Monday, January 29, 2018

TWTW - the one bebopping around

Friday night sushi at Ota-Ya in Newtown, Stephen & Aubrey's place, to celebrate Carol's retirement. Finally! She retired at the end of December. Baby Stephen was an angel and slept right through and Lola Jean kept us all entertained and was so good.

Saturday I was in the car by 5 am to head to the shore. I mean if you have to drop lighting off but be back by 10, you might as well arrive in time for the sunrise, right? Awesome treasure hunting too. 
We did a clean up organized by Friends of Poquessing Watershed of Philadelphia & Bucks County in Morrell Park. It was nice to have a neighborhood cleanup happen when we did not have something else to do. Holy shit, litter drives me nuts.
I rushed off to acupuncture at the Won Institute in Glenside for a 1 pm appointment. No pics, I was a chicken with my head cut off by this point in the day so I borrowed a free one from the Internets. While I was waiting for the student acupuncturist to come back in with the instructor, I finished my book. My neck is still jacked up but I can turn my head all the way to the right with no resistance for the first time since June. I will obviously continue to go back to address the remaining pinched nerve shit but what a freaking relief. Thanks to Aub for the info about this place, I was desperate to get in somewhere on Saturday.
I dashed back home to get in the shower and MFD pulled up soon to pick me up. We went to a gathering of friends for John Fetterman. This man is the real deal - more on him tomorrow but his site is accessible through the link. He's running for Lt. Governor of PA and is the kind of person I want in all offices. The hostesses, food, and company were all great. I did not wear my Fetterman shirt to the event, but I wore it earlier for the clean up. Yes, that's dog hair all over it. I have dogs.
We got home a little before 9 and I was fucking beat. These are three of the five pairs of shoes I wore doing all the things Saturday.
I slept in Sunday and it was glorious. Then I set about setting the house to rights because last week was like a tornado. I changed the sheets, did four loads of laundry and put it away, ran and emptied the dishwasher, unpacked all of my deliveries (here we have the housing for dog food, treats, cleaning products, laundry powder, green string lights because the senior ladies in the neighborhood rallied the neighborhood facebook page to decorate outside of our houses and you listen to the seniors, coffee, butt wipes, and a new Roku to replace the one that crapped out on us). I also made plenty of time for the dogs since we were out most of Saturday. I also painted my nails (OPI Back to the Beach Peach) and scheduled out my week. I didn't do that last week and it was a disaster.

Weekly food prep: Breakfast is Kodiak cake waffles with maple syrup. Snacks are hard boiled eggs, bananas, bell peppers with hummus. Lunch is quinoa with goat cheese, roasted red peppers, banana peppers, olive oil, and kalamata and green olives - it sounds like a cleaning out the pantry lunch and it is but damn if the weird combination is not extremely delicious. Dinners are what we were supposed to have last week and never did:  MFD's mom's lasagna from the freezer and ham chowder from the freezer. I also made homemade bread and power breakfast muffins to freeze.
Reading and watching episode one of the Waco miniseries and that's all she wrote. 


Happy birthday to my cousin Tiffany today, and I think I forgot to wish our Derwood a happy birthday on here (he was 1/11), my fab sister in law Aubrey (she was 1/13), and my girl AEB (she was 1/21). I have been the worst lately. 

How was your weekend?


26 comments:

  1. What a weekend! You deserve a day or two of downtime. I did the 24in48 readathon and didn't even make it to 1/2 way -- maybe 8 or 9 hours total due to other obligations. It was still good to make reading a priority. The dogs liked my sitting around too ... so I totally understand the dog hair on the shirt photo.

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  2. I need to make that quinoa combo, it sounds delicious.

    I walked at the Pennypack last weekend and passed a guy who was also on a walk, but he was carrying a grocery store bag with him and picking up trash as he passed it. I am going to do that from now on. An easy way to make a big impact!

    Love the green lights. That's awesome.

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  3. Hooray for actually putting laundry away! I swear that’s always my downfall!

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  4. Oh that sushi on Friday night looked so good! I'm always so jealous of your weekly meal prep - although we got a our lunches done so that's a win! Biana | BlovedBoston

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  5. Omg! It's only Monday but I'm exhausted just from reading your post! Loved the beach/sunrise pics!

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  6. Oh man, that sushi looks so good!!! You had a busy weekend!!!! I was just thinking as I was driving to the grocery store yesterday how the litter along the front of our neighborhood has really tripled over night it seems and how people who throw stuff out of their cars are garbage themselves. Sooooo lazy and rude! We all have to get gas, throw it out then! Your lunch does sound weirdly delicious! Hope you have a great week.

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  7. Ok. Those shells. Just awesome. Goddess speed to all. It’s beyond Goddess time. The Grammys 💖😇✨🕊🦄💃. Wishing everyone a divine week❣️
    Love. Your. Momma.

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  8. I've missed your Shore sunrise pics! Soon, you'll be back there every weekend. I can't stand people who litter either and it's really bad in California. Even worse, they literally have garbage cans everywhere and people are too damn lazy to go two feet to throw away their garbage.

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  9. The sushi looks amazing and the quinoa mixture sounds right up my alley! I am gld you got a sunrise at the shore in with all that you had on your plate this weekend!

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  10. Litter drives me nuts too! Glad you can turn your head better, and hope you will continue to see improvement.

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  11. I give props for the putting awaythe laundry too!!! Goals

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  12. That sushi looks delicious!

    Your weekend sounds like my weekend was supposed to but life got in the way and I was too tired and emotionally drained on Sunday to do a damn thing.

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  13. Wow, seriously - all the things on Saturday!
    I need to try that bread. It looks so good and the last three times I've been in to my local bakery they've been sold out of my favorite. It's time to take matters into my own hands.

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  14. I just heard a commercial for that Waco special on my morning podcast. I can't wait to hear what you think. I'm so behind in all things TV. I'm also very impressed at all the things you got done on Saturday. I had big ambitions that my Sunday would look like that, but then we decided to see I, Tonya and all I accomplished was clean fresh sheets and green chile mac & cheese.

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  15. Sushi boat..... ahhhh, how I have missed sushi! I just don't get why people are so fucking lazy that the have to pollute the earth with their personal trash. Ugh. Kudos to you for being part of the solution!! So are those waffles from the Kodiak protein mix they sell at Costco? I have been wanting to try that. Looks delish!

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  16. Holy poop, I feel like you should've taken today off ;)
    What a busy weekend! It sounds like it was a fun & productive one, though. Those beach photos are SO relaxing. Those are really good quality pics!

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  17. Good God you are like a real life kick ass cooler Lesley Knope (apologies, I am relating everything to P&R at the moment - just discovered in in Jan). Beautiful beach photos - good on you for doing the clean up - could do with more people like you! Europafox x

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  18. Friday afternoon I received a text saying I didn’t need to babysit/tutor. I zoomed home thinking we would paint the town red. Ha I sat down on the couch and didn’t move. Slept 9.5 hours Friday night and felt somewhat alive on Saturday.
    My husband played in the bell choir for the first time on Sunday.
    I thought about food prep. 😊

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  19. The sushi dinner with family on Friday looks amazing! You were dashing all over the place this weekend but got to fit so much in! I've only done acupuncture once and it made me feel like a whole new relaxed person afterwards (it wasn't for a pinched nerve though)! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  20. WOW, you did find a good haul of shells at the beach. Nice sunrise too. I'm curious about this acupuncture stuff. I've had the most ridiculous stupid hip pain. I can't tell if it's coming from the bed (new mattress last year around this time though) or from how I perch on everything. Either way, not a fan.

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  21. The italicized emphasis on "put it away" says it all. That's laundry accomplishment.

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  22. That sushi looks amazing!

    I am horrible at putting away laundry. Glad I'm not the only one. Haha.

    Planning out my upcoming week has become a Sunday ritual for me this year. It's keeping me sane and on top of my shit, so I feel you on a disaster week due to lack of a schedule.

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  23. I'm so embarrassingly excited for Waco (and Tim Riggins)!

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  25. Litter drives me nuts, too! My kids routinely take bags out to the circle in the street in front of our house to clean up other kids' messes. When we were driving down the highway yesterday, Milo said, "Mom, can we come and clean up the median too?" Raisin' them right! I've recorded Waco, but have to find some time to watch it.

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