You know Dori from Finding Nemo? I hear her serenading me on daily basis. I don't think I'm crazy, but this song has been me for the start of this year. So much has happened between now and January that, when I was thinking about it yesterday, I really had no idea what went on. I don't even have photo documentation for most things, so really, my chaotic life must not be very fascinating. Here are some things that have been occupying me lately:
Last year I kind of dropped the ball on Richard's birthday. He didn't get a gift from me. I was supposed to get him the corn hole game since he enjoys playing it during the summer. I wanted to get him custom ones, but I just wasn't happy with my options at the time. Well, a year later, I had them made. They are awesome though, so I don't feel all that bad for the delay. It took me a long time to find someone who was fantastic at woodworking and gave me a good price.
|Happy late birthday, honey.|
This is our new
huge monstrosity garbage disposal after the old one decided it was time to simply dump all of the water that came out of the tap directly through the bottom of the sink into the cabinet. That was fun. Husband picking the biggest most highly rated disposal he could- that we had to order and wait for shipping? Also loads of fun since I was out of a sink for 6 days. We also had sump pump issues, roof vent issues, and basement leak issues. Some are better, some are still works in progress.
|Garbage disposal disaster, 7 days later.|
He did redeem himself, however. After I cleaned the daylights out of the cabinet I wanted to tile over it in order to easily clean future leaks. Being just like a man, I was going to do it myself, but then husband said "Why don't I do this and you can do other things?" What? Oh, ok... um... I'll just... go over here and um... vacuum while I contemplate what just happened.
|Thanks for the idea, pinterest.|
Then I went to West Virginia for work. I helped teach people how to ID larval fish, which is so captivating I know you want to hear all about it. Perhaps another time.. I didn't take any good "pretty" pictures. It was mostly food.
|I ate terribly|
And also this one of a random jewelry store inside of a Kroger. That also sells furniture. Who does that?
Then I told Richard I had enough with at least one shelf of our pantry and I was going to buy a pull out drawer for it. And he just said, "ok." So we went and bought it... then he put it in. In the same morning. I think that my husband is turning into a mutant.
|Really, this is life changing|
|I can see everything|
We had family over for Richard's Grandpa's 88th birthday! I forced pictures on them. Lesson learned from not taking enough of my own grandparents.
|bottom left: FIL, Grandpa, Husband|
I also cooked a lot. Way more than these photos. I'm vastly expanding my recipe collection, again, thanks to pinterest.
I'm in my 9th week of boot camp. No pictures. Just imagine a giant hot mess. That's what I look like every Tuesday and Thursday.
We bought a new (used) Saturn Vue for Richard to replace his aging Grand Prix. You never know when you are going to need a family car!
Annie has been getting into various shenanigans
We start field work next week! It's crazy at work and will continue until December. Thanks, climate change!
Tomorrow I'm getting my taxes done, going to the dentist, and visiting my pregnant cousin. Not too much longer until July and her little boy will be here! Hopefully Sunday I will get more than 1 block done on her quilt since I'm running out of time :)
I hope you are having a lovely day!