Weeks Thirty-Six and Thirty-Seven
I swear folks, this isn’t intentional. But I once again missed a weekly update, and am now sharing two, two, two weeks in one. September has been a doozy so far, and it only promises to continue at its hectic pace. I’m a little disgruntled to see how quickly October is filling up, too. And then we’ll be hitting the holidays and I really, really need some time to breathe.
But yeah, yeah, yeah, everyone is busy. No one likes to hear about that. At least we are good busy!
Sept 2 – And that busy-ness started off with an AWESOME breakfast at Big Kitchen in San Diego. This breakfast burrito was phenomenal. I mean, look at that tortilla. You can’t get tortillas like that up here in Oakland.
Sept 3 – Labor Day cookout at my cousins’ house. This is my brother, Andy, playing bean bag toss. Bean bag toss is a classic game in my family. I’m not very good.
Sept 4 – I flew home from San Diego on Tuesday, and Sean was already in Boston for work. But he left behind this beautiful fruit tart for me, and a bottle of the juice that I’m addicted to. Because he’s the best.
Sept 5 – When I was home in San Diego, I made a bunch of pasta sauces for Andy and Lisa to freeze and keep on hand for dinners. Newborn babies require easy dinners. The mushroom ragu I made for them smelled so good, I had to make a batch for myself when I got home.
Sept 6 – Thursday night involved me on the couch with some snacks, because this is totally how I roll when Sean is out of town. These roasted padron peppers were killer, and the cherry tomatoes were perfectly ripe. I added some bread and cheese to this picture, so it wasn’t a super healthy meal. But it was just right.
Sept 7 – I’m a little bit obsessed with William Morris. This is my current coffee table book, and I like the way it matches these little coasters I got from Rifle Paper Co. I’m trying to keep the Craftsman motto in my head: Don’t have anything in your home that you don’t believe to be beautiful or know to be useful. I’m preparing to pare down a little.
Sept 9 – Sean got back from Boston late Saturday night, and on Sunday, we went and had lunch at The Trappist. If you are a fan of Belgian beers, you cannot miss this place. They also have some excellent sausages and housemade pickles. We do things right in Oakland.
Sept 12 – Wednesday night we were busy packing and prepping for our camping trip in the Sierras. These are the nights when I’m grateful for frozen leftovers. This mushroom sauce was made many months ago, and it was even better now than it was then. Plus, convenience! Also, orecchiette is my favorite shape of pasta, I think. It just looks so darn cute.
Sept 13 – We drove out to our campsite and met up with my Dad, my uncles, and my aunt Maggie on Thursday. We settled into our sites and took a quick walk down to the river. The weather was perfect and all my uncertainty about this trip dissipated. I saw these balloons on our walk to the river.
My camera battery died on Friday, which is why there are two pictures from Thursday. Doh. On the camping prep checklist I’ve added “Recharge the camera batteries.” We had a great time out in the woods on the annual Boys camping trip. I hope we can go again next year.