I am cold. And I know I shouldn't be complaining, that it is still winter and those fluke days of 60's and 70's where not suppose to happen, but still. I am freaking cold. I just wan to ditch the jacket and mittens and to live in sweaters all day long. Is that too much to ask? #sweaterlady
Last weekend the mr and I went down and over to PA to visit Dad and family. It was a blast. We got to see my grandmother and aunt and uncle on the farm and just get out of town for a few days. When we got home we clonked out then decided to rip up the porch. The plan was to wait until spring to do it, but the weekend was so warm and springy that we were like screw it, let's just do this and ripped it up. Then we spent half of the week tip toeing over thin wooden beams to get into and out of the house while hunting for decking and fixing the structure. Good thing the mr thought to stick a note on the door because leaving the house at 530 am when I am not exactly at my sharpest and it's dark outside... more then once that little sign saved me from disaster. After a long long day of 6 hardware stores hunting for decking, we finally found what we needed. (no one had enough in stock or what they did have was shit) And then the weather turned on us to a brutal blast of freaking cold. I was all, "Lets just wait until next week to finish", but not the mr. He was out there cutting and screwing and being an all around bad ass and laid down the new porch. I stayed inside, made hot soup and started collecting all the papers for taxes. Neither of us were having fun. But we do have a new porch, well kinda. The floor is down and now we just need to build the rest. That will come next week. And I do have a large stsck of papers. We get stuff done.
The past few days with also involved some littles, having my house trashed, and just the anxious feeling like there is much to do now and only so much more to come, I really need a down day and so does the mr.(his plan is to replace a toilet in one of the apartments today. He never stops) I am gonna rest my aching bones for a bit, buy a new toothbrush, make some bread (oven heat!) and try not to dread the gigantic pile of tax papers awaiting me for tomorrow (who a I kidding, it's going to take all week)
-This made me happy. SHOT OF HAPPINESS FOR YOU
-Of course plants make life better. Want to Live Longer? This Study Suggests It's Time to Turn Over a New Leaf
-Burmese Tofu (a.k.a. Chickpea Flour Tofu) On my list of things to make this week
-I have always really liked the visual of cracked roads. This is even better. Street Kintsugi: Artist Rachel Sussman Repairs the Roads with Gold
-This is pretty freaking sweet. Architect Turns Old Cement Factory Into His Home,
-Do Showers Make Oranges Taste Better? I don't know about you, but I am good with keeping it a mystery.
-This lady is amazing. She wasn't even trying, just doing life. What Makes Mira Rai Run?
-How To Clean and Season an Old, Rusty Cast Iron Skillet I have a few in need of some love.
-We are looking ot start the downstairs bathroom soon and I would really like a pattern tiled floor..
-I remember thinking about who the heck thought to shape sugar into cubes and that that person was a genius. HOW THE VICTORIAN OBSESSION FOR ORDER CREATED THE HUMBLE SUGAR CUBE
Picture from the week.
Have a great day