First...oh my soul! Thank you SO much for taking the time to leave such sweet and thoughtful comments about my new fun do! You flatter me SO much!!! Here's a little advice to you...if you EVER need or want a morale booster, post a picture of yourself on your blog! I'm quite overwhelmed by the response and just can't thank you enough for your kindness! You're the best!!!
Okay...July's 12 of 12. This is a fun thing that Chad Darnell came up with. To see more 12 of 12ers and Chad, go here. I actually spaced that it was the 12th until Andrea called me! I was out garage sailing (saling just doesn't look right!) and so as soon as I got home, I pulled out my camera and started taking pictures! Thanks Andrea!
So it was friggin' HOT in Portland today. When I got home from my errands, I went through the house to close the windows to put on the air and while I was upstairs, I took a picture from our bedroom balcony. I don't think I've ever taken a picture of this view during the summer. In the Fall it's fabulous because lots of the trees change color.
Next, had to make sure there would be iced tea for later!
Then I plopped down in front of the computer. GGGGRRRRR! I am so mad at Miranda! She showed me playlist.com and now I can't stay away from that thing! It's like when we first got The Sims -- I wake up thinking about my list!!! :-)
Next up...I went through the bounty of gorgeous fruit I picked fresh from today's garage sale tree! That cool scale? It was marked $5.00 but since today was the last day of a family's sale, everything was 1/2 price! Yep, I got it for $2.50. Please don't hate me. :-)
A bonus picture so you can get a close up of some of the sweetest bits! :-)
I stayed inside the house most of the afternoon since it was so hot (did I mention it was friggin' hot??) Once the sun went behind the house though, I headed out to water our raised beds. Just look at those tomater plants!!!
Needed to do a bit of grocery shopping for some fresh produce (couldn't go to the Farmer's Market because I went to garage sales!) but I just HAD to clean the refrigerator first. I don't know if it's an oddity about me but I tend to stick better to healthy eating when the refrigerator is clean and organized.
Of course cleaning one thing always leads to finding other things to clean. So in the midst of cleaning the frig, I started on the kitchen windowsill and I noticed how gorgeous our little neglected the African violets are. I pretty much ignore these plants and yet, they thrive!
I went out to do some grocery shopping in the cool of the day. When I left the market at 9:30 pm, there was still light in the sky. I LOVE this time of day! The ride home would have been completely perfect if I had put on Wilco's Either Way. (Click on song #1 Either Way -- the guitar solo in that song makes me weep!!!)
Miranda had raspberries on the grocery list and when I saw these, I thought "freezer jam!" They're gorgeous!
Before I left for the market, I made some coffee specifically to have an iced coffee tonight!
Lastly...squeeze in a morsel of craft time! I'm finishing up some pendants to donate to CAT's Vintage French Flea Market, a fundraiser for the Sherwood shelter on August 2. If you're a local, be sure to check it out!!! (I'll be showing you more pictures of these pendants later!)
That's it for now, all you groovy kids!!! Hope you have a fab rest of the weekend! See you next month!