Benjamin was gone for a few days last week and friends often ask if I ever get bored when he’s gone. Truthfully, it’s a great time for me to be lazy and productive at the same time. I binge watch a lot, work a lot, and I get super messy when he’s gone and then I clean up my tornado mess right before he gets home! It’s the strangest thing, that I get more done – laundry, cleaning, managing the house, work, organizing, because he’s not around to “play” with me.
I think when he’s home I just want to hang out and talk and play. We both work from home and we’re always interrupting each other’s work, lol. But it’s also so fun and I tell him we’re quite lucky that at the end of our life we’ll probably have spent more time together than most couples.
I have learned that blog photoshoots are reserved for the weekend which also makes planning for it easier.
I cannot believe it’s going to be fall soon. I can’t wait, for the cooler weather, holidays, oh and my birthday. Altho I have to admit I don’t feel like I’m getting older, I kind of feel like I’m reverse aging. I am having so much fun I just don’t think my age lines up with how I feel, and then I think, does that really matter? It shouldn’t. I’m determined to set an example and bury the notion that age even matters. Because if I were 25 again I certainly would love my energy but I wouldn’t have all the riches I have now – deeper friendships, a great house, a mature (haha) mind, the mentality of being ready to be a wife.
I asked Benjamin if he can believe we’re adults. This conversation might prove that I am aging backwards, LOL. I was like, can you believe we’re here. We own a house, we’re making grown up decisions, our friends are raising little human beings? He’s like, ummmm, yeah. Sometimes I think it’s unreal – but what I think I’m trying to say is that we got here so quickly.
I mentioned I fell in love with “Anne with an E” on Netflix, the Anne of Green Gables story. I’m watching both seasons again I just love it so much. I will probably watch it a third time. I now want to go to Canada and visit the house that inspired the book. Anyone want to come with?
I have an electrician coming this week to install all the outlets I need for the office closet. Everything is moved out of there and pretty much looking like chaos. The install isn’t for a few more weeks but I figured why not get a head start on cleaning it out.
I have my own Michaels Arts + Craft store in my house which makes tasing the tools and paints difficult, I never know when I might need it. I also have crochet and knitting needles, for that phase I went through and I don’t think I’ll be picking it back up again. I made all my cute little knit hats and loved it but I think I’m done and I can buy the sweet homemade hats on Etsy :)
Remember when I painted the fence with red hearts? (Old photo) And also when I had the bunny area? Benjamin painted over the hearts when he gave it a fresh coat. I think I want to paint them back on. What do you think?
Maybe I’ll do different colors. That’s one of the million reasons why I love about living in an older home.
Oh and that Green Gables home, heavenly. It makes me want travel again and get lost. I just bought this shirt I’m going to wear when I’m wandering around this fall. It’s nice to have so much to look forward to this fall, and I dream of learning how to make stews, working on the home expansion and hosting more parties, and of course, gardening!!!!!!!!!
I plan on focusing more on home and garden this fall. It has to be fall since that’s when I can venture more outside. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead! Mondays are my favorite!
Makeup and hair: Lizzy Marsh