"Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are."

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Switching Gears

For the past few months we've been in a pattern of hot, sunny, dry days with the occasional pop-up thunderstorm here and there. 

On the weekends (because that's when we have time) we bust around like crazy people trying to get our outside work finished before 2pm when the heat of the day will really flatten you out. 

We've kept nibbling away on the deck project.

Solar Screen on top of the cedar privacy wall

Every weekend for the past month we've started our day with the "What are we doing to the deck today?" conversation. 

Not too bad for a couple of rookies...Eh?

So it comes as a bit of a surprise to wake up to a cloudy, rainy day.  

We had a misty, drizzly morning as I drove in to do post-ops at work while SM volunteered to go do the grocery shopping.  By the time I made it home around lunchtime, the clouds had parted and the sun was heating things up. 

I thought some grilled sausages might be nice for SM's lunch so I stuck them on low and went to do other things. 

Getting older is fun, have I mentioned that recently? 

Yes...I had a senior moment and forgot all about the sausages until I looked out the window and saw nothing but smoke.  To say that I'd turned those suckers into flaming charcoal briquettes is being kind. 

Thankfully it started raining again before I could get myself into further trouble. 

A nice soft gentle rain.

I sat down in my recliner.
Blink, blink...blink.
And passed out for a nice long nap.

Rainy days are nice sometimes aren't they?


  1. It looks great!
    Yeah, I've burned a couple of things myself, completely forgetting about something on the stove.
    It's a good lesson for me to be in the moment. I have a hard time not multitasking.
    You deserved that nice little nap!

  2. Your yard looks absolutely manicured! Gorgeous . . . right out of a magazine page.

    My latest "senior moment" in the kitchen seems to be serving up something from a pan, pot or skillet, placing the empty cooking receptacle back on the stove and walking away . . . with the burner still ON!! :o(

  3. You two have done an amazing job on your deck! I love the privacy panel - and your garden is so lovely. Senior moments? I'm still trying to figure out why these are called "Golden Years" - I suspect it's all a lie...