What I've been up to though? Well, work-wise, we are in the middle of the job that will never end. Seriously, though. I've been trucking through the day shift all by myself because my boss and co-workers have been braving this night shift business. Or TRYING to. They've been rained out half the time, the other half, either the hot plant where the asphalt is made is blowing up, or some bro playing real-life Grand Theft Auto smashes a stolen car into one of our company's trucks and kills himself and the job gets shut down. Not kidding, this job was supposed to be over on the 23rd of July. Best case scenario, they'll be done next Wednesday, but they won't. They got rained out tonight. And probably tomorrow night as well. At this rate, they'll just have to stop the job because snow will be falling.
Aside from work- it was my mom's birthday last weekend. She and my (other) brother Johnny came up to Park City to have dinner with Landon and me and to ride the Alpine Slide. My mom and I raced down the mountain and I KICKED her butt. It may have helped that the guys behind us were like, "Five dollars on the lady in black!" (aka my mom) and I was like, "I'm waiting for you at the bottom to get my five dollars." I didn't. Only because I laughed so hard on the way down I had to hit up the restrooms. But seriously. I got to the bottom, got my sled off the track and walked down to Landon and Johnny before my mom even got to the bottom.
The weather was gorgeous. Half the fun of riding the Alpine Slide is taking the chair lift up the mountain and getting to breathe in the crisp mountain air and watch for wild life below. Or in our case try to take panoramic photos of our feet and fail desperately.
After the Alpine Slide, we went to Park City, Main Street for old time's sake. I spent a large portion of my childhood exploring that street, and so did my mom when she was little. It's a little disappointing these days because it's all high priced clothing and art stores, but the memories are still there. And it's beautiful. There was one piece of clothing on Main Street that I'm going to need to purchase for Landon one day though. It's probably at least hundreds of dollars, but I don't even care. It's a coon-skin jock strap. And the raccoon tail hangs off the back. I was DYING when I saw that bad boy. If I'm feeling especially generous, I might throw the two thousand dollar boots with the fur in there. Best item available for purchase in this zip code, I'm telling you.
It was such a fun birthday celebration. And I'm so happy Johnny Boy is here in Utah to stay for awhile. I'll have to introduce him in a later blog post. But for now let's focus on that RIDICULOUSLY bright moon in the picture above. So pretty, huh? WRONG. The path of the moon right now is pointing directly in to the half-moon (ironic) window in our bedroom that spills moonlight down on my pillow. It's becoming a problem. I currently have a throw pillow squished into the window because we don't have blind on that one. It's real classy looking.
Other than that though, I've just been watching Jeopardy when I get home from work and enjoying this unusually delightful weather we've been having this August. What have y'all been up to lately?