Well good morning!
A link from Amanda this morning means many new faces here that I wasn't expecting. Welcome shiny new people! I'm so glad you're here.
This weekend - like most - was good-busy and full of blessings. We worked hard, we played joyfully, and we saw progress.
Some highlights were...
Simplification : : I've been on this kick for a while. But this weekend I took on a space I've been avoiding for five years. My closet floor. And I won! I see actual carpet in there. (Not just craft supplies and drywall screws.) Success!
Knitting : : I cast off my shawl! I can't adequately express how much I love this pattern. I'll share photos of the final project as soon as I weave in the tails. Bring it on, September. I'm ready.
Garden : : Not only did Pete and I haul a truckload of weeds out of the garden (We'd been neglectful. What can I say?) we also harvested some amazing beans. We planted Red Yard Long Noodle Beans this year. They are insane. Almost as long as my arm and staying purple when cooked, I am hooked. From now on we'll plant at least one mind-blowingly weird crop each season. Because these? Are crazy. And awesome.
Entitlement : : The experment to peacefully banish entitlement is off to an impressive start. They are empowered and I see confidence building. Together we've spent hours doing yardwork, canning applesauce, and keeping house. And guess what? They love it. More on that later in the week!
Happy Monday everyone.