I wanted another puppy, but instead I decided to blog.

Why Summer’s Great!

  • I don’t have to go to work. Seriously, who doesn’t love that?
  • The weather is generally awesome. Okay, I admit, last week when the heat index was 109 and you stuck to every surface as soon as you exited an air conditioned building wasn’t that great, but come on! This week is pure Heaven. Simple as that.
  • I have to ability to get SOOOO much done. Now, actually doing it is another story. πŸ™‚
  • Reading. All the time. Just finished the Harry Potter series for probably the third time. Yay for the movie comin out in a couple weeks!
  • Trips. So far this summer I’ve only gone to Minneapolis, but there are plans in the works for Minnesota again and a trip to Kentucky for E and I πŸ™‚
  • Holidays. The fourth is one of my favorites because most of the family’s in town and I always love that. πŸ™‚ Hello sand volleyball tournament!

Well, our bathroom is almost done. Don’t hold your breath for pictures, cause we won’t get the baseboards until this weekend, but I’ll DEFINITELY post pictures as soon as it’s done. I’m so freakin excited!

I also bought a paint sprayer for repainting the kitchen cabinets. I am NOT going to do them all by hand like I did the bathroom cabinets. Can you say brush strokes? Ugh. Paint and I aren’t too friendly these days. I’ve painted the following in the past month: front door (three times, mind you), trim, bathroom cabinets, bathroom walls, bedroom, living room, hallway, and shutters. And, I still have the kitchen and the two bedrooms to go. I love paint, it changes a room immediately, but it does get a little old after awhile.

Today I finished our first flowerbed. The front of our house previously had no landscaping whatsoever. E and I built a flowerbed underneath the picture window yesterday, and I spent a couple hours (Ouch!) leveling out the soil, which was somewhat clay-ey (I know, not a word) and impossible, but I did get it done. I have a feeling my back won’t like me tomorrow, but it looks SO much better out there. Once we actually have flowers growing maybe I’ll post a picture of that, too.

The picture for today? Our adorable puppy and my pretty kitty getting better acquainted.

Okay, so Simon’s still adjusting. But Zoe loves playing!
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About keepingupwithkate

reader, runner, teacher, wannabe crafter
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