the half at the shore
1 - Caught magic hour coming over the bridge into Ocean City
2 - I love reading what people write in the guest book.
3 - Cleaned. Clearly thrilled. The fact that renters move shit all around is bad for my orderly mind.
4 - Saw the infamous cracked toilet in person. How in the fuck this even happens, I don't know. That gets replaced Tuesday.
1 - Got up before 5 a.m. to ride my bike up and have coffee on the beach.
2 - Even with no sunrise, it's my favorite time on the beach.
1 - When the holes in the efficiency bath ceiling were repaired, half the wall was primed over
2 - I am on a first name basis with the Sherwin Williams woman across the street
3 - Wore a hat to avoid hair paint...it just ended up everywhere else
4 - Finished product
1 - Bought flowers up on 34th Street and planted them while the kids renting the house behind me jumped on the roof of the house next to me and offered me Budweisers.
2 - This here is a prunewich: a breakfast sandwich on freaking donuts. From The Fractured Prune.
3 - I also tried strawberry iceD tea. ICED TEA. Not ice tea.
4 - I earned two hours of beach reading.
the half at home
1 - Celebrated my brother Stephen's 33rd birthday
2 - Dog time
3 - Painted my nails in Re-teal Therapy
4 - Trolled Homegoods
5 - Spent a zillion hours in Target, I can't understand why
6 - Thought this would be a bad idea but he made it to the shore with the bike box intact
Not pictured: running everything through the dryer 208409 times (need to get a professional vent cleaner out), paying bills, changing sheets, picking up the house, blah blah hausfrauing at home
Weekly food prep
1 - Breakfast is actually chicken from a rotisserie (I hate wasting food) and mango with a side of
3 - Lunch is baked pesto chicken over quinoa, thanks to AEB for pointing me to the original recipe
4 - One-ish pan chicken dinner (recipe coming tomorrow)
Basically, by the end of the week I'll probably BE a chicken.
Where are my summer readers? I've got one for you that releases today! I'm really excited for my fellow blogger Micah from Unabashedly Me on the publication of her new book Dropped Third Strike, the first in her Portland Pioneers series. I think most of us have a book in us, but not many of us have the discipline to make it a reality. Way to go Micah! And this is actually her second novel. Girl knows how to work.
What it's about:
Kate Marks is hitting it out of the park as general manager of the Portland Pioneers. Her childhood friend Reid Benjamin is struggling to hit anything at all and, as a result, has suddenly found himself out of a job. When Kate hires him as hitting coach for the Pioneers, she's determined to keep everything strictly professional, but she has underestimated Reid's charm. His proximity has forced her to face a past she would rather forget. Reid wants another chance, but Kate isn't convinced he's changed his game.
You can buy this e-book on Amazon and see it here on Goodreads. I pre-ordered my copy, it seems like the perfect beach read for me in between my normal psycho/serial killer books.
And you can find Micah here:
This is a full but short week for me. Let's do it.
Linking up with Biana at B Loved Boston for Weekending &