Good morning! Happy Monday!
It’s Mal last day of school today, so summer begins for us at 2:05 PM when the last bell of the year rings. I know the official first day of summer is Wednesday, but summer starts for me as soon as Mal is out of school. I love having him around during the day; we have a lot of fun together.
With summer finally here, I decided to create a Summer Bucket List with all of the things I want to make sure I do in the next few months since summer always seems to fly by.
Here’s what I have on my Summer Bucket List:
- Take a road trip
- Eat ice cream at Kimball’s
- Spend a day at the beach
- Eat watermelon
- Run a summer road race
- Play cornhole
- Swim in the ocean
- Go boating
- Play mini golf
- Have drinks at East Bay Grille
- Shop at a farmer’s market
- Attend an outdoor performance
- Go on a picnic
- Eat strawberries with whipped cream <— my Grammie calls this “skinny dipping”
- Explore downtown Hingham
- Dine at Caffe Tasca
- Play Polish Horseshoes
- Go swimming at Funny Farm
I’m so excited about this list. Most of these things I do nearly every summer, but there are a few that sometimes just don’t happen because I run out of time, but, hopefully, making this list will help me accomplish them all. I definitely want to take full advantage of summer!
[rewind to last night]
During “cocktail hour,” Mal and I sat on the sun porch and relaxed with Murphy. I enjoyed a Skinny Piña Colada and a crap-ton of cashews. Once I start with cashews, I can’t stop!
Mal and I don’t often repeat dinner recipes, but when we do, you know it’s a good one! Last night’s dinner: Gingery Beef and Broccoli. Delish!
I went back for a second serving after eating this one—it was so good!
After dinner, I satisfied my sweet tooth with an Adora disk dipped into almond butter.
This morning, I woke up bright and early to make Mal a nice breakfast before his last day of school. On the menu: OMG Pancakes!
Toppings: almond butter, raspberries, and maple syrup.
I also poured us a couple of glasses of iced coffee, but they tasted gross. The last batch that I brewed had a weird aftertaste (it reminded me of burnt/bourbon-y), but I just thought it had been sitting in the fridge too long. I actually think our coffeemaker might need a cleaning. I’ve heard running white vinegar + water through it will clean it right out, so that’s the plan for later today. Let’s hope it works—I can’t deal with crappy iced coffee!
Obviously, starting our day without iced coffee was just wasn’t going to happen, so Mal and I (and Murphy) took a trip to Marylou’s.
I went with my beloved Peanut Butter Wonderful iced coffee.
New Balance Flip Flop Giveaway
Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway to win a pair of New Balance flip flops. Here are your winners:
I love flipflops because they feel soooo good after a long run or a hard workout!
I love flips flops because they look sporty. I don’t like wearing my running shoes out and a flip flop goes with my cute running clothes and a summer dress, plus it shows off my pedicure
I tweeted – https://twitter.com/Mondocurio/status/213642947361648641
Question of the Day
What’s on your Summer Bucket List?