We get these little mini storms now, during the rainy season here. This is the sky at around 8:30pm Thursday night. John was driving me around on a golf cart at his work, finishing up a few things. I just rode along for fun. The air was nice and cool for once. It’s raining now, in fact. Most of the time, the weather app doesn’t even predict the little cloudbursts. It’s just a surprise rainstorm!
This week started promising, 4/5 energy scale, and has completely dissolved into a barely keeping it going 1.5/5. I have a lot of scrapbooking assignments I should really be working on, but I don’t seem to have the excitement right now for scrapbooking. I’m working on house projects and sewing at the moment and I’m enjoying those hobbies more. I’m facing the fact that this might be the end of my scrapbooking streak and I’m fine with it. Whatever’s next will be even more fun, and so on.
I’ve been thinking about the time it takes to pull a home together. Unpacking: not so hard. You can even turn off your brain for that. But, making things look cozy and home-y, that’s a real trick. Three moves ago, I can remember working and unpacking at night, weekends. An older couple in our church called not to long after we closed on our home. They were in the car and stopping by to see the house! I can remember feeling that I didn’t really want company yet.
I just rolled with it. There were still many boxes around and I knew that they were going to expect a full tour. I think you know what I mean. In actuality, I think they were a little shocked. Was it a filthy mess? No way. But it wasn’t home yet.
My new rule with people and moving is to only invite yourself over if you’re bringing a pizza and/or helping. Also bring paper plates and napkins. Moving is the absolute worst. Pizza is a universal currency of friendship. I think if someone had ever brought me a pizza during a move I would have cried.
Currently: the living room/downstairs furniture has been rearranged no less than 4 times now since mid November. This living space’s energy is a little cuckoo. I think I’ve finally gotten a flow to it and I know how I want it to look. I’ve picked out a dining area light fixture. The light fixtures in the space are just nuts. There’s a ceiling fan in the living space that you can almost brush your head against. And in the dining area, a boob light. Not even a basic builder grade hanging light. I hate it. I took a screenshot of the chandelier I like and it mixed into my photo roll with some other house pictures and it looks like it just fits. I know it will be perfect.
This month, I read 10 books, 3,939 pages. That’s a lot of pages. Many years ago, I had a Harlequin romance subscription, where I’d get a little box in the mail every month with 4 books. These romances were not long at all, but it was fun. That used to be my reading. This was before the Kindle’s time, even! I feel like reading has gotten better and better the past 20 years. Remember when reading an audio book meant a plastic “book” full of cassette tapes? Only two of the books I read this month were actual physical copies. The rest were digital and 6 of those were audiobooks. The Libby app is probably on my top ten things of all time. My favorite books this month were: Book Lovers, Part of Your World, The Layover, and Shipped. The only one I didn’t like was Darling Girl. The rest were solid reads.
My Christmas fabric arrived super fast. This light turquoise main print reminds me of my grandparent’s old farm. It’s definitely a showstopper. Christmas in July has started and I fully intended to start sewing some fun Christmas projects, but other things have popped up. I think that’s it for this week. <3, C
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