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Niece ended up working late. We got to hang out for a few hours and it was amazing. She’s so cute and blunt and I just love it!

I’m not impressed. 
Going back to bed.

I’m not impressed.
Going back to bed.

So. Sleepy.

Made plans with my niece to pick me up this morning after she got off work at 6 and we’d go grab some breakfast and catch up.
Pops kept us busy unloading the RV until 12:30 this morning. I only got 5 hours of sleep. She texted me at 6 saying she was going to run home and grab a shower and then head my way. It’s been an hour and a half and she’s not responding to my texts.
I could be sleeping. :-/

We stopped at Portage Glacier and the girls picked me these flowers :)

We stopped at Portage Glacier and the girls picked me these flowers :)

I appreciate that! :)
He’s been in and out of juvenile prison/prison since he was 12 and he’s 29 now. Theft, drugs, domestic violence, grand theft auto…. to name a few. 
He’s currently serving 7 years for multiple violations of his last parole. He should be in there for being an accomplice to the murder of a 15 year old girl as well but for reasons that are mind boggling the attorney decided not to charge him and just wacked him for the parole violations. 
Don’t get me wrong, I love my brother, but he’s a bad dude and doesn’t function well on the outside. 
My biological family is all sorts of dangerous.

I appreciate that! :)
He’s been in and out of juvenile prison/prison since he was 12 and he’s 29 now. Theft, drugs, domestic violence, grand theft auto…. to name a few.
He’s currently serving 7 years for multiple violations of his last parole. He should be in there for being an accomplice to the murder of a 15 year old girl as well but for reasons that are mind boggling the attorney decided not to charge him and just wacked him for the parole violations.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my brother, but he’s a bad dude and doesn’t function well on the outside.
My biological family is all sorts of dangerous.

When we got to Anchorage 2 weeks ago I decided I wasn’t going to have Starbucks until it was time to head back to Washington. Even with Rory offering and having to order him drinks and such I’m proud to say I’ve done it.
When we get back to Washington I plan on cutting down my frapp intake considerably. They’re empty carbs but they’re so delicious!

We’re going to see my brother today and I kind of don’t want to. I just want to get back to Anchorage so we can get the RV cleaned out today and rest tomorrow instead of spending tomorrow cleaning out the RV before we leave.
I saw him last week, I’m not really keen to see him again.

I’m sad about leaving in 2 days but I’m excited to sleep in my own bed, have decent water pressure while I shower, but most importantly to try that unflavored protein powder I bought! 

theramblingsofasimplemind:

The kind stranger took a video!

It posted to the wrong blog but here’s a video from paddle boarding that guy took. 

We left Homer and drove back to the Russian river for a little more fishing. Poor Jenny was on her way to find a fishing spot and got stung by a wasp/yellow jacket (I can’t tell the difference). I heard her screaming and ran as fast as I could to her, which let me tell you is no easy feat when wearing waders that are several sizes too big. Poor girl walked right by a nest some boys had been throwing rocks at earlier. :-/ a really sweet gal grabbed her a bag of ice, liquid Tylenol, a purple bandaid, some stinging cream, and hydrocortisone cream to help with the itch. Jenny said she wanted to stay inside the RV the rest of the trip but now she’s outside playing again which I’m thankful for.
We’re going to take the ferry across the river and fish on the other side tomorrow, then we’re packing up and heading out Monday at noon. We’re doing to go visit my brother in prison once more and then head back to Anchorage. I’m hoping to see Renee and Joe, and also my cousin Misty before we leave Tuesday evening.
We’ll see. :)

queenofthecroutons haha yes we have!! I totally have a resting bitch face lol! 
Oh well. Who knows why 2 separate dudes decided I was worth taking their headphones out and talking to. 
Maybe it was because they liked seeing a girl lifting and wanted to encourage me. :)

queenofthecroutons haha yes we have!! I totally have a resting bitch face lol!
Oh well. Who knows why 2 separate dudes decided I was worth taking their headphones out and talking to.
Maybe it was because they liked seeing a girl lifting and wanted to encourage me. :)

At the gym this morning I worked chest, tris, and shoulders. After my warm up I went and did some light bench presses and after my second set a beefy lookin dude came up and asked if he could tell me something. I’m pretty much always open to constructive criticism if the person knows what they’re talking about so I said sure. The first thing he told me was that my form was almost perfect. He said he had to do a double take because he’s not used to seeing guys bench with good form and rarely ever sees girls so much as look at the barbell. He suggested I pull my toes about 3 inches back to where they line up with my knees and push down with my heels to give me an arch, tighten it, and I’d be golden. I told him I appreciated his input and mentioned an older gentleman had offered advice on my squat and he got a sheepish look on his face and asked if he could see my squat so I showed him and he was impressed.
I don’t know what kind of women are working out at that gym but so far the men I’ve run into have been impressed with my form and have been helpful in their tips and advice. I told Katie I loved how helpful the members have been and she just looked at me and told me that that wasn’t normal and in her 10 months working there and working out there she’s never seen people do that.
Maybe I have an open face that says I won’t bite your head off if you want to talk to me?
I don’t know but I liked it. :)

I worked chest, tris, and shoulders today but for some reason I couldn’t quit admiring my leg definition! 😍
Katie gave me a builder bar to munch on after our workout because we hadn’t had breakfast. It was pretty good!

We went and walked the touristy area of Homer today. We hit the Salty Dawg where people leave $1 on the walls/ceilings/whatever for luck. It’s a little saloon inside a small lighthouse but my dad didn’t get the lighthouse in the pic. We left there and let the kids ride the little boat outside the ice cream place before we went inside. It’s absolutely gorgeous out today and it’s making me sad I’m not out there paddle boarding.
Also, I’m in love with Nikki’s freckles. They’re so beautiful, as is she. :)