We spent a great weekend in Effingham, NH with Gretchen and Graham. We hiked and ate and ate and ate. We ate 6 lobsters one night, between the four of us, with cole slaw, steamers, salad, corn on the cob. We had homemade chicken salad sandwiches, fruit salad, blueberry waffles and maple syrup. We had duck, pho and pad thai. It was wonderful! Izzie swam in about 10 different bodies of water and smelled like death by the end of the weekend. We were devored by moquitos and saw a waterfall. I bought an elephant shaped cookie cutter. We shaved a dog on a kitchen table. It was a great weekend!
We drove back on Sunday night so we’d have one full day off at home (it feels like I am never, ever home). I did a million loads of laundry and attempted to organize the laundry room (why do I bring these projects upon myself). We gave Izzie a makeover – bath, ear cleaning and teeth brushing. She hated the ear cleaning, and I am not even joking when I say she attempted to jump out the window. We took a mid-afternoon bike ride on the rails to trails that turned into a little mountain biking as we attempted to locate the trail from the parking lot (and get back to the parking lot). I was really proud of myself for how I spent the evening. Ryan made dinner and I relaxed. I read a little bit of Eat, Pray, Love and I drank some Riesling. No matter how bad I wanted to, I didn’t jump back into the laundry room remodel, I didn’t file papers in the office, I didn’t put away the clean laundry, I didn’t clean the bathroom. Can you tell how bad I wanted (and want) to do these things!? Seriously. Not being sarcastic.
I have been doing a good job keeping up a few of my Spring Resolutions. I’ve been going to bed at a very decent hour for a little over a week now. I actually got up early and took Izzie for a walk before work today! I feel like I’ve been reading a bit more. I really want to write more, to blog more. There are so many things I want to write about. It’s sad, but I feel like I can’t always write about what I want to write about. I guess I need to remember the reason I have this blog – it’s not to b*tch and moan, it’s to document. Maybe instead of posting all of my pictures in one post, I will try to post a picture a day, and write just a little something. I don’t want to force it.