Monday, July 25, 2016

TWTW - the one that was quintessentially down the shore

Old glory and tie dye. That sums up my weekend. JK of course. Friday night we celebrated MFD's cousins Steph & Brenna's graduation from high school. It was nice to see the family and the theme was tie dye, so I was totally all in. It was right across from Lola's house so I dropped off this little I had to get it onesie. We arrived at the shore at around 12:15 and were up until after 1. 
 There was no relief from the heat at the shore on Saturday. I biked up to get something on the boardwalk and was dripping with sweat when I got back. I did get to finally use the invection cooktop from Meem & Doug. I loved it. After doing the turnover, I spent the day inside...after shopping local for our fat asses at Crazy Susan's cookies. Otherwise I finished a book and we all napped before MFD headed to Stone Harbor for mummery.
I did get my shit together and shower, eventually. I also caught a spectacular storm rolling in over the bay. When MFD got home, we rode down to the beach to watch a lightening storm over the ocean, which is one of the best things to see. We spent a few hours on Megan's porch visiting her and Gail and we have this shitty selfie to prove it. Megan is going to join me on my quest to taste all the coffees in OCNJ. Another 1 a.m. bedtime. Who are we?
We slept in until 8:30 Sunday and it was glorious, followed by an equally glorious slow start on the porch.
Breakfast at Bob's was followed by a bike ride on the boards. I've never done it and it wasn't my favorite, but now I know I can do it and not kill myself or others on my bike. Holler. We quenched our thirst at Drip-n-Scoop and rode home through the alleys. I love riding the alleys. MFD loves riding far ahead of me and yelling back ya alright back there? every other minute because I am still a bike newbie.
Instead of going to our beach, we went to the North End so MFD could fish. It was quiet, not crowded, and full of boat and jet ski drones but also, strangely, serenity. I finished another book. We stayed until 5:30. Well, a little after. I had to get some swings in on those swings after we dumped our stuff at the car. 
After a dog walk and showers, we rendezvoused with Jed and family on the beach, had dinner at Ike's , and of course topped the night off with Kohr Bros because we're fat asses. 
Weekly food prep: I have pretty successfully transitioned to mid-week food prep, but it was a struggle for much of the summer. I am solidly entrenched in my Sunday food prep routine and it was hard to move it.

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It was a great weekend, and it's feeling a little more like settling into real life down here. I do have some alarming heel issue that I need to attend to though. Nothing says back to real real life like you don't have an old lady foot doctor down here

I'm working from home today, and home in this case being the shore. We'll leave sometime tonight. Instead of stinky hot DNC-crazed Philly at lunch, I'll be walking my dogs by the stinky bay.  

How was yours?

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Linking up with Biana at B Loved Boston for Weekending


24 comments:

  1. The heat was something else this weekend...I didn't even want to be outside!! Loving the theme of that party - so fun! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Sounds like an amazing weekend!! It was crazy hot here too with 2 thunderstorms (eastern Canada) :)
    Looks like LOTS of yummy food!!

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  3. I love summer storms. Watching a storm roll in at the beach is right up my alley. Have a great week. Good luck with DNC mania; hope your commute is not negatively impacted.

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  4. I've immediately zeroed in on those cookies. What flavours are they? They look amazing!

    Aside from cookies, sounds like a beautiful shore weekend. How amazing that this is real life for you now!

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  5. Onsie !💪 Cookies! Storm over the ocean! Biking down the alleys ! Great stuff. I have the cracked heels. I do not want to put cream on my heels with socks this time of year. Work from shore home = dream come true !! It burns my a** all the money spent on these conventions and campaigns. Positive visualization of good things ahead. I stepped in dog poop this morning so it's going to be a great week ! Goddess speed. Love. Your. Momma

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  6. Also , I love that north end beach. That's where I used to get awesome shells !
    Love. Your. Momma.

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  7. Looks like another great weekend! A tie dye theme is so fun. I love watching storms roll in over the water or over fields. So cool.

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  8. Hope you get some relief for your foot pain.
    I bet you see the coolest storms right on the beach.

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  9. I love that sleeping in for you is 8:30am! Lol

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  10. Steph- you two are so lucky (and hardworking to achieve it, I'm sure :) to have that beach house so readily available to you! How ridiculously fun! Every time I see your blogs or grams about just a casual weekend at the coast with your dogs and hubs and various friends and family- I think 'man, that's just awesome'. Love it, happy for you. And how fun to have that theme for a party! Sounds very Oregony to me :)

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  11. shore days are the best days. we had a crazy storm roll in early this AM as well; thunder so loud you'd think the house would split apart. kept me up but Kayla slept through it (no fair).

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  12. The heat was out of control here this weekend too, but what else is new?! Those cookies look amazing and I want them allllll. I hope your heel issue gets better! I am having some serious hip pain lately. I am sure it has to do with the baby or whatever but I had hip problems before I got pregnant so there's that. Probably need a damn replacement or something lol. Getting old is not fun!

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  13. So jealous! Looks like a fabulous weekend and you are the best at taking tons of pics. I need to do better on that! I want those cookies, jus sayin.

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  14. I love a good theme party- bring on the tie dye! And TWO 1a.m. nights in a row?! I don't even know who you are!! ;)

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  15. The heat lately has been unbearable, so I'm actually hoping for some rain soon. Love the tie-dye!

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  16. Love that your new quest is to try all the coffees!

    I am a big fan of tie dye, so I very much approve of the theme.

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  17. Oooh, I bet Philly is going to be crazy. At least your state got the slightly less bat-shit-crazy politicians. Ohio was filled with toolbags. UGH.

    Such a relaxing description of shore life! Sounds like a good weekend. I'm jealous of all the shore coffee houses and ice cream shops!

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  18. Even though it was hot, I'm so jealous of all the time that you get to spend at the shore! That onesie you got for your niece is too cute, and any weekend that involves finishing two books is awesome to me!

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  19. I miss being so close to OCNJ and a shore in general! This sounds like a delicious and really fun weekend!

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  20. Looks like a fun weekend. I've been to Ocean city before. Fun. I was thinking we need to get back to Jersey.
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  21. So cool to see a storm rolling in! Glad you had another fun weekend!

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  22. Yassss to tie dye! I love that you went bike riding on the boards. :) Congrats on finishing books! Always love that feeling.

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  23. oh no, i hope your heel issue gets better! i have this weird heel thing that hurts like a mother and then will just disappear for a year, so i'm ignoring it till the next time he comes around. er, i mean it. not he.
    a tie dye theme?! how fun. and all the food looks amazing as usual. any reason you are moving from sunday to mid week food prep? sorry if you mentioned previously and i missed it, i'm just curious.

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