its about time i made another treasury…and today it is all about sugar bowls and spice canisters.
can you believe THANKSGIVING is a week away?! matt and i don't have any plans for dinner in particular. he has a lot of work to do so i'm going to make some kind of nice meal and we will probably watch a movie that night. the day afterwards we are taking Carleigh to the Outer Banks for the first time. should be a sight! i'll post photos. :)
here is a wee summary of what i've been doing since we moved to Murfreesboro, NC at the end of July.
i'm on hiatus for a few months until matt and i get settled in NC.
wish us luck!
yesterday was our first day of summer-like heat and humidity. i think it was 84 with over 70% humidity. it felt like 94. i could feel my body trying to adjust to the change in temperature. around midday we took the dog for a walk and matt kept commenting on how slowly i walk when i'm hot. i can't help it! i just don't have the oomph to go any faster.
actually, there are a lot of things i do differently in the summertime. i take at least two showers a day, i eat and cook foods you don't have to heat, i wear contacts most days, and i wear less heavy jewelry.
that last one is something i could make a treasury from. so i did. lightweight, sweaty body, summer friendly jewelry. :)
so this photo describes what happened the last time i made kale salad. make this you will not regret it.
basically, we discovered Carliegh's love of kale. every piece i was trimming she was losing her mind over. the other day matt and i said that Carliegh's ideal meal would be a bowl of carrots, kale, peanut butter and sweet potatoes. such a healthy dog!
you can come out and see me at two events this weekend. on saturday we'll be at the Brewerytown Spring Festival which is at least twice as large as it was last year. on sunday we'll be at the Punk Rock Flea Market from 10-5! see you soon!
to continue the mother's day weekend theme for a few more days, let me tell you about irises in my family.
my paternal great grandmother, Cinderella Priscilla Odom (née Overall) was a Tennessee state champion iris award winner. she had rows and rows of the flowers that i remember having to be very careful around when i was a kid. she even hosted an iris show at her farm outside of Murfreesboro, TN that people from all over the nation came to. because of my mom's interest in gardening and flowers, Cinderella and my mom became very close and i remember walking into the greenhouse and the two of them giggling over flower pots.
so when Cinderella passed away, my mom became the iris-bearer in the family. the deep purple color, called black, has always been my favorite. though i've always associated the lighter lavender and yellow colors with my mom. in part maybe because so much of her wardrobe is lavender and violet. she sent me a dozen or so bulbs when we moved into our house and i planted them last fall per her instructions (handed down from Cinderella). in the last week or so, some buds have shown up and the sense of pride i have for these little plants seems larger than life. i'm just so thrilled that 1. i kept them alive and 2. they're going to bloom! i'm also proud that i am the fourth generation to grow irises and with a few more years practice i may be able to say that i can grow them well. :)
and because its tuesday, a treasury of irises!
this sunday is mother's day!
while Matt and i would like to spend the day with our moms, we live at least 10 hours from both of them. :(
so i'm spending the weekend being a mom to my fur children. saturday we're spending the day in Collegeville, PA at a massive australian shepherd picnic. its the annual meetup for New Spirit 4 Aussie Rescue, where we got Carliegh from. its rain or shine and it should be pretty amazing. 50+ dogs and at least that many humans getting together for a day of fun. sunday we will spend hanging out with Gwenevere, doing what cats do.
what are you doing this weekend?