Monday, April 25, 2016

TWTW - the one outside

Friday night I got to the shore a little after 8, watched the Flyers win, and was up until 1. Sleep schedule fail. Saturday started with donuts from The Fractured Prune.
It was rainy, so I took my work crew on a field trip to Home Depot like the kind and benevolent boss I am. Carol took this photo of me testing the rocker I was about to purchase while my Dad hauled my shit around the store. Typical! 
Carol assembled shelves, a drying rack, and a deck box seat while my Dad hung new blinds on the second floor, a mirror and some canvas prints in the efficiency, and shelves in the entry. I organized under beds, bought Dolly Parton tickets, met with two HVAC guys and signed a contract for a new split air/heater unit on the main floor.
I gave my parents free time while I hit the grocery store and Bennie's Breads for a random spread that was dinner. MFD and I took the dogs for a beach walk. 
Ice cream at Kohr Bros on the boardwalk finished off the day. While we were living the life of mundane people, my brother, Aub, and Lola Jean were hobnobbing with Bill fucking Clinton. Like, actually having conversations with him. Stephen sent me a photo of the four of them that I am framing and hanging in my house. Hello! My niece met a President.
My parents left early Sunday, and MFD was gone by 7 to fish. I washed the siding on the efficiency porch and set the furniture up. Then I cleaned out the outdoor shower, utility closet, and alley behind the house from the funk of fall and winter. Gross, gross, and gross.
Part time resident things: Positively Fourth Street for muffins and iced coffee, new harnesses for Gus & Geege to match Mae's at Animal House, and a long walk on the beach in the afternoon with the dogs. 
Weekly food prep: breakfast is English muffins with PB and bananas; snacks are cantaloupe, red grapes, and celery with hummus; lunches are breaded Greek yogurt chicken cutlets with steamed green beans and roasted sweet potatoes. Dinners are pan seared steaks, rice, and veggies; and whatever leftovers we have from the 42 inch striper MFD caught on Sunday.
MFD got home from fishing at 6 and we ate dinner down there: fresh striper, wild rice, steamed green beans, and braided bread from Boyar's...it was fabulous! I was home by 8:30 and in bed by 10.


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Thanks to another weekend of tremendous help from my Dad and Carol, my shore to do list for the season is finally under 10 items and MFD's is under five. It feels good!
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Linking up with Biana at B Loved Boston for Weekending &

Weekly Wrap Up

34 comments:

  1. What a productive weekend!! Meeting the former president is pretty cool...I'd say it's like you met him too LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Awesome. I love the boys' new harnesses. Lola caught Bill's eye, Stephen said. Bill commented on such a beautiful baby. Our Lola Jean the beauty queen LJBQ! A nice productive weekend. Asking for positive energy and love for Gamma as she recovers from her broken hip! God and Goddess speed to all for a wonderful week!
    Love. Your. Momma.

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  3. That's one heck of a fish! Holy striper! Kudos for the super productive weekend...hope you have a great week too.

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  4. Holy cow - that's a big fish - go MFD!! I think we are going to resurrect our yearly Ocean City trips this year, and if so, I NEED to go to that donut shop. Oh, and Kohr brothers - so good. Have a great week!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  5. Wow! You got so much done! How awesome to be able to walk the beach with your pups! I'm definitely jealous. Those donuts look DELICIOUS, too! Ugh, now I'm craving some donuts! It feels so good to cross so many things off the to-do list!

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  6. Wow, you accomplished so much this weekend! That marshmallow doughnut is calling my name now! haha :)

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  7. How did they meet Bill Clinton? So cool! I have been dreaming of Fractured Prune and my FIL is coming to visit in June... wonder if they would survive the drive to the airport and the plane ride? (Probably not.) I'm super pumped for you guys to get your first renters and for you to see your hard work pay off. Glad you're getting to enjoy the place, too!

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  8. Yayyy for getting the shore house ready for summer!

    How awesome your niece will have a picture of her and a president to show off at school someday, K is currently learning all about American symbols so she would be jealous!

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  9. I mean, you can't purchase a rocker without trying it out, Gosh! Kohr Bros is always my first stop when down the shore. Love the monkey pic! That's crazy that they were chit-chatting with Bill Clinton, but how??! MFD looks so proud of his big catch, and can't get any fresher than that! Happy to hear that the list are getting much shorter!

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  10. THOSE DONUTS? #want. Meeting Bill Clinton is pretty frickin awesome - so is that sunset pic!

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  11. Oh my word... that is the biggest fish!!!!
    Hold up - Dolly Pardon tickets? I ADORE her - her music was the soundtrack of my childhood life. My mom seriously played her albums non stop

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  12. That is so freaking awesome that your niece meet Bill Clinton! I am jealous too. And I'm also jealous of those donuts because they look delicious. Did one have bacon sprinkles on it? That's the one I want. :) It looks like another productive weekend and holy Ishmael that's a huge fish!

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  13. THOSE DONUTS. Need. And that fish is massive!

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  14. I love that your niece met Bill Clinton. I'm in the jealous club, too.

    OF COURSE Dolly is in Philly when I'm in Phoenix. Please take many pictures and send as you know how I love her.

    Also. The Fractured Prune has some of the best donuts ever.

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  15. Looks like you had a really productive weekend! Followed by lots of DELICIOUS food...and yum, I love the fractured prune!

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  16. "I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul" — I love that shore house sign! House is looking amazing Steph. Awesome work on everything!

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  17. That fish is awesome. It's always so cool when you can eat something you actually worked for! Bill Clinton!! That's so cool! And ice cream... Yum.

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  18. So jealous that you get to beach it up so often!
    I totally missed out on hanging w/ Bill recently, too! Was going to go see him speak at a HRC event, but my mom haaaaad to go and pick that morning to get sick and end up in the ER. Impolite, mom! (She just had a UTI, so I'm not the worst human ever for joking about it. ;) ) I'd rather hang with my gal HRC anyway, but still, how often do you get the chance to go see a President?

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  19. First of all I can't believe that your brother and his family got to meet Bill Clinton! That's so freaking cool! Y'all also got so much accomplished this weekend, and the shore house continues to look better and better!

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  20. Those donuts look amazing!

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  21. soooo is it bad that i would choose ice cream over bill clinton? okay just kidding, that is so cool that they met him. those donuts look ahhmazing. i am so hungry now.

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    1. and omg dolly parton! off to check out her tour info.

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  22. I want to come live with you so you can feed me. That's probably weird, but I don't care. Your food sounds delicious - those donuts, man.

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  23. is that bacon I see on one of the donuts? We have some cool donut places like that around here....someone brought some to work but otherwise I try not to venture in there. lol WOW! That's a huge fish MFD caught! Awesome it can feed you for several dinners.

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  24. Ummmm those donuts!!! I need the donuts!!! They got to meet Bill Clinton?!?!?! That is pretty dang cool!!! Certainly a photo opp! That is one big ass fish that he caught.

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  25. Holy striper, Batman! What a great productive weekend, but also super jealous of your brother and fam meeting Clinton.

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  26. Doggy beach walks are the best... and donutsssss YUM! Looks like a fabulous and productive weekend. And holy huge fish MFD caught! Awesome!

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  27. hmm....i had a feeling my comment didn't post last night.

    your weekends have been super busy but things are coming along really nicely at the shore house. you guys must be so excited to spend the summer weekends there!

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  28. Oh my gosh it seems like you had a busy, but good weekend.
    I'm completely jealous of the fresh fish!

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  29. I am SO loving your weekends there! That honestly sounds like heaven to have a second home to head off to, even with all those chores and all. What fun. And it sounds like you have a great little group of helpers. LOL to your dad lugging everything while you "test out the rocker" (I def. see some iPhoning going on, lol). I want to see the pic of your fam with the President!!! Amazing. I often wonder if I'll ever get a chance to meet a President in my lifetime. It's a cool thing to say you did. The most I can say is that I saw Obama at an 08 rally in downtown Portland but he was two football fields away. But still, saw him!!! Can't believe the beach was so sparse. What a treat.

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  30. Sounds like you absolutely destroyed this weekend! Awesome you all got so much done- and heck yes to that 42" fish!!! :) Also- those donuts.... I can't stop looking at them.

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  31. Super jealous of the donuts!

    That is an impressive fish!

    Again so much work done! Your weekends are so productive!

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  32. Amazing how far the beach house has come!

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  33. Lola is clearly destined for greatness. ;) I hope the rocker comes home with you soon.

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