Of course today’s Eye Candy had to be blueberries. I took that photo last Saturday when Dale and I were picking and those berries were huge.
And hey, look at that, it’s the weekend! Make it a great one!
Back in June, when we talked about things we wanted to do this summer, I said I wanted to play Yard Yahtzee. I had seen this post originally and then also this one. And this one. I still liked the first one the best, though, and that’s the one Dale modeled our version after.
He got a 4×4 from our local hardware store – for free since it was an extra piece they had around and they gave it to him. He cut that into 5 blocks, sanded them, and then burned the circles into the wood with a wood burning tool. It was a lengthier process than I anticipated but he persevered and I’m so glad he did because, friends, this is fun with a capital F-U-N!
The very first time was played was last Thursday night and I rolled a Yahtzee on my first turn. Woot!
We have played twice since then – we brought it to a cook out on Sunday and we also played on Tuesday night when we had friends over for dinner. What a blast, especially since our friends aren’t very competitive and no one takes it too seriously. That may or may not have something to do with the cosmos we drank first. And then the wine we drank while playing. You know me, always boozing it up.
I can’t tell you enough how much we are enjoying this game. I’ve seen it for sale on etsy (it’s not cheap) but it’s totally doable as a DIY project, as well.
Yard Yahtzee – our new favorite summer pastime!
Back in January I made a list of 10 intentions for 2015. Now that we are more than halfway through the year I think it’s high time for a check up on those intentions.
Use my iPhone camera.
Fully participate in One Little Word.
Recommit to exercise.
Read 52 books.
Get all gold medals in Mario Kart.
Waste less food.
Spend less money.
Try new things. Make Mistakes. Be bold. Change. Grow.
So. Some enthusiastic progress reports. And some things I still need to work on and improve.
I’m flawed but I try and I’m okay with that.
It’s the height of blueberry season here in New England and the other morning Dale and I picked 8 pounds of them. Some went into the pie pictured below. Some went into a cake. Some are still in the fridge and some are in the freezer for future use. Here are my 10 Favorite Things To Do With Blueberries, this week’s Ten On Tuesday topic.
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Wow, what a weekend that was! Jam packed with friends and family and adventure, the first of which was the day we spent in Boston with Hillary’s family. Please to note: I said Hillary’s family, Hillary herself was not able to join us. Nevertheless we enjoyed the hell out of a day with Bruce and two of their daughters.
We started with a duck boat tour. It’s something Dale and I had never done but we thought it would be a great way for everyone to see the city without too much walking for little 4 year old legs.
That’s Trinity Church with the Hancock Tower behind it.
And that gold dome is the State House, as viewed from the Charles River on a duck boat.
There’s the unmistakable Hancock Tower again. To the right you can see the Prudential Center as well as other landmarks of the Boston skyline.
Bruce enjoyed a flight of their local brews – his favorite was the watermelon.
In case it wasn’t already obvious with our decision to have dinner on Yawkey Way, we had tickets to the Red Sox, courtesy of a most excellent connection Bruce has. What’s more iconic than that Citgo sign?
Well, perhaps this. The Green Monster. As viewed from our amazing seats at the State Street Pavilion directly above home plate.
Watching the game from the State Street Pavilion was pretty sweet. We had access to a full bar (which means I got to have a Margarita at Fenway – woo hoo!), wait service at our seats, and private bathrooms.
I’m glad to say that even though I haven’t been to a ballgame since 1996 (and Dale hasn’t been since Jim Rice was a player) the hot dogs haven’t changed a bit. Well. Except for the price.
The cherry on the sundae of this day was the Red Sox win in the 12th inning. Sweet Caroline and Dirty Water have never sounded so good. Thanks, Bruce, for a wonderful time at the game, it was a memorable day, that’s for sure.
P.S. Hannah’s home!