I made a point not to wear a watch today. I can’t believe it’s 7:00 already!! The time flew by.
We had a wonderful day. I love, love, love the beach.
After oatmeal for all, we went to the grocery store (what fun!) and picked up some fresh seafood and goodies for the weekend (week?).
Then we hit the beach. It was just warm enough to be in a bathing suit but a little chilly with the wind. I have absolutely no intention of getting a tan (no sun is good sun) so I was slathered in SPF. Meredith and Scott beat the husband and me at bocce ball 11-7
I started a romance novel about wine set in Italy –
Here’s Meredith and me!
Mer and Scott -
And us -
We didn’t come in for lunch until 4:00!!! I had a few sips of beer throughout the early afternoon as well as a few pretzels and a cheese + bread sample at Harris Teeter. But that bowl of oatmeal combined with the sun held me for hours. Just shows how when you’re having fun you only stop for fuel, not just for the sake of eating.
But when we came in a 4, Meredith and I opened a bottle of Chardonnay just like our college wine and cheese parties! I had a 4 oz pour with lunch
Sorry to be boring with kale chips yet again but I wanted Meredith to try them so we made a batch with lunch. They’re great with a little cayenne pepper! And be sure you dry them thoroughly because we didn’t have a salad spinner and the collander wasn’t totally effective so some of them steamed more than crisped in this batch.
I also made a smoked salmon, pesto and basil sandwich on homemade rosemary bread
And a few carrots with pineapple -
From above with seltzer too
Biking + Berries
We have bikes under the house and set out on a bike ride. Well, we were about 2 miles out when the husband’s chain broke! He had to “skateboard” home. THEN the tires were flat on the other bike and we had to change the tire, but we ended up biking for over an hour all over the island.
Meredith had discovered a blackberry patch earlier this week so we set out with some bags to get some. Jackpot!!
Off to enjoy the sunset! Followed by our low-country boil.