NO excuses. Life’s been busy lately and I’ve lacked blogging inspiration.
Tonight, we’re watching The Nightmare Before Christmas, eating fancy grilled cheese (cheese compliments of the new Whole Foods!), and waiting desperately for trick-or-treaters! We’re finally in a real neighborhood and we’re excited to have some tiny goblins and fairy princesses on the step!
Meet Roosevelt Clonts. Rosie, for short. You may have read about her here, back when we called her Fernando.
Let me explain. I fed a street cat at old house on Wayne Street and she eventually decided we were her new family. After we had her spayed (through this amazing TNR program), she became super friendly. When we moved to the new house, she continued sleeping on the porch of the old house. Our neighbors are amazing folks and fed her for a few weeks before they started calling to ask if we were coming back for the street cat.
So we relocated her. We thought she would be an awesome outdoor kitty, keeping snakes and creepy things away.
Soon we learned that the cats in this neighborhood are occasionally killed by coyotes (what the what?!) so we got her checked out at the vet and brought her inside with a quickness!
Rosie aka Chunk aka Fernando is officially an inside kitty now. She sleeps at the foot of our bed and loves to wrestle with her brother Fitz. She’s even learning to play with toys! She may have been an accident, but she is pretty wonderful.
When Forrest asked me if I wanted to go to his TEN year high school reunion, I laughed. Yeah, of course I wanted to go, but man we’re getting old! My ten year reunion is next year, so I’m right there with him.
High school was great and all, but I wouldn’t go back for anything in the world. And while it seems like time has flown since then, it’s been a fantastic ten years. No complaints here!
The reunion was fun, by the way. I knew a surprising amount of people and later in the night, the dancing got pretty amazing.
But I can’t help but wonder, are we grown-ups now?
There’s no denying it, Forrest and his dad are good at building stuff. Also, digging up dead plants, but that’s another story. Here they are piecing together a compost bin for our backyard with old pallets! Awesome.
Maybe this compost will be the answer to all of our grass and plant problems! Oh, and did you know that human hair is great for composting? Gross, eh?
But I feel like we’re making a giant mudpie in the backyard and that feels pretty good.
My oldest friend Lauren and her husband Keith are expecting a baby in September! I am SO excited.
Lauren’s aunts and sister helped me throw a baby shower to celebrate. We had such fun and Lauren got a lot of fabulous baby gear! That’s a win-win, my friends.
I can’t wait to see Lauren as a mama- she’s going to be great!
Well, we’ve been at the beach with my family for a bit.
Sadly, these four are my best photos from the week. Guess I was too busy doing nothing.
Well, we’re officially homeowners again! We closed on our new house last week and when the floor refinishers are through sanding and sealing (later this week), we can begin the actual process of moving in!!
Sunday night, we had a few friends over to check out the new digs.
Forrest set up a little pop-up studio in the living room.
So I haven’t written much about this house, but we are super excited about it! It was built in 1964, has only ever had one owner, and has had very few updates. It’s a retro relic and we love it. I’ll be sure to post before and after photos as we spruce the place up!