Eating // We spent time at a friend’s condo on the beach yesterday, enjoying the beautiful view and relaxing in the water. He made us crab cakes using a recipe from Jim Sterba’s memoir Frankie’s Place. I’m not a huge fan of seafood unless it’s sushi, but you guys, this recipe is to die for. So tasty!
Listening // I’ve been on a Marian McPartland kick lately. We have Amazon Echo so it’s really easy to say, “Alexa, play music by _____.” Which also means, C has me listening to the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic soundtrack pretty often, too. (I have to admit, Twilight Sparkle’s singing voice is really pretty).
Watching // C spent the night with her grandparents Friday night, so we took the opportunity to catch up on a few season 5 episodes of The Walking Dead. We’re in Alexandria now, and enjoying the change of pace.
Playing // We’ve been playing tabletop games a lot more often lately. Zombie Dice and Munchkin Treasure Hunt are two of C’s favorites. At game night at the library Thursday, we learned to play a dice game called Age of War. And yesterday we bought Dungeon Roll, which we haven’t had a chance to try yet, but have heard it’s a lot of fun.
Reading // I’ve decided to shelve a couple books that I don’t seem to want to read, even though I’m enjoying them (such a strange feeling, to enjoy a book yet not be in the mood to read it). I’m currently reading Alice in Wonderland and will be discussing it with The Socratic Salon on August 6. It’s a super quick, trippy read, so if you want to join us there’s plenty of time!
I’m not sure what I’ll pick up next. I have a couple library books and a handful of ARCs I’m eager to try, so there are plenty of choices!