Monday, July 24, 2017

TWTW - the one to recharge

Last week was a killer and Friday provided no safe harbor. From peeling myself out of bed with snuggly dogs suggesting I stay to a busy work day to another crappy commute due to someone on the train tracks for the second time in a week to a late, traffic-filled drive to the shore...stick a fork in me, I'm done. I did get down in time to meet Jen, Neil, and the girls on the boards for a little under an hour. It's nice when everything is still open at 11. I fell asleep around 1.
 The damn dogs had me up before 6 Saturday. MFD arrived close to 8 and we spent a few hours in the house at turnover re-stocking, putting new zippered mattress encasements on all the beds, and tending to what needed tending to. When that was done I pieced the hell out and went to the beach for some peace. I read a book (Girl in Snow), enjoyed an ice cold LaCroix grapefruit sparkly water, lounged under the umbrella, had organic frozen yogurt with fruit from Yoassis for lunch, took 479823 shots of seaspray, and stopped to smell the flowers on the way home. A lazy night followed.
Sunday sunrise was hopping, lots of people on the beach doing their thing before 6 am. I also encountered the weirdest trash I've picked up from the beach - a half full bottle of a household cleanser. I opened it before I put it in the recycle, and it was indeed the cleanser and not sea water or something else. What are people cleaning at the beach?
MFD left around 8 and I painted my nails (OPI Gelato on My Mind) and lounged with the dogs.
Then the perfect Sunday morning errand outing: I was off on my bike to Bookateria II to trade books and get some new ones (all Anne Rivers Siddons books that I'm not sure if I've read or not...we'll see), Drip N' Scoop, and ACME. If it can fit in my bike basket, I can buy it. I love not having to use my car down here.
Sunday afternoon I put in a few hours of work work, then I put in a few hours at the beach. I came home to a tray of awesome blondies left at my apartment door from our Memorial Day Weekend renters. Some people are A+. Dinner was a chicken cutlet and grilled asparagus courtesy of Bennie's Bread. I chose lounging and reading over cleaning our apartment so I'll be doing that next weekend. 
Weekly food prep: breakfasts are hard boiled eggs and bananas; lunches are tuna salad on Dave's Killer bread and peaches; snacks are hickory smoked almonds and cucumbers and blueberries. I'll be going light on dinners: corn on the cob, tomato and mozz salad, a cold pasta salad with tuna and peas, tomato sandwiches - the hit parade of summer. And pizza with the family tonight for my cousin's going away party.



Sunday crying time doesn't seem to come when I sleep at the shore and leave Monday morning.

How was your weekend?





Linking up with Biana at B Loved Boston for Weekending

19 comments:

  1. Awesome renters❣️There truly is way more good in the world ❣️ Lola is eating hard boiled eggs❣️ Missing you and Mike Doyle when all the chickens and grandchickens are here on Sundays but beyond thrilled you have the sanctuary of your beach house 🌊☀️❣️☮️🦄 All is well in our world 🌎 ❣️ Thanks to the universe. Wishing all a wonderful week❣️ Love. Your. Momma.

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  2. I feel like sleeping in is a thing of weekends' past!! xo, Biana- -BlovedBoston

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  3. Sounds like such a relaxing weekend - and glad you have discovered that it feels a bit better coming back on Monday mornings too. I bet the traffic is better then too? I hate driving "back to the city" on Sunday afternoons from wherever we are - it's ALWAYS chaotic on the highway!!!

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  4. I love those weekends when it's come and go at leisure or having nothing to do at all. It's even better when it's raining. I am all about summer farm fresh for dinner too. Have a great week!

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  5. It is really unbelievable to know your entire plan for several days. However, as I know, most of people plan for their entire week on each Sunday.
    Emma Charlotte | Cheap-Essay-Writing.co.uk

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  6. It sounds like a much needed weekend to recuperate after being out of town for so long! I'm jealous that you can ride your bike everywhere too!

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  7. That chicken and asparagus looks amazing...
    Such a relaxing weekend. I always love your pictures from bopping around town at the shore: the iced coffee, the donuts, the book shops!
    The sunrise pictures never disappoint either, though. Lol

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  8. I need to get back on the meal prep train, your posts keep reminding me. And that doughnut looks delicious.

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  9. Glad you got to rest after last week. The shore seriously sounds perfect.

    I finally got back to meal prepping this week and honestly its the best. Just knowing theres a plan and I dont have to worry about what the next meal is does so much for my day to day.

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  10. Do you like Dave's bread? I feel like I have seen it everywhere lately and have been meaning to try it. I love sea spray. So pretty!!!! Sounds like you had a good weekend at the shore.

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  11. Gorgeous sunrise pictures as usual. I love all the lazy dog pics. Our animals have very, very good lives! I didn't do any meal prep this weekend, but I'm making a big pot of hot and sour soup today so that will be lunch for the week. And soup may not be ideal for hot days but it's easy. :D

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  12. Your beach weekends are always so relaxing to read about, I can almost feel the sea spray! Glad you were able to have some downtime <3

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  13. I love that you can ride your bike everywhere you need! I always love your pictures of these lovely beach weekends!

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  14. I was thinking if we ever got a beach rental like this, I would need a bike!

    How do you like Girl in Snow? I started it a few weeks ago and keep meaning to go back to it.

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  15. I was hoping there was going to be a message in the cleaning bottle-- or something else kind of cool to make up for it being trash. Loving that nail color and those blondies look sooo good!

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  16. Glad you got to relax and enjoy some peace and booking reading after a hectic Friday night! Love the sunrises and the OPI nail color which is perfect for "shore life" or just summer in general! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  17. How nice of your renters! Glad you got some relaxation in this weekend. I'm baffled by the Spic 'n Span at the beach...?

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  18. Finding that cleaner is so weird... maybe it fell off someone's boat? And what a sunrise! How cool that so many people were out to enjoy it!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  19. I now have gelato on my mind, thanks to you... which is problematic because I'm trying to detox from all the reese's pieces and gummy bears I consumed in the hotel lounge these past few days. I also need to know what people are cleaning at the beach.

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