The next part of our trip is up over on our Random Trippers Blog.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks since we got back from our trip, and I can’t believe it’s almost July already. I really can’t believe it’s been almost 3 weeks since our trip… where did the time go? Time to sort through the photos some more and finish our rearranging project as the house is still in a bit of disarray. My motivation has been elsewhere, though, and I think we’re still getting back into the swing of things, and really just wishing we were still on vacation. 😉
The cats have been up to no good…
They now whine rather incessantly to get outside. I suppose I can’t really blame them, though.
Otherwise, it’s milk and cheesecake this week and lots of procrastination… not a bad way to spend the summer.
How can it be Wednesday already?
It was a very busy weekend once we decided to completely rearrange house – well, 3 rooms anyway. Why, you ask? Maybe it was the need of a new project… it just seemed like the right thing to do. We’re still in a bit of disarray, but we’re both happy we decided to take both our office and guest room/game room and combine them into one, in what used to be our very large master bedroom. Sure, we lose some closet space, but it’s a move that makes sense. So, now we have a semi-empty second bedroom to work with once we actually finish moving closets around and purging ourselves of some stuff.
We also got the oil changed in my car on Saturday, which will happen after driving 4500 miles in less than two weeks. While that was being taken care of, we decided to finally visit Cabela’s and pick up a few things to make our camping this summer a little easier, and to get Josh a new fishing rod. I’m really looking forward to camping this year, and so far we have June and July covered, so we’ll have to plan something for August as well, and hopefully more than that. We’ve decided to go camping for our first anniversary, and we’re both looking forward to relaxing for a weekend. We have a boat rented and a site reserved on Lake… something or other, and it shall be glorious.
Otherwise, we also picked up some pretties for our front porch and deck! I should have taken pictures when it wasn’t still gloomy from the rain, but you get the idea for now. 😉 Marigolds galore (my favorite) and a few other bright and cheery flowers that make the front door a tad more inviting and add even more color to our back deck. We are greatly enjoying our fresh lettuce, only there’s almost too much of it! I think we’re going to need to eat two salads a day! :p
Returning from vacation is always so bittersweet. It’s good to sleep in our own bed and the affection we’ve received from the cats shows we were greatly missed, plus our deck garden has greatly perked up while we were away! The peas are beginning to really take off (or are those actually morning glories… guess I forgot which, so it’ll be a surprise!), we have broccoli starting, the first little strawberry is forming, the tomato plant is blossoming, the pepper plants smell like jalepenos, and as you can see the the lettuce has gone nuts.
It’s still very hard to jump back into reality, though. Granted, at least it’s summertime so we have plenty of good weather to enjoy, but what now? We spent months and months planning this trip and it was so nice to have something to look forward to. It looks like we’ll just have to start planning another adventure, and we have a few in mind. Time will tell, and in the meantime, we have plenty of time left this summer to go on drives, camping, and whatever else we decide to pass the time.
In the meantime, we’ve started recapping our trip on our Random Trippers blog.