Saturday 30 June 2012

200th Blog Post & Summer 2012

I can't believe that I've reached my 200th blog post! That is just crazy to me! Over the past few months and 200 posts, I've really enjoyed blogging, meeting new people and discovering blogs that have become part of my daily reading.I'm excited about what my blogging future holds and have some fun-and-exciting-to-me things planned.

I very rarely blog about the day to day details of my life. There are some things I'm just not comfortable sharing and there are other things that I feel people would not be interested in. I'm hoping that Summer 2012 will be memorable and just an overall GREAT summer!

Last weekend when I got an unexpected phone call from a 'summer' friend that I meant 2 summers ago. He was just in town for the summer of 2010, a week in the summer of 2011 and he's in town for summer of 2012. I'm excited to be reunited with him! I know that he will be part of my great summer.
Thursday, I had some girlfriends over for a BBQ. I thought it would be a great idea to have them all over for something fun and summery...which a BBQ is. I have never BBQ'd in my life and ended up having an un-BBQ BBQ. I made pasta with sundried tomatoes, pork tenderloin and salad. For dessert, we made s'mores! Everyone loved making s'mores over a 'bonfire', similar to this one:

Table top fire bowl

After a 3 hour drive home yesterday, I met up with my dad and two friends of ours. The two friends helped me get my BBM working- yes, I've had my Blackberry for over 2 months now and I am JUST starting to BBM. This was a bit of an ordeal, but funny, and I can now BBM so yea! For dinner we went to Pita Pit and I ended up seeing a childhood/high school friend who I haven't seen in 8-10 years. She is also in town for the weekend. It was great to chat with her a little bit. She is one of 3 Canadians (and 12 North Americans) going to London to cover the Olympics! I'm super excited for her and can't wait! It was great to see her again.

Today, after blogging, I plan to spend the afternoon poolside with my sister before heading out to a dinner in my uncle's honour. I'm looking forward to dinner and to spending time with and seeing my uncle and cousins (on my dad's side). On Sunday, we are celebrating my great-grandmother (mom's side) birthday! We are going out for lunch and then I'm not sure what. But it will be fun, family-filled weekend.

Tomorrow night, for Canada Day, I've been invited to a bonfire. It will be nice to see so many people I haven't seen in awhile and bonfires are always so much fun. To say I'm looking forward to it is an understatement.

July also means that my cousin from BC will be in Ontario. I love spending time with her and can't wait for our yearly lunch, which I hope happens! We attempt this lunch every year but it doesn't always happen.

I currently live in a tourist, beach town and plan to spend as much time as possible there. The town is known for it's beautiful sunsets and beach.

A while ago, I blogged about creating a Summer Bucket List. It's a great way to make sure you do everything you want to do in the summer and a way to have a memorable summer. I'm in the process of completing my list.

Something exciting and scary that I have coming up....I was offered a job at a non-profit organization. While this is a great organization and a good job (that I'm not 100% sure is for me) is located 2 hours south-east of where I currently live and 2 hours north-west of my hometown. The idea of finding a place to live, actually moving and furnishing a place is daunting. The opportunity to live in a city again and start a new adventure has an element of excitement.

This great, memorable summer that I want to have has the potential to be filled with lots of decisions and changes. But life is about opportunity, adventure and challenges. Life is to be LIVED.

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