1. It’s been a crazy week. I’m generally a pretty upbeat person, but everything going on in the world lately has me feeling a little depressed. The Duggars (I liked Laura’s take that whole thing), Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner, and then to top it all off, on Tuesday morning, the Boston police along with the FBI killed a terrorist wielding a giant knife which he was intending to use to behead someone, 2 miles from my house. That last one literally hit too close to home for me. Pray, pray, pray.
2. I’ve also been in the process of getting a crown.
This actually has not been as traumatic as I thought it would be. I’ve needed this crown for years, but I’ve been putting it off because $$$ and *scared*. But now it seems like it’s the perfect time for me to get extensive dental work done. For starters, after having 2 kids nothing much scares me anymore when it comes to medical things (famous last words). But also, it’s been really nice to have little breaks from the kids. My babysitter is back from college and Sara has been loving having her over to play. It’s a win-win. And I get a crown. 😉
3. Poor Gus has been having teeth issues too, so we’ve not been getting much sleep lately. At 11 months, he still only has his bottom two teeth and from the way he’s been carrying on, you’d think he was about to pop another 10 teeth any minute. I hope that’s what happens! But in reality, it’ll probably be a couple more weeks of misery and then he’ll pop one measly tooth. Gah! I feel for the dude, I really do.
4. I really shouldn’t be complaining because Dave and I both had a nice little break from the monsters this past Sunday. Our wonderful babysitter came over mid-morning and we got to go out for brunch (best meal of the day!) and then we did the historical homes tour in our town. More like, Better Homes and Gardens tour! These houses were amazing! I guess I was expecting historical homes, you know, old and charming, but with sloping floors and maybe a little chipping paint? No, these houses were magazine perfect. Every inch of each of the 5 houses was flawlessly updated and their yards and gardens were meticulous. It was really fun, albeit a little overwhelming. We felt like such schlumps! If only these people knew what part of town we live in!
5. I didn’t take too many pictures because I thought that would be a little creepy, but one of the houses is for sale, in case you’re in the market and have 1.8 million dollars burning a hole in your pocket.
6. But wait, do you want lots of pictures? I thought since Cari started a link-up, I’d share some pictures of our garden so far. We are the worst at weeding, which is why we mulch like crazy, but there’s still grass and weeds poking up. Just keepin’ it real. The big net thing in the back is our trellis for the cantaloup, cucumbers and green beans. Hopefully it holds up! We have two rows of broccoli there on the left side of the garden.
There’s squash in the middle there, and under the mesh canopy, there are peppers and basil. Every year our basil and peppers are eaten by beetles in July, so Dave got this canopy. But, we’re thinking we need to take it off soon so the peppers can be pollinated. We’ll see what happens with this set-up.There are two tomato plants in the back there and then rows of onions, carrots and lettuce. Clearly we need to be eating more salads!
7. We have a fun weekend ahead of us! My sisters Mary and Joanie are coming in tomorrow and on Sunday, Mary and I are running a 5K. And guys! It’s Donut Day, so when Gus wakes up from his morning nap, we’re walking to the neighborhood Dunkies for our free donuts. If you walk there and back, the calories don’t count, right? Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!