Wednesday, August 28, 2019

What's Up Wednesday, August 2019 Edition

I can't believe that August is already coming to an end, and with it, summer; both have gone by in the blink of an eye, and, while I always look forward to Fall (my favorite season of the year), I'll be sad to put an end to this chapter.

That being said, August was a pretty good month, and, I'll always have "What's Up Wednesday" to remind me of just how good a month it was, thanks to the link-up with Sheaffer and Shay. So, on to the post!

What We're Eating

We attended the local Harvest Festival recently and I had an opportunity to sample the chicken paella from a food truck that I had heard really great things about. It did not disappoint!

We entertained old friends of Hugh's this past week; Patrik and Anya came all the way from Germany so, I threw together a charcuterie to serve alongside German beer and wines from both France and Italy to celebrate their visit. We were totally continental.

I've been enjoying the variety of hybridized fruits sold in local supermarkets; my favorite so far are Cherry Plums, which are a combination of sweet cherries and plums. They are amazing.

I've also indulged in local "normal" fruits, including peaches and apricots.

And, I've enjoyed my meals as often as possible on the porch. With wine.

What I'm Reminiscing About

Once upon a time, these young adults were toddlers and pre-schoolers together. Now, one of them is married. Sigh.

What I'm Loving

Walks with this sweet boy...

Lazy weekend mornings on the porch with a cup of coffee and a new magazine...

...and this gorgeous girl's awesome fashion sense.

What We've Been Up To

We bid the Man-Cub a sad farewell, sending him back across the pond to Hawaii. Our last activity as a family was a trip to Ouray, where we soaked in the hot springs.

What I'm Dreading

Does my next hot flash count? Because, Lord have mercy on my flushed soul.

What I'm Working On

I've been editing my way through the best shots from Darren and Johnna's wedding. I finally have them done and will be delivering them to the kids later this afternoon. I cannot wait to see their reactions.

What I'm Excited About

Fall is right around the corner, and, Halloween isn't far behind! I know, I know, don't rush the seasons, Chelle. Good Lord.

What I'm Watching

There really hasn't been anything on television that has attracted-and held-my attention this summer. I am still slogging through Big Brother, but, can honestly say that I care not one whit for anyone in the house. At this point, CBS should donate the prize money to charity.

Otherwise, I am watching the wildlife right outside my own window; the hummingbird feeders have attracted more than just birds this year...

Good things the birds don't mind sharing.

What I'm Reading

Yeahhhh, other than those magazines that I have been reading on the porch, I haven't really done a whole lot of reading for pleasure; work has just been too busy.

What I'm Listening To

As I type this, I am listening to a true crime documentary on OWN. I love a good Who Done It.

What I'm Wearing

I got this cute pantsuit for the wedding and I am planning to wear it on repeat whenever I shoot a wedding. It's comfortable, yet stylish, professional, yet fun. And it has pockets!

What We're Doing This Weekend

Boating!!! The Sea Chelle is finally out of the shop and ready to launch! This is big news considering the length of time that we have been without a boat. I can't wait!

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month

I get to go to Baltimore early in the month. Fall decorations will go up not long after. I love Fall!

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