Another birthday month has come and gone. I had a wonderful birthday this year and now I’m currently looking forward to what fall has in store for me.

House Plans

We have lots of house plans! I made this list shortly after moving in and have been mostly adding to it, rather than checking things off. So far, we’ve put up the roman shade in the master bathroom, hung the met/married/live maps in the hallway and put up hooks in the garage entryway. I’ve talked about the nightstands and bedroom mirror, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. Priorities, people!

Currently Reading

I admitted I fell off the reading train for a few months, but I’m back! This month I read two books:


First was Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Like many of other Picoult books, it’s a novel full of moral dilemmas. This ones is about race, privilege and power. Reading it and then seeing the awful things that happened in Charlottesville was eerily timed.

Second was The Vegetarian by Han Kang. Similar to other books, it’s one I put on my 2017 book list after seeing it’s praise elsewhere. I also didn’t know anything about it before opening it. (Does anyone else find it fun to check out a book and start reading it without having any idea what it’s about?) So, you can be sure I was surprised to find it very dark, erotic and disturbing. At the same time I couldn’t put it down. I’d suggest it if you can stomach reading about bloody nightmares and bizarre confrontations.

One might think I should start reading about a book, before actually reading it…

Currently Eating

Other than turkey meatballs and smoking things, I have to share another amazing meal I had during my birthday weekend.

Tuna poke (above), food buddha’s crispy rice, and shrimp ceviche from E+O Kitchen. I wasn’t a huge fan of the fried seaweed that was served with the ceviche. (The poke was also served on a big piece of it.) It took flavor away from the ceviche, so I ended up eating that directly off my fork and it was amazing! In addition to the food, I loved the atmosphere at E+O! The restaurant has three areas; outside in the front, the bar area with high top tables and then the back area that has a living plant wall and a greenhouse feeling. Perfect spot to grab lunch and a glass of rosé. 🙂 I can’t wait to go back again!

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