We’ve had a really nice weekend here in North Carolina—good company, good food, good sleep. We also enjoyed both the pool and the beach. Yesterday, we saw someone get stung by a stingray, though. He’s probably going to be fine, but after that I was good to chill on the sand and read. Chris, of course, is part fish himself and was totally undeterred.

dsc02909 - Heading HomeThe first night, we made pizza and salad, and then last night, after a “sundowner” (drinking wine and watching the sunset on the beach), I prepared an Indian-themed meal, along with help from Chris and his honorary cousin, Erica. I always get a little nervous when cooking for a group of people I don’t normally cook for, but luckily, everything turned out really well and no one was up vomiting or anything all night.

I have a big week ahead (work, deadlines, jury duty), but I’ve got almost a full draft done of my research paper, despite having a relaxing weekend, so I’m feeling recharged and ready to face the ridiculousness.

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