Unlike most people I know, July and August are quiet months for me. I like quiet months.
Works slows down…well, at least until the Civic Holiday weekend in August when everyone is in a rush to finish up their back-to-school advertising. I refuse to take serious vacation time and probably won’t venture anywhere near a place that could be considered touristy or a popular destination. The only plan so far is a long weekend at the end of July to visit Chrissy in Ann Arbor.
Summer for me is a lot of the same: lots of iced beverages, lots of snacks or snack plates and chopped salads over big meals, lots of strawberries and watermelon.
A few things I’m currently loving this month:
Private Practice is way less dramatic than Grey’s Anatomy, they randomly kill off less people, but they DID kill off my favourite character (Dell) and I know what’s coming for Pete in Season 6. I’m thinking about getting Happy Endings when I finish PP next week.
Have you read any of these books? I don’t know if I’ve read too many Elin Hilderbrand books lately but I feel like they’re not as good as the ones written a few years ago. I had read a comment that her books have reached beach reads peak and are being churned out too fast and the storylines are unimaginative and follow a predictable pattern. I kind of agree. Sure, it’s still a good enough beach read because you don’t have to think about anything, the characters are simple, and you can pick it up/put it down easily. Really looking forward to the other two and have heard great things about them.
I recently tried 2 new sparkling beverages that I’m loving: PC Blue Menu sparkling watermelon water and peach Lemon Lemon. So good. ps: Lemon Lemon is brand new to Canada! I’m loving San Pellegrino prickly pear and orange, too, but I haven’t seen it anywhere in Canada. There was a press release that La Croix was officially in Canadian Whole Foods…but…haven’t they already been there? Do they have coconut and passionfruit? Those are the only 2 I care about.
The coconut chips were an impulsive buy; the bag is really small but I only use about 1 tablespoon crushed in my yougart and the bag has lasted a long time. I find them by the dried fruit at PC stores. Breakfast lately has been yougart + coconut chips + sliced roasted almonds + sultana raisins.
I finally cut my hair 10 days ago (can we get a blog-wide hooray!) but it can still get into a ponytail and I think I need to get one of these J Crew bow hair ties. I was in The Gap over the weekend and they have a bunch of very lightweight cute, bright summery scarves. There’s one in store with little pom-poms that I didn’t see online. Maybe my pals in Alberta can use one? Because humidity is overwhelming in Southern Ontario, it’s regularly still in the high 20s overnight, so, not a lot of use for summer scarves, but I love ’em anyway.
What are you loving this summer?