It’d be too easy to say that the year was a shitty one with the many difficulties my husband and I waded through, but with this post I want to celebrate what was beautiful, and use that to forge ahead, because as Florence and the Machine reminded me as I wrote this…
The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can you hear the horses
‘Cause here they come
Got it? Good. Now dammit, say thank you to all that has been. Thank you universe for a chance to start again in 2017.
Sunday morning walk
Our cabin, courtesy of Airbnb – way cheaper than a resort would cost (and utterly quiet, it was amazing)…
During this wonderful “FSA” – False Spring Alert – time of February where it’s gotten into the mid/upper 60’s, I took our sweet old girl to Tryon Creek Park for a little trot through the woods after trekking out to Lake Oswego (the burbs) to meet a friend for breakfast. Ahh…
My seed starting station has made it to the next level!! I never liked this lighting setup’s short height (as you can tell, I’d rather do this kind of stuff standing up), but the one long folding table we had was about 5″ short in length, so I asked my husband to make me a quickie tabletop to set it on so I could do these waist high (yep, just like my lettuce planter). A few recycled pieces of fencing later, voila! (BTW we have the fencing because not long after we had our rickety collapsing fence replaced, the new builders next door determined the fence was 6″ onto that property, and took it down and rebuilt it on their own dime. They actually did a much better job so I didn’t mind it all that much and yep, we kept our fencing!). Oh and yes, this is down in our basement spare-room that we affectionately call the rock ‘n’ roll room as it’s got Dan and my posters from our younger years covering the walls, hehe).
So this week it hit – no joke – 89 degrees. With that, we cooked dinner outside. So SO awesome to grab fresh greens and make a salad from the elevated bed literally right next to our little cooking area we built this past winter!
I know, it’s silly 🙂 But my girl adores little ones and will be great with our kiddo 🙂