05 Aug 5 on 5: Summertime Blues
and greens, and pinks, and purples …
oh, hello summer.
I’ve been too busy enjoying the heat and life in general that I turned around the other day and it was August. August!
How in the world did that happen.
Summer has an annoying habit of flying by much too quickly.
June is always a whirlwind of activity around here with birthdays and anniversaries and general summertime fun. This year was no exception. Husband and I celebrated our 11th anniversary quietly BBQ’ing everything in sight and stuffing ourselves silly with roasted beast and chocolate. He turned another year older and collected some Father’s Day gifts as well. June is a pretty good month for him.
And my girl. Well, she went and turned 21.
Nobody said she was allowed to do that.
The hurried June days gave way to July. I turned lazy in the heat, not venturing too far from home.
And my garden grew luscious.
My girl was taking a few classes in the City, and I was happy for the time spent with her. Toronto is always fabulous. Almost fabulous enough to make me want to move back there.
It hasn’t rained much, but when it did, I was happy to curl up on the couch, listen to the raindrops hitting my windows and just relax. There’s been a LOT of relaxing going on around here.
In between all of this I did a few other things,
Bought a new-to-me 2014 Honda Civic Coupe and I looooooove her.
Packed up our entire work office and moved it to my side of town. I’m closer to work and our new space is spacious and full of light.
Slapped a new roof on our house.
Shot a prom session with a fantastically cute couple.
Two words – RIB FEST. Deeeeelicious. And a visit from northern friends. Awesome.
Tuned up my bicycle and actually got on the damn thing. I do love biking.
Had visits from various family members.
Enjoyed a few backyard fires.
And sunsets. Always, sunsets.
My good friend Maureen is up next, showcasing her favourites for this month’s 5 on 5. I’d LOVE it if you would go stop by her blog and show her some love. She’s an amazing person and a talented photographer, crafter and entrepreneur.