Hello to a long summer weekend full of all things sparkly and red white and blue. Hard to believe that it's already July 4th weekend. We are already deep into summer and I need to get on and do some serious summering.
We put in our time this week for sure, 8-12 hour days, some days at the house until 8pm. We had a deadline and had to bust some crazy ass to get what we needed to get done done before the insulators came. Phew.. we did it, and now all I can say is that the mr and I are pretty bad ass. As for the house, it's just smooth sailing from here. (haha, yeah right)
Another big thing this week. Jeff Dad moved back, well not back to VT, but back east, close to where he grew up in PA. This is of much excitement for myself and the rest of my siblings. Now instead of being 14 (more like 20) hours away, he is only be 5 hours away. That is just enough away that we can see him whenever we want, but far enough that we don't have to see him when we don't. Plus he is only about an hour outside of NYC..so you know, party party in the city.
Today is a weird Sunday, cause it feels like a Saturday, which makes me feel like I need to put on my work pants and get to it. Lucky for me, the mr has plans for a fishing adventure and if he going on an adventure, then I am too! I am going to pack some food, my watercolors and a book try to just relax today. Maybe we will bring the new tent (we finally bought a new tent that is not our tiny backpacking tent with a hole in it) and just come home sometime tomorrow. You are not suppose to work on a holiday, right? Hum, sounds like a good plan to me.
Fun and informative internet from the week.
-I feel like I might know a few people that need to read this. HOW TO SAFELY PLAY WITH FIREWORKS WITHOUT BLOWING AN ARM OFF
So much summer fruit means it's pie time. A Professional Baker's Tips for Baking Pies Smarter, Not Harder
-Any or all of your favorite blogs (mine or not, whatever.. but mine) NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE FOOD BLOGS FOR THE 2016 SAVEUR BLOG AWARDS
-My aunt was growing ancient wheats before all the the cool kids,because she is so cool. Nothing Says 'Hip' Like Ancient Wheat
-Pretty freaking crazy. A Miniature Landscape of Elephants Carved From the Tip of a Pencil
-I was curious so I looked it up, and now I know. How Cinnamon is Harvested in Indonesia
-Diggin this house, especially the kitchen counters (we are 99% sure we are pouring kitchen concrete counters!!?!)
-Totally in love with these landscape oil paintings.
-This album has been on repeat all week. It's is one of my favorites and also the first cassette (remember those?) that I ever bought.
-Finally, no more sneaky sneaky. G.M.O.s in Food? Vermonters Will Know.
And a few snaps from the week.