A couple weeks ago I bought a whole watermelon at the grocery store. I couldn’t help myself — it was only about $2.50. But since Mike doesn’t like watermelon I had to get creative with how to eat it all.
So I juiced it! It’s so funny — when you juice a watermelon there is basically no pulp. The water part is no lie. I just added a little fresh mint, and it was super refreshing.
Of course then I realized how much mint we had to use up, so I made us some mint juleps. (Used Joy’s recipe).
These were really good. You should have them more than once a year.
For Memorial Day we decided to take a short road trip to Pescadero. We had a little picnic lunch on the beach, and then we took our bikes out on a cute country road.
It was very pastoral. Lots of horses and sheep.
Unfortunately the ride turned out to be one long, slow hill. Not so fun.
But Pescadero is a cute little town. It has bakeries,
and guys playing guitars,
and VW buses.
If I live here long enough I will end up owning a ’60s VW bus with curtains.
Other things I’m loving this week:
-Homemade wheat bread,
(thank you, Mike).
-A new stripey watch band. My old cheap one broke, so I treated myself.
-“Born to Run.”
I really loved this story, and the writer’s hilarious style. It made me think a lot about my relationship to running, and that I should get some minimalist shoes!
You should definitely read it. Next up, I am taking mom’s recommendation for “Water for Elephants.”