BEYOND THE OVEN
Happy Weekend! I hope you are all having a great start to this weekend. It’s been a while since we caught on life beyond the oven. How was the last few weeks of your summer?
To be honest my summer went by faster than I could blink and life was a bit stressful since my last update. After my trip to Boston in June, I hunkered down to write and submit a paper for publication. Two months of writing, last minute experiments, and the paper was finally submitted at the end of July and this girl could finally breathe. Now we just wait for the brutal reviews to come back.
Meanwhile in August, I spent a lot of my weekends with the hubby exploring some local terrains. A few weeks ago, we headed to Ithaca, NY (thanks Deb for the suggestion) and hiked around some of the beautiful falls. It’s by no means SERIOUS hiking but it was a good 2-3 hour walk around the woods and waters. We had a great time!
And just before Labor Day weekend, I made it to Virginia to see two of my girlfriends. It’s been a while since we caught up and it was great to have a girls weekend filled with shopping, watching movies, eating and baking cookies (well me doing the baking) and a whole lot of selfie taking as if we were teenagers. It was great to recharge!!
The hubs and I just celebrated our second wedding anniversary this week! I can’t believe we’ve been together for 5 years and married for 2 already. I am sadly losing the newly wed vibes. Thanks to Pinterest, I thought we could try this idea of taking anniversary pictures within a picture.
He was not very thrilled but went along with it anyway 🙂 “I thought we were done with Pinterest now that wedding is behind us.” – Well sorry dude, you are never done with Pinterest!
I hope you are all having a relaxing and wonderful weekend!!
What are some of your last summer adventures?
“I thought we were done with Pinterest …” -> bless his heart, that won’t even happen 🙂 Sweet picture though! Happy happy anniversary, crazy how time flies! PS. Your pink shorts and black and white dress are so cute!
Hahah poor man!! Thanks dear!!
Why do husbands not understand Pinterest? HA! Great photo though and it was nice of him to go along. That girl time and that hike both sounds fabulous. Summer went by in a blink for sure, but fall is not so bad. It’s what comes after…
It’s what comes after….
Happy anniversary to you and the hubs! By the way, my immediate reaction to reading that your husband thought he was done with pinterest after the wedding was – you’re NEVER done with pinterest! I had a good laugh when I saw you wrote almost the exact same thing!
I hope everything goes well with your paper! I know what it’s like to spend all that time putting work into something and then the absolute agony of waiting for feedback. You probably know this already – but the waiting is 800x worse than the actual feedback. So, just keep that in mind! And if all else fails, wine cures all 😉
Right? Never done with Pinterest… Ever!!
Thanks Liz for the talk! We just got it back and you are right, the wait was worse 🙂
Congrats on your anniversary! Cute pic 🙂
The comments I get from my bf about pinterest are so hilarious sometimes.
Why do they not like it? So many great things come out of pinterest!!!
So glad you got to take some time out to enjoy some outdoor fun and girlie time with your friends. Yay for your anniversary – love that picture within a picture idea! Hope you get to enjoy more of these moments and have a great rest of the weekend Z 🙂
Your husband’s response to the anniversary picture/Pinterest made me crack up! I don’t know any men who don’t say something like that. “What is the deal with this pinterest thing!?!?” Oh man. I’m so glad you had some time to relax and explore this summer!
He is crazy Nora!! Lol!
Ohhh what fun! It must have felt great to send that paper out. I’m glad you’ve been taking a much-deserved break from research. Hope you keep on having fun, even though summer is coming to a quick close 🙂
It did feel great!! But now no motivation to work lol!! Thanks Ala!!
We live about 50 miles east of Ithaca, and I never knew it was so scenic. I’m glad everyone had a great time.
They have so many beautiful falls!! You should visit soon!
pretty falls! Yay for friends! and yayyy for your anniversary!!! I love that pinterest idea too!
Aww, you and your hubs are so cute! I love Ithaca! I was there last year about this time visiting a friend. It’s so pretty. I hope you having a great Saturday!
Thanks Leslie!! Ithaca is so pretty. I’m going to explore around there more this year!!
Haha, I love that idea of the picture within a picture. And that is true love right there – participating in the ‘pinterest stuff’ even if not all that enthusiastic! Happy anniversary! 🙂
Hahha I know he was not a fan lol but he was a good sport 🙂