I feel waterlogged and just downright soggy. Everything is wet and I am freaking sick of it. I think we are on a record 12 day rain binge. Too much if you ask me. I think we could all use some dry time, right?
This week had been meh. There were a few days with a few hours that the mr and I were able to get to outdoor work, but mostly we spent too much time waiting for the rain to stop. Another week has gone by that the porch still needs work, the painting isn't done, and the siding isn't up (although the mr did get all the flashing up). I mean some things got done (a little painting, some tree cutting, indoor stuff) but not as much as we would have liked. But I did read 2 books so that was nice. And we had the littles over for a summer night sleep over. There was ice cream, cartwheels, dance parties, and car ramps. Good times were had. Then there is the garden. Because of all the rain and it being so damp all the time I have a freaking slug fest going on in the greens. It is so gross and non stop. I have tried beer bottles (slugs like beer and get stuck in the bottles, copper piping to shock them, hand picking then out, but they just keep on coming. I think my next step is to harvest all the greens, dig up a layer of soil and try to dry it out before replanting again. Ick, i really hate slugs.
So yeah, Sunday. And the weather man said no rain ( HOORAY!!) I think the mr and I are going to strawberry pick again (we did last Sunday) and maybe do some yard work and slug removal. But first I think I am going to paint the porch ceiling because at the moment it is only primed with the brightest pick that is shining into the windows and scaring the neighbors.
The things that I looked at this week on the internet.
-Coloring at restaurants is always recommended. How Coloring Books (for Kids and Adults) Ended Up in Restaurants
-Maybe America can follow this example.THE EU IS STARTING A MASSIVE PROGRAM TO IMPROVE SCHOOL LUNCH ACROSS EUROPE
-There May Be a Little Poop in Your Starbucks Iced Coffee. Just so you know.
-Happy Birthday Harry Potter. Your world changed my life. On Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary, Listen To His NPR Debut
-AAahh Scary and cute. Fun Paper Kirigami and Karakuri Puppets
-Power-Packed Purslane. My garden is pretty much weed and purslane free at the moment but I'll give it a few more weeks.
-There is a lot of Bullshit to deal with these days. A Beginner’s Guide to Calling BS
-Oreo Actually Made Some Of Its Most Insane Fan-Requested Flavors. Avocado and unicorn are among the flavors.
Pictures from the week