Thursday, August 28, 2014
Um, so I guess the obvious thing I should be grateful for today is that I didn’t get sucked out into the ocean thanks to riptides. Right?
These waves probably look lame to some people but they were pretty forceful for the likes of this area. I desperately wanted to swim but all you needed to do was wade in up to your knees and start feeling the pull and be content to nap on the sand.
The people watching today was also top-notch. Couldn’t get enough of the adorable and affectionate young couple you can see in this video, and later some of the worst surfers around. As David put it, “This is like watching paint dry.” Yet, we kept watching…
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Enjoyed the unusually cool summer breeze in Philly by hitting the food truck outside of the Memphis Tavern.
The top picture is the result of David’s veggie dog (top) vs. mine. I made the mistake of not noticing that the ingredients in mine included HOT cherry peppers, which partially contributes to the ruins of my dog. In addition, I am apparently just not nearly as neat (or thorough?) an eater as he is. The OCD element of me is incredibly disappointed in myself!
On a more positive note, I feel some level of accomplishment that my (destroyed) veggie dog showed David that mayo can actually taste good. :)
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
So looking forward to seeing this cutie patootie tonight. Loved going back to Boston and spending time with the fam, but I really missed this little guy. (FTR he was pretending to be tired but he was not at all — he spent another hour-plus running around the playground after this!)
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Today I’m grateful for a great weekend of camping with my family and David. I have a history of bad luck with weather when it comes to camping, but this weekend was pretty much perfect — in the 70s during the day, with no real rain to speak of other than a few drops, and a somewhat chilly but manageable 50 degrees overnight. Breathing in the fresh air and spending time with my siblings and my nephews was good for my soul. Only complaint I have is that it went by way too quickly.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Today I’m grateful to spend a day at the beach with Rachel after a month away. I didn’t even care that the air was too chilly to spend much time in the (also chilly) water. It just felt good to put my feet in the sand and breathe in the fresh salty air.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Today I’m grateful to spend time with my family visiting from Toronto as well as some of my extended family. Also grateful to get a little extra sibling time to play a rather epic game of Win, Lose or Draw. Thanks to my brother for hosting in his beautiful backyard!
Friday, August 8, 2014
Today I’m grateful that I beat my parents at Scrabble, an extremely rare feat indeed. Last week I had an all-time high score while pummeling David (and also while hopped up on morphine in the hospital after surgery). So, apparently I am much better at Scrabble without a gallbladder! :)
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Today I’m grateful for several days of camping in Elysburg, PA, with David and Emil, where we could wander next door to the Knoebels Amusement Park, a favorite of David’s since childhood.
I’m grateful that the rain was relatively limited and fairly well-timed for the things we wanted to do (not to mention it gave us a tiny bit of relief from the sweltering heat).
I’m also grateful David insisted on me riding the Flume (and getting photographic evidence of it), even though Emil wasn’t up for it — it was SO much fun, and it felt great to get drenched from the water.
For a number of reasons, I didn’t actually take part as much as David and Emil did, but watching them both get so much enjoyment out of all of the different rides and games was just as fun as experiencing them myself.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
For many months we had as regular visitors a couple of ducks, a man and his lady friend. We’d toss them bread, which they were more than happy to receive. Then suddenly they stopped coming around. David guessed the female was laying some eggs, and today I found out he was right when these guys showed up on the patio! The photo doesn’t do justice to how adorably fuzzy the babies are. The mama was on her own, though — apparently she mated with a deadbeat. Hmph.