This Week in Lists – Week 31

Another hot weekend but I got loads done. With more hot weather in store for the rest of the week, I decided to stick to meal planning and make a big batch of my favorite cold pasta – Bowties with Sugar Snap Peas, Lemon, and Ricotta. The less cooking I need to do, the better. I also whipped up some plum ice cream which turned out wonderfully tart and refreshing and I started my first batch of Kombucha. I’ll be doing the classic lemon ginger flavor to begin with and then I’ll branch out into some more adventurous flavors. Crossing my fingers that all goes well!

Last Week

  • Call Lady Doctor
  • Paris Recap Post
  • Set up kitchenaid mixer
  • Gym 4x
  • Meal plan/prep
  • Start kombucha brewing

This Week

  • Things to cook/use up: potato salad, crab cakes, flank steak, watermelon, snow peas, plums
  • Call Lady Doctor
  • Paris Recap Post
  • July Recap Post

This Month

  • Buy tix for broadway shows with JN
  • Make ice cream
  • Plan hiking trip
  • Beach day

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The Library

Here’s some of the best things I’ve been reading and paying attention to this week:

  • It was hot this weekend so I sat in the a/c and binge-watched the new Veronica Mars. It was great (Vulture)
  • And a lot of fans are apparently outraged by the ending, but I think Rob Thomas knew what he was doing and hope we get to see more (Rolling Stone)
  • Watching the trailer for the Tom Hanks biopic of Mister Rodgers sent me to the article that is the source of the movie (Esquire)
  • I’m a bit late to this, but the glimpse of the stabilization work at Notre-Dame is fascinating, especially since I’m in the midst of a major building stabilization project myself (Yahoo)
  • I love a deep dive. But a deep dive into pizza? Heaven! (Serious Eats)
  • On the differences between French and American drinking culture (Thrillist)
  • Justice Ginsburg (may she live forever) is such a force (NPR)
  • I was wondering why Universal Studios Orlando has all the Marvel character rides and what that would mean now that Disney owns Marvel. Now we know (Disney Food Blog)

This Week in Lists – Week 30

This weekend was epically hot which meant that almost nothing productive was accomplished by me. Work is still super busy which also meant a few late nights. But I’m hoping now that things have cooled down I’ll be able to get more accomplished this week. And top of my list is a record of my Paris trip, just so I can relive how much fun it was.

Last Week

  • Gym 4x
  • Call Lady doctor
  • Paris Recap Post
  • Use or freeze plums
  • Don’t spend too much on Prime Day (lol)
  • Unpack Prime Day Purchases and find space

This Week

  • Call Lady Doctor
  • Paris Recap Post
  • Set up kitchenaid mixer
  • Gym 4x
  • Meal plan/prep
  • Start kombucha brewing

This Month

  • Buy tix for broadway shows with JN
  • Make ice cream
  • Plan hiking trip
  • Beach day

The Library

Here’s some of the best things I’ve been reading and paying attention to the past two weeks:

  • Bon Appetit’s NYC guide will hopefully give me some good ideas (BA)
  • I love reading Emily Nussbaum’s TV criticism and this conversation between her and Matt Zoller Seitz is great, especially when they delve into the “Bad Fan” concept (Vulture)
  • Yay for the USWNT and yay for lesbians! (Buzzfeed)
  • Our financial advisors pulled this nonsense with my office. None of us buy fancy lattes, stop telling us that it’s some magical fix. (The Atlantic)
  • The world needs more Jerry Foxhovens. The ability to appreciate art even when it doesn’t seem to be what someone of your [descriptor] would like, is a quality that would benefit most people in the world (NPR Music)
  • Kara Brown makes fancy pasta. I just got a Kitchenaid mixer so I foresee fancy homemade pasta in my future too (Fancy Pasta Bitch)

This Week in Lists – Week 29

Coming back from vacation is always rough, but work kept me super busy last week with exciting things so that I really had no choice but to be really invested.

Last Week

  • Laundry
  • Sort Mail
  • Gym 4x
  • Hello Fresh meals
  • Start making space in freezer for ice cream maker
  • Call lady doctor
  • Farmers market
  • Paris recap post

This Week

  • Gym 4x
  • Call Lady doctor
  • Paris Recap Post
  • Use or freeze plums
  • Don’t spend too much on Prime Day (lol)
  • Unpack Prime Day Purchases and find space

This Month

  • Buy tix for broadway shows with JN
  • Make ice cream
  • Plan hiking trip
  • Beach day

This Week in Lists – Week 28

The second of my two big vacations is done. This one definitely felt more relaxed since I wasn’t going far on a daily basis. But it was busy in other ways with a toddler and an infant (and a pair of grandparents) filling the house. I can’t say that I loved our house this year but it definitely feels like we’re learning what styles and features of beach house are more enjoyable.

The best part in addition to sun and swimming was that my best friend motivates me to get up early and take gym classes with her. I needed it. And now I’m hoping to get back in the habit this week (even if my work schedule won’t permit morning classes).

I’m hoping this will also motivate me to get the rest of my life back on schedule.

Last Week

  • Enjoy the Beach
  • See Dad and Barbara

This Week

  • Laundry
  • Sort Mail
  • Gym 4x
  • Hello Fresh meals
  • Start making space in freezer for ice cream maker
  • Call lady doctor
  • Farmers market
  • Paris recap post

Last Month

  • Paris!
  • Pride Month!
  • Prospect Park for The National!

This Month

  • Buy tix for broadway shows with JN
  • Make ice cream
  • Plan hiking trip
  • Beach day