Week in Review: Week 130

This was a bit of a wind-down week…end of the month, end of summer, end of vacation. One more day off and then it’s back to it on Tuesday. I don’t feel ready but what are you gonna do?

The week started off with a minor miracle. I was meeting long-time online friends in the city and pulled into a spot at 5:50pm IN TIMES SQUARE right across the street from where we were meeting for dinner…and saw this sign. For those of you do not live in NYC, please understand – You Never Find Parking in Times Square. And here I pulled right up as if by magic. I sat in the car til 6 and presto – parking.

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We ate at a crazy place called Ellen’s Stardust Diner where the wait-staff sings all night long. It was a fun atmosphere but very hard to have a conversation.

Tuesday I met my bestie at the beach and we had a lovely leisurely day of sun and surf. It so wore me out that I fell asleep in the afternoon back at home and was way late meeting friends later for dinner.

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The next day we met again at a friend’s pool and had another relaxing afternoon just floating and chatting. I stopped at the bakery on the way.

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I bought a watch for my birthday…but when it came it was GINORMOUS. I like a large, man’s size watch but this was ridiculous. It’s all packed up to be returned.

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I was on puppy watch one evening.

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Still watching.

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Really? Is that my best??

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We got together for pottery painting reveal night and s’mores making.

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I forgot to take a picture of mine. I’ll slip it into another post this week somewhere.

The town library has a Little Free Library box.

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I left off my copy of The Nest and took the Kathy Griffin biography. Not really my thing but pickins were slim. I may just hold onto it for a couple days, see if anything better pops up.

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And this weekend I have just relaxed…did some tidying up…read a harsh book called My Absolute Darling. I’m not recommending it, it was a brutal read.

And now it is past my bedtime, so goodnight. Sorry for the boring week, but…second week of vacation.

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Week in Review: Week 122

My vacation week is quickly coming to an end…but I had a very full, fun, productive and anxiety-free week, which I really needed.

I started the week having to say goodbye to my baby…again, boo hoo. Our visits our so short and so far between. I won’t see her again til Thanksgiving, when we’ll both go to my sister’s house in South Carolina.

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Katie and my ex’s King Shepherd, Hunter. I want them both to come stay with me for ever and ever and ever

I had a beach day with my bestie. It’s been a loooong  time since I’ve gone to the beach for realz. Last year was just…no. I almost didn’t go this day due to stupid anxiety, but I powered through and had a great day.

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I didn’t do #ootd this week because, really, this dress below and the bathing suit above were what I wore almost every day. Kept it simple and cool.

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Photographed some plus size items to list on ebay. I’ll post a link to my shop when they’re up.

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I hadn’t planned to go to see fireworks (cuz traffic people walking) but as I was driving around Wednesday afternoon looking for pictures for my @NorthportEveryDay Instagram account I noticed a bunch of cars parked along a road where usually no one parks. Then I noticed people sitting in lawn chairs. Hmm. I quickly googled “fireworks in Northport” and sure enough, there was to be a local fireworks display and the locals knew where to park for the view but to avoid the crowds and traffic. I was in! I always have my beach chair in the car and I had my camera, iced tea and a book cuz I was planning on sitting in the park for sunset…so I just set up camp with the other people and waited for it to get dark. It was nice, no annoying bugs, just charming fireflies, I listened to people chatting, we enjoyed cooling breezes off the Sound, it was a lovely evening.

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waiting…

Ooh! Ahh!

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Of course, afterwards, there was a long line of traffic waiting to get out on the one lane road. I just sat in my car playing Words with Friends til the road was clear 🙂

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The next day, back to the beach. Looks kinda like the desert til you get past the dunes.

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That’s a hard job.

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Friday we went to a lavender farm. You’ll see more pictures in this week’s blog post.

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Chickens.

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Made all the obligatory “out east” stops and took the corresponding pictures – farm stands, beaches, shacks, flowers, gnomes, etc.

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If you look closely you’ll see two osprey on their nest at the top of the tree.
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Miniature-sized models of the North Fork light-houses at Orient Point Beach

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Stopped on the way home for dessert (she had apple crumb pie and I had almond cream pie, yum) and mashed turnips to go, cuz they’re supposed to be the best!

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My daughter used to make fun of the things I brought home from thrift stores (like 60s silver clutch purses) in my ebay days…now she wears them out. Mm-hmm.

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Flags.

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I got myself flowers.

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And that, my friends, was my wonderful vacation week. Now I have to get ready to go to a wake (sadness) and start to prepare for the work week ahead.

Hope you all had a nice week! xoxo