Last week Ellen was vacationing in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Meanwhile, Erin was living the good life in a beach cottage on the Potomac River in St. Mary’s County, MD.
We spent the week before together with our girlfriends and their kids in Janes Island, MD. Quite frankly, we have been traveling fools.
So we were quite happy when the lovely Stasha of Monday Listicles asked us to make a list answering questions. This seems right up our alley and completely doable with our toes in the sand and drinks in hand.
So, without further ado, here are our answers.
Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, and find line 4. What is it?
Ellen: Reading One Day by David Nicholls off of our beach bag reading list. Very good read! “sceptical mum and dad, and set out in the mini-bus as if heading out on some great cause…”
Erin: I am loving The Sense Of An Ending by Julian Barnes so much that I wish we had added it the list above or our other beach bag list. “Do you dance to it? Here? In your room? By yourself?”
How many times a day do you say Hi?
Ellen: A LOT this week. Even some holas. I’m friendly on vacation when there isn’t an old man harassing me like here.
Erin: I am almost friendly to a fault. Probably more times than I should. I have no crazy meter.
Have you ever worn a uniform?
Ellen: Scrubs and a white lab coat.
Erin: 8 years of Catholic school. I was also a candy striper in high school.
What do you think about the most?
Ellen: This week I was focused on my hubby. Does a marriage good.
Erin: Right now, I can’t stop thinking about how quickly time is moving. My oldest goes to college in three years, and my youngest starts kindergarten in the fall. Feeling very philosophical to avoid feeling anxiety over impending college or sadness over my baby being all grown up.
How many keys are on your keyring?
Ellen: 8, only two of which I use. Three of them are just there to use as weapons because I have no clue what they unlock, start, or secure.
Erin: 6, but I have 10 other non-key things attached to my key chain to make it big enough so I won’t lose them.
What was the last thing you bought?
Ellen: Kayaking/ziplining adventure.
Erin: The second curtain panel for my daughter’s window. Is this where we play “Whose life is more fun”?
Are you growing anything these days?
Ellen: Tomatoes, carrots, basil, eggplant, squash, cucumbers, cantaloupes, mint, rosemary, thai basil, cilantro. I wish I could grow avocadoes so I could make my own guacamole completely from scratch. Hmmm, guess I would need a lime tree too.
Erin: A spider plant. It is the only thing that has half a shot. And even then it’s still looking a little sketchy.
What is under your bed?
Ellen: Blissfully under my hotel bed: NOTHING! At home in the real world: a dust bunny ranch crammed between ski clothes, purses, old college notebooks, and our emergency escape ladder.
Erin: Photo albums, weights, magazine articles (collected manually BEFORE Pinterest and never discarded), gift wrap, and more. I suspect this is where the other sock halves go to hang out.
What is most important in life?
Ellen: The people. MY people.
Erin: Family. Whether it’s the one I was born into, married into, or made (including those friends who have crossed over), family is number one for me.
What is the strangest word you used this week?
Ellen: Tostones (plantains). Actually more delicious than weird.
Erin: Snozzcumber. I am reading The BFG by Roal Dahl to my little boys and giant-speak is pretty crazy.
Enjoy these long summer days!! Erin and Ellen
By Ellen Williams Erin Dymowski