Monday, June 20, 2022
Ok, June, you need to slow down! Eek! Who is ready to see lots of food photos? I debated including all of these, but sometimes I think it gives readers ideas and sometimes I think it’s good to show you reality. It’s all about balance!
Friday I was supposed to go to the pool with Erica and Elizabeth, but the weather was dicey so we did lunch instead at Hillcrest Tavern. I had a grapefruit shandy. I was first introduced to this in Germany and it’s so good!
I had a really good salad with grilled chicken and…
we shared some parmesan truffle fries! Yum!
I had a nice stack of books to pick up at the library after that.
Jack got home from work and then Mason left for work and I asked Tom if he wanted to hit the gym on a Friday night with me. We had both been lazy Friday morning!
Above photos for proof!
Oh, and I made chili Friday morning. It was rainy and dreary and Mason had asked me to after having subpar chili Monday night at the restaurant. I added the soy noodles to mine. I think I’m taking a break from these noodles – I think I will do whole wheat, spaghetti squash or zoodles if I am not splurging. These noodles just get really soggy.
And, I had a sandwich on a 3 point Walmart steak bun and some salt and vinegar chips.
Saturday morning was cool! We had high 90s all last week, but then this weekend was beautiful! It was the perfect June weekend – weather-wise.
My hydrangeas are blooming! I know that I probably should have cut back the stalks and the dead flowers last season but I was afraid.
I met Elizabeth and Victoria (both French teachers!) at Paristown Flea.
I bought this cool plant head.
And, I bought real fruit earrings that are covered in resin.
Yup, I am not delving into the realm of fruit earrings.
Then, we went to the Pride parade. It was so cool to see so many people out and happy to march for the first time in a few years. We all saw some people we knew, too. We caught some free stuff that was thrown out, too.
After the parade, we went to The Café and I copied off of Victoria because I hadn’t eaten there for a long time. We got tomato dill soup:
and a pimento cheese pizza on a pita. It was really unique and yummy!
We parted ways and I rested up for a bit and then…
Boat to dinner time! We had our friends Eric and Heather on the boat and we took about a 30 minute ride to a restaurant on the Indiana side called Summers.
They mostly have pizza so we shared a Hawaiian and…
a meaty pizza called The Captain.
The pizza was really good – all of us agreed!
We had a lovely ride back as the sun was starting to set. I put on my summer bucket list that I wanted to do more evening boat rides and this is why!
I was wiped out from all the sun and took a shower and watched a show with Jack.
Sunday morning Tom requested avocado toast and he wanted to spend the day doing yard work. He said the weather was so cool that it was the best day to do it. He did also go the the gym and take his best friend Ernie for a swim. Don’t think I forced him to work on his day!
We also made him cinnamon rolls:
I finished this:
Wow! I won’t say anything else, but I do recommend it. My favorite Sally Hepworth is still The Good Sister.
I started this next without realizing it is the same author as The Float Plan, which was my favorite summer read of last season. This is about the sister of the main character of The Float Plan. It made me so happy to realize that. And, I have a feeling this will be my favorite read of Summer 2022. Beach Read by Emily Henry was my favorite of two summers ago.
What makes this type of book the perfect summer read to me? They are well-written, but still rather light for summer, have characters that you enjoy and have some depth to them, and they are books you just don’t want to put down. They are kind of like the Top Gun Maverick of the women’s fiction world. They are just enjoyable!
I’m so happy to have my cake batter Premier Protein again, too. They took a sweet forever to get here – enough time for me to miss them. And, I looked on several store shelves to no avail!
I did laundry, cleaned a bathroom, cleaned my closet, went to The Fresh Market, but other than that I sat on the patio and read while I watched Tom do yard work – ha!
In the afternoon, I enjoyed a Truly. Then, I started cooking.
I made Sloppy Joes/Toms for Tom:
And, I made broccoli salad:
I also finally framed my two photos. They aren’t hung yet, but I think I love them!
I know this is a lot of sky, but I kinda like it like that.
This is our water company’s pumping station and water tower that houses an art museum. I think they are so pretty from the water and Tom’s sister had her wedding reception here!
Ok, I can’t be held responsible for the last piece (get it?) of information I am going to share. The Fresh Market has an even better chocolate cake than the one we had from Harry’s/Malone’s Monday night for Tom’s birthday. It is cut into slices and I just buy one at a time. I cut this into 3 or 4 portions depending on how many of my family want some.
If you have The Fresh Market, they may make this at yours. Again, I cannot be held responsible for anything that may happen if you try it.
How was your weekend? I hope it was a good one!