I had to check the calendar twice to make sure it was a) Saturday and b) time for another Diary post. I kind of feel like I just did one and couldn’t believe it’s already been two weeks. Time seems… off lately. Both fast and slow. (We’re already a 1/3 of the way through April…) Anyway, here is a GIANT random assortment of photos.
We have been running the dishwasher so frequently. I feel like I’m constantly loading and unloading this thing. It was starting to drive me nuts, but came to peace with the idea that I was just going to run it before going to bed every night and unload it first thing in the morning. For some reason I mind it less in the morning while the coffee is percolating!!
After a bunch of rainy days in a row, it was FINALLY sunny. We had a good stretch of sun and it honestly made staying inside all the time much easier. I put natural light at the TOP of my house priority list when we were looking (living in a basement apartment teaches you the importance of natural light
How sweet is little Ham? He loves to cuddle and always puts his body in hysterical positions.
Our street (maybe the whole town?) did luminaries one night. It was so nice to see the bags lining the block all lit up.
Might I suggest making cookies? I made a batch one morning and it was such a nice little activity. Plus it makes the house smell great and we had cookies to snack on for days.
I felt a little weird buying these chairs for our lawn, but now that they’re here? BEST DECISION EVER. I have been sitting outside, weather permitting, at least once a day. The best is actually setting the chair up, reclining it all the way back, and doing a 10 (or 20) minute meditation with the sun warming you. I did this randomly one day and when the meditation was over I felt like a CHANGED WOMAN. Highly recommend.
A new needlepoint project. On the weekends I let myself stitch and watch TV (last week was a Bravo marathon of Below Deck!) and during the week I listen to audiobooks. I am so grateful for this hobby that keeps my hands busy and mind distracted.
Mike made homemade gnocchi the other day!!! It was delicious. He’s also been making meat sauce every week to have in our fridge throughout the week. Here’s the recipe/video he followed! I can’t take any credit, I watched from the couch, but it seemed pretty straightforward and doable!
The dogs are truly LOVING all the attention and now that we have the warmer weather, all the outside time. I am kind of freaking out about what to do with their hair… I am very low maintenance and have zero beauty appointments, but the dogs?! They get a haircut every six weeks hahaha. I am not looking forward to doing it at home… yikes.
Even though I’m sewing masks, I’m really having fun doing it. It’s inspiring me to figure out how to sew even more things!
I switched my closet over to warm weather and, even though it snowed yesterday, seeing all the blue and white and stripes is sparking all the joy.
Meesh sent a little Easter treat. Reese’s eggs and chocolate dipped pretzels. So cute right?