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love this season

The season of afternoon thunderstorms is finally here!  I LOVE it!  The cool breeze, the downpour of rain, the roars of thunder and the sparkles of lightening.  I find it absolutely relaxing…however, Cooper does not.  I got home today just after the storm started to find my giant 12 year old golden retriever cowering in the corner of my bedroom.  (poor baby)  I’ve had a panting 4-legged shadow ever since I opened the door.  I got to enjoy the storm from the rockers on my porch for as long as I thought ole’ Coops could handle it, because of course he couldn’t leave my side.

They’re just wonderful.  I’m going to miss Johns Island thunderstorms.  I feel like the skies open right above me when it thunders out here.

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CRBR!

The past week has been a crazy, but fun spring break-esc blur.  I started it off with a sleepover since Nathan was in DC, then Mom stayed with me while she was in town, then Kalin & Bert stayed for the week while Bert searched for jobs in the Charleston area, then Nathan came home thursday, then Rob flew in for the Bridge run, & Dad came down for the weekend.  How do all these people fit into a one bedroom apt you ask?  Magic!  Nah, just good timing & flexibility.  I was so thankful to have all the company, esp while Nathan was out of town–it kept me good company!  Good news–the new house has 3 bedrooms so hopefully no one will have to sleep on the sofa or floor anymore.  I feel like I should add that Bert & Kalin are awesome house guests!  They cook, clean, & take out the trash!  I came home one day from class only to find that the cleaning fairy had come to my apartment 🙂

The Cooper River Bridge Run was Saturday.  Nathan, Rob (yes, Rob flew in from Boulder to run 10K), & I ran the bridge run sporting some super snazzy team Rx shirts–complements of SC College of Pharmacy.

Before:

After:

So we weren’t quite as chipper afterwards, but still smiles all around.

Still didn’t make my goal of running it under an hour, but there’s always next year!  Thanks again to Kalin & Bert for being our transportation to MP & back!!

Nathan & I had been waiting to go to the Firefly distillery on Wadmalaw Island until Dad was in town, so we took the opportunity Saturday.  Definitely a neat place.  They let you sample vodkas/rums they don’t sell anywhere else.  The Firefly lemonade is quite tasty!  If sweet tea flavored vodka isn’t your thing, they also have a vineyard out there.  I think they only make muscadine wines (on the sweeter side).  AND, there’s a zoo of farm animals!  It’s a great afternoon outing for your next trip to Charleston 🙂  …..just be aware there may be a group of women praying for you in the parking lot as you walk up.

 

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Nathan’s home from DC!!!!!  After what seemed like forever (10 days).  He had a wonderful time touring the Smithsonian & monuments, going to the Cherry Tree Festival, eating at delicious restaurants, and oh yeah, going to a conference.  I don’t even think he missed me with all that fun!

Tonight I made a Country Fried Steak dinner to welcome Nathan home, but with a small healthy twist.  I used venison as the steak.  I let it soak all afternoon in butter milk (well, milk + vinegar, I didn’t actually have buttermilk), then breaded and fried it.  Nothing like a healthy fried meal before the Cooper River Bridge Run–2 days!!  It was awesome–thanks Ethan for killing a deer!

Also, Mom sent me this link tonight of a live feed of an Eagle whose eggs are supposed to hatch in the next 2 days.  I think there are 3 eggs.  So, yeah, we totally have the live feed up hoping to catch the action.  Check it out

 

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