Friday, July 01, 2011

Vacation Day...

"No, I don't want no corn...especially no STOLEN corn!"




I took the day off yesterday and went to the beach. It was lovely. Instead of going to a salt water beach like I usually do, I headed to a local pond. I'd forgotten how much I love swimming in fresh water. I grew up swimming in a lake in my hometown every summer and just love the way it smells and feels-it's been a while and it certainly made for a wonderful, relaxing afternoon.

I think I'll have to go back soon.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

See Food

B1 and I are going out to dinner on Friday to celebrate his new job and, in my mind, to kick off the long, fun weekend we have planned. A few minutes ago I went to the restaurant's website to view their menu and was tickled pink when I saw that this is how they display it online:

Just as they do in person. It just makes me smile that they didn't have someone type it out for their website...I don't know why. It just does.

This weekend we are also going to stay on the boat for at least one night, go see the sailboat races and attend a chowder fest. And, of course, fireworks.

Last year we didn't really get to see fireworks on the 4th...we were in RI on vacation with my family and for some reason, they were canceled. We didn't know that though, and so we stood around (with hundreds of other people) waiting for the big show. So I'm excited to see some pretty fireworks with my B1.

Last night I finished painting our kitchen. It looks really pretty, but when I woke up this morning, I noticed that the 2nd can that I bought yesterday didn't cover as well as the first one. That means I have to buy more and do some touch ups. Kind of frustrating, but it's OK. I want it to look really nice, so I'll do the extra work. Today I'm leaving early for a doctor's appointment (follow up from my shot) and afterward, I'm going to IKEA to buy a shelving unit and some pretty glass jars for the big wall. We have very little cabinet space and B1 and I both have lots of dishes and glassware. My plan is to display as many as possible on the shelf and then to take my flour, beans, lentils, pastas...out of the cabinet and put them into the jars on top. That'll give us more room in the cabinets and also bring some interest into the room.

That's the idea, anyway...

I'll post pictures when it's all done.

Monday, June 27, 2011

It's A Mouthfull

Added to my list of things that make me happy is this sucker:

Only I have the non-fat, non-topped version and I have to admit I feel funny going into Starbucks ordering a grande non-fat mocha coconut frappuccino with no whip or chocolate. I feel a little...snobby. But the minute this deliciousness washed over my tongue the first time, I knew I would become obsessed with them.

I go to 3 different Starbucks locations so that I don't look like a junkie.

Though, I never get more than one a day and it's not everyday, either. But it's often enough that I feel the need to switch locations. They're pretty much...close to orgasmic. I say close because, well...if a drink makes you make your "O" face, you're sleeping with the wrong person. :)

Go try it. Seriously. I highly recommend it.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Things That Make Me Happy

1. Picking out a new color for the kitchen...

2. Loving it, and having enough in the sample can to paint 1 whole wall and 3 smaller ones.

3. When B1's Boston accent comes out thicker than usual because he's just chatting with me. His accent always makes me smile.

5. And, um...he's super hot, too. :)

6. Using our new grill for dinner tonight for the first time...marinated steak with grilled corn on the cob and asparagus.

7. I'm getting tan.

8. Because it's summer, my co-workers and I have decided to rotate leaving early every day.

9. Our gourami fish is looking a little better...I still think he's going to die, but for now, he's swimming a little more.

10. My brand new, bright pink LL Bean windbreaker for camping, sailing, hiking and anything else outside.