Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Looking Forward

It's time for another looking forward post!!

Today my brother is coming over to set up wireless internet and other technology related stuff.  Thank God my brother is willing to be my personal techie.  I am NOT good at dealing with technology.  He is also going to assemble the patio furniture I bought on Sunday but was not able to assemble (I tried, I really did!).  Since I am monopolizing so much of his evening, I told him to bring Julie and the boys.  I am grilling dinner and the boys will swim.  Should be a REALLY fun night!  Love that I am hosting a meal for them for the 2nd time already!!  I rely on my brother and his wife quite a bit so it's nice to be able to make them dinner to sort of pay them back for all the things they've done (and continue to do for me) over the years!

This week I am getting together with a former co-worker and his wife.  They are coming over to see my place and then we are walking somewhere to get dinner.  I love that I now live in a place where I can WALK to dinner.  I know I keep raving about where I live, but I just really, really love it.  And I love that I now live in a place that people WANT to visit. 

This month I will host Amber of Girl with the Red Hair, Amber of a Little Pink in the Cornfields, Amber of Awbviously Awmber, and Kyla!  I had to clarify which Amber since there are 3!  We definitely will need to use nicknames or something!  I've been thinking about what all I want to show them for months!  And I have been planning the menu for our Friday night dinner for months!!   It will be vegan so should be challenging/fun/interesting!

This year I will travel to Victoria, BC to run another half marathon.  I have never been to Victoria but I have heard great things so I can't wait to check it out!  Plus I will be traveling there with some awesome ladies - more on that tomorrow!

Ufda, I was an exclamation point over-user in this post, but oh well.  So much of my life requires that punctuation! 

What are you looking forward to?


Amber said...

Yahoo! I am SO LOOKING FORWARD to our visit in, like 2.5 weeks. WOW. 2.5 weeks?! I remember booking my plane ticket 5 months ago. Ha!

Today I am looking forward to relaxing after work. When I get up to run at 4:45 AM on Tuesdays the only thing that gets me through it is knowing I can relax and possibly nap once I'm done work for the day ;-)

qwerkyqook said...

I loved this post Lisa, you sound so happy! I can't wait to see the new place. I'm looking forward to a cool run after work tonight. High is only 70!

Raquelita said...

I absolutely love the concept of these looking forward posts and their positivity! Your trip to Victoria sounds like it is going to be so awesome!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I AM SO EXCITED! (yes, that deserved to be shouted).
We are going to have such a good time and I am so excited to see your place! I even had a dream about our visit, that is how much it is on my mind! ;)

This week I am looking forward to heading up to Lake Okoboji! We leave tomorrow and I am so ready for a few days relaxing on the boat.

Jess said...

So much to look forward to! You keep seriously making me want to visit too, btw..with all this talk of how amazing your neighbourhood is!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

WHOA. That is a lot of Ambers!

Once again, your move is a completely positive thing for you! I am a tad jealous! I miss walking around the city and being able to connect with people so much easier.

Is your 3 Ambers and a Kyla dinner going to be Vegan, GF AND DF?

It sounds like you have a great day/week/month ahead of you!

Marlys said...

Life is good! Happy that you are happy!

Carolina John said...

Being close to family is a good thing. I used to get pulled into every techie thing for my fam when we lived near them. I miss the family much more than I miss doing all the tech work for them.

Stephany said...

You have so much to look forward to! Yay, yay, yay! (I will admit to lots of jealousy with your upcoming bloggers visit! Sounds like a lot of fun!)

I'm looking forward to my nap this afternoon :), starting work tomorrow, and my brother & I's fantasy football party at the end of this month.

crystal said...

Exclamation marks are better than frowny faces any day!! Im glad you are getting your patio furniture set up, you are going to love it!

Sarah said...

OMG!! You've got some great stuff to look forward to. I really like the idea of this post, actually. It's so positive, and thinking about what I've got to look forward to makes me feel excited in a very childish way. :D

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

You have SO much great stuff to look forward to! I love these posts and I'm definitely going to do one soon :) I'm so jealous of all the bloggers coming to visit you in August- I wish I had a lot more money so I could afford to go on another trip (not that I don't already go on enough haha). I hope you come to Boston soon so I can recover from some of my jealousy haha

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

Football season and apple cider. ;)

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

I am thrilled for you that you have found so much happiness there!

Becky said...

So excited for your blogger get together! (And SO wish I could be there!)

Today I'm looking forward to it being over. (Yes, it's been that kind of day).

This week I am looking forward to my MRI so we can figure out what's up with my knee.

This month I'm looking forward to having internet in our apartment (so far that's the promise but no luck yet!)

This year I'm excited to decorate our new place for the different holidays!

Cherry Blossoms said...

Sounds like a lot of fun times await esp the race in Victoria. You def are a Miss Social Butterfly!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

That is so fun that you are hosting some other bloggers!!

You have a lot to look forward to :-)

It is sure good to know someone who is good with technology. I would be lost without my husband to help me with computer stuff.

I am looking forward to my sister's wedding and camping.

Nora said...

I'm looking forward to your visit in September! And to having the last two weekends of August totally unplanned. i'm SO BUMMED I won't be there in August but can't wait for September. And then hopefully january too!