Life Lately // 5
Beans from scratch that turned into a delicious lemony kale soup.
My dad got married and I have a new step-mom! Go, dad!
Pinned it and did it: dotty pedicure. I promise to stop showing pictures of my feet now.
My friends, April and John, had a wedding Part Two (they eloped in Hawaii in February). Awesome time: beautiful outdoor setting at a nursery/sculpture garden, Nicky played Ring of Fire as April walked up the aisle, great food, photo booth, a fire dancer, and floating lanterns! April and John should have a wedding Part Three!
In other news . . .
We saw Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes play an outdoor show, and it was perfection. On deck: Basilica Block Party where we’ll be seeing The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, and Fitz & the Tantrums (if you’re in the TC, we should meet up!), and Boats & Bluegrass. Wee-hoo!
And now, if you have made it this far, I just have a few things I’d like to share. I am not gonna lie – I have been feeling very overwhelmed lately. Our schedule is so crammed full of stuff that I really don’t have a whole lot of time to myself to craft, draw, or write. The fact that my job is a stressful sit-at-a-computer-all-day type deal makes it even more difficult to get motivated to write and post. I feel creatively drained right now and find it hard to enjoy blogging (because that cuts into very rare alone time with Nicky), and hard to enjoy down-time (because I feel like I should be blogging). I need time to relax, time to clean the house, time to work on the shop and my own projects, time to exercise, time to enjoy what’s left of summer!
So, I hope you’ll bear with me as I take things slow here – I won’t vanish completely, but posting will be very sporadic and probably far-between until summer is over. I think giving myself permission to lay off a little bit will allow some space for more creative awesomeness to come in, and once autumn hits I’ll be (I hope) rested and ready to go!
Have a great holiday week, and I’ll see you around soon! Later, gators! ♥