The bad news is that my camera is still acting like a jerk. The good news is that I had a fabulous weekend. Yay.
Friday night, Dennis and I didn’t do much. I read a little and then passed out on the couch by like 11. (That’s what I get for waking up so early, I guess.)
Saturday was tons of fun, however. We met up with one of Dennis’ friends, Jason, and his girlfriend, Alison, and went out on Jason’s boat. (We had two other people that I didn’t really know with us, too, but they were really nice.) We spent the day going up and down the river and eventually stopped off at a riverside tiki bar. I had half a peach daiquiri just because I felt like it and got pretty tipsy fast. (Hence, only drinking half of it.) We talked with a bunch of people and then had to be carted, one by one, by Jason’s jet ski back to Jason’s boat. Here’s where it gets interesting. Dennis insisted that both he and I could go back with Jason on the jet ski since that’s the way we got there in the first place. I guess the jet ski can have up to 3 people on it, but both Jason and Dennis are big guys. Do you know where I’m getting? We fell off the jet ski, not once, but twice. It was so embarrassing and so hilarious all at once- especially since the second time we gently hit a boat and then toppled over. Needless to say, Jason stopped listening to Dennis and brought me back first and then went back for Dennis.
During the adventures of the day, I managed to lose my flip flops (I think they flew off the boat when Dennis took me out on the jet ski at a different part of the trip), and my sunglasses (when we fell off the jet ski the first time), and I also got bruised pretty badly from the constant up and down motion of the jet ski on very choppy water. But it was all in the name of fun ; )
Once we got back to Jason’s house, we all headed to a nearby Mexican place for dinner. I was starving because I didn’t really eat a substantial lunch (only half the daiquiri, pretzels, and a boat load of water to stay hydrated). I got the chicken fajitas, and they were fabulous.
Dennis started to feel pretty sick from lots of alcohol and being in the sun all day, so we headed up to bed at 9. I think I crashed by 9:30, but it was such a good day.
Then yesterday, I read tons of magazines which in turn inspired me to organize the pantry and the spice cabinet (I kept reading articles about the shelf-life of various products). See, when I first moved into Dennis’ house, I sort of just brought my food items over and made my own little space for them. Dennis doesn’t, or I guess never, really cooked, but he had tons of products lining the shelves that never got used. Yesterday I threw them ALL away. It was so necessary, too. He had stuff from 2001 that hadn’t been touched for years. Gross. Now everything looks great and is organized.
Yesterday I also had to play nurse since Dennis got sunburnt pretty bad on Saturday (lots of aloe application and errand running). But I have no sympathy. I asked him like 12 times to put on my spf 50, but he refused. That’s what he gets. I just hope he learns his lesson. Skin cancer is a serious concern.
This morning, I woke up nice and early for my last day of housesitting. I walked over to let the dog out and picked my last bunch of gorgeous blue hydrangeas. I also returned the 2 books I had borrowed- Jillian Michael’s Master Your Metabolism and Mark Bittman’s Food Matters, which I read yesterday. I actually enjoyed Bittman’s book. It took a much more practical look at eating than Jillian. He discusses food production and also the importance of eating less meat and more fruits and veggies. That’s more my style than worrying about every hormone I’m ingesting (Jillian’s book emphasizes this too much for me). My only real problem with Bittman’s book is that it talked about stuff that I basically knew. There were a few tidbits of info that were new to me but, for the most part, I already follow his recommendations. I would definitely recommend checking it out if you’re interested, though. The library probably has a copy.
For breakfast this morning, I ate a delicious meal.
It included about a third of a cantaloupe.
Filled with some Stoneyfield Farms vanilla yogurt.
And some kashi golean crunch.
Hope your weekend was wonderful as well! Fingers-crossed that my camera will get better soon.
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