Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Rehoboth Beach

I'm gonna get this summer vacation post in just under the wire...... hahaha :)

We went down to Rehoboth Beach Delaware again for some family vacation time. We get the same condo on the beach every year that has a front row view of the 4th of July fireworks. It's just a little studio apartment with a murphy bed, but what else do you need at the beach, right??

 The view from the top.....

 There was a small trail through Cape Henlopen State Park that they made much, much bigger and really nice. It's such a great ride or walk through the woods by the ocean and bay, the marsh lands and the abandoned army base there. You can go all the way from the parking lot at Cape Henlopen Beach to Lewes Delaware.

 They built these amazing boardwalks over the marshy areas.

 This is one of the abandoned buildings.

 There are also the barracks and huge old guns....

 A close up.....

The Mister wouldn't leave without me sitting in one.

 There are a few nice look out points on The Great Dune.

 I know no one wants to go to war, but..... not a bad spot to be stationed.

 We ate at The Cultured Pearl one night. I was there years ago when it was in another location..... this spot really is amazing. You come in through an indoor mall, up these stairs.... they have an amazing indoor garden on your way up.

 You can eat inside or......... on the rooftop deck!!
Amazing. So beautiful when it's a gorgeous night.

 I'm not a huge sushi eater, but this stuff is amazing!!

 The Mister's sashimi was one of the most amazing things I've seen....

A great week as always, even thought the Mister ended up at the doctor with an ear infection :(  Hopefully we can go again next year.....

Here's to summer,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Long overdue update

Well, it certainly has been awhile. I have seriously slacked on the blog front for quite awhile.

In my defense, the Mister has his woodworking business full time now and that has been quite an adjustment. We started in the fall of last year, which is never a good time to start a carpentry business, but we made it through the winter and have been busy ever since the spring.

We are just now starting to settle into a routine and getting used to self employment. (even though I still have a full time job) I am in charge of clerical duties..... a never ending job :) As anyone who is self employed knows, it is all- encompassing. It is very satisfying though, and hopefully one day soon I can follow suit.

I had a great birthday in April......

  The Mister got me this great taxidermy bat.....

 Then (because I am a true child of the seventies, raised on fondue) off to the Melting Pot....... yum!

 And more cheesy birthday entertainment on the weekend with some Medieval Times :)

 I had never been and I decided that this must be rectified. I even caught the flower from the green knight!! :)

 I got my swag from my Kickstarter donation to the book No Slam Dancing No Stage Diving No Spikes - an oral history of ’80s-era alternative, metal and punk rock music told through the portal of one club – Trenton, New Jersey’s legendary City Gardens.
Which I'm still reading since I'm so busy ;)

Spent allot of time in the garden.... unloading 2 dump trucks of mulch, building some rock walls, a dry riverbed and some bush planting..... more on that another time.

Even carved out some time for some nature walks......

So that gets us up to June......  now I need to go write up some estimates for customers. Here's to getting it all done while still finding finding balance in life......