This week has been pretty fantastic. The weather here could stay like this forever and I would be happy. Warm days, cold night, sunshine. We have fully embraced it all. The mr finally fixed his brakes on his bike so we have been riding our bikes everywhere, for work and play. I don't mind doing chores when you get to bike around to do them. We have gone to a few rivers for fishing/ reading time. We even took a long ass drive out to the Kingdom to see our friend Jess's new farm (we got to see it but not her. It's ok thought because we plan on going up again really soon with our overalls and shovels and upper arm strength) Spending time outside really makes this lady here feel all sorts of good.
A huge step this week. We finally replaced the glass in the front door!!!! It's been about a year since I smashed it out with a 2x4. We went a long time without fixing because I would have probably just smashed it again anyway. But we are finally done with the outside of the house and hopefully with any more 2x4's and the door was the last step. And holy moly all the light. It's like the door is wide open. The mr made the comment that the new glass makes him feel like an adult now. I totally agree. No more plywood front door. Glass is class!
More little things are happening around the house and we are starting to get things ready for fall/winter here and at he other houses. It's the in between time where we could not do anything for a little while and then in two months get slammed with snow or something and all those little things that we should have done now are now big things that are going to suck ass doing then. You get what I mean? So we are thinking about all those things and probably going to start doing them.
The week was also the start of school for all the littles so we tried to see everyone one last time before school starts and it's all homework and sports and friends. We had dinners, played in the sand, and worked on our pasta sauce faces.. All the good stuff for the last days of summer. We also moved the bees from the house to the loft for the winter (see, winter stuff has begun). The mr has plans of indoor hives and I am just going to let him do his thing just as long as the bees are not flying around inside the house. And on that note, Jeff (my dad) is coming to town this week and I gots to clean the shit out of the loft and weed wack and bring over some toilet paper and towels and make it habitable for people again. I have been slacking over there lately. My pottery wheel is in the middle if the room and there is a nice layer of dust on on the clean dishes. Dust, clay, and bees. He is going to have a blast.
I am really embracing the cold wet day we are suppose to have. I am going to do a few chores that I have been avoiding like cleaning out the spare closet (it's full of sewing stuff, glitter, and who knows what else) maybe finally unpack my clothes and hang those up, maybe start knitting a hat? Whatever I do, I am looking forward to just kind of having a home day with my socks, cozy sweater, and never ending supply of coffee.
What I saw on the internet this week.
-After Harvey, Are Epic Rains the New Normal? There are more and more large scale natural disasters happening every year and we need to figure out how to deal with it now.
-The Rise Of Mock Meat: How Its Story Reflects America's Ever-Changing Values. I am not a fan of store bought mock meat, it ishighly processed. Beans for me please.
-The Color Factory is on my list of places to go the next time I am in CA. BALLOON BATH BY GERONIMO BALLOONS AT COLOR FACTORY
-I think most of us can relate. Stress = zit. The Science of How Your Feelings Affect Your Face
-Drink Seltzer, Live Forever. Social media is not your soul, don't forget that.
-THIS MAP REVEALS THE BEST PLACES TO WATCH THE LEAVES CHANGE THIS FALL. Lucky me I just have to wait a few more weeks.
-I love bird photography. Winners and Honorable Mentions of the 2017 Bird Photographer of the Year
-What happens when you play with your food. Tiny Toast Art.
-Amazon Prime Will Now Deliver Wine to Your Door in One Hour. Amazon is taking over the world. But an hour for wine is not bad.
A few pictures from the week
Have a great long weekend!