Well look at that, it’s already Thursday! How’s your week going?

I had a super full day Tuesday. It started with a walk around the ‘hood with Duncan at sunrise.

IMG_3517Only in these summer months do I get up at 5:30am when I don’t have a race planned. It’s so bright out already at that time. I love it! (Like Monday night at 8pm when we went to Petco.) After the walk, I went for a run.

IMG_3524Then I sat in traffic driving to work so my commute felt like a full-day in and of itself. After work I drove home, had a quick bite and packed up the doodle and an overnight bag and headed over to Mr. SOTSS’. 

The reason I was heading back to New Jersey was because earlier in the day I had purchased (on a total whim) tickets to see the Dave Matthews Band in concert at a venue close to his house. The venue is an outdoor one and it was 70 degrees and just perfect for a concert under the stars.

It was hard to see the actual band on the stage so we enjoyed the big ole monitors above for our viewing pleasure. (Well, yeah, Mr. SOTSS doesn't care too much about that. Although he was fascinated with the way Dave raises his eyebrows individually when he sings. :)

It was hard to see the actual band on the stage so we enjoyed the big ole monitors above for our viewing pleasure. (Well, yeah, Mr. SOTSS doesn’t care too much about that. Although he was fascinated with the way Dave raises his eyebrows individually when he sings. 🙂

We got there a little late and missed about 4 songs but I took a look at the set list the next morning and I didn’t really miss much. Actually I was pretty bummed because he didn’t play any of the songs I was hoping to hear. (The next night he played in Dallas and the set list got better. Oh well) The tickets I got were just general admission and it was super crowded so we pretty much hung out in a quiet open area by the concessions and sipped our $15 beverages! I just cannot believe that they charge so much more when you go to concerts, sports events, amusement parks etc.

It was still such a lovely night though. 

It almost felt like we were watching the crowd and the concert from another planet we were so far.

It almost felt like we were watching the crowd and the concert from another planet we were so far.

Yesterday morning I had to do some freelance work before making the drive to my 9-5 job and then I had to swing back over to Mr. SOTSS’ after work to pick up Duncan. It worked out well though because his daughter needed help with a cover design for her poem project for school. I had to get some more freelance work done anyway so I sat on the sofa and worked a bit as well after we got her cover design printed. I love being needed. Next thing I knew it was 8pm so Duncan and I got in the car and headed home. 

This morning was a repeat of Tuesday. 5:30am walk with doodles and then another quick run. 

More early morning sun!

More early morning sun!

what he does.... on.every.single.shrub!

what he does…. on.every.single.shrub!

run done

run done

And a long shadow to go with the longest days of the year

And a long shadow to go with the longest days of the year

perfect running weather

perfect running weather

I’m tired and so happy tomorrow is Friday although I’ve got a lot happening. After work tomorrow I’m going to do a long run and then Saturday I’m taking my niece into the city to finally celebrate her 16th birthday. Sunday I’m having brunch with a dear friend who is moving to North Carolina in a few weeks. (#indenial) and then I’m going to see Mr. SOTSS’s daughter’s dance recital. Plus Duncan has a vet appointment and I have to clean and cook or something like that…..

So what are your weekend plans?

How do you maximize your time on these long daylight days?

Anyone live in Alaska where it’s light out for a large part of the year?

1 Comment

  1. Busy days! But Duncan’s little nose is SO cute ❤️❤️ Kudos for getting your runs in. If I’m busy I tend to skip…

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