It's the end of July, we're on the other side of a brutal heat wave and I'm two days away from an entire week on the New Jersey Shore with my family.
I haven't made any more progress on my list, but I did get to go out of town over 4th of July weekend.
We drove 3 hours north of the city to the Catskills to stay with a friend and her husband on their land.
It's just far enough out of the city so that you feel removed from the hectic energy, but close enough that a city mouse like me isn't totally afraid.
I felt like Marie Antoinette, gathering wild strawberries, while right over the next hill you could just make out the sounds of the highway. Our friends were the most gracious hosts, serving foie gras and champagne by the fire and Brittany salted butter and French press coffee for breakfast.
Last weekend I finally put my toes in the sand and, get this, we picked up our car! That's right, a car. Just think of all the adventures we'll be having now!
So, I'm off on vacation and much needed quality time with my family. It's the first time since I was 16 that we've taken a vacation together and I cannot wait. It's going to be so much fun!
I'll check in once in a while. Catch you on the flip side.