The Beach, Cookies, and Other Stuff

Sunday, July 31, 2016


It's been a fun summer! We've squeezed in a lot of adventures and I'm afraid I've nearly maxed out my phone storage (again!) due to all my captures. We had another beautiful beach weekend on our hands and it was much needed. 

As expected, work is super stressful right now and I had my fair share of bad days last week. People, teachers...I tell you.  Husband sweetly surprised me with lunch and a cookie on a day that was particularly challenging. It was the highlight of my day, hands down. Love is lunch and a cookie. It really is. And finishing our beloved Peaky Blinders! We can't wait for the fourth season!

Feeling restored for one hot minute, the week ahead will be fast and furious. It's a busy, short week and we'll find ourselves out-of-state by Friday. It begins!


Image via Eye Candy 

It Feels Like

Saturday, June 25, 2016


Yesterday at noon, vacation officially began!  Twelve days are looking real good.  Serious lifesavers.  We have both plans and no plans.  To me, those are the best kinds.  Love is an icy, salty margarita with extra lime.  He knows me.  

P.S.  No longer waitlisted.  Enrolled!


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Waitlisted

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Last week, school concluded and is finally out for summer!  I've decided I would like a summer break from teachers!  Easier said than done.  At work, my summer season is even more intense and deadline driven than usual.  A tremendous turnaround in an extremely limited period of time.  You always think you have time and you don't.  It's a crunch.  But hey, that upcoming vacation time is looking real good!

I've got summer plans and dreams.  I hope one of them will begin next week!  Being on a waitlist is just the worst.  And it's my own fault!  It really is.  I was scared!  And after that, energized and inspired!  And then, waitlisted.  That snooze you lose thing has always been true.  Fingers crossed!  Until then, I'm looking forward to the weekend!  The summer sun decided to finally make its debut and I can't wait to spend time in the sand and sun with my favorite.  Plus, I have a healthy stack of beautiful books that have been staring me for weeks!

P.S.  I placed third in fantasy basketball this year.  Third in basketball and football.  Clearly, three is my number this year.

P.P.S.  Also, we're not watching the NBA Finals for the first time in years.  We're boycotting and it's strange.  We've watched regular season and ALL the playoffs and semi's.  Couldn't watch those two teams face off again.  For the second year in a row, it's like choosing the best of two evils.  I'm hopeful that next year, we'll cheer a team on to the very end.  As long as they aren't the Warriors.  Or Cavaliers.  But no, really not the Warriors.  I give up.  


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Everything is Blue

Friday, May 27, 2016



Half day, I love you. My 3.5 day weekend is looking real good! And it couldn't come at a better time. It continues to be a wild season at work with major deadlines and pesky people. Don't even get me started!

This is one of my favorite pictures -- I can remember exactly how I was feeling in this moment. Last month, the sun decided to shine all weekend long and we spent both Saturday and Sunday in the salt, sand, and sun. A few days prior, it was an intense week AND I was called to jury duty (and finally excused from a three week trial!). It was the best end to the worst week. I'm convinced there's nothing better than a warm beach day with a picnic, juicy book, my love, waves, and good company. Well, maybe including an icy and salty margarita, but I digress. Weekend, we've got plans for you!  

Enjoy!

 
Image is mine.