Ugh. So it’s Sunday afternoon. I’m chilling in the hammock.  With a very bad, bad pedicure (read: it’s been WEEKS since I did my nails) and I haven’t cooked since Thursday! GASP!

I don’t know what it is. We did the shrimps on the beach on Thursday and then fended for ourselves for dinner.  And then Friday was (awesome) sandwiches from a local place. And it just went downhill from there. 

Yesterday we roadtripped to the south end of the island to check out a sunflower farm and got some awesome pics of Gabriela. Albeit I have a defunct camera lens right now. Gggrrrr. We had lunch out there so by the time we got back home, fed Gabi, put her down for a nap, we were all wiped out so again, it was a fend for yourself night. 

 We started Sunday off with a (late) 6 mile bike ride, which knocked out the little one after we got home. My dad and I lounged watching the final stage of Le Tour De France (yea Froome!!) while the little one and the husband snoozed. 

And then it hit me: I haven’t thought of dinner for tonight! And what’s worse: I’m so not in the mood to do ANYTHING! So, while I lay in my hammock, I’m sorta kicking myself because I haven’t cooked a meal this. Whole. Weekend. Double ugh. 

And yet, that’s ok. As awful as I think I feel I have a great husband and dad (who lives with us) who really don’t expect much. And that’s not a dig. These are ‘I’ll have eggs or a PB&J’ bunch of guys so a home cooked meal is golden to them. I just get down on myself, which I’m sure is not a good thing. 

Gabriela still has her home cooked meals and us adults (over)indulge in other delights. Everyone needs a weekend off right , right? Right?? 

I’ll be back at it tomorrow so stay tuned for some actual food on the blog! In the meantime, this was our awesome lunch from Carlito’s yesterday in Guanica: camarones al ajillo and carne frito. YUM! And some more Gabi pics! Happy Sunday!


the husband is a tostones guy while I’m an amarillos gal ( savory vs sweet)


and someone came to join me in the hammock! ❤️


3 thoughts on “Dinner??

  1. rcrown2 July 26, 2015 at 11:21 pm Reply

    I’d love to start riding bike again, but got rid of mine a while ago. Sounds like you and your family had quite a busy but fun day. Yes, totally agree we all need a break every now and then, and looks like you did it up right!

    • Jen July 28, 2015 at 4:20 pm Reply

      Hey there! We just started getting back to the biking the last two months or so since we got Gabi’s trailer. It’s a far cry from what I used to do back in the day: I was doing a triathlon about every other month when I lived in phoenix about 4 years ago. Unfortunately location has sorta stopped that streak. What’s funny is, between the three of us (my husband, dad, and myself) we have 5 bikes. Plus gabi’s trailer. AND tricycle! Obviously check out craigslist for a good cheap bike. I’m amazed at the different muscles biking works in comparison to running. 😉

  2. Barbara Schutt July 27, 2015 at 6:38 am Reply

    Yes, there is nothing wrong with taking a weekend off and enjoying each and every moment. Just go with the flow 🙂

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