Summer: Fun, Bikes, Challenges, and Books

Oh, Summer, it seems you just arrived but are already on your way out!

Fun Summer

Reese & Ava making candles

This summer, we are primed for more fun; who isn’t? Two weeks ago, the Ohio contingent of Lowi and G had the privilege of hosting Lowi’s youngest daughter, Reese, for the weekend. It was initially planned as a cousins’ weekend for Reese and Ava, our younger sister’s daughter. But the rest of us couldn’t help ourselves but join in on the fun.

There was candle-making, a breakfast outing, pizza night, and Sunday dinner. I even got the distinct privilege of weaseling my way into spa night, so I could put a mask on my face, lips, and even my feet. In fact, the foot mask would end up offering long-term effects in that the skin is still peeling off a week later. I have been a class act in my yoga classes.

Lowi & G’s
Summer Reading List!

This is one of those books that I have heard about over the last few years but really didn’t know much about. It didn’t take long to see why it was a bestseller. When you mix a Hollywood starlet with seven ex-husbands who are ready to share her life story with a young journalist who seems to have been plucked out of obscurity, you get plenty of intrigue, mystery, and reasons to stay up late reading.

Loving My New E-Bike

Have you ever gotten something that you didn’t think you wanted or needed, and then you get it and wonder how you ever lived without it? Okay, I might have gone a little too far. I could surely live without this, but I purchased an E-Bike a couple of weeks ago, and I am loving it. 

If you haven’t tried one, don’t knock it, and don’t roll your eyes and talk bad about me behind my back. I say this because I was 100% against the idea of an E-Bike. 

About a year ago, my hubby wanted me to get a bike, and he suggested that I try an E-Bike. 


Pull-Up Progression

Photo by Los Muertos Crew on

Do you remember when I said it might take me a year to do a singular pull-up? After a few weeks of working on my lat strength, I have come to realize it might take me longer than expected. I’m not sure what the takeaway from these last few weeks might be, but here are a few thoughts that keep running through my head:

Do I even have lat muscles? 

Did I wait too long to attempt this challenge? 

Do I just have too much body mass to actually pull myself up off the ground?

“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.”

Rachel Wolchin

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