Life Lately | 5.31.16

Hi Friends!   Today’s exhilarating and nail biting post brings you a few key moments in Jordan’s life from the last half of May.  Thrilling… I know!

 

May 21st, 2016 – INSANITY Certification – Waterloo, IA

This actually was thrilling.  And, apparently, I am lucky to have come out alive from my overnight stay in ol’ Waterloo.  Listen, I am a cheap-o when it comes to hotel rooms the night before out of town certifications.  That is money out of my pocket for less then an 8 hour stay, so I choose cheap over lux.  I guess this particular hotel I stayed in usually means trouble.  Let’s just say I got 4 hours of sleep, saw multiple deals go down in he parking lot.. and by deals I mean things I can’t even repeat.   I had about enough of the commotion by 5am that morning that I was up, ready and out the door by 5:30am, found a Starbucks and sat in my Jeep until 8:15am.  After hearing the whole hotel story, Kayla made me promise to put a $100 minimum on any future hotel stays when flying solo.  Clint told me to not forget my gun.  Got it.  Check!  When all was said and done, I survived and helped certify this  AMAZING crew of new INSANITY instructors.  They asked some of the most intelligent questions and really dug deep into the material.

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CHAMP Snuggles.

As mentioned in my last post, Champ has cancer.   And it’s getting really close to the end of his time with us.  Closer then I had ever hoped it would come.  It’s been a rough last 24 hours.  I will keep you posted and many many many many thanks for the love and well wishes.  I feel them.  And WE are going to need them in the days ahead. ❤

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Memorial Weekend

Friday – A wonderful Happy Hour with none other then Ms. Tyree.

Saturday – A trip to Brownville, NE where I was overdressed, the town was packed with junk… err, “treasure” if you are a flea market type, the beer was good, the company in our gorgeous cuz Erika was great, the pickings for Clint was just what he wanted and the afternoon away from the city was glorious.

Sunday – A trip to Clarinda on the bikes…

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for some grillin’ and chillin’ with the greatest friends a couple could have.  We even got to hang with Kyle, the Lane’s and Dustin.

It was the perfect summer night.

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And that Sunset was INCREDIBLE!

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Monday – A trip to the soon to be open Walkup Woods to watch Clint get some mill-work done.  Clint is opening a second business, in conjunction with Walkup Tree, slated to open on June 20th.  He’s the hardest working, most dedicated and most visionary man I know.  Proud of him.  More details to come on this new adventure.

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Ended Monday with a ride to Blair for some afternoon beers, good music and time spent with friends.

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May riding wouldn’t be complete without getting caught in a storm.  I love the thrill of watching the rain roll in, the lightening crack across the sky and those first few raindrops.  It’s not so bad getting poured on when you know you are headed home.   It’s another story when you are just starting out your journey to Sturgis in the pouring rain, but we won’t go back and dig up old bones now, will we?  🙂 😉

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Cheers to a lovely May full of friends and fun.  And here’s to bringing in June with a much needed girls vacation around the bend and a few more long lasting hugs with my buddy, Champ.

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6 thoughts on “Life Lately | 5.31.16

  1. Thinking of your family during this tough time with Champ. My dog Scout is 14years and I know how hard it is.

  2. So sorry to hear about Champ:(

    And as far as your next stay in Waterloo is concerned, just give me a holler! I am 10 min North of there and would be happy to have ya!

  3. Interesting path to get here. Fate has a way.

    I’m looking to get back to riding. Let my endorsement lapse in Kansas. Need to get licensed in Iowa. Found my way to the ABATE site for training. Found the Freedom Rally. Found your blog. Read your posts on Champ. Here I am.

    With my whole heart, I’m so sorry for what you’ve lost in Champ. I’m a big thug of a guy and the first thing to yank my tears is a dog whose been mistreated or someone who has lost their best pal. My heart goes out to you.

    I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed and stressed lately. It’s my two girls, Nila and Mandisa (a Pointer and a Basenji) that have offered me some solace. It’s wonderful the way our animals can love and console and empathize so much with no judgement and without even understanding what’s wrong. I fully understand how much champ meant to you and can completely understand how much hurts that he’s gone.

    I found myself tearing up as I read through the posts and saw the pictures you shared. Thanks for giving him a great family while he was here. I wish you the best in healing from the loss and hope that maybe you can find another new family member to share your big hearts with. Thanks for the tears and smiles. It was just what I need (apparently.)

    Going to man up and go back to being a thug now…
    😉

    • Thank you so very much for your kind words. How thoughtful. Glad your pups are able to bring you such happiness as well!
      And thanks for sharing how your stumbled upon my little ol blog. YES – definitely get back out on the road. Two wheels are a lifesaver!!!! Heading to the Algona Freedom rally?!

      • Wish I was heading to Algona. Too many obligations this year, but hopefully next. Plus I gotta get my “ride” vibe going again… been out of the scene for a long time. The road is calling though. Hope you have a great time. Be safe!

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