July 23, 2015
July 13, 2015
July 6, 2015
This summer Brent and I have been on a mad dash trying to finish up the bathroom, the deck, and finally get our house painted. Today we passed the permit inspection, so this means that our carpenter can now shingle the exterior, and we can get our lives back. I was really into the whole fixing up your house thing, until I got pregnant, and now huge, and can barely contribute anything to the projects. I mostly sit around, go for the occasional walk and make meals, which honestly, doesn't sound too bad. But real talk, I can not wait to get my body back. I am so excited to go for a run, workout at the intensity that I'm used to and have
June 29, 2015
When I first moved to the Pacific Northwest, I thought that I was finished with balmy summer days - like we get back East. I envisioned the PNW to be cool and breezy, comfortable, and rainy at times. But as the years progress, so do the temperatures. For example, last winter I went skiing once, and not because I got pregnant, but because we just didn't have the snow. This summer, it has been HOT, and each year it just keeps getting progressively hotter, and guys, global warming terrifies me to no end. When I sit down and think of the future, my baby, global warming. I just can't. So then I try to distract myself with dessert, which isn't the best coping strategy, but I just can't stress myself right now. I really don't need this baby feeling my anxiety. Last week I was talking to the guy at Home Depot about this current weather situation, and he said 'look on the bright side, pretty soon we'll be able to grow bananas'. Slightly reassuring?
June 24, 2015
For the longest time I've tried to serve our meals (bowl and spoon type meals) out of the kitchen bowls that came with our dinnerware set we received as a wedding gift. These bowls are absolutely perfect for cereal, and that's about it. They're too large for ice cream. They're too small for soup. They're too small for salad. They really only have one function, and that is to complete the dinnerware set. Back when I received them, I didn't have the kind of experience it takes to pick out the perfect all-purpose bowl. Because when it comes down to it, picking a bowl that is practical for all situations is a pretty personal decision, one that takes experience. And some would argue, impossible.
June 17, 2015
June 10, 2015
June 8, 2015
When I started this project, I had a blank canvas to work with.
(The image above, is of a potted mint I planted four years ago. It dies back in the winter and then returns every year in the summer. I've placed it on my raised patio that gets full sun, and it seems to thrive there. I often forget to water it for weeks, and it still seems to do well. It is a very low maintenance herb.)