Wednesday, June 28, 2023

What's Up Wednesday, June 2023 Edition


There is no possible way that it is already the end of June, right? The month could not have gone by so quickly; maybe we entered a time warp and just don't know it? What does one wear to a time warp? I'm guessing a confused expression will suffice.

Anyhoodle, welcome to the time warp version of What's Up Wednesday, brought to you by Sheaffer and Shay. Let's get warped!

What I've Been Eating

I've enjoyed a few dishes of note this month, including pan fried noodles and vegetables at the local Chinese restaurant; it isn't what I usually order and I'm glad I tried it. I think I'll continue to branch out and try new things when we eat there.

My garden is coming along nicely, including a crop of arugula that can best be described as plentiful. Luckily, I like a good spinach and arugula salad.

Hugh tried his hand at a stir fry recipe that I found on TikTok, and we were not disappointed.

Queen B was in town for Katie's wedding, and I introduced her to the new brewery in Hooterville. For the record, she liked the beer (Hugh is not a fan). She also liked the fried corn nuggets that we ordered as an appetizer; she just didn't expect them to be quite so spicy.

What I'm Reminiscing About

I'm not really reminiscing about anything at the moment. I've been too busy to slow down enough to reminisce.

What I'm Loving

Hugh and I hosted a party for Oscar and Emily's 60th anniversary and, as part of the event, I put together a slide show of their life together. I sat down with Oscar to look at his old photo albums and I am in love with the pictures that he shared with me. Here are a few of my favorites.

(I had this one printed on a large canvas; it's hanging in the guest room now)

Grandma was a dish!

What I've Been Up To

There is a reason this month has felt like it's on fast-forward; I've been busy with the concert fundraiser for Not So New Job (it was a bust; this makes me sad, not only for our small non-profit, but for the golf course at which the concert was held), Katie's wedding, and the above-mentioned anniversary party. We also hosted family who were attending the party, which means several family dinners, a Porch Night, and a girls-only shopping trip to Neighboring City. It's been crazy.

What I'm Working On

Now that I have the first big personal event that I'm hosting this year out of the way; I can focus on the next, which is Mia's bridal shower. And, with the first fundraiser of the summer behind me; I can focus on the next, which is next month's golf tournament. I've been working on it all along, but now it's crunch time, and I have to kick it into high gear.

What I'm Dreading

Ummm...the bottom line on our year-end financials now that the concert completely tanked? That seems like a logical thing to dread.

What I'm Excited About

GIRL'S WEEKEND!!!!! The countdown is on! In a mere two weeks, I will be nestled in the bosom of my oldest and dearest friends, and, I can hardly wait! We always have a good time and this year will be no different, I'm sure.

Girl's Weekend, circa 2021

What I'm Watching/Listening To

Serial killer documentaries;. they relax me. Perhaps you can relate.

What I'm Reading

Are you ready for this? I finished an entire book this month! I know; I'm as shocked as you are.

What I'm Wearing

I really do suck at this prompt. I'm wearing some really cute things and failing, miserably, at photographing myself in them. I just don't think about it until it's too late. 

What I'm Doing This Weekend

Hugh and I are joining two of our favorite couples for our annual  4th of July camping trip. The 4th doesn't exactly fall on the weekend this year, but we're calling it that, anyway. We plan to stay in what has become "our" campsite, which will be bittersweet since it will be the last time we do so since Erin and Kristi are moving to the UK in September. It will be especially bittersweet for Erin because the girls will be selling Erin's beloved vintage camper (lovingly referred to as Tink) the week after our trip. I think this calls for an epic photo shoot, don't you think?

Photos from last year's trip, heavy on the Tink

Looking Forward To Next Month

I'm looking forward to a little downtime. I could use some relaxation in the garden. Or, on the boat. Or, with a glass of wine in hand on the porch. You get the picture.

Favorite Amazon Find This Month

I recently ordered this business card holder to keep my business cards under control in my purse; I was sick of digging them out from the very bottom, where they were inevitably ruined. The case holds a good amount of cards and I love the vintage library vibe (you see, kids, back in the day, we had to check books out of a building...)

What Else Is New

Nothing that I can think of!

1 comment:

  1. All that food looks so delicious! So sorry the concert was a bust. Katie is such a beautiful bride.