At this rate, I run the risk of only posting smorgasbord posts that ramble about recent events. Will I ever have another original thought that justifies an entire blog post? The jury remains out on that one.
But! In the meantime, just to prove my existence, here is your
daily weekly dish of update.
Neighbor’s wedding was wonderful. She was the most stunning bride and it was such an honor to be a part of the day. Isn’t she gorgeous?
Two weeks ago I celebrated being 20 weeks pregnant by pulling a ligament or something in my stomach last week. It was so painful that I had a hard time standing/sitting up straight and even breathing deeply. Fortunately it only lasted a day but that was a day spent on the couch. Here I am, gazing at said ligament adoringly and thanking it for fixing itself somehow.
Tile replacement is complete. My flip flops wanted a piece of the action, but I said, “No way, jackhammers are loud. And dangerous.” So we just snapped a picture and left the work to the experts. More on the reno to come.
You’ve seen the bountiful basil bouquet that our gardening efforts have yielded. Here’s another harvest update: three banana peppers. They managed to wrangle their way into a pasta salad last week and they were…disappointing. Maybe we didn’t let them get ripe enough? Or maybe we’re one crop wonders and basil is the crop.
She was not impressed. She was also not impressed by the fireworks that night. I must admit, I agree with her. I like an impressive display of colorful fire as much as the next person, but do they have to be so loud? And how did they become a tradition fit for the 4th of July? Let’s celebrate Independence Day with the sounds of a war zone! I don’t get it. But I’m also not a very fun person.
We made a day trip to check in at the annual family reunion on the 4th, and on the way home I called my Aunt Jewel (she’s in her 80’s and a spitfire of a gal) because I hadn’t talked to her recently. She asked about the reunion and all the fun things that had been happening – Minute to Win It games, a 3-D archery shoot competition, a lip-sync battle, karaoke, bean bag competition (also known, by many, as corn hole, which I find disturbing), etc.
Jewel: So. Those fun and silly games sound great. Which did you and Kevin do?
Me: Well, none. We missed the silly games part. I guess we’re not very fun.
Jewel: I know.
Burn. I was able to give her a general, second-hand update on the silly, but the only firsthand knowledge I had about reunion happenings was what kind of food we had for lunch that day (the delicious kind) and the best of the half dozen homemade ice cream offerings (vanilla and banana split). Okay by me. I enjoyed the food, the ice cream, and the people.
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