We have been busy and discombobulated because we had to move off of our main level so Jeff could refinish our floors. They look beautiful and it was well worth it!
I am NOT a furniture mover and my muscles (or lack thereof) really hurt. Ouch! Almost everything is back in place. It was fun to put dishes back into our two china hutches. I like looking at my wedding dishes. I like counting them. There has been some breakage in the last (gasp!) almost 38 years, but I have enough of everything to have a good sized tea party or dinner party (which I rarely, make that never, do for people outside of family). I think wedding gifts are somewhat different now. Many couples are older when they get married and already have an equipped kitchen. I cherished each gift, even the plastic seagulls that mounted on the wall of our first moldy (really!) little rental house. I don't have them anymore, but I appreciated the thought all those years ago.
Bryan and Kelli had a crawfish boil. Have you ever been to one? I love seafood, but I did not eat a crawfish. I do not like their guts. I had a hamburger but everyone who LOVES crawfish gobbled them up!
Christie and Jeff are good neighbors. Christie walks around the neighborhood with James and he has many friends (so cute!) James was invited to a birthday party on Sunday and he got to ride a pony! How nice to import ponies into suburbia, right? Ride 'em, cowboy James!
I spy lilacs!
It's very rainy today, so I just pulled a few weeds. We bought our bedding plants over the weekend and they are safely in the garage until I spread the new dirt. I am planting flowers and cucumbers. Bill said, "I think you have enough seeds now." Hmmmmm. Yes.
The birds certainly love this rainy day! We've seen goldfinches and flickers. The magpies like the suet. I'm not a big fan of magpies, but I do love the little house finches that are coming around.
The cloudy rainy weather makes us sleepy and slightly dopey. Bill will still go outside and grill our dinner, but then we will be soon to bed like this fat rabbit.
It's so nice to be settled again after undoing our house. I can see why people refrain from making home improvements. It makes one feel all topsy turvy AND it's a lot of work.
By the way, my Rule of Life is complete (even though it will shift, change, ebb and flow) and I'll share parts of it very soon (I know this has taken me FOREVER!)
I also am enjoying my friend Marcie's gardening book and I want to share it with you soon.
May is zipping by. Next Saturday is the day that Susan Branch comes to Denver. Yippee!
Take care, kind visitor. I'm grateful for you!