So, I disappeared last week because our front porch makeover and my family’s visit kept me away from the computer. I can’t wait to take a few photos of our “new” house. In the meantime, here’s what else has been keeping me busy and entertained:
Listening to: This American Life’s ‘Americans in China‘. I might like this segment more than the average person since I’ve spent extensive time in China, but, it’s a great show. Give it a listen when you’re cleaning, cooking or driving.
Thankful for: A new front porch! Shane made us a cute wooden railing, and with the help of my brother and sister-in-law, we now have a re-done porch swing. Jonathan painted our front door red yesterday. We just need to update the hardware and porch light…and maybe get a rug and a pillow but don’t tell that to Jonathan. Pictures to come whenever I get my act together.
Hoping: Colorado’s wildfires stop soon. California will always be my favorite state, but Colorado is really a very close second. It makes me sad to think of it’s beauty being burned away.
Anticipating: This weekend’s stay-here-retreat with the girls in my bible study. It will involve a slumber party, lots of food, candy and tanning. There will probably be trashy tabloids passed around too.
Cooking: Grilled brie sandwiches with a touch of our neighbor’s apricot jam. One word: divine.
Baking: Are you even kidding me? It’s too hot to bake!
Watching: The Olympic swim trials, like, every single night. I almost made an advent calendar to count down for London. I love the games THAT MUCH.
(NOT) Excited about: paying our dental bills after Jonathan and I BOTH get cavities filled next Monday. Lame.
And, you, my friends?