Friday, July 18, 2014

What's the most exciting thing you did this week?

Please tell me...tell me something saucy! Or at the very least, tell me that we are all middle-aged and boring together!

We are almost done the renovation. We went past our due date and the end is getting closer...but still so many little jobs to complete.  I was getting jumpy this week, because I thought they might be able to finish by Friday. It didn't happen. The house is exactly what you expect it to look like at the end of renovating. Oh, and with a living room full of condo crap. Clutter everywhere.  We rented a van to haul the cottage stuff away this weekend (small win!). Unfortunately the couch is staying in the centre of the living room until September*. The bottoms of my feet are sooooo dirty*. I am ready for whatever comes next...

As for excitement? I want to buy second hand textiles for the deck. Second hand or Target, I suppose. Plaids and southwestern and more pillows. The squirrels ate 6 of the 12 pillows (or 7 of 12?) two winters ago, and I really miss them. Time to buy more stuff.*  Hipster it up!

Actually, the fact that we got the deck back is pretty exciting. We reclaimed this area six days ago.

Anyways, I have to run again. Again I hear the boys. I am going to chop up that half melon and put some 5 minute fries into the oven and carve up a chicken.Voila.

ps. I am going to light a bon fire tonight. That's exciting. Maybe hang some of those globe bistro lights we all have. Dinner Al Fresco? Maybe even wash my feet. 
pps. I want to invite you all over for my bon fire! 

 *not my favorite

Life is all about the kids and the house and the cottage right now...that's ok...I will take my excitement in small doses! 


  1. Ha! Sounds like our soon to be reality. Just got the keys to our century home total fixer upper today. I'm sooooo excited yet bahhhhhhhh this stuff is scary! I non-creepily stalk you on instagram and read your blog for ideas ;)

  2. Hey Amanda! I love non creepy stalkers!

    Send me an email if you have specific questions and I will try to make it less scary!!!!!

  3. The chaos will soon be over and you will have not just one, but two houses to chillax in. All this excitement would be so worthwhile. This July has been the worst for me work wise, so nothing saucy to share unfortunately. Have a great weekend!

  4. i think your home still looks very lovely amidst the chaos. hopefully things wrap up soon! but, in the meantime, your patio looks like the perfect spot to hang!

  5. How exciting Shannon!!! Sounds like you've got your hands full over there. Hope you're enjoying the Summer :)

  6. Oh! Well I jetted off to NYC for a night, bought a boat and went to the zoo.

    Right. Or, I hosted my sister in law and her two kids, am hoping for our basement Reno to finish promptly, and wished I had a private chef.

    :) boring is as boring does.

  7. It's probably a state of mind, no??? But I really need a shake up!!!

  8. Summer is flying by Amy!!! Hope all is well!

  9. I think that's one of the hidden costs of are waiting around for it to finish before you can "start" life again! total bs! We are at the cottage this week making things! fun!