We had the kind of holiday weekend that you dream about having, but usually doesn’t work out.
Friday night was low key. We ate dinner outside at a local Italian restaurant, watched The Birdcage when we got home.
We were up bright and early Saturday. Our first line of business was cleaning. We had plans for a few friends to come over, to lay out by the pool and then go for a hike. More friends ended up coming over and Saturday turned into a full day of fun. We still went to the pool, and we still went on the hike. We also grilled twice, and my friend Nadia came over and brought an insane spread of food. I wish I took pictures…but you know, I was too busy living in the moment. I’ll suffice it to say she brought 2.5 lbs of pastries, and 5 cheeses including a sharp cheddar with truffles. We made mojitos, sat outside on the only non-humid day of the weekend, and ate so. much. food.
Sunday was for relaxation. It wasn’t that nice outside, so we didn’t feel guilty about staying in and watching movies. I managed to frame some wedding photos, we tried out a new (to us) Japanese restaurant, and went to listen to live music at a local bar.
Yesterday we assembled a new
crate apartment for Hunter. She didn’t grow to the 80lbs we were told she would (actually she’s only around 40 lbs), but she’s tall ( just like her human parents!). She looks a little hesitant, but I’m confident she’ll like her new place.
We did some more cleaning and cooked the first healthy meal of the weekend. And finally, finished thank you notes.
I always feel this way…but I am SO incredibly sad to see this weekend go.
This past weekend was a really good one. We spent Friday night with my parents in New Jersey, had a delicious brunch and checked out a very cute town on the Jersey Shore. I had, amazingly enough, never been to the shore before, but I anticipate we will be back.
It was a little blustery.. I don’t know if you guys do this, or if it’s a specific to me quirk, but whenever I go somewhere new, I try to imagine myself living there. Needless to say, there are many places I can imagine myself living.
We finished the afternoon off with ice cream cones. Win/win.
This week has been flying. Work is strangely busy for August. Though I welcome being busy, as I really need to makeup my billables for my honeymoon/wedding time. I’m also organizing a 5k for a co-worker’s sick child and working on another fundraising drive, so my days have been a little more hectic than usual.
I’m currently really looking forward to the long weekend. We decided to stay local. We are planning on a hike in the Hudson Valley, pool time, a sail or two, dinners with friends, and hopefully some relaxation time.
And here’s a gratuitous picture of Hunter because she’s just the cutest
This Ann Taylor jacket. I can already tell it’s going to be a fall staple. It’s very flattering and easy to wear.
Tumblr influenced me and I finally bought an Everlane tee. It’s a really good shirt, especially considering the price. Flattering and soft. I highly recommend.
I keep hearing people raging at how annoying it is to see people participate in the ice bucket challenge.
1) If something bothers you so much, stay off facebook, or better yet, DELETE your facebook account because its just a matter of time until something else annoys you. Don’t go online. Do what you need to avoid it.
2) I think most people should be aware at this point that the ice bucket challenge has helped raise an incredible amount of money for a truly horrific disease. Why does that bother you?! Even if you’re annoyed with the videos, how do you find it appropriate to rail on the ice bucket challenge when you know how much good its doing?!
3) Although I recognize that I’m doing the same thing right now, why do people constantly feel the need to vocalize every opinion or feeling that they have? No one cares.
4) A lot of people have taken the opportunity to complain about people wasting water or not donating to other causes. First of all, you never have spoken on social media about water before, why now? Just to be contrarian? Two, NOTHING about the ice bucket challenge should stop you from supporting your other causes, it’s totally unrelated.
Ok, that’s my rant.