Happy Thursday all!
It’s been an exciting week over here–thunder storms galore, coffee shop dates with friends and clients, and just a little bit of balcony time squeezed in here and there. Extra time outside of work was of course spent tackling actual adult things (assembling bookcases is a stupid but necessary evil. I can’t imagine anyone enjoying assembling furniture. Bracket “B” is always missing!!!) and slaying spiders. Ew.
But as we once again celebrate Pre Friday, and thoughts turn to the weekend (yay!) I’m surprised by how fast the week flew by! Here are a few things that kept me occupied:
1) That balcony time. For real. When I first moved in January I didn’t give it a whole lot of consideration–but with warm weather, a couple of chairs, some flowers and a bottle of wine to share with girlfriends this 3X6′ little piece of heaven is where I want to spend all. my. time. And that’s ok, because here in central New York summer lasts basically forever… right!?
2) The one thing that might be a bit embarrassing about summer is that it leads to windows-down, tunes-cranked, dance-moves-included car parties as I drive. Seriously fabulously epic times for me in every way (I’ve only ever once witnessed someone having a better dance party in their car–two guys last weekend while I was stopped at a traffic light. Let’s face it, I wanted to be best friends.) The
only problem embarassing thing great thing about it is that my sometimes appalling always awesome musical choices are then shared with all the other travelers.
Lately I’ve been on a Band Perry kick–their new album, Pioneer is so good. “ Take the keys to my car and the keys to my heart and just drive” (Listen here) I mean, it’s basically poetry people! ;)
3) Even with summer-y weather bringing high temps and sweaty days, I still want to be in the kitchen baking and eating delicious things. The Kitchn is my go-to source for amazing recipes like these beautiful Beet and Goat Cheese Terrines from Frances Janisch’s blog 7970 Miles. Can we just say yum?
4) I can’t imagine why this is last, since basically this is the best, most awesome news ever. But this week I realized every five year old girl’s dream: I found out I’m related to a real live “Disney Princess”. No joke. So serious. Dad is our family historian and genealogist–spending lots of extra time researching on ancestry.com . Generally the updates are fairly regular “found another relative named John!”. But this week I got a phone call with the update: you’re related to Pocahontas.*
She is the fifth great-grandmother of the wife of my second cousin five times removed. Genealogy is so. cool.
Hope your week brings equally fabulous news your way loves! I’ll be celebrating this Memorial Day weekend in style at Brittan and Chris’s wedding–and maybe a little extra balcony/BBQ/family time come Monday!
*Side note: obvs I was excited to hear this news, but on the inside I was wondering “wait, why aren’t we related to Belle?” (little-girl-Martha always had everything Beauty and the Beast**, little-girl-Sarah always got everything Little Mermaid… still not sure why). I’m assuming that Dad’s just saving that for his next phone call.
**I’m so not joking. I had all the books, the VHS, the Christmas special, the digital watch that flipped up and it was the magic mirror (OMIGOD)… I also had everything Wizard of Oz (and I still have my plastic Ruby Red slippers). I was a really cool 5-year-old.