Outside.

Taking Less Vacation Affects Employees’ Productivity. Project Time Off.

This Quick Summer Salad Recipe – Caprese Orzo Salad. Cupcakes & Cashmere.

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure. Harvard Business Review.

Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids at Perceived – But Unreal – Risk? NPR.

The Rules for Borrowing Camping Gear. Outside. “You get pregnant in it, you buy it.” ; )

 

What kinds of things or links are your jam right now? Anything I should know about?!

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Kentucky Summer Wish List

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I’ve got somewhere around 6-8 weeks here in my home state of Kentucky and I’m STOKED. There are so many things that I love about being here in the summertime and even though I’m arriving more towards the end of summer, the weather will still be nice enough to play, workout, and enjoy fabulous meals outside for weeks. Here’s all I plan to do over the next several weeks…

UPDATE: The things I’ve gotten to so far have been crossed off!  [Read more…]

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Things & Links That Are My Jam Right Now

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While California is warm and sunny, my mind is on Kentucky this week! So many things are my jam right now… [Read more…]

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