Get your pads and pens ready because it’s time for the Week In Review.
The Week In Review is a list, in its purest form, not of the things you still need to do, but of all the things you have done in the last seven days. It’s an achievement list, an ode to yourself, a celebration of sorts, and a virtual pat on the back or smack on the ass. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
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Let’s get listing:
After a very successful beach vacation the week prior, I was happy to be home.
First thing Monday morning, I dropped Ave off at the in-laws, and spent the better part of the day unpacking, shaking off the sand, picking up the house and doing laborious amounts of laundry.
The rest of the week found us back to our usual shenanigans. We hit up the grocery store one day for edible supplies, and I snagged our CSA share on Thursday, which I quickly put to good use.
(Breakfast Salad from Farm Fresh Feasts with sauteed cabbage, roasted potatoes, fluffy scrambled eggs and parsley.)
We hosted my mother for three plus days, and I failed to take a single picture with her, although I did take her to the West Side Market, where we snagged some of my favorite olives along with a dragon fruit.
Speaking of some of my favorites, we had lunch one day at Forage Public House, where I scored a super tasty salad and my new obsession, the crispy cauliflower.
Of course, it wouldn’t be summertime if we didn’t sneak in some ice cream, so on multiple occasions last week, the wee lass and I rode our bike to The Sweet Spot for a scoop or two or three or four of gelato.
We also climbed our way through Ewok Village at the nearby park, which is Ave’s new favorite play area. Forget the traditional slides and swings; it’s all about the ropes course. She’s such a millennial. Next thing you know, she’ll be sipping craft beer and taking pictures of her food. Oh wait…
Thankfully the Hubby was off work this past weekend so we engaged in some family finger painting fun and successfully made a batch of snickerdoodle cookies. I say successfully because Ave tried her best to eat all the cookie dough. After licking her beater completely clean, she told me she wanted “Daddy’s” too. I said, “Ask your father first,” so she brought him her empty beater and said “Here’s yours daddy.”
Since we’re on the topic of edibles, I was invited to another food event, this time at Turn Bar + Kitchen. I adored their mango salad, and while I don’t remember what exactly was in this cocktail shown below, I know I could have easily and happily consumed another ten of them.
There were other things that happened last week, like my annual physical, lots of exercise, a cheeky blog post for this kale salad and even some yard work, but I’ve taken up enough of your time for one day, so I’m going to turn things over to you now.
What is something you accomplished in the last week? Big or small.