The pool was fun! We only stayed about 2 hours, but we had a fun picnic and I got lots of reading in. This book is quite interesting, although I wouldn’t want to read it again (and am not sure if I want to read more by her, unless they are in a more pleasant setting!)
I packed awesome smoked salmon sandwiches again! This time with avocado, cucumber, capers, and a little bit of bleu cheese – plus spinach. Here it is being assembled –
And then having lots of fun being eaten by the pool!
I also packed two sweet watermelon triangles (the only way it should be eaten so as to not get it all over your face or have to use a knife and fork)
And some kashi crackers , just because I have fond memories of eating crunchy things like Pringles and Cheez-Its by the pool when I was little.
With 2 waters –
I had no intention of basking in the sun, so we picked a nice shady spot under a HUUUGE umbrella to read. It did get hot after a while and we went splashing! I love being in pools with the husband because he picks me up and floats me around and I feel so small in his arms. Go ahead, roll your eyes
But we gave our shady spot to a hungry family so we only had lounge chairs in the sun after our swim. We did about 20 minutes of reading before I felt like I was burning and we headed home –
The Furry Ape, a.k.a. Kanzi (that’s really what I call him ALL THE TIME and my whole family and my friends: Kanz. Because he can do a great ape impression and is, well, quite hairy! Our wedding vows was the first time in 7 years I’ve called him Matt! Also why I prefer to call him "the husband" instead of Matt in writing. And my nickname – from middle school – is Koops and that’s all he calls me. We’re strange, I know).
Off to prepare for our cookout ! We’re hosting some of the husband’s colleagues for burgers on the grill .