Entries Tagged as 'good weekends'

Opposites, Scrooged, and the Christmas Spirit

posted on: Friday, December 2, 2016

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Happy Friday, friends! I’m currently in sweats, watching Scrooged with Adam. Penny Lane, recovering from being sick all week, is happily laying in front of her space heater. Yes, it’s pretty much hers at this point. Our radiator does a good enough job for the humans in this house. Penn loves the warmest, sunniest spot in the apartment at any time and we oblige. Nola, on the other hand, is lying in front of a slightly cracked sliding glass door enjoying the little bit of very cold air wafting into our warm abode. She loves the cold and laying on the cold tile of our balcony when the sun goes away. Total opposites, those two.

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I’m heading out of town on Monday, so I’m looking forward to taking advantage of the Christmas spirit here in the city before I leave for a week. We’re going to see the windows, explore the lights, and maybe even visit the best tree in the country (Rockefeller Center, of course). You can follow along on Snapchat or Instagram stories (@iamkatyhill on both). I’ll report back on Monday. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Nothing like a loaded MetroCard and two days off with my best friend

posted on: Monday, August 29, 2016

Queensboro Bridge // girlandthegood.com

Silvercup Studios in Long Island City, NY // girlandthegood.com

On Saturday, we woke up a bit late, walked the dogs and ran a few miles. We’re hoping to run a few races in the next six months, so we’re back to a regular training schedule. After a little downtime, we contemplated heading to IKEA to purchase a couple things for the apartment that we’re slowly furnishing and getting to where we want it. Budget is tight (hello, NYC), so we’re making sure to buy things as we can and not overdo it. I’m still looking for work here, so any way we can save is great.

Okay, so it’s a known fact that IKEA is the most exhausting when you own a car, let alone when you have to take the subway an hour to Brooklyn, stand in crazy-long weekend checkout lines, pay $50 to take a Lyft back, or attempt to carry a ton of heavy boxes up and down stairs, onto the subway, only to go up more stairs and walk the few blocks home and do you see where I’m going with this? Needless to say, I was not up for that sort of challenge that morning. We may attempt it next Saturday, since it’s a three-day weekend and I will have the next five days to mentally prepare.

Since we would not be downright exhausting ourselves for the rest of the day, we headed out to the Astoria/Long Island City area where we went to a couple of breweries and ate at a tasty BBQ joint. I seriously felt like I was back in Asheville for a minute. We took the train back after that, walked the Upper East Side a bit, and then headed back home to relax for the rest of the night.

On Sunday, we tried another new (to us) church, walked right by Christian Slater, had lunch at home and then ventured back out for a little more exploring that included eating a few delicious pastries as we walked. We’re watching The Great British Baking Show on Netflix and needed to satisfy some stubborn cravings. Mission accomplished.

My goal today is to NOT walk too much, but we’ll see if that actually happens. Don’t get me wrong, I love walking everywhere, but my feet need a serious break.

A Food Tour in Queens

posted on: Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hey friends! I hope your week is going well. Yesterday knocked me out cold, I tell you what. We had a busier weekend than planned and with the heatwave hanging around all weekend, we pretty much exhausted ourselves by just being outside for longer periods of time. I felt off yesterday and took my one nap per year and then felt like I could take on the world. Naps are magical. Other than wearing ourselves out though, our weekend was great!

On Saturday, our friend Nick (Hi Nick!) set up a little food tour for a group of us in Flushing, Queens which feels like being in China. Not that I’ve ever been, but Nick has and confirmed it. It’s crazy how an hour subway ride can feel like a trip around the world. We spent the afternoon eating delicious, authentic Chinese food and explored an area that felt much more like China than America. It was an adventure and we had so much fun. I’ve been working on my vlogging skills, so here you go! Our Saturday:

On Sunday, Adam checked his e-mail to find that we snagged last minute seats to John Oliver that evening. Ahhhh! Getting tickets to this show is tough, so we jumped at the chance to go see him live. We had SO much fun and, of course, I have nothing to show for it because we couldn’t take photos. But, there’s this:
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

If you’re a fan and find yourself in NYC, it’s worth trying the standby line. I think most of the standby line made it. We also hit up our favorite new beer bar, As Is, and ate delicious pizza earlier that day, because I had a craving that needed to be squelched. Mission accomplished! It turned out to be a weekend filled with mostly Adam’s favorite things, really, and I was happy to oblige. Thankfully, he has good taste and I had so much fun right along with him.

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

posted on: Monday, September 15, 2014

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This weekend, I…

  • Went to the farmer’s market
  • Drank iced coffee
  • Enjoyed a yoga class
  • Went to a surprise party with good friends
  • Met other people who are as into nutrition as I am (much to Adam’s delight)
  • Got plenty of sleep
  • Opened a delicious bottle of red wine
  • Did a 5-mile hike with Adam
  • Got caught in the rain on said hike
  • Climbed tons of rocks
  • Spent time with God in nature, one of my favorite ways to connect with Him
  • Laughed a ton
  • Found myself choosing to be brave multiple times and got way out of my comfort zone
  • Had one of the best weekends in a really, really long time

A little more on that hike. We chose a difficult hike because we both like a physical challenge and they tend to over-exaggerate the strenuosity of the trails on the map at this particular spot. We took two trails, essentially, that connected to each other. The first part of the trail was .78 miles, was pretty flat and didn’t take us that long. They considered this one “strenuous”. When we reached the end, we decided to keep going on a trail we had never taken before that went on for another 1.8 miles. I remember mentioning that I just really wanted to climb rocks. Ahem…

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Oh, we climbed rocks. This trail was CRAZY and SO much fun! Though less than halfway through the whole thing, we were caught in a very long, very cold downpour. It was in the low 60’s and raining and as you can see, we weren’t dressed for the occasion. In all fairness, the weatherman told us it would 70 with a very little chance for rain. It was uncomfortable for a good while, but we still had the best time. It ended up being just under 5.25 miles total and 2 hours long. Playing in nature’s playground with my best friend made for the perfect Sunday afternoon.

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When you reach THAT and notice the little red dot to the top left of it and realize that no, it’s not a wall, it’s part of the trail.

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