It's unofficially here! Although summer doesn't technically start until June 21, as far as America is concerned, it started with Memorial Day weekend. Even better that our boss gave us the option to go home early on Friday. I took advantage and was on the patio with a drink in hand before 5pm. Last summer my goal was to try at least 50 new things in 50 days. This summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, my goal is to log at least 101 fun things...hopefully some of them will be new as well.
Mini daybook for this past week
Outside my window...summer is here! It has been beautiful all weekend.
I can't believe...in less than two weeks we'll be in Guatemala (or as Brian writes: Gulamula)
I am thinking...about nothing, it's my weekend.
I am thankful for...all current soldiers, veterans and those who gave their lives so that we can live a life of freedom.
I am going...to take Heather to the airport so she can leave for Puerto Rico tomorrow. Last time I was in the PR was in the spring of 2003.
Current reads...finished The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks and Never Less Than a Lady by Mary Jo Putney. Currently laughing through What Time is the Midnight Buffet?
Shoutout to...Noodles and Company. A friend put in her business card and won a free tasting. Rather than spending tons on advertising, Noodles likes word of mouth promotion. So they had 7 of us at the restaurant and let us try a variety of apps, salads, noodles and dessert. Great PR.
Another tasty restaurant...visited Palace Chinese this week. Had dim sum. Yum.
Summer Fun List 2010
#1 Made homemade ice cream and sorbet. The sorbet recipe is from Cooking Light: easy and delicious.
#2 First pool party of the year at a friend's house. Also first time playing 500 this year.
#3 Another visit to the Cherry Creek Farmer's Market. Tried a cinnamon pretzel, lemonade and bought some granola. Maybe by the end of summer I will have bought something from each vendor there.
#4 Went to Casa Vallarta for lunch. It's really close to my house and I'd never been there. The plates are huge and it was a beautiful day to sit on the patio.
#5 First time to the Downtown Denver Arts Festival. I have no budget for art, but there were some beautiful photos and glass that I would buy if I had thousands of dollars just to decorate my house. However, we did have enough money to go out for ice cream at Bonnie Brae (another first). The Triple Death Chocolate was delicious.