I am happy to report that after 6+ months of working the night shift I finally had a successful transition from working nights into a weekend of normal sleeping. This meaning...I worked nights Wednesday and Thursday and was then able to go to sleep at a normal person hour on Friday and Saturday! This has NEVER happened before. Usually I am up til 4, 5, 6 am twiddling my thumbs...which blows. I plan to repeat exactly what I did this coming weekend and see if it's a success. If so, I will be sold on the night shift.
We've been fortunate enough to have 3 awesome weekends of boating in a row. The first weekend I got to be on call on Saturday night so I got to partake in some of the fun Saturday evening (sans alcohol) and then part of the fun Sunday outside : ) I only took a few pics that weekend...but here's a peek into that:
|Jason's cousin Gabe : ) Cutie|
|Anchored on an island...doing some swimming|
|I keep it classy with Windsor on the boat...can't risk breaking a bottle of Jameson|
|Our spot for sunset...so pretty!|
|Testing the water...don't be a wimp now Jason!|
|I LOVE this picture...haha!|
|Poor Jason having to deal with his drunken wife....|
|tied to the boat, and floatin!|
|Marit and Justin|
|me and Mar : )|
|Jasey cooling off|
|Justin enjoying the bow of the boat|
|an outtake first...me giving the thumbs up to Jason's aunt and uncles on the other boat|
|me and Pokliney|
|a perfect bottle of wine to end the weekend|
|Jason pouring into our classy cups|
|taking a graceful dip into the lake|
|Some dinner on the lake : )|
|my current laptop screensaver for obvious reasons!|
This last weekend was the first full weekend out on the boat. We got out there Friday evening and stayed til Sunday evening. It was great! When we got to the island on Friday night we grilled and spent some time around the campfire.
On Saturday we anchored out and floated in the morning, ate some lunch, and then took a cruise and anchored at a sandbar for the afternoon. Just relaxing and reading a book was an awesome time...for both of us! We grilled and bonfired again that evening and spent another nice (and finally not hot) night at the island. A few thunderstorms rolled in that night which made for a nice nights sleep : )
|he's so freaking cute|
|our floating spot|
|Jason lotioning up|
|an iPhone pic...|
|reading (iPhone pic)|
|the captain : ) (iPhone pic)|
It rained into Sunday morning so I got to sleep til 11!! We then went to pick up Jason's brothers Mat and Dan to hang out for the day. The skies cleared nicely and we floated in a bay all afternoon!! : ) The guys talked sports...and I just laid out. We all got some nice color this weekend...brown for most of us, bright red for Mat. Poor guy.
|Dan jumping in|
|no i'm not taking a poo...it just appears that way|
|it was a nice day!!|
As you can tell, we have thoroughly enjoyed our boat the last few weeks. It's been nice. I'm sure it's getting a bit repetitive though so let's move on to a recipe!
I made up this YUMMY and easy recipe this evening. You must try it.
Someday I am going to make a posting just about the uses of rotisserie chicken because I am becoming an expert. We now buy at least 2 chickens per week to make different meals...they are so yummy, easy, and useful! Here's what I made tonight:
Buffalo Chicken Flatbread Pizza
- Trader Joe's Naan Bread
- Rotisserie Chicken, shredded
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1 tbsp worchestershire sauce
- 1 scallion, chopped
- 3 tbsp hot sauce
- 1 cup shredded cheese (we use colby jack, bleu cheese would be good if we liked bleu cheese!)
- 1 tsp McCormick Montreal Chicken Seasoning
- Dash of olive oil
1. Sprinkle small amt of olive oil over Naan Bread
2. Melt butter on medium heat in fry pan, add Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, and hot sauce...heat thoroughly
3. Spread sauce on bread, add chicken, sprinkle seasoning on top of chicken, add cheese and small amt of sauce on top of cheese
4. Bake until crust is golden brown and cheese melted at 425*
5. Sprinke scallions on top after baking complete...cut, enjoy!
Jason dips his in ranch...but it doesn't even need ranch : ) It's super yummy on it's own. That Trader Joe's bread makes for some amazing crust...I would highly recommend it! Fast, easy, and yummy!
Thanks to Dana who tagged along with me to Trader Joe's today. We had a great time at lunch just catching up and chatting (which is nice outside of work!). We stopped at a few stores and shopped and then went into Buy Buy Baby which is a newer baby store in Woodbury. Dana is pregnant (and adorable!) so she wanted to stop in and I was excited because I had been wanting an excuse to go inside. It was pretty cool. They had everything you could possibly imagine for a baby...it was kind of insane. I may have gotten a touch of baby fever and may or may not have found the bedroom set and rocking chair I want if we ever take the leap of having a baby... : ) But shhh don't tell Jason!
Tomorrow it's back to work for 3 12 hour shifts in a row. I have a few photo sessions coming up this weekend which I am looking forward to as well : )
I hope everyone has a great week!!