Happy Friday! I had this whole “summer goals” plan for Wednesday, but then life happened. We had our final walkthrough of our old townhouse and there were some thing I had to take care of it, sooooo….long story short, life won over blogging.
But I’m here now! It’s been a great week, too. I left work mid-day on Wednesday and I don’t actually go back until next Wednesday, so hello staycation! In the spirit of the upcoming weekend, I’m popping in to share the best parts of my week up until now. Enjoy!
One of my co-workers came up with the best idea this year! We always talk about how we wish we could do more to help the local community as an office, but it seems like our schedules always get in the way. Luckily, my co-worker Lynn set us up to have 2-3 staff members volunteer every week at the local food bank for the next couple months.
My first shift was on Wednesday and we had so much fun! We sorted cans and other goods during our shift. I learned a few things if any of you plan on donating food to your local food bank:
- Pay attention to expiration dates. Stuff that’s over gets thrown out
- Don’t donate canned green beans! That’s literally 50% of what I sorted and it’s way too much
- Try to donate things that can work towards real meals beyond just canned veggies. I get that they’re usually the ones that are cheapest on sale, but that’s not always the most helpful for families in need, especially if they have kids
Riley and I have been in go-mode since yesterday. My body is so sore!! We’ve taken several trips to Home Depot and have tackled a couple different projects in the backyard. Most significant being our swing area:
The side of our fence, which we cleared and mulched:
And cleaning up the garden area:
We have so many cucumbers and tomatoes that are thiiiiis close to being ready. I can’t wait to enjoy the rest of our summer in our new little oasis.
Earlier this week I went out to lunch with my favorite office friend and lunch buddy, Yoma.
I love our work days together! When things get stressful, we come up with strategies for how to keep things positive and optimistic for the staff and it makes my own work day so much better. She is my favorite.
Oooooh man. I wish I’d known how good this pizza was going to be before we had it because I would’ve documented it better and posted the recipes on the blog. Maybe next time. Riley seriously outdid himself. He made grilled naan pizza two different ways. One was a traditional margherita pizza, the other was a prosciutto, goat cheese, and peach/jalepeno spread pizza. The second one was out. of. this. world. I’m still thinking about it.
The Handmaid’s Tale
YOU GUYS! I read the book on the bus to NYC last weekend, which I didn’t realize at the time was written 30 years ago.
The book totally captured my attention and I literally couldn’t put it down. Of course, as soon as I finished I had to start watching the TV version on Hulu. It’s pretty different from the book, but I don’t actually mind. Some shows/movies try so hard to be just like the book and fail, so it’s not bad to see some plot departures. I’ve been totally sucked in and I highly recommend the book and the show to all of you!
That’s all I have for the week! I’ve got a super long weekend ahead of me, hopefully filled with lots of beach time. I also have a million house projects to tackle, but luckily the most labor intensive are already over.
Have an awesome weekend!
What are you up to this weekend?
What TV show are you loving right now?
What’s the last book you read?