Took us to Maryland, Virginia and back yesterday on a little adventure. We had planned a trip to Homestead Farm in Maryland to go strawberry picking and enjoy the start of summer fruit season.
It’s also the start of tart cherry season so we started at the cherry trees (where I took pictures because I don’t like tart cherries) and then moved on to the strawberry patch. The field smelled like fresh cooked strawberry jam and I was in heaven!
On our way home we detoured for lunch at Pei Wei but in order to get there we had to
ford cross the river on a ferry. It made for a fun surprise in our adventure!
Sunday was practically perfect and I was a little sad to see my staycation come to an end. Luckily it’s still summer and other good things are close (I can feel it) so I’m staying happy and positive!
Enjoy the pictures!
I think it’s no coincidence that summer is my favorite season. I was born in June and have always felt my best in the heat. This week I have really accepted that I’m a Warm Weather Gal and have taken note of my sunny mood, positivity, and plethora of [sometimes really bad] jokes and smart remarks. Hooray for summer!
The rest of yesterday went swimmingly. I had a delicious salad with fat free refried beans, carrot, peach salsa, and a cornbread muffin and then it was roof time!
I got my daily dose of vitamin D and then went to the gym to do some cardio. I tackled 45 minutes on the elliptical and 15 on the spin bike. My original goal was to just cool down on it but I got distracted by an email which I read while spinning. Last night friends came over for wine and dinner on the roof. The temperature was perfect, the conversation and wine flowing, and we had great girls time. It was fun to toast to Mrs. Brotman now that wedding festivities are complete!
By some small miracle I managed to sleep in and get 10 hours of sleep. It was glorious! Waking up 2 hours later than I have in 2 weeks meant I was starving and had a quick English muffin with peanut butter, pineapple preserves, an egg white, and some fruit.
After computer work I got my spin on again with a pretty intense 40 minute self-guided workout. I sprinted, climbed, etc. based on my mood and which some came on my iPod. I cooled down and made my weekly Whole Foods trip with a big salad for lunch.
This beauty has kale, mixed greens, carrot, beets, bell pepper, baked beans, plain chicken, and some corn and was enjoyed al fresco.
I have a few things to look forward to tonight and tomorrow so the busyness continues. I really love summer!
Happy Friday folks! I definitely can’t complain about this week at all as I am off work yesterday and today. Our leave time expires at the end of June so I’m making sure I don’t lose mine!
I’ve begun my days with a delicious egg sandwich – 2 slices of Udi’s whole grain bread, an egg, red pepper and eggplant spread, spinach, some lite cheddar and sriracha sauce.
After taking care of some to-dos I walked the 2+ miles across the bridge to Rosslyn to have lunch with Lauren. It was fun to squeeze in some mid-day socializing and the food was good too. (excuse the non-glamor shot) We ate at Ruby Tuesday and we both got the veggie trio (mine were zucchini, spaghetti squash, and mashed cauliflower) plus salad (butter lettuce and spinach, carrots, peas, sundried tomatoes, chickpeas, balsamic).
The rest of the day was consumed by errands and other items of business. Today I’m hoping to squeeze in some time on the roof!
Are you good at using your vacation time throughout the year or are you a “saver” with that PTO?
This seems to be my favorite word as of late. It’s fun to say and perfectly describes the fun adventures and antics that have been going on lately. The word also makes me happy!
Friday night I went to my “requisite” Nationals baseball game of the year with friends. The Nats beat the Giants (which having grown up a Rangers fan made me happy) and it was a nice night to spend outside with friends.
Yesterday I headed to a friend’s house for our second bridal shower for our friend Bethany. This one was friends only and had a different vibe than our shower in New Haven
When that wrapped up we hit the road for Baltimore and spent the night in the Fells Point area. We dined at Roy’s Restaurant where I had one of the best meals I’ve had in a while. Everything was absolutely fantastic! From there we spent the night out on the town and while we kept it classy, those shenanigans stay off the blog O:-)
This morning I woke up before anyone else after being the last to fall asleep (I’m a horribly finicky sleeper!) and did some yoga stretches before getting ready for the day. Everyone else seemed to have a tougher time getting ready so I walked around the harbor area with my friend Shelby before we headed to brunch.
I’m exhausted and praying I actually get a good night’s rest before the week begins.It was all worth it though – I love my friends and our shenanigans!
What did you do this weekend?