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7:30 AM | Woke up at Santosha Bed and Breakfast in the Poconos, on our last day of vacation. It’s been a beautiful three days – almost four – and I’d love to come back.
8:15 AM | Brush our teeth and head downstairs for coffee on the deck before breakfast. Leslie always has a pot ready at 7:00 so we went down early every morning to sit before everyone else came down.
9:00 AM | Breakfast this morning started with overnight oats, with pineapple, toasted coconut, and homemade granola. It was really cute to see five other people fall in love with one of my favorite breakfasts. She made delicious dried cherry scones for the baked good today. Then we had a sort of eggs benedict with ham, tomato, and asparagus.
11:00 AM | Check out time. Leslie had a parting ritual where you write down something you want less of in your life, something you want to be done with. You go outside and set it on fire. Then you pick out a stone with a word on it, something you want more of in your life. P. chose fun. I chose simplicity. I think they work perfectly together.
1:00 PM | On our way home, we took a long detour and stopped in Bethlehem, PA. It was an adorable town with old buildings and a ton of restaurants. We ate at Brew Works, shared Bavarian pretzels with cheddar beer dip, and each had the buffalo chicken grilled cheese special. Then he tried the double chocolate porter ice cream and I ordered the oatmeal stout ice cream float. Perfect long pit stop.
4:15 PM | We got home, unpacked the car, and got our mail. My new iPhone 6 case arrived! Now I’m not sure if it had been there the whole time and I could have had it on our trip. It only matters that I have it now. But it would’ve have been helpful the three times I dropped my phone – and the one time I accidentally launched it out of my hand and it crashed into a table. Whoops. It’s no worse for wear, I don’t think.
I cleaned the bathroom and cleaned out the fridge. He did laundry and uploaded trip photos from the GoPro. We watch part of the Majestic, put on the recent Saturday Night Live with Jim Carrey, then round out the evening with Tosh.0 and an episode of Entourage.
6:00 PM | Give my mom the regular “I’m home” phone call. Mess up the conversation and am a bad daughter because I zone out while trying to hold the phone and snap a selfie at the same time. I will remember next time that it probably won’t make a difference if the photo is staged and taken after the conversation ends. But, I saved our chat and got a photo of myself to include in the first day of this crazy project, so I’ll call it a success.
8:30 PM | Made a very random bowl of goodness for a snack tonight. It included yogurt and soy milk with chia seeds, grapes, and entenmann’s chocolate crumb cake. Odd. And followed by some popcorn. I wanted to keep vacation alive and not make dinner. But I think this should change by tomorrow.
9:30 PM | Came into the “blog room” to upload all my trip photos and assemble this – my first Week in the Life post.