You guys, I read 6 books this month. Six! I don’t know what changed but I have apparently found a way to incorporate more reading into my day-to-day again, and I am not mad about it. Come back on Thursday for my book recap!
We tried a new recipe for Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs. The taste was really good, but J and I agreed that the meatballs and curry somehow didn’t go together.
I also cooked a pot of milk rice every weekend. Haha.
We watched ‘Peter Rabbit‘, the news (mainly MSNBC and CNN) and a quite a few episodes of all the 90-day fiancé spin-offs on TLC. We also watched a couple of episodes of “The Zoo: San Diego” on Animal Planet. I wish we could pick out and dedicate our focus to a series right now, but it’s not where we are at.
I listened to “Pod Save America”, and an episode of the “Runners who wine” podcast. I am trying hard to branch out and try new things, you guys, but I just don’t know when to listen (other than on my long runs).
I didn’t do much, if not to say, almost no shopping this month. The only unplanned item I picked up was a multi-color felt ball garland at World Market (just because I had a 20% off coupon and it was pretty and I had eyed it for a while), but other than that we only spent fun money on our weekend trip and eating out. No other frivolous buys this month.
August was a very low mileage month for me. I took some time off after my last half marathon and was feeling a little exhausted overall, so I listened to my body and gave it some extra rest. I still got out for a couple of runs towards the end of the month and I am hoping to pick up some more miles again in September.
+ I feel like August flew by. Just me?
+ I worked a bit on my knitting, but it’s been slow, as it always is in the summer when it’s really hot.
+ We took an overnight trip to the North Bay this month and it was so good to get away.
+ We tried a new Thai restaurant with some friends. The food was really good, comparable to the Thai place that we usually go to, but prices were more expensive ($14 for Thai Fried Rice? Really?), the place was loud, and service was only so-so. I don’t think we’ll be back.
+ I was on call for Jury Duty for a week this month, but ended up not getting called in. Part of me was glad about it, part of me wanted to see how things go at the courts these days. The last time I was called for Jury Duty was 5 years ago, when I almost ended up on the jury of a murder trial.
+ We’ve been enjoying the summer. I spent my Saturday mornings in our backyard and it’s just so damn nice to have an outdoor place to hang out (whenever the temperatures are not in the triple digits).
+ We finally harvested our first tomato for this year. It took forever to get a ripe tomato on our single tomato plant. Hopefully, the other tomatoes on the vine (10 right now) will follow suit.
How was your August?