I hope you all had a good start to the week! I began my night shifts last night and although I had a tough time around 4am this morning, I made it through and actually slept really well earlier today.
So, obviously since I’ve slept all day, I don’t really have anything fun and exciting to tell you…but I DID just spend the last couple of hours editing pics/reliving some fun from this weekend!
Due to BB having to work late on Friday and my having to prepare for the night shift, we only had Saturday and half of Sunday to spend together this weekend, but we did our best to make the most out of it.
We decided to take a trip to Joelton and check out a place that offered boat rentals for some lake cruising, a little fishing, and lot of relaxing!
Before we left, we stopped by Kmart to pick up a cooler and some water…while BB made his way through the sporting goods section checking out cooler capacities, I tried my best to help him…
Unfortunately, I have the attention span of a three year old and ended up quality testing on the reclining camping chairs, oogling over sparkly things, and had a “what the heck?” moment when I found a penny and noticed the back…seriously, how long have pennies looked like this?!
After we finally picked a cooler…and when I say “we”, I obviously mean BB, we both thought it’d be a good idea to grab some lunch before making our way to the lake. I got to choose the place…any idea where we went??
Which Wich of course!
I finally ordered the Monte Cristo sandwich that Carly suggested to me a few weeks ago. I wasn’t sure what toppings would go with ham, turkey, and grape jelly so I just got it plain on toasted whole wheat bread. It was pretty tasty, but I think next time, I might throw on some spinach and avocado or ask for extra meat as it wasn’t the most filling.
BB went with the shrimp po’boy sandwich loaded with veggies and yummy avocado (which I obviously stole some bites from)…no milkshake this time though.
Less than an hour after that, we were in the sun, on the water, and casting our lines!
Warm sunshine, a nice breeze, and nothing to hear but the occasional bull frog croak. It was the perfect day to spend out of the lake…even if we didn’t get a single catch until three and half hours later. There was still plenty to keep my attention, including cute little turtles, a family of geese, and the two dragon flies getting it on inside our boat…bow chicka wow-wow! 😉
But seriously, how cute is this baby goose?!
I named him Steve 😉
While BB diligently casted and re-casted his line, I gave up after about an hour (again with the attention span) and spent the rest of the trip taking pictures, reading, and snacking…what can I say, sitting on your bum in a boat can really strike up an appetite! 😉
And yes, that would be a pepper that I ate like an apple!
We headed back to the dock for a little break after a few hours and while BB exchanged the battery for our boat engine, I walked around and had a little fun with my camera…
I really don’t know what it is about old rusty things and distressed wood, but I’m a bit obsessed…the middle two are my favorites!
Oh, and I also had a little photography induced revelation this weekend…the moment when I decided that I just HAD to climb the rickety old wooden ladder attached to this:
Why you ask did I risk life…ok so maybe not life, but CERTAINLY limb to reach the top of this?
Because THIS was what was on top!
All in the name of ART my friends.
I don’t even know what it is…just that it’s old, rusty, and really cool looking! Lol 😉
Say hi to BB!
After being out on the lake for five hours and catching THREE fish, we decided to go and headed back to the house where I FINALLY cooked something!
It’s been a while since I’ve felt motivated to cook (I mean, surely you guys have noticed the lack of pancakes around here…sad, I know), but out of nowhere, I got this mad craving for pasta and with a crap-ton of farmer’s market veggies in the fridge, I couldn’t NOT whip something up!
Which is exactly what I did…threw handfuls of veggies and mushrooms into a skillet with a little olive oil, added some spices, and VOILA!
Summertime Pasta Penne and a little beer tasting!
I picked up a random assortment of seasonal ales the other day and BB and I made our way through 4 of them…the Shiner Ruby Redbird is my absolute favorite…it barely even tasted like beer, just ginger and grapefruit. YUM!
Tennessee was beautiful this past weekend! If I wasn’t there for such a short time, I would have definitely been on that lake! Peppers eaten like apples is a perfect on the go snack. I always turn them upside down though to catch the seeds! I’m glad you had some fun even with the crazy schedule. I hope you have a great week Heather!
I LOVE fishing, nobody every take me 🙁 i guess I should just go buy my own boat. My son eats peppers like that, he eats them better then apples! Ah but being on a boat reading sounds so relaxing right now!
Hmm, I might start with a fishing pole first…a little cheaper, ya know! 😉 I like fishing, but I have to say I think I enjoyed my reading on the boat more…perfectly relaxing!
That sounds like a nice, relaxing way to spend the day. I’d probably have risked tetanus on a rusty nail to climb to the top of that thing as well haha
Alright! I KNEW there had to be somebody out there who would understand! Tetanus twins! LOL
Looks like you guys had a great time! Props to you for doing the night shift. I could never sleep during the day. I have a hard time sleeping in the summer when the sun doesn’t go down until late and it comes up way too early!
Two words: blackout curtains! I bought some when I volunteered for some night shifts about a year ago and they saved my life! Actually, I need to go buy some more…I have some in a light blue color and they’re just not cutting it. Right now I’m totally rocking the curtain + clothes-pinned blanket decor! 😉
Seems like you definitely made the best of your shortened weekend. I may have to go looking for that shiner…
Definitely do!! So worth it!
Genius! Avocado would be a great idea to add to the Monte Cristo; I’ll let you know when I try it(: and I’m loving those pics, you are a great photographer, I always love taking pictures of random still-lifes.