Seaside, volleyball, awesome weather  

Watching volleyball at the largest sand tournament in the world. Shelley goes every year and I was finally able to join her. She sometimes says the weather sucks…obviously not true this year. 

The people are very nice and friendly. Having fun. 


Making spring rolls, repurposing leftovers 

Had a fun time getting rid of old rice paper, smoked pork, chicken breast strips, rice and most of the veggies in our fridge. 

The rolls are a nice change from deep fried egg rolls. If done correctly I like the flavor better. 

A couple of secret ingredients make them tasty. Fish sauce and cilantro. The fish sauce can overpower the other ingredients but in the right amount it brings the flavors together (but stinks up the house like a marina that has fishing boats in use!). The cilantro provides a fresh aspect to the roll and I can’t fathom spring rolls now without cilantro being included. 

Doing homework in hopes of a follow-up interview 

Our covered front porch is one of those oases we all try to create for ourselves. I don’t care what it is I am handling, but I seem to enjoy it more if I do it at one of my quiet zones. 

Sasha loves the front porch too as it gives her pretty good line of sight to any potential visitors. 

(having a microbeer while doing this is a total bonus 😉