Much of our house is still half-unpacked and half-painted. Has been for a few months and we just navigate around it. My office has been a mess since day one - one coat of paint with plastic protective sheets on the floor, everything moved to the center of the room, and I just deal with it.
I flew out to Ft. Lauderdale Monday morning and arrived after midnight Wednesday morning this week. I slept an extra hour or so to catch up (and try to knock this stupid cold I’ve been fighting) so I strolled into my office after 9 to a brand new space. It was so refreshing.
While I was gone, my mother-in-law finished painting the final coat (it even required a trip to HD for more paint!), she and Jim moved all the mess, brought in my flea-market desk that has been sitting in the garage, fixed my printer and organized the bookshelf, and put some fresh flowers in there for good measure.
It was an amazing start to my Wednesday morning. Now for phase II - the real decorating. :)
Hope you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend!
Our was full of wedding celebrations for our friends Luke & Patti. Here’s a pic from the wedding (post-ceremony, pre-dinner/shenanigans). The Angus Barn Pavilion turned out to be a gorgeous and unique location.
It’s only a few days old but maps back to Day 1 (today is day 10) of the start of my attempt at the Paleo Diet. Yes, Paleo lifestyle sounds better…let’s not get ahead of ourselves. :)
If you’re curious, check it out: http://brookhferg.tumblr.com/
Besides that I’ve been so crazy busy with work. I have a new niece, Hadley, born this past Sunday. Some close friends are getting married this weekend and we’ll have a house full of people. My husband is finally back from his 2 months off/on of crazy travel. It’s rained a lot. It’s freaking hot. I’ve been running around 15 miles/week (although this week I’m slacking). I’m also slacking on my reading list but am in the middle of two different books right now — The Bean Trees and State of Wonder. We still haven’t unpacked our house fully. I still have 2 half-painted rooms. I’m exhausted. :)
i feel like there’s [some] truth to this.
hatesthesoundgoodbyesmake asked: "Holiday blues" summed up every single thing I have been feeling since September. I hurt every single second of every day knowing that I can't talk to my Papa anymore. I'm not even sure that I know how to handle it. .. Even now, 3 months later. He was my rock. My shield. My favorite Cowboy. I fear for a world without him.. Reading that made me feel a little better. I know that we have the best angels watching over us. Helping us with all the mischief :) I do hope you have a wonderful holiday. XO
I have no idea how long this little note has been sitting in my private note box, but it looks like it dates back to December. I must not have seen the notification but regardless, I’m sorry for appearing to be (and actually being) slack!!
I’m so glad that reading that post helped make you feel a bit better, at least temporarily. It’s a tough thing, losing a loved one. It still is and I’m pretty sure I’m going to have the same holiday blues this year, too. I think you have the right idea, though, to focus on the fact that we have some amazing angels watching over us because we certainly do. Who knows, maybe our angels are friends. :)
8. Your inspirational quotes about love are cliche’ and overused.
15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy -
Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many th
chocolate chip lava cookies
I can’t think of a better way to spend $10, can you?
(Edit: for those that asked I found it at the Target near Triangle Town Center…couldn’t find it online, although when searching “giraffe” came across this awesome bracelet, also for around $10.) :)
Friday I made cupcakes and used THIS Fresh Strawberry frosting recipe. It may be the best thing since sliced bread, literally. I was in a hurry so I didn’t make the cakes from scratch - just used a french vanilla boxed version and added pureed strawberries.