I hate that July is ending. It means we’ll be sending Emily back to her other home in a matter of days. This, my friends, is my very least favorite. Though I may have learned to control my emotions better, saying goodbye at the airport never gets any easier. But as hard as that day will be, at least we have some truly awesome memories from this summer.
We checked a million things off of our summer bucket list, including kayaking, going to a fair, swimming in a tidepool, and having a bbq. We ate at Eat the Street, and drank massive amounts of bubble tea. We ate out a million times, particularly during the week and a half we were sans fridge. We went to The Counter, Cafe Kaila, Sweet E’s, and Hula Grill, just to name a few. We may have splurged a bit this month and gone over our budget. August will just have to be a bit more austere.
The internet was exploding with summer food, and I particularly fell in love with the Hot Fudge Brownie and Double Scooped Ice Cream Sundae High Hat Cupcakes in a Waffle Cone from Half Baked Harvest. The name has to be that long because there are that many good things going on. It’s ridiculous. This Buttermilk French Toast from Simply Scratch is perfection, and these Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches from Smitten Kitchen are giving me all sorts of ideas.
I read Zone One by Colson Whitehead. It’s an unusual take on the zombie apocalypse theme. If you’re interested in the story of the human condition and/or dead people who continue to walk around and try to eat other living people, you should definitely check out this book. It’s beautifully written.
We also tried out some geocaching, and since we’re into taking long walks through the city, this is pretty much our ideal diversion. It’s super nerdy, and I’m fine with that. Have you tried this yet? Leave a comment, and let me know about the cool caches you’ve found.
You loved Easy Peanut Butter Hummus, because easy and hummus. You’d have to be a fool not to love something so simple and so delicious. Equally awesome was the Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit with Apple Butter because everybody likes their breakfast Southern style. Mostly we’re all just trying to stay cool this summer. DIY Air Conditioner is winning. I’ve really missed using ours since the freezer has been broken.
Even though it’s ridiculously hot, especially without cold drinks, July is my favorite month because I get to spend it with my two very favorite humans. It doesn’t matter how much money you have in your wallet when you’re with the people you love. Go hug someone and tell them their awesome.
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