Nothing feels like summer more than a poolside BBQ. Even the insanely hot days we had a week or so ago do not define this season as much the Weber does. Nights like these are the best. On top of a delicious meal, BBQ also means I am not the one who has to cook it – not even with minimal interaction with the crock pot.
Mark whipped up a delicious meal to wrap up our lazy weekend; tasty burgers topped with bell pepper and avocado plus fresh corn on the cob. Now it really feels like summer!
Mark and I were chatting this past weekend and decided we really needed to get with it and try to eat a little healthier- like maybe not cheesy dishes every night!
And now that summer weather has arrived, we love going for walks or going to the park for some puppy playtime in the evenings.
And then I got to thinking, why in the world does everyone make New Year’s resolutions in January. I get that it is a new year, but come on. The freezing cold does not make me want to eat winter veggies, just pumpkin bread and gingerbread cookies. And who wants to get up in the dark and put on mittens and ten layers just to run. No way.
But during the summer clothes get smaller and fresh fruit makes for a delicious dessert so we figured we would be up for a summer resolution. And even though we just want to be healthier, I wouldnt be opposed to reducing my snack pack.
Tragically we started it out on Chinese Sunday. But it was worth it. First up during healthy summer, a delicious taco salad with salsa instead of dressing.
This is why I am glad we got a house with a pool:
Yes- that is me with the creepy laugh.
This has been such a crazy winter. It hardly rained and then this month there have been downpours and hail and thunder. But this past weekend I had a glimpse of bright, beautiful sunshine and now I am ready once again to put away my winter sweaters and boots and get out dresses and sandals.
And with the sunshine and warm weather came our next purchase for the house. This one was for me. Mark agreed to get two lounge chairs to sit next to our pool. I am so excited! I love laying out in the sun with a good book during summer weekends. It is going to be awesome.
Now that it is almost summer, I am looking forward to weekend BBQs in our backyard and lazy days on a pool raft.
The new chairs!
The dogs are loving the warm weather too!
Perfect weather for some front porch sitting!
Summer in northern California means tons of days in the 90s and for sure some days topping 100. And my little office heats up like an oven since it used to be the garage before someone several renters ago decided it would make a better bedroom, and as such has nothing but a trickle coming out of the air conditioning unit. I spend a large part of the day drinking tons of water and trying to stay cool.
On a whim Mark and I discovered the cure to any heat wave. And it is Ben & Jerry’s Stephen Colbert Americone Dream ice cream. I have zero idea why Stephen Colbert even has an ice cream named after him. But it is so delicious that I really don’t care. Lately Mark and I are wary of spending anything extra since everything is supposed to go to the house. But this is worth shelling out exorbitant amounts of money for delicious refreshment. I am obsessed.