Thursday night I picked up the house, packed up the car, bid MFD adieu, threw the dogs in the car, picked up Debbie, and we got to the shore just before midnight. I had post traumatic paint disorder and I needed to chill the F out. Friday morning was grocery shopping, breakfast at Sunrise Cafe, ambling down Asbury and shopping in our favorite store Blue Eden, and fielding many compliments on my grammarian shirt.
Friday afternoon we hit the beach along with everyone else, had an apres-beach snack, and I painted my nails.
Friday night board walking and shopping
Debbie put together the IKEA poang chair and deck box for me as assembling furniture is not in my wheelhouse.
I moved stuff around on the porch until it was to my liking. I just need to add a few more lanterns. We spent a lot of time out there relaxing with the dogs, including Mae the ninja who escaped through the rails to tangle with a visla on the sidewalk. Never a dull moment.
Saturday afternoon was a perfect beach day: great people watching, sunny skies, pizza and Kohr Bros for lunch...we stayed late and I read an entire book.
We ran out of steam Saturday night and ended up chilling out, watching Bridesmaids, eating hotdogs and cucumbers for dinner, and taking the dogs back by the bay to peep on the awesome houses and flowers and see the sunset. Geege needed to be carried home, so good thing Mae's nanny was there to take charge of her.
I made it up for Sunday's sunrise and biked up to the beach to see it. It was a misty morning cool one.
After some porch sitting, dog walking, and eating a bunch of fried boardwalk food we headed for home around 1, then went to my mom & Rich's for dinner. I also saw that the Best of OCNJ instagram shared my sunrise photo from that morning, so that was cool!
Sunday morning MFD and I relaxed, watched Political Animals, and got groceries delivered.
Weekly food prep: breakfast is egg muffins with broccoli, green onions, and monterey jack cheese; lunch is roasted sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli, and baked chicken thighs; lemons for water; snacks are cucumbers and oranges; dinners are the pork tenderloin seen below with mashed sweet potatoes and steamed veggies and avocado toast. I also made power breakfast muffins for the freezer.
Other Monday things:
-Some photo cleanup online
-Seven freaking loads of laundry
-Fresh sheets on our bed and guest bed
-Reading The Nest
-First two episodes of the new season of Bloodline
-Dinner of pan seared steaks, baked potatoes, and steamed asparagus + dessert of angel food cake, berries, and whipped cream
Summer has unofficially begun. But not officially officially, according to the calendar that's June 20. Sara from My Journey of Doing and I will host our next seasonal goal linkup on Friday, June 17. If you have summer goals/wishes/bucketlists/whathaveyou, please join us! Feel free to share how you did on any spring goals that day as well.