When it’s raining cats and dogs, I feel like there’s not as much to update on. Bike rides become a little less frequent and a lot less scenic. Travel slows down and my bank account breathes a deep sigh of relief. And yet… life still ends up feeling busy sometimes. I suppose it’s just because I like it that way. I schedule as much as I can, even if it’s just errands, into a day so that I don’t feel like I did nothing. In fact last week I over scheduled and effectively overflowed the washing machine and ruined my spatula (and my lunch) just while trying to get ready for work.
|R.I.P. Little Blue|
|Lovely weather this weekend… I know all of you in California feel really bad for us right now.|
I’ve had a stretch of 4 days off though, and the rain really settled in. Actually a cloud settled in, on our house, erasing our view of much of anything. It felt like a good time to relax, read a little bit, and recoup…. so I did 4 loads of laundry, deep cleaned the house, and painted an old dresser we’ve been hanging on to.
Then today I finally re-arranged the living room. I say “finally”, because a) we’ve had a guest sleeping out here, so for awhile I couldn’t… and b) it’s needed to happen for a long time because the heater is on the back wall. If you aren’t sitting within about 5 feet of the heater, you aren’t getting warm. And with our new residence inside the storm cloud, heat is necessary.
So I’m pretty sure that about 4 months ago I promised some photos of the inside of our house once we were “settled in”. I’m actually, finally, beginning to feel a bit settled in (which is about to all be un-done in 2 months, but more on that later). So some pictures of my projects and our settled-ness…
Kinda cozy, no? We inherited this unique coffee table thing from a friend. It could use refurnishing, but I really like it. It’s the perfect height to go with our couch, and it has storage drawers. Pretty sweet.
Isn’t that a cool piece of furniture?
|My seasonally confused indoor tomato crop|
Scott gathered a batch of local succulents together for me. He “planted” them in the kitchen window (and in my favorite tea cups… ha!) to bring a little cheer indoors whilst Mother Nature wreaks havoc outside.
Well, there you have it. A little tour of the part of my house that is clean… Now I’m going outside to enjoy the sun, cuz it’s back and gorgeous outside today! Take that California!