Life Lately, August 2021

This past month seems somehow incredibly short (HOW is it mid August?!) and also like it’s been YEARS since I wrote last month’s post. It’s been busy, but not in a way that shows up well in pictures and sharing here – lots of deadlines and time spent at my laptop. But I did have some fun in the past month, so lets get into that.

Lily, a Yorkie, is sitting on a red and tan striped cushion on a patio chair.

First – I have still been spending lots of time on my patio, and Lily has, too! I can’t get over how cute she looks perched on this chair, but honestly, she definitely spends more time running around the patio and the backyard than she does sitting quietly.

Heather, a white woman in a power wheelchair, is wearing a red Nap Dress and big gold earrings, and smiling. Behind her is the HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style book and Heather's Ms. Wheelchair USA crown and sash.

My Elizabeth Holmes Instagram takeover also happened in the last month! I still can’t believe that happened – it feels so, so surreal. It was so much fun, and truly, the absolute best part of it was the incredible people that I met and have connected with through it. It’s been an experience that keeps on giving – I’ve gotten some really, really cool opportunities because of it. I’m just so grateful!

Heather, a white woman in a power wheelchair, is wearing a white pleated maxi dress and is smiling at the outdoor seating area at Senti.
A plate of nigiri sushi from Mola - crab, salmon, and uni.
The inside of a MilkShake factory store.

I’ve gone out to eat more this past month than I have in the last 16 months combined! I really missed restaurant dining so much – it’s one of my favorite things to do. I already have a list of restaurants I want to go to for my birthday in September! Senti is, in my opinion, one of the city’s best restaurants – I’ve never had a meal there that disappoints. And also, their little outdoor patio is so cute. I also finally made it to eat in person at Mola, a sushi restaurant that I’ve been getting takeout from for months. It was so, so delicious – and coveniently located a few doors down from a Milkshake Factory! A chocolate peanut butter shake with no whipped cream is my go-to order.

Heather, a white woman in a power wheelchair, is wearing a leopard print maxi dress and smiling in front of the giraffes at the Pittsburgh Zoo.

I also made it to the zoo! I always have the most fun at the zoo – I really just love walking around and getting to look at all of the animals. The Pittsburgh zoo recently re-did the area where the giraffes/elephants/zebras are, and it’s so nice – lots of room to roam, but also a nice up-close view of the animals. When I visited, they had started to set up for the Asian Lantern Festival (happening right now through October!), and it looked so beautiful – I’m definitely going to have to make another trip back to check it out.

Heather, a white woman in a power wheelchair, is wearing and olive green smocked dress and her brown hair is freshly blown out and curled.

A small pleasure that I really missed – I made it back to Drybar for a blowout! I had a few (virtual) presentations and wanted the extra boost of confidence that a fresh blowout brings! My hair just looks so good every time I go – I’ve gotten better at knowing how to replicate it at home, but it’s never quite the same.

And finally – we had a few of my aunts and uncles over for a little cookout (and to show them the new patio). It’s so nice to be able to see family – it’s been a few months since I’ve seen any of them, and even then, it was only for a few minutes. We hadn’t gotten to spend any real time together since before the pandemic. It was a great way to spend a Sunday.

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  1. Denice Paz

    That Lily picture!!!

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