Wednesday, September 25, 2013
It's another glorious day out!
Larry sleeps in.
So I paint my toenails on the back porch. (And admire my flip-flop tan!) The chipped red polish that's been on my toes half the summer has to go, in favor of my favorite (discontinued) shade: Vintage by Revlon. (It looks magenta in summer and cranberry in fall.)
Breakfast on the back porch.
Croissant with chocolate butter. It's AMAZING, even if Larry says it looks like a "bowl of dookie" and opts for cereal instead.
I drive to the Mosaic District to meet girlfriends for lunch at Matchbox. (Fun fact: Larry and I had our first date at the Matchbox in Chinatown in 2003.) I'm the first to arrive (this NEVER happens), so I sit outside the restaurant to wait for my friends.
When your friends are also bloggers, there's a lot of photography going on. Here's Sarah in action.
We all whipped out giant cameras at the same time. "Whoah!", exclaimed our waiter. It reminded me of an action movie when everyone draws a gun at once. Click!
I had crabcake benedict with breakfast potatoes and a lemonade. Might as well continue my gluttonous Sunday.
It was a wonderful afternoon of chatting, eating, and window shopping with Ashley, Sarah, and Sarah. We left promising, as always, to do it more often. (Color coordinating of outfits was inadvertent!)
Arriving back home.
While I was gone, Larry did the dishes, cleaned the stove, vacuumed, cleaned the bathroom, and made homemade guava BBQ sauce. We spend the rest of the afternoon cleaning up and prepping food together before Mom comes over for dinner.
I pick up the house (mostly Larry's shoes) and wipe down the kitchen counter.
Also, Larry is over Week in the Life!
Mixing a new cocktail for tonight: the Lilikoi Itch. Guava nectar, passionfruit juice, rum, vodka, triple sec.
Mom arrives. The dogs LOVE her. (Also, she has dog treats stuffed in her pockets and purse.)
Me and Mom.
Larry mans the grill. The ribs are marinated with sherry in a spray bottle.
We hang out on the patio before dinner, drinking cocktails and eating guacamole. Gravy gives out wet willies to unsuspecting guests.
Here's me shucking corn in a dress in front of a collection of dead plants and an unmowed yard. Glamorous, glamorous.
Sun starts to set. Per usual, it's dark before dinner is served.
Last summer backyard meal: Chinese-Style Ribs with Guava Barbecue Sauce; Spinach, Watermelon, and Feta Salad; Corn-on-the-Cob.
Mini coconut cake split three ways for dessert! (I am usually opposed to store-bought cakes, but make an exception for Wegman's coconut cake. Yum!)
Perfect company, perfect evening.
After Mom leaves, we retreat to the sofa.
The week is done. Here's what my To Do list and planner look like by the end of the week. I never come anywhere close to crossing everything off. And yes, I realize I should make a shorter, more prioritized, and more realistic list - but have always gone with the 'brain dump' technique instead. Lots of thoughts swirling in my head this week on how to make my days more productive.
End the week in bed with another episode of Scandal. Season 2 is getting INTENSE.
Another week in the life, done!
P.S. Did I mention that Larry is SO OVER Week in the Life???