2. I like our house and the fact that it doesn't require much fixing up, which is a big change from our house in Connecticut which was a never-ending project of expensive upgrades that we had to hire out because we aren't good at that sort of thing. (Have I ever mentioned that I didn't like that house very much?) Anyway, despite our house's relatively new and good condition, lately I've been wanting to do things to it. What kinds of things? I want to get new garage doors, those pretty ones with decorative handles and windows. Our house (unfortunately) has prominent garage doors so they might as well be pretty, right? I want to get all new window treatments for the living room (where there are eight different windows), and replace our five bookshelves with taller, nicer ones to hold more books. I also want to remodel our laundry room/mudroom, and build a set of stairs from our screened-in porch down to the backyard. I place the blame for all of this mostly on one thing: Pinterest.
Classy garage doors
Mudroom and Laundry room ideas
New window treatments
Thanks for sowing the seeds of discontent, Pinterest! :-)
3. I went through all of my summer pictures this week and organized them into files for blog posts and other things. Some of them turned out really well but I was disappointed in the quality of many of them. They weren't as clear and as sharp as my pictures usually are. I think my camera is getting old and that I need to replace it. Several things on it aren't working like they used to. It's a Canon Digital Rebel DSLR that has been heavily used over the last five years in many different locales. So I'm in the market for a new, easy-to-use (there it is again!), relatively compact DSLR. Any recommendations?
4. John started second grade about a month ago and he's had hardly any homework so far. This is a big change from last year, when it started pretty quickly. I'm loving it. I feel like we're getting away with something! I hope it lasts. It's so nice to just relax and do our own thing after school.
5. As much as I love summer, I'm glad that fall is in the air. Mostly because I can drink a mug of cocoa topped with mini marshmallows and a dollop of whipped cream every day now. I'm serious--that is one of my favorite things about fall and it helps to soften the blow of summer's end!
Have a great weekend!