Unlike last week, this was a pretty busy week. Work and school were pretty typical, but we did a lot at home. My birthday was last week, so the family spoiled me with presents and cake. We got to go where I wanted for dinner, so we got burgers and fries … my favorite meal. We went to Big Buns Best Damn Burgers because they’ve opened one near us. Tasty, but Five Guys is still better IMHO.
We also got a new gas fireplace log insert installed. One of those things we’ve talked about getting for a while, but finally decided to do. Our fireplace is in our basement, so we have essentially three stories of cold air whooshing down the chimney whenever I try lighting a traditional fire. I’ve gotten better, but we invariably end up getting smoke inside the house until it warms up enough. Now we won’t have to deal with that!
Thursday night we went into DC to see Phil Rosenthal talk about his new book and his hit Netflix show “Somebody Feed Phil.” The event was at the Sixth & I which was a synogogue for a long time, then a church, then saved from developers who wanted to make it a night club. Now it’s an arts center for events and art education. Beautiful venue and we got a signed book and photo with Phil!
Friday we all drove to Chincoteague for the weekend. We rented an AirBNB and explored the Virginia side of Assateague Island, the Chincoteague Wildlife Preserve, and the town of Chincoteague. We sat around the fire, watched the Orionid Meteor Shower, and had S’mores. We also read, played games, and did plenty of relaxing. Exactly what I wanted for my birthday.
I finished “Off The Clock” by Laura Vanderkam this weekend. It was fine. Some good time management tips, but the real focus of the book was about logging your time and filled with more stories and anecdotes than I needed.