Monday, October 16, 2017

TWTW - the one with the chill

Friday night was a slow mover, I packed up and sailed down the shore for a 9:30 arrival. Saturday I read, painted my nails (OPI Black Dress Not Optional), made some daily shower spray, took myself out for coffee, road my bike all over town, and took the dogs to the beach. Gus had a sidewalk shitting incident that I cleaned up with leaves and my hands basically and during the cleanup a man thought it would be a good time to come close with his dog and make conversation while Gus and Mae went nuts and the puppy cried. Laura and Chris arrived late afternoon and we had lunch at Jon & Patty's, walked the boards with Bruce Springsteen, sat on the beach, and had dinner at Luigi's. My pizza is aglow in the neon window lights but it was freaking good - all manner of Italian meats on a pizza with sharp provolone and broccoli rabe. 
Sunday morning we hit the Sunrise Cafe for breakfast before they were off. It was so good to have facetime with them even for a short time just bumming around unshowered. They wouldn't even let me pay for a meal. When they left I cleaned our apartment up a little and rode my bike to the library before packing it in for home. It soothes me to be in a relatively empty quiet shore town off-season even though the weather both days was different than the forecast. Hashtag should've been a weather person.  


I was home at 2 with the laundry and food prep and dishwasher going shortly after. Weekly food prep: breakfast is crockpot breakfast casserole from Steph only I made it in the oven and cut the potatoes; lunch is spinach salad with walnuts, cranberries, feta cheese, and red onion with an olive oil and balsamic sauce and a squirt of lemon (made nightly because I hate when shit sits); dinners are maple dijon chicken thighs over rice with steamed broccoli (planned on making Sunday but someone who shall remain nameless did not defrost the chicken thighs as requested) and baked chicken breasts served with butternut squash. Snacks are honey crisp apples and cherry and vanilla noosa yogurt. I'm also making healthy three ingredient flourless pumpkin brownies with this frosting that I saw Amy share on IG
Sunday night we went to the Peace Center Gala. A few months ago I was like hell yes but as Sunday early evening rolled around I was like whyyyyyyy. I'm sure some of you feel me on that. MFD was a sponsor though and the Peace Center is a freaking phenomenal organization that does such crucial work in the Bucks County community. It was a wonderful event. If you're not familiar with the Peace Center, I urge you to check them out. They put on workshops frequently. Unfortunately Bucks has recently had a spike in hateful acts like the N word on school signs and carved into cars and rampant anti-semitism. The Peace Center responds to these events and helps support and heal the community. They also do a lot of work in schools with bullying prevention.



How was yours?

17 comments:

  1. This Peace organization is awesome. We need these everywhere. Focus on peace. Wonderful weekend in OCNJ minus the poop incident and friendly dog walker. I will take some of your meal ideas. I eat too much candy and just dancing and running around with Lola is not enough exercise. Goddess speed for a happy and easily efficient week. Love. Your. Momma.

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  2. What a great weekend with friends! I finally got to meal prep after what feels like forever so I'm so happy to have that done! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

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  3. My dogs always try to crap on the sidewalk. But never just on the sidewalk, they like to do it right in front of people's homes or in their driveway. Which usually has me yelling "no, no not here" and trying to make a mad dash to a grassy area. Got to love our pups though!

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  4. i love my shower spray! it has allowed me to go 2wks between cleanings; 2.5 weeks if i want to live dangerously.

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  5. I have got to get back to meal prep. It is the secret to successful healthy eating.

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  6. Being a weather forecaster is literally the only job where you can be wrong 80% of the time and still stay employed. I'm in the wrong field.

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  7. I swear the weather men are never right when it comes to the forecast! I wish that I could be wrong all the time with my job!

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  8. cant wait to hear how those brownies turn out

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  9. Nash has started this thing where about half the time he'll piss on the sidewalk... but like right next to the grass. Because moving 2 more inches was just too much??

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  10. I always wish I would have become a weather person. If I was wrong that much in my job I wouldn't have one!! Sounds like you had a great weekend at the shore with friend. Why must people insist on choosing the worst times to be social?

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  11. Loving that OPI color, and I need to try out that shower spray! I would have loved being a weather person too, but I don't know if I could handle the backlash when it doesn't do what we predicted :-P

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  12. WHY DO PEOPLE INSIST ON MAKING CONVERSATION WHILE WE'RE TRYING TO WRANGLE DOGS?! So not ok.
    I totally feel you on the making plans excitement-to-dread, but you both look fabulous!

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  13. So I thought of you last night when my dog threw up in our bed. You always have the best/worst dog poop/puke stories. ;-)
    Ya'll cleaned up nice at the Peace Center Gala. Have you seen that funny graphic for excitement level leading up to an event? I often feel the same way that right before I leave I absolutely DO NOT want to go even though I was excited about it earlier and usually have a great time once there.

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  14. UGh sorry about the poop incident! I hate when I don't have a bag and someone wants to make small talk at the most inopportune time ever! That pizza sounds amazing, so glad you had a great weekend with friends, meal prepped and had time to look so nice for what sounds like a great event!

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  15. If you had to go out on a Sunday, the Peace Center event totally seems worthwhile! Sounds like a great organization, and something we desperately need in these times where our leader is the Head Bully in Charge.
    So great that so many of your weekends involve the shore!

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  16. Oh no about the shitting incident! Trying to deal with that and 3 dogs must have been a debacle! Poor you and what was that man thinking?!

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  17. What? No pictures of the poopositous sidewalk event?

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