So I’m happy! Like ridiculously, insanely happy :)
I’ve done a horrible job of blogging lately my dears..I apologize..I shall attempt to catch up :) Top 10 things you missed in Lemon’s life..
1 – I spent the week babysitting my best friend’s dog. He’s in the middle of finishing his last rotate at med school and needed to be able to study. So Heidi the Rottweiler and I spent some quality time together. I’ve been keeping Heidi since she was a puppy. Let me tell you..you haven’t met a Daddy’s girl till you meet her. She loves her daddy..she could care less about me lol :) She’s an angel around me if he’s home and Satan’s spawn when he’s not. Little does she know I film her mischievousness and send it to her daddy! This week she successfully chewed 4 plastic planters to pieces and killed a frog. While I was hanging out with Heidi, I had some time to crank out some more bangles for the shop! Here’s a preview of some that will be listed soon.
2 – I’ve been working on my tan..and failing miserably. I fell asleep on the float in the pool only to roll off of it into the water..talk about having a sputter moment. Thankfully, I was only in the shallow end :)
3 – CHARLOTTE!! Not the city..the dog :) In case you haven’t figured out yet..I love to dog sit. I’m crazy about dogs..I can’t really stand cats..but I LOVE LOVE LOVE a dog. Charlotte and I went for some adventures this past weekend. She went on her first run with me. She successfully hunted up a dead possum, dead bird, dead squirrel and a dead cat..so apparently her nose is working just fine..
4 – I’ve lost weight..I have been really stressed the last 4 weeks and the scales were letting me know. I’m an emotional eater. I’ll confess..I use food to placate myself in situations I can’t control…which only makes life worse. I hadn’t been able to get my runs in which was only adding to my being stressed out..But! In the last two weeks I’ve dropped 12.5 lbs. It’s amazing what eating properly and getting sleep will do for you :) I’m running again and I can tell you my runs feel better than ever.
5 – It’s blueberry season on our farm. I’ve been picking them and picking them..so many blueberries! Mom and I had fun Sunday afternoon chatting and picking away :)
6 – I spent the 4th of July night doing absolutely nothing and it was fabulous..Charlotte and I hung out at the house and watched Christmas movies on the Hallmark Chanel (THANK YOU HALLMARK!!!). She did not like the fireworks at all. She hid in her crate most of the night or buried her head under my shoulder..it was kind of cute. I made her some popcorn to help ease her distress. It’s one of her favorite foods :) We also made some organic dog/people oatmeal cookies. I substituted applesauce in hers and used Greek yogurt in mine. She loved them!!! She hasn’t been eating the past two weeks..I think the heat overwhelms her. But she ate most of her treats :) I even got her to eat some of her dog food. Made me feel a little bit better that she was eating.
7 – I BOUGHT A HOUSE! For those of you who have been following my journey into home ownership you can sigh a sigh of relief. It’s been such an uphill battle! But I have no doubt in my mind that this is the house I was supposed to buy. The more the owner and I talked at the closing the more it clarified that God had brought me to this house. The Wilson’s lived in this house for 40 years :) I’m proud to call their home my new home. There is a sense of love when you walk into the house. I can feel the years of happiness they spent there. We closed on my house July 3rd at about 7pm. I’m so thankful for a lawyer and seller who were patient enough to turn this girl’s dream into a reality. Buying a house was one of the top five things on my 30 before 30 list :) It’s a huge step for me and one I’m quite proud of. There aren’t too many people in their mid-2o’s who can say they own a house. I spent the weekend ripping up carpet to get to original hardwood floors. I was worried about what shape they would be in but they were in fabulous shape! God is good! All I’m going to have to do is lightly sand them and apply a new top coat :) I started removing the wallpaper in my bathroom so hopefully I’ll wrap that up this week!
It’s so exciting. I finally feel like I have roots..which is a HUGE thing for this nomad girl. I’ve moved 24 times in 26 years. This move will be #25..and hopefully the last for a while. It’s hard for me to relate to people who haven’t traveled a lot or lived in one place their entire lives. I’m starting to make new friends and get involved in the community. So life is good :)
8 – My favorite boy is home…ahhh…he makes my cardiac muscle pump blood through my vascular system really quickly. I’ve missed him! He’s been super busy with school so we haven’t gotten to talk a lot. He popped into Starbucks Sunday night as the girls and I were hanging out after church. Thankfully, he joined us and got to meet two of my dearest friends. It was a little awkward but the girls made it a ton of fun! We talked until Starbucks closed :) Typical for us. He wanted to see my new house so we drove over to have a look. I was a little nervous because I really wanted him to like it. AND HE DID! Made my heart happy to have his approval :)
9 – I started making stuff again :) I’ve been going through a creative lul lately..most likely due to all of the stress…but I’ve started working with wire and I love it. My dear friend has a bangle business and she was kind enough to show me how to make some! I’ve been whipping them up left and right. It feels good to make things. Check them out in my Etsy shop! https://www.etsy.com/shop/LemonRainDrop I’ll be adding some more this week. I also do custom orders! If you have something in mind let me know :) I’d love to make a bangle for you!
10 – I wrestled goats :) We share a back pasture with our neighbor whose donkeys & goats I was watching this week. 3 momma goats gave birth to some little hooligans. One of them made a mad escape Tuesday night and it was quite the comedy watching my other neighbor and myself chase the little rascal down. It took us 40 minutes to catch the little booger but we did :) I will say I was glad he got out..because he ran allllllll the way around the fence and I found a momma goat who had gotten caught. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence and she got her thick skull stuck. Needless to say..the baby goat earned a name..we’re calling him Houdini :)
So that’s my life in a nut shell :)
What have all of you been up too? Fill me in!
One Tan Lined Sore Lemon