This Florida summer heat is a bit much right now. I love being outside, digging in the earth, pulling weeds, playing with our hens, laying on a blanket in the grass or in the gazebo and reading a book or daydreaming for hours. Non of this I feel like doing lately. Well, I take that back. I feel like doing it…I just don’t do it because the air is thick and stifling. I crave a cool water lake with a glass of lemonade, a good book, my wife and our dogs. I feel like a lazy butt. I haven’t read more than a few pages of a book in days. I have a large to-do list that is not getting done. Well, actually, a few of the items are being checked off but not as quickly as I would like.
I go outside in small bursts. This morning I was outside for about 40 minutes trimming the bushes, organizing in the garage and randomly pulling a few weeds. Then back into the house, the ac, to the couch to zone out in front of the tv for hours. Hours. And then nap. And then more tv. Then we both couldn’t take being inside anymore so we sucked it up and went for a long bike ride, then stopped into our gym, did a few machines, and then rode to the park and sat and looked at the water under a tree. It was something. And now back to the couch.
I feel like a lazy slug. A super sloth. I feel like my brain is full of ideas and plans but my body is too hot to do anything about any of it. I hate this feeling. I feel happy in many parts of my life (some more than others) but I know that Florida weather is just not for me (I’ve wanted to leave Florida since I was 15 years old but have waffled about where to go).
I crave summers swimming in lakes and autumns full of leaves changing colors and long walks, spring full of planting our gardens, and winters with shallow blankets of snow and sweaters and fireplaces and cuddling.
Do you feel like a total slacker? Do you have cabin fever, too?
- make some bracelets
photo and list on the vintage etsy shop (can you saw DANSK?!)
- re-photograph jewelry for other etsy site?
- frame painting for master bathroom (and hang)
- organize under master bathroom sink (aka-stop piling my stuff onto S’s stuff)
make BLTA’s for lunch (veggie bacon, organic romaine lettuce, huge, ugly tomatoes, avocados!)
- read book this by Anne Lamott
begin to get stuff together for my Houston trip
- weed the veggie boxes (never ending chore)
Wish me luck with the extensive list!
Go, radishes, go!
Anything exciting in your world?
p.s. this picture by Sanda Juto makes me melt. sad. hopeful. interested. (check out Sandra Juto’s work. Her photos always make me feel. something.)
Well, I am a HUGE fan of before and after pictures of people’s home or yard/garden renovations and I salivate at the idea of the progress one can make on their home on a minimal budget and creativity! Here is my problem: I hate the before pictures of our house so very much that my ego won’t (or wouldn’t in the past) allow me to post the pics. But, this is changing. Here. Now. Below are below pictures only! Not an after picture for you. Well, not an after/after picture. The whole shabang should be all settled in a few weeks. Plans (also known as the never-ending To Do List): move around the veggie boxes to the “right” spot (see: sunniest), paint the outside of the boxes, paint the fencing around The Girls’ new yard/run, fill veggie boxes with soil, get hot tub pump fixed, and then plant veggie boxes with the seedlings (which I plan to plant the seeds this weekend).
Smashing the house ego begins now. What do you think? Can you see the potential yet? I can- in my mind!
Hello, all! We have had quite a nice weekend thus far full of running errands, thrifting and eating dinner at a friend’s house and I am feeling all warm and cozy in our house today (and maybe in need of another cup of coffee). Many crafts and chores are on the to-do list:
make valentines for friends and family
- change sheets on bed
- finish laundry
- make kale, soy sausage and potato (wishing we had cauliflower in the house) casserole (crossing fingers it will be good)
- photo and list on the shop
- watch The Walking Dead tonight!!!!
- create our new budget for household expenses
- package shipments for sold orders
- finish valentine gift for my wife
continue drooling over beautiful things on etsy.com, including this fantastic and simply simple and beautiful bracelet below.
What do you have to do on your Sunday to-do list?