Summer 2015

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This was the summer of:

Reading: I read The Girl on the Train, The Mysterious Benedict Society, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Secrets of a Charmed Life, Adopted for Life, Everything You Ever Wanted, and half way through Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (which is worthy of mentioning because halfway is still 500+ pages!!). I’m still going through the chronological bible study, which I started at the beginning of the year, and sadly have only made it through Deuteronomy. Slow and steady my friends.

Podcasts. My new favorite podcast is the Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey, and I listened to all 50 of them in the last few months. I listen when I go for walks with Leia or play on my commute to/from work. Jamie is such a great host and has amazing guests join her show.

Gyros. When we weren’t grilling, this was our summer go-to meal: Shredded chicken, red onion, tomatoes, cucumbers and tzatziki sauce (must be cedar’s) all in a pita. I haven’t actually cooked anything substantial in months, it’s been too hot to turn on the oven! But the cooler weather is starting to appear, which means the dutch oven, roasting pans and baking sheets will all be coming out of their summer hibernation. I’m so ready!

S’mores. I wish I could tell you we’ve been making a campfire in our backyard each night, but we just zap them in the microwave for 10 seconds. Still gooey and delicious.

Family. I saw my family every few weeks since May. Mainly to see this cutie!

TV Marathons. J and I like to have one comedy and one drama on the docket for whenever we need a relaxing evening in front of the TV. This summer we started re-watching Friends, and our dramas included catching up on the latest season of Scandal (Fitz and Olivia drive me crazy) and the West Wing (which still holds up and oddly have the same political issues today as in 1998). When J is not around I have been watching Gossip Girl. How did I miss that show after college?

Walks with Leia. This is not exclusive to summer, but I have had many long walks with the puppy after work, normally listening to the aforementioned podcasts.

What are you going to remember from Summer 2015? 

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