I’m not sure if this heat is as brutal to you as is it to me, but I will be glad when I am not constantly sweaty! There is nothing glamorous about it, even though I claim to sweat sparkles, still not attractive. With our a/c in NOTO still holding around 83 degrees during the day, fans have become our best friends and I try and move from fan to fan.
My summer has been off to a wonderful start. I am in my new home and absolutely loving it. I couldn’t be happier. I have more than enough projects to keep me busy for a long time and although I am unpacked, I am not sure that I have put things away in the smartest locations so that’s always a challenge.
It has been nice to have so many visitors to the new house. (that might be a good reason to move, you get people to come visit!) I fortunately was able to get my life long friend Stacey, who has always lived in Washington state, to come and spend a few days with me. When I was in junior high, I attended Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. I met Stacey at that time and we became pen pals (before email) and wrote back and forth all the time.
When we were kids, we would go back and forth to each others homes and spend about 2 weeks with each other every summer. We live in two different worlds and I think over our life, we have both educated each other on the most random things. Her favorite story would be when I panicked because their boat was laying on the sand! After waking her mother up freaking out, I think they might have realized this Kansas girl may not have understood what it means to have a tide go out. I now know!
We have been in each others weddings and truly have grown up together. Plus, Stacey’s son happens to be born on my birthday which I think I manifested that one! :) Not only was Stacey able to get to see my new home, she was able to experience a First Friday artwalk, which of course makes me happy. Granted, the heat was killing her but I have warned her she is lucky she came in June and not July!
I had my first 4th of July in the new house and had a holiday cookout with family and friends. We started early attending neighborhood festivities and then grilled, played with massive bubbles and I absolutely loved having people over. I think we were all pooped out by 6 and needed a nap! I’m sure the heat got to us along with the bourbon slush I had been enjoying.
I hope your summer is going as well as mine and you are enjoying your time and staying cool as much as possible. Stop into the shop and say hello. I love hearing from you all and hearing about your adventures also.