Hi guys! I've been pretty silent for a while. A lot has been going on. First on the horizon is a big move. Yes, my husband and I are moving from Albuquerque, New Mexico back to good ol' Washington State. One of things I'm most excited about is being able to collaborate on blog posts with fellow contributor, Jamie. While Jamie and I have been best friends for 10 years, I didn't start this blog until after I moved to New Mexico so we haven't had that opportunity yet.
My last day at my full-time job was June 10th. When I resigned I knew I'd be spending a lot of time prepping the house to move, but I didn't even think about how much time that would take. I think I'm more busy now than when I was working! I've spent so many hours packing, cleaning, taking things to Good Will, etc., that I think I actually relax for 1 to 2 hours each night. I have to say, it's been kind of enjoyable though. I've been able to see substantial changes around the house, which is satisfying, and I've been getting a good workout at the same time.
Of course, I still am self-employed part-time with my company (Major Media + Design) so I'm not totally work free - but I've gotten a taste of what it's truly like to control my own schedule and I have to say I'm in love. I've learned that I know how to work hard even around my house with it's endless available distractions and I'm pretty excited by that discovery.
Of course the move is going to settle down soon. We plan to be in Washington a week from Saturday. We really are selling everything (if you live in Albuquerque, check out my Craigslist add!), so while that makes move prep more time consuming, moving in should be a quick and easy process.
After all this hard work I figured I deserve a drink, and I'm guessing you've been working away and deserve one too! It's summer now, so we are into the land of fruity cocktails that I adore. This one is so easy, you could probably make it blind folded.
Seriously, it's 1 part Svedka Strawberry Lemonade, 1 part tonic water, and a squeeze of lemon. Delicious! I chose to garnish mine with chopped strawberries and a lemon (please don't do this part with your eyes closed) to add some color. To fill my glass I used 2 shots of the Svedka and 2 shots of the tonic water. Really, though, as long as they are equal parts, you're good.
This tastes exactly like an adult version of Strawberry Lemonade, so your tastebuds will be happy even if you aren't really a Vodka lover. If you've been working hard, don't forget to take a break this weekend and have a drink. Cheers!