We apologize for the interrupting your regularly scheduled reading of The April Blake to bring you deadlines, day drinking, familial crises, intense sunburn, eye irritants, and a three day weekend. Normal blogging should resume… soon.

In the meantime, try making these spring rolls, imagining yourself in this gorgeous pool, and thinking about all of these things you didn’t do over the last long weekend until Thanksgiving. Yeah, I said it, this past weekend was the last long weekend until the most stressful long weekend of all.