Hey ya’ll! It’s Friday! I hope you’ve had an amazing week so far.
This has been my last semi-mellow week before gearing back up for the return to school of my teenagers. The next three weeks will slowly become filled with dental cleanings, orthodontist trips, doctor check-ups, sports physicals, haircuts, clothes shopping, business days at the school, and whatever else needs crammed into that space. Plus, Miss Sunshine starts back to soccer practice and Big Mr. has Senior year portraits.
So on to some of my faves for the week!
I mentioned that the deck was in worse repair than we had originally anticipated. The original build had attached it to the house without flashing so the siding was becoming rotted and the support beams also had rot. We decided to follow the same pattern of the prior entry with each level running the boards in the opposite direction. I liked the feeling of movement that it creates. I’ve finally picked the style of railing that I want and am pretty sure what color I want….stay tuned.
You can see that it’s been rainy! As much as I’m not a fan of soggy days, we’ve really needed it. What little grass I have was beginning to turn brown.
A combination lock?! Yep!
The lock represents a growth outside of my comfort zone. I’ve been wanting to go into the steam room at my gym… forever. I’ve been wanting to see if I feel any of the detoxification benefits that I read about. However, I’m not comfortable trying new things alone. So time passed…a lot of time. And then, it’s was like “well I need to lock up my bag and keys” and more time passed. Finally, I decided that my desire to try out the steam room outweighed my fear of going it alone. So I bought a lock and Wednesday after my Pilates class, I went into that dang steam room.
And even though it seems kind of silly, it’s just a steam room, to me it represented more than that. It was me realizing that if I want to do something then I should just figure out a way to do it. Alone or not. And that to me was a giant victory.
So this is what I plan to watch soon. Beauty and the Beast. Have you seen it? I’ve heard wonderful things about it and am finally getting around to watching it.
Speaking of watching things…anyone else a Game of Thrones fan? No spoilers here, but the hubby and I love this show.
So “black thumb” Amy is ready for another attempt at plant growing.
I’ve also scoured out one spot that I think may get enough sun to attempt some herbs or easy veggies. I’m planning to try to grow them in pots before I commit to turning the space into raised beds.
I also want to add some flowers to the entry and would like to add some more indoor plants. Indoors I prefer plants that do double duty…looking lovely and cleaning the air.
Do you have any favorite indoor plants?
Speaking of clearing the air…
I’ve been on a major decluttering spree this week.
One of those decluttered spaces is this small angled room upstairs that I plan to turn into my office. We took out the bed and nightstand that we had in there and the additional things that Miss Sunshine decided to store in there.
My desk has been in there since we moved in 3 1/2 years ago and yet I’ve never embraced the space. I usually take over one end of the dining room table.
In my vision for a minimalistic home, I see a clean dining room table. And so, I am attempting to embrace the office.
One of the ways I plan to do that is by smudging the room.
Hence the sage bundle.
I have a few other things that I want for the space to complete it and am not sure if I will smudge it before or after that.
I plan to continue decluttering and keep moving toward simplicity in the coming weeks. I’m hoping to complete the removal of the unwanted prior to my birthday in September.
I’d like to end my 30’s refreshed and ready for whatever may come my way.
The song I chose this week, I found over the weekend in the “suggested for you” section of my YouTube. And then I heard it a few days ago on the TV while Miss Sunshine was watching So You Think You Can Dance. Have you ever watched that show? It’s my favorite summertime show.
I love dance…even though I have no rhythm.
According to the artist’s comment the video represents the harm we do. We harm ourselves when we harm others. It also reflects the re-birth of a forgiven conscience.
I hope you go into and through the weekend with kind words upon your lips and landing sweetly in your ears.
Let your light shine!