Do you have a winter you and a summer you? I do for sure. Winter Colleen is more reserved and spends most of her time alone. Winter Colleen lives a little slower, a little calmer. She goes to bed at six thirty and doesn't think twice about it. And she is always wearing wool socks. Summer Colleen, well she is crazy. Always running around outside like a feral beast, face and hands covered in dirt. Twigs in her hair. No shoes. Summer Colleen is always trying to do everything and all at once. Thinks she can climb a mountain and go for a thirty mile bike ride all before lunch time. (I so can) She is louder, more exposed and might not run in the opposite direction if she sees you coming down the street. (might… A small conversation is ok, other then that, I run!) She also goes to bed much later and likes to wear overall all summer long.
I am full on Summer Colleen. Watch out!
It has been one of those weeks that has just flown by. Lots of stuff going on all the time. The normal stuff, but because it finally feeling like summer, there is the added need of being able to be outside and do stuff. And we have been doing stuff. And it has been great. But not all fun fun. Work still goes on. Apartment stuff is still in need of doing, although it is not as crazy as it was last week. And YAY!! We finally got the car back. The only took them a week to fix but I am not complaining especially since it would have cost us more then a grand if we didn’t have a warranty on the car. And as a thank you to my mom for letting us borrow her truck all last week, we went over to her house and I made her dinner, even after Sophia accidentally locked us out of the house for an hour. (Oops.)
We spent a lot of time with the littles the week. Feeding them, biking around with them. Fighting with them. The girl has a phone now. It doesn’t have service but it picks up internet. And I can’t even. She will be lucky if it doesn’t “accidentally” gets smashed by the end of the month. What else… I worked at the studio and remembered to wear an apron when sticking my whole body into the garbage can full of slip. That was good on me. The mr fixed the lawn mower so we don’t have buy a new one yet, and mosquitoes are not as bad as they have been. I only get like 100 bites a day now.
Yesterday was a gem of a day. A day that was so productive, and fun, and beautiful. I woke up did my writing, grabbed coffee and a book, and sat outside and watched the sun come up. Then I got the grocery shopping done by 8am. I weeded and weed wacked the garden and oohed and aahed at all the plants that are finally coming up ad starting to grown. After cleaning up the yard a bit, the mr ans I jumped on our bikes and bike over to Erins We then grab the littles and went for a great bike ride and picnic at the park. After biking home I moved a ton of plants outside to the porch and moved furniture and stuff around the house on on both porched. Then I cleaned the freaking crap out of the house. Plus I got a jump on laundry. Ate dinner. went for a nice walk, came home, read some more and passes out. Again, it was a gem.
Today, after a bike ride to the gym and a few little things that I need to do, the mr and I are going to do a lunch picnic by a river where I can sit and spend the rest of the day reading and drink coffee and he can fish. I can’t think of much more that I want to do. It’s going to be wonderful.
Reading and looking from the internet this week.
-The Myth of Period Syncing. I thought for sure. And I am still not convinced it isn’t true. Yeah, I still think it is true,
-One more amazing thing a tree can do. Getting Fire From A Tree Without Burning The Wood
-There defintailyl something right about this. Kind of like how you can want something that you don’t know you want. Does that make since? And not always is being oblivious good, but sometimes. How to Accomplish Disappointment
-Want ever single one of these paintings. Thick Brushstrokes Form Plump Songbirds in Oil Paintings by Angela Moulton
-Charmin’s Massive “Forever Roll” Points the Way to a World of Products Right-Sized for Singles. Giant ass rolls of T.P. What do I think? I think “Where do I store huge ass rolls? “ I think I will stick with the regular sized ones. For now.
-See the drastic toll climate change is taking on our oceans. Not good guys. Not good.
-I think this is brilliant. I would definitely punch one and I bet it actually will keep some people from punching one another. Need to Blow Off Steam? Public Punching Bags Pop Up Around NYC.
-How duct tape can help you survive almost anything. I have seen many a things done with duck tape. #8 has been put to use a time or two.
-If I were to live in an English cottage, this would be the one. Inside a Florist’s 1850s-Era English Cottage
-The tooth fairy economy, explained. I know one of my sisters is giving out $5 a tooth, on top little presents and shit. I got a buck… if I was lucky.
And pictures from the week.