He's nine going on sixty-five. Sometimes. Other times, he's nine going on three. We had bought a twelve pack of Cokes when we were out yesterday, along with a new decorative metal bird stake for the yard which he absentmindedly stabbed into the box of Cokes, poking holes in two of them and spewing sticky all over the kitchen floor. I was livid. When I questioned him about why he did it, he had no good answer other than he just didn't think that would happen.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out.
So that's a pretty good example of what our summer has been like over here so far. Unless you count the yard work. Last Saturday we had a ginormous dump truck of mulch delivered and spent the entire day spreading it, after I trimmed the excessive amount of sticker bushes that came with this house. I have scabs on both thumbs from the rake rubbing the skin off. That was fun. And we still need another load or two for the rest of the yard since I'm still looking at that red mulch from last year in my shade garden. I guess, as Dracen would say, I was "just going through a phase" because I am so completely over that red mulch.
And speaking of the shade garden, Charlie and I decided to buy a teak bench as a five year wedding anniversary gift to ourselves. Our anniversary is the 28th of this month and we've always tried to stick with the traditional gifts. The five year gift is wood. I've never owned anything teak but I hear it is supposed to last a lifetime. I'm really liking the style of this one, my first "favorite" this week...
Teak Garden Bench
A Great Summer Read
I've been reading Sophie's blog, BooMama, for the last
three years or so and just love her and her down to earth
writing style so much. Her first book, A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet:
was released on June 4th and I pretty much devoured
it on my Kindle in one day. She made me cry, she made me
burst with laughter and she made me shout "Amen, sister!"
page after page after page. I can't recommend her book enough.
I love a good casual dress in the summer.
I bought two of these from Old Navy awhile back, in black
and green, and just love them to pieces. It is one of
the most comfortable dresses I have ever owned and
a flattering cut to boot...doesn't cling. But the best part
is, they are marked down to 18 dollars!
We need this. Not because they are ferocious
beasts who will eat you alive but as a warning
to cover your ears before you ring that bell because
LOUD does not begin to describe the level of
barking that ensues when it goes off.
Sailor Stripe Backpack
I ran across this the other day and just
thought it was the cutest little thing for summer.
Dogs driving cars always crack
me up. It's just who I am.
Mouth-watering watermelon bars.
The first good watermelon I get my hands on this year,
I am so making these.
I had been looking for a cute pair of gold sandals and
found these at Target for 15 dollars. And they're
A Fun Song
I don't find myself listening to Country as
much as I once did but when Blake Shelton
performed this on The Voice a couple of weeks ago,
I started thinking maybe I should turn it over to the Country
station every once in awhile.
And that's it for this week. I'll try not to stay away so long this time.