Monday, September 25, 2017

TWTW - the anniversary one

After getting my hair fresh by Kristi and hitting Target on Wednesday, the dogs and I fled to the shore. Thursday was sunrise, putting two lamps together (old lamp on left, new on right), checking out the new carpet on the stairs, painting my nails fall-ish colors (Zoya Aubrey and OPI Go With the Lava Flow), spending the afternoon on the beach with a book, and running some errands including a little shopping. MFD arrived around 7 and we were asleep by 9.
Glorious sunrise Friday. MFD put a new bed frame and boxspring together to replace one on the third floor and worked in the morning while I read. Late afternoon we headed to Beach Plum Farm in Cape May, then stopped by the Mt. Vernon to see Dad and Carol and family, then an anniversary dinner at the Lobster House. We rounded out the night with a family walk down to the bay, the first one with all of us without Geege. 
Saturday was sunrise, a big haul at the Linwood Farmers Market including poop soap (come on you know I had to get it, if you do too she sells on Etsy), coffee at Drip n Scoop and a bike ride on the boards, a long hot day on the beach with a book and some pizza and some yahoos singing country music louder and more terribly as they pounded Miller Lites, dinner at Del's, and ice cream at Hobby Horse where MFD of course attempted to get on the damn horse. 
Sunday sunrise, crapping around with the dogs, a quick clean of the top floor since the MS City to Shore Bike staff that were staying with us this weekend left, and a long day on the beach staying well past sunset. It was so crowded because the weather was hot and awesome. We ate dinner at Luigi's and took a 9 pm bike ride on the ghost town boardwalk. Fab day.
Weekly food prep: breakfast is scrambled eggs and a power breakfast muffin, snacks are siggi yogurt and cucumbers with hummus, lunch is PB&J on Dave's Killer Bread with an apple, and dinner is pork tenderloin with sweet potatoes and green beans and zucchini taco boats. Ole. 


I needed these four soul soothing days. For the first time since November 2016, my out of office was on my email. I thought about Geege and didn't cry. I rambled around not knowing or caring what time it was. I drank as much coffee as I wanted and I read 3.75 books and just peaced the fuck out in my brain. We were just together and that was nice and enough. 

Happy happy birthday to one of my BFFs Amanda. 
Happy seven years of marriage, MFD. More on that tomorrow. 

Ciao for now. 



28 comments:

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  2. Sounds like a great weekend! Well done on the out of office email!

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  3. Glad you took the time for you. It sounds like it gave you everything you needed. Happy seven years <3!

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  4. Definitely love where you guys had your anniversary dinner! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. Happy anniversary!! That Italian food looks delicious, and I love your nail colors, too. I cannot believe how beautiful the weather has been up there since "fall" started!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  6. 💜💜💜 to all of your post.

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  7. So glad you got some better days under you....
    That soap!!!! You find the funniest stuff!

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  8. Happy Anniversary! Doesn't everyone get on the horse? ;-) My favorite weekends are those when we can "just be." I never tire of those sunrises. Have a great week, Steph!

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  9. Happy anniversary! It sounds like this weekend was exactly what you needed, especially after everything that happened last week. We pretty much did the same thing after Dart passed, and escaped for a long weekend.

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  10. Happy anniversary!! Sounds like the perfect long weekend away from everything just to relax. Love all the sunrises and sunsets. So pretty.

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  11. Happy Anniversary! Looks like an amazing relaxed weekend, and loving your nail colors! Sending more *hugs* <3

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  12. Happy Anniversary! There is something that warms my heart about a big plate of spaghetti and meat with super red gravy.

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  13. Glad you got some much needed downtime to chill. The poop soap is great. The sunrises are beautiful, as always.

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  14. It sounds like a fabulous weekend! You had some really nice sunrises and all the reading! The poop soap is cracking me up. Happy Anniversary!

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  15. Poop soap ... made of poop? looks or smells like poop? used to clean up poop? I'm intrigued ...

    Happy anniversary! and it sounds like a wonderful weekend to unplug (except the Kindle) and recharge.

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  16. I am so happy to hear that you had these days. Breaks are soothing and healing and so needed, especially during heartbreak.

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  17. Happy anniversary! I love your nails. They are perfect for fall & super fun.

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  18. Perfect and priceless days. Beyond thrilled for you both. First beach walk without Geege made me cry. But happy for all the good times. I always wanted to get married in September. So glad you did. Dreams come true. Continued Goddess speed. Love. Your. Momma.

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  19. Happy Anniversary! This looks like such a wonderful weekend. Glad you were able to unplug and get the recharge you needed. Isn't it weird that we "unplug" to "recharge"?

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  20. So glad your soul has been soothed by the salt and sunrises! 3.75 books is impressive. No better way (for me anyway) to escape real life and the BS associated with it, than to dive into a good book.

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  21. those sunrise photos! good god, i'm jealous. you get to look on that pretty much whenever you please, don't you? i haven't seen the sun rise over the beach in almost two years... and before that, never.

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  22. A perfectly healing weekend for you and the fam <3 Happy Anniversary to you & MFD!! Loving those nail colors!

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  23. Happy anniversary to you and MFD! Sounds like a lovely but bitter sweet weekend...so much beautiful sunrises, relaxing, good books, food and family but missing Geege in the picture. I hope you find comfort knowing he's resting in peace. How are his brother and sis faring without him? Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  24. I am glad you had a great anniversary weekend after losing geege. And now I need poop soap for sure, thank you for linking that!

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  25. Sounds like the perfect weekend for your soul!

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  26. LOBSTER HOUSE! YAY!
    (Was there over a year ago for the first time in YEARS, grateful that it never changes, and that their steamers are still to die for... It was epic... )

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