I ran across one of those sentence-a-day journals in Barnes & Noble today and it gave me a thought that I could, at the very least, do that. Maybe it would help me create a habit of blogging. Just one sentence a day. If I had done this yesterday, my sentence would have gone something like ... Read More about One sentence required and I don’t heart Antioch.
Started the day off with this for breakfast and a little Frankie & Grace. Season 2 is out on Netflix. Love this show. My tuna sandwich has celery, cucumber, cilantro, lettuce and sriracha on lightly toasted white whole wheat bread. My current food obsession. I decided to take Eliza ... Read More about Toro Park and Tenacious M
Typically, I'm not a big fan of my birthday or holidays where other people feel forced to pay attention to me (like Valentine's Day, meh). That sort of thing shouldn't be forced. Except for today. Sometimes I like it when people feel like they have to treat me extra special. I really enjoyed saying ... Read More about Mother’s Day a.k.a. “Me Me Me Day”!
There are five more days of the Backyard Project that I need to post. It became so exhausting that I put it on the side for now. By Saturday my thighs burned if I squatted for more than 10 seconds and my right arm wouldn't cooperate. And there will still two more days at that point. It felt ... Read More about A New Run Plan and the Best Chocolate Raisins
I wasn't here for the first few hours of work because I went to the library for my volunteer hours. When I got back home, my dad showed me what he had found. Another drain! He also thought that maybe the drainage system continued along the other side of the house. This drain cover looks all nice and ... Read More about Backyard Project Day 7 (Wednesday)
We left off Monday planning to find the end of the line and hoping that once we open up the air supply, everything would flow just fine. This picture is terrible, sorry about that. It's hard to take good pictures at the end of day back here because of the setting sun. But you ... Read More about Backyard Project Day 6 (Tuesday)
I'm way behind on posting. The last three days have been exhausting--physically and mentally. I was going to post a multi-day post but it's more exciting if you learn about what happened in pieces, the way we did. On Monday, the plan was to clear out this swamp, grade it, fill with rocks, ... Read More about Backyard Project Day 5 (Monday)
My dad started the stairs/ramp on Day 3. He's meticulous, so it's slow going. This is the progress at the end of Day 4. Here is the area I'm working on. There is will a wall from the adobe brick column in the back to the one in the front. So all that dirt and rocks needs to come out. ... Read More about Backyard Project Day 3 & 4
My dad was able to demolish the stairs today. We noticed a problem--this huge tree root, from a 100+ ft. Monterey Pine, was under the stairs. We had wondered why someone had put stairs here. It's really an awful place and it was huge. Well this is why. Yet another thing about my home that ... Read More about Backyard Makeover Day 2
My dad is here again working on my backyard. It's a sweet deal. Shane and I aren't handy and could never do any of this and my dad is happy to have some work to do instead of being stuck in his apartment. (I get my "work is relaxing" attitude from him.) Honestly, I'm shocked that this is ... Read More about Backyard Makeover Day 1