The last time we were together, I said my summer was going to be full of wine, lake living, and exercise. Well, exercise has certainly been on the menu! My sister and I spent a week
wrestling, swearing, whining about successfully dealing with tannin stains in order to prep her cabinets for painting:
The actual paint goes on in a few weeks. It's going to be BEE - U - TEE - FULL!!
We also ran a little every day; nothing like jogging with your sister. In 95 degree heat. She's toughening me up ;)
As for the wine, we also decided to not eat or drink past 8:00 pm, in order to give our bodies a chance to have a 12-hour fast and to burn some fat. It's been
almost impossible easy to not have anything but water after 8:00. So far, so good!
Dear Global Warming,
Sorry I doubted you.
Dear Crazy, Cycling Neighbors,
You have had a little while to get your cycling legs under you. I have been
barely jogging, but not cycling. Maybe taking me out for a 20 mile bike ride in 96 degree heat was a bit much...unless you were trying to kill me? Good thing my sister had me running every day to acclimate me to sweating buckets exercising in this heat.
|at 7.8 miles...only 12.2 to go...|
Dear Goodwills in this area,
Thank you for always coming through for me. I found a bunch of little things to transform into decorative pieces with my DIY chalk paint. Thanks for also not jacking up the prices.
Wow, you have EXPLODED!! As have all the plants around my deck. Guess not pruning last year was a good thing. Hydrangeas for everyone :)
|They're usually pink, but there's an explosion of blue and purple this year. So pretty!|
No, really...feel free to clip some to display in your home. I can't possibly use them all.
|A window from the old cottage that we saved in the remodel, an old ironstone pitcher that makes a perfect vase - my favorite summer display.|
I'll be looking for 'drying hydrangeas' pins soon. Of course, I'll forget what I was looking for the instant I see that transformed dresser/cool jewelry/yummy dessert recipe/funny e-card...
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!!