I’ve been a bad blogger this past week. I didn’t have any time to write new posts, and I used what little time I could find reading the first posts that popped up on my WordPress reader.
But no, it’s not because I’m putting Keystroke on the back burner. It’s because I went on a road trip with my best friend!
But let’s back up for a second….
I’ve been spending my summer living in down east Maine. For those of you who have never been there: it is beautiful. I was so lucky to be able to spend my summer there!
A little over a week ago, my best-friend-since-elementary-school came up to stay with me for a few days, then we went on the road for a week to drive over to her house!
Before we left on the trip, I took her to Schoodic Point, one of my favorite places in the Acadia National Park. We took a picnic, and a little seagull decided she (he? idk) wanted to hang out and watch us.
We named her Marge.
Also, while we were on the rocks we decided to (try) to paint the view. My first attempt was a complete failure (like seriously it looked like a five year old did it), but I’m pretty proud of try 2:
A few days later, it was time to hit the road. We packed our things, loaded up my (wayyyyy to old) minivan, and started driving south.
I promise that we had no intention of getting a puppy. It just kind of happened.
(but no one is complaining so I count that as a win)
After spending almost an entire week on the road, I only accomplished a few things:
- Not sleeping nearly enough
- Blowing all of my money on restaurants
- Making some epic memories with my best friend
Here are some things I didn’t accomplish:
- Finishing The Breathless by Tara Goedjen (the ARC I am in the middle of) (goodreads)
- Reading, well, anything whatsoever
- Writing new blog posts
- Keeping up with all of your (amazing) blog posts
- Doing my summer course work (I’ll do it this week, I promise!)
But I did get a puppy, so it’s all forgiven, right?!
Okay, so by now you are probably wondering what the deal is with this puppy. Well let me go ahead and tell you.
While driving through upstate New York, I spotted a sign on the side of the road advertising Australian Shepard puppies. We didn’t end up getting one of those, but seeing that sign sent us into a puppy-needing frenzy, and we spend the last day of our trip scouring the internet to find the perfect puppy to bring home to my best friend’s family.
We ended up finding the perfect one, and drove out to a farm to get her! She is so sweet and adorable and fluffy and well-tempered. And when we got to my best friend’s house, the whole family fell in love with her too! We ended up naming her Nike (after the Greek Goddess of Victory).
So in summery, this has been my last week:
- I befriended a seagull
- Went on an epic road trip with my best friend
- Bought quite possibly the most amazing, cutest lil pup in the world
But guys, I am back, and even though school starts soon, I am going to try to be more active in the blogosphere than ever.
And I have something very exciting coming up this week:
I AM DOING A HUGE THRONE OF GLASS THEMED GIVEAWAY!! Watch for my post explaining how the giveaway will work, and get ready to win big!