It's August. Which is freaking me out. Which sounds cliche, and it might be, but it's true. I don't know if my "old age" is making time speed up, or if it's the busy weekends & plans with friends, but this year is absolutely flying by, and it won't slow down because I've got more planned for the next few months than I did for the months past.
A new month around here means a new "episode" of currently, where I link up with Anne to talk about the little things in life. The ones that might not make the blog cut otherwise.
hearting // I've been digging trail running. Despite having 3 marathons + 8 half marathons under my belt, trail running is still a very real challenge. You've got to pay attention to blazes, and roots and rocks, and all sorts of other things. Pace goals fly by the wayside. It's quiet, there's not a lot of people in the woods.
watching // Orange is the New Black. When I first started watching the most recent season it just didn't grab me. I could stop after one episode, and I would go a few days between them, using my time to enjoy the weather instead. But now I'm nearing the end of the season & shit is getting real. Can't stop. Won't stop.
exploring // If you missed it, I posted earlier this week about my weekend getaway, a great day trip the BF & I took to get out of the city and explore somewhere new for the day. Two wineries, 2 new to me hikes + one of my favorite restaurants. What's not to love?
creating // A date night idea list. Sometimes it's nice to not have to make decisions and plan things. I make decisions all day at work. I come home where I decide what's for dinner. So sometimes, when it comes to date night, I would love for the BF to plan something, with zero input from me, and just surprise me. He's afraid of screwing it up and is usually plagued by indecision. The meet in the middle solution was a big list of date nights. Some require pre-planning, some are seasonal, some are free, some are expensive, most are somewhere in the middle. All he has to do to "plan" something (and vis versa) is take a peek at the list & find a night that works for us both.
eating // Fresh garden produce. Cucumbers and tomatoes and zucchini, oh my! Pickle-mania is real over here, the zucchini and squash are thriving, the tomatoes are starting to ripen, and being able to pick fresh basil? Mmm.
Take a peek at the homegrown lunch the BF made us on Saturday. Zucchini, tomatoes, garlic, basil and chicken, all over some penne pasta. The chicken and the pasta were the only two things we didn't grow ourselves!
What's your favorite date night?
Interested in seeing our list once it's a little more complete?
Do you have a garden? - What's your favorite thing to plant?