Currently | 7.29.22
I am happy to report that July flew by because frankly, the weather is so sucky literally everywhere in the world, and I just want summer to be OVER!
For the last 10 days it has rained every single day, not for long, but enough to knock the power out several times. I don't even reset the clocks on our microwave, stove, etc. because, why bother? We have gotten to the point that we start going around unplugging major appliances so as to not burn the circuits out. Sometimes the power goes out when there is nothing but thunder, I just don't get it!
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I spent a lot of time indoors. We did less walking because even early in the morning it is hot and heavy. And I didn't do even one rowing workout. Too hot. But I did drink a lot of low-carb margaritas, so there is that. Crook & Marker low carb margaritas for the win!
We added 2 more farmer's markets into our rotation and I am eating North Carolina peaches and tomatoes many times a week, including my tomato and peach salad with goat cheese, try it!
Now, onto July and what's been happening in the Misadventures world.
Watching | Terminal List
I love military action films and the Terminal List was very well done. Chris Pratt did a really good job and I think it was the first time I've seen him in something where he wasn't a smartass! On the other hand, we watched the last Jurrasic Park and it was lackluster. Pretty bummed Omar Sy (of Lupin fame) didn't have a bigger part. The story wasn't that great.
We are re-watching Engrenage (Spiral in English) on MHz (which you can get through Amazon Prime) – it is a very gritty Paris police series. There are new series and new seasons of shows that we love or look very interesting coming in the next month, so looking forward to more fresh French content.
Can't Wait to Watch:
- Top Gun Maverick – counting the days until it streams!
- My donkey, my lover, and I – fans of Call My Agent will enjoy seeing Noemie in her Cesar-winning role
Reading | The Paris Apartment
I breezed through American Royals III: Rivals by Katharine McGee and I am so glad that there seems to be at least one other book coming. I also finished Dinner for One: How Cooking in Paris Saved Me from Sutanya Dacres.
I am still reading The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley. I haven't read as much as I wanted to the last month, so I will attempt to finish it in August.
- My friend Kristin read and recommends Seven Days in June, she selects good books so I picked it up and look forward to getting into it.
- I also ordered The Summer I Turned Pretty because the main actress in the new series is from the next town over from me and the local news had a lot of interviews with her so I thought I would check it out.
- Every Summer After – reminds me of 28 Summers.
- Where the Crawdads Sing – takes place in North Carolina so I feel like I need to read it!
Best Bite | Wildgrain
[Gifted] Fresh, clean ingredient bread that goes from freezer to oven to my mouth? Oui! For Mr. Misadventures and I, bread is our “cheat food.” We love bread, but with our low-carb lifestyle, we don't eat it every day.
When we do eat it, it's gotta be good. We live in the boonies and while we have access to bakeries, they are a 45-minutes to an hour away and we can't always get bread when the mood strikes, or my tomato and peach salad screams for it!
The solution? Wildgrain Delivery Service! They have a selection of absolutely delicious bread, pastries, and pasta. Croissants, sourdough, oh maman, they are good! Just stash them in your freezer and when you want something, pop it in the oven et voilà!
Do you know anyone who doesn't like the smell of baking bread? Yay, me either.
If this sounds like your idea of a dreamy situation, then try Wildgrain out. I've got a discount code for you: ANDI_FISHER and the first 50 people to sign up using that code will get $30 off the first box + FREE Croissants in every box!
It is a subscription service that they make easily manageable. They warn you when a shipment is coming up, and allow you to skip months or cancel anytime. But why would you when you can have a monthly box of the good stuff that goes from box-to-freezer-to-oven-to-your-mouth in no time?
And unlike a lot of “frozen” foods, there are no preservatives. They are clean!
But if I were you, I'd do it for the free croissants…oh la la!
Working On | Finalizing France
We will be in France for 4 weeks mid-September through mid-October and we are finalizing our plans for our day-to-day adventures. I will be working, so we will have from early morning to lunch to explore before I have to come back to hop on the computer. I will take a day here and there for longer excursions and have the weekends as well.
We will be in Vichy 1 week and Normandy 3 weeks in 3 different spots and of course a petit coucou to Paris.
Feeling | Loved
Thanks to everyone who sent warm wishes for my 14th blog birthday. I shared 14 blogging and life lessons I've learned over the past 14 years and got a lot of messages from readers which is wonderful!
Favorite Photo | Summer Shoes from Jambu
I have worked with Jambu shoes since 2019. I have worked with them for the spring and fall seasons every year. This was the first year that they also asked me to work with them for the summer season and I had a great time exploring the North Carolina Botanical Garden with some of their seasonal models.
Loving | Jon Stewart's Persistence
I applaud Jon Stewart for all the visibility he has brought to the veteran's bill that was passed in June and then unpassed due. His speeches have shared his sense of frustration, helplessness, and disbelief that people who have served their country in the Armed Forces are unable to get the proper medical care for conditions they experience due to their service.
As the daughter of a soldier who experienced multiple ailments and passed away due to multiple conditions and diseases that he procured due to his exposure to Agent Orange in the Vietnam War, of which not all of them are officially acknowledged, I have to say bravo, Jon Steward, bravo.
Published in July
- Pont des Arts in Paris
- 14th Arrondissement Guide
- Marie Antoinette + Let Them Eat Cake
- Your Guide to Parc des Buttes Chaumont
- Parks, Gardens, and (Green) Squares in Paris
- My Picks for the Best Summer Shoes 2022
- Things To Do In Downtown Tucson
- J’adore – Cool Things for Hot Sleepers
- J’adore: Camping and Road Trip Meals, Snacks, and Drinks
- My Staycation Ideas For You!
- Fresh Summer Salad with Tomatoes + Peaches
- Blogging & Life Lessons: The 14 Things That Blogging for 14 Years Has Taught Me
That’s my month, what’s CURRENTLY going on with you?
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