Something went wonky with my post, so HI! I’m back!! Our dear friends Antonia and Anthony tied the knot at City Hall in May. This past Saturday, they had a classy cocktail party at Gleasons followed by an after-party in our … Continue reading →
I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve been here!! I wish I could say I haven’t posted because all of our projects are complete and our house is immaculate, but as I type on my phone amid a pile of unfolded laundry, I am realizing how badly I need a new laptop and a winning lottery ticket…
Since I last logged in, another summer has passed, full of barbecues and fairs, a beach visit and a camping weekend. The air is turning crisp and clear and it’s almost time to start raking leaves. We have a cat. A dear friend moved nearby and two others moved out of state. Six of my friends had babies. Six! A friend passed away. I had a big surgery and I started a new job. Our vegetable garden was an epic failure, but my big planter of flowers is still blooming. My beautiful sister married her longtime boyfriend, making him *officially* my brother-in-law, and it was a damn fun party.
The world goes round. We almost got most of the peeling paint on the front porch scraped off. We’re planning a better garden for next year. Some days we’ve just slept in and done nothing at all.
So I’m welcoming myself back and taking things one step at a time. Like the rest of life, working on this house is a joy and a challenge and I always wish there were more hours in the day.
But today was a great day. With the help of my brother-in-law, I tackled the garden area on the side of the house, digging out tons and tons of bulbs that have been multiplying like crazy and getting rid of giant weeds. I might buy a couple of shrubs to put in. I’m going to replant the bulbs so come spring we will have healthier daffodils, tulips and lilly-of-the-valley.
It’s now a pretty clean slate where I can attempt to grow whatever I choose. I haven’t done much of this before, so I’m learning as I go.
I don’t know about you, but I’m forcing myself to adjust to Fall. I mean, it’s here, dropping that sun before 7 at night, so it’s not really like there’s a choice. But the leaves are starting to change, the evening breeze has a little bite, I’m forcing myself to hold off on buying Halloween candy for a few more weeks, thinking about wtf I did with my slow cooker and why wouldn’t I just keep all the parts together like a normal person … you know regular early October stuff.
And I got SO FAR BEHIND in posting! And I’m going to work to catch things up over the next few days and get back to real time. Real Time…. That sounds more serious than Current Time. Either way, it turns out I’m not fully ready to say goodbye to summer. So here, for one last hoorah, is the amazing picnic table that Chris made for us. I’m going to let the photos speak for themselves …
Next summer it will have its own umbrella and patio of some sort to sit upon!