Currently September 2019
Currently | 9.26.19
Watching | Downton Abbey & Big Little Lies
> After re-watching West Wing again (the current political climate forces us to seek comfort into the Hollywood version of the White House.) we started watching Downton Abbey. We’re only in season 1 but so far I like it. Mr. Misadventures went solo camping for a few days so I also started and finished the first season of Big Little Lies. I love the Monterey scenes as this area holds a special place in my heart. I am also still desperately trying to like/understand the 90210 reboot, but it’s pretty hopeless!
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Reading | Taste the Wild: Recipes and stories from Canada
> Ever picked up a recipe book for a single recipe? No? Just me? The summers between my sophomore and junior and junior and senior years of high school I did a two-week sailing trip from the San Juan Islands into Canada with an all-girl crew on a 97-foot clipper sailboat – 2 of the best summers of my life. One spot we sailed into and stayed at was Nanaimo Harbor. The foodie in me had yet to surface but a decade later I learned about the Nanaimo Bar. But I have yet to try it! Then I peeked inside this new cookbook and storybook that takes us through Canada and saw that enticing bar calling my name! Not only is the book chock full of recipes but it’s an outdoor adventure through a country that is high on my list.
Best Bite | Nush Cakes
> Didn’t do a lot of dining out this month compared to last, but hands down the best bite was the banana-flavored Nush Cake that I mentioned in my lastest J’adore 83 covering 3 really delicious snacks. Next month I will be heading to Raleigh twice so there will be a fight for the best bite!
Working On | Some website updates
Nothing major just simplify the navigation and home page a bit more. I’m happy with the overall design but simplicity is good and not surprising, good for SEO as well!
Feeling | Thankful
> It looks like summer simmering is nearly over. Rarely getting above 100 as of late. We went camping at the base of the Catalina Mountains in Tucson last weekend and it was still a bit warm to really enjoy it. We’re going camping again in 2 weeks so let’s hope the temperatures continue to drop!
Planning | Christmas Break
> I’m thrilled to be back at a tech company with a holiday shutdown. Of course, Cisco had one, but as a contractor, it was all unpaid. With my new job, which by the way is incredible, it’s a paid break! It’s 10 days off and we’re mapping out a Southwestern road trip. We just need to pick up the insulation for our rooftop tent, the temps are going to be nippy!
Loving | A Weekend Alone!
> The introvert and blogger in me loves that I have a weekend coming up at home to myself. Mr. Misadventures is headed to Kitt's Peak Observatory for an astronomy-focused photography weekend – no phones, no internet, just the stars! You will likely find me all weekend behind a screen in my jammies working on blog stuff and starting season 2 of Big Little Lies. Hey man, it is the little joys in life! I dig Mr. Misadventures, but we also like weekends away!
My Favorite Photo | Alstrom Point View
It may have been a pain in the ass to get to this very remote location, but the payoff was huge! We had a site on this cliff overlooking popular Lake Powell all to ourselves! I am getting completely spoiled. When we go to regular campgrounds it isn't as fun, I prefer to be all alone without crying babies and barking dogs or partying people – just us and nature!
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If you just watched West Wing for a second time and are just now getting into Big Little Lies, we seem to have similar viewing taste. Which means I’ll need to finally jump on the Downton Abbey bandwagon!
Oh, how the introvert within me is longing for a weekend alone. You want to watch my kiddo so I can take a turn next weekend?!? Just kidding, of course.
This is my favorite month. I love September and reading more about you here. Thanks for sharing, I do love my alone time. Perhaps we will find a home before snow flies in NH so that we can stop sleeping in hotels and have a little alone time – as adults.
It sounds like a nice month! We plucked away at school, my kids finally got used to their new homeschool routine so that was a blessing! BTW, after your rooftop tent post I started noticing people driving around with them! I want one so bad!
OMG that’s what I’m watching too. I LOVED season 2 of Big Little Lies, so sad it’s over.
Oh well this post is lovely and it’s a great idea. I’m working on so many things but at the moment i’m in bed with flu x
Me time has always been something I long for the whole week, nice to get to know you, I too need to work beforehand so can have a peaceful christmas break
Such a lovely post, what a fab idea! totally love this.
Yes! We’re having a paid break too for Christmas and I am really excited though I haven’t started planning yet. 🙂 A road trip looks like a great idea.
I’m with you – I love weekends alone! I really need to catch up on Big Little Lies.
Loved snooping on your life. I assume you where in Peppersauce Campground in your pop-up camper on the base of Mt. Lemmon. If you’re ever up thataway again, you have to check out Peppersauce Cave. You’ll have more fun than you think. Just make sure you bring three sources of light.