Monday, July 1, 2013

sweet sweet summertime...

this weekend there was finally nothing to do.  no commitments,  no parties, no obligations, just a  free and clear 2 days.  it was just what i needed.
there was time for movies and dinners, and catch up and wind-down. perfect combination.
friday night i finally got to see a movie i have been waiting for.  "before midnight"  has been playing in new york since may but it just arrived locally. 
i loved this theater,  it's old school  and i will definitely go again but the movie for me was disappointing.  i loved richard linklater's  first two movies "before sunrise"  and "before sunset"  so i had high expectations.  there were good lines and a few nice moments but the 20 minutes of arguing in the hotel room did me in.  it exhausted me to listen to their trials.  i am fully aware that in real life this totally happens but i am a hopeless romantic and wished for something more.

you can watch the trailer here

saturdays weather turned out better than they had predicted so i headed out really early to go
strawberry picking. 

it was perfect timing and allowed me the chance to make lots of great strawberry jam, and later in the day a few strawberry mojito's. the strawberry jam dragged up a lot of wonderful memories.  it's amazing how - in an instant, doing something like this can bring you right back to another place and time, you can feel everything you were feeling. the very act of noticing is something akin to wonder.

grandeur is right here.  in the view just outside my kitchen window.  little circles of light bouncing into my life.   as you can see the garden is doing really well.  it must be all the rain and of course all the tlc.

                               sunday was a beach day.  worked out unexpectedly awesome.

dinner was even better.

                                               hope you had a wonderful weekend as well.

love sent, xo


Anonymous said...

I want to be you.

Christine Caetano said...

Love this! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Amazing my friend. Your garden looks great. Send me some tomatoes !!! (pon)

Anonymous said...

Love that you are rocking the hat!

Anonymous said...

You are so cute in your garden with that hat!!! And i also agree with the first persons comment!! KT:)