Confession: I have felt highly unmotivated to blog recently. Summer fever? Tired of staring at a computer screen after a long day at work? Just want to sit around and stare at my dreamy husband and adorable cats? Yes, yes, and yes.
^ Rue loves to stare at Kiki in adoration. Then give her a “hug” (aka: pounce) or a “high five” (aka: paw to the face). It’s fun, fun for everyone. ^
There is no lack of real life to occupy my time now that the weather is warm and sinfully wonderful. Here are a few recent and upcoming events in my little world.
Kevin and I are stepping up to the plate and preparing for some important home improvement projects. First up – new windows. We’re having around half the windows in our house replaced, which is not a glamorous project, but we know we’ll be happy with the improved insulation and eye appeal of non-vinyl-circa-early-1990’s windows. Cross all your fingers and toes and do a few rain dances with us in mind – if it rains 1/2 an inch on July 4, our windows will be free, thanks to a local Renewal by Anderson promotion. I’ll keep you posted.
Another upcoming home project is to replace around 800 square feet of flooring in our kitchen, half-bath, laundry room, entry way, and living room. It is currently this horrible tile that is cracked, discolored, and looks dirty even when it has just been cleaned. We are really excited to replace it with some pretty, sparkling new tile (which is very similar in color to what we already have – most people will probably not even realize that we’ve done anything. But we’ll know and we’ll love every second of it.) Inconveniences abound (we’ll need to pack up everything in those rooms and remove wall hangings, we’ll likely need to move ourselves and the cats out of the house for the demo stage, we won’t have a functioning kitchen or laundry set-up even if we are home) which make us wish that we would have dipped into the trust fund to replace the floor before we moved in two years ago. And by trust fund I mean take out a loan.
I took a little mini-road trip east over the weekend to attend Tiffany’s baby shower. She’s due in September! Another friend from college was there and she’s due this year as well, so it was fun for the three of us to see one another and catch up and talk pregnant talks.
This upcoming weekend will bring another mini-road trip. Destination: Shawna’s wedding. It’s going to be perfect for my Neighbor. And first we’ll do a bachelorette tea on Thursday, which will be tea-rific. I can’t get enough of those little sandwiches.
Kevin and I harvested some basil over the weekend.
Our garden is thriving. Thanks entirely to Kevin and the fact that he waters it daily. I have contributed…well, positive thoughts and well wishes to the plants. And I pulled a few weeds. Yay me. The basil was put to great use in pesto (of course) and it was amazing. Definitely my most favorite meal ever – pesto and pasta. We finished off some gorgeous basil fettuccine that Kevin picked up in Seattle last year, which made the meal even more favoritest.
What’s new with you? Any big events on your calendar?