A couple of days ago, we went to the baseball game (KC Royals vs MN Twins). As we were walking in I said "Wait, I have to take a picture, this is one of the most exciting things I've done this summer."
Sad to say, but my life is borrrrring, and apparently I like it like that.
Other highlights of the summer:
Going to the pre-grand opening party of Scheels, which is sort of a sporting goods store and more. It's like a cross between a shopping mall and Disneyland. Yes, I said sporting goods, not antiques. My bikeman husband works there. He (along with a lot of other people) spent many many hours getting the 220,000 square foot store ready to open, so it was exciting to the results.
Another highlight of my summer- participating in the Leintz Family Reunion Talent Show.
As far as I can tell, I spent the rest of the summer packing, sorting, rearranging and removing all the STUFF in my overcrowded living room so I could get it empty to make room for a new floor.
I love my new floor, it's from a collection called Antique Relics, and it's "pre-distressed"- in other words, if you scratch or scuff the floor, it fits right in.
I wish I had a "before" picture of my living room. It's a big room, and it was packed to the rafters. Not like an episode of Hoarders, but every surface covered, no empty space on the walls.
About a year ago I posted this on Facebook:
Home from my first ever visit to IKEA. I want to empty my shelves, clear my tables, get rid of my mismatched multi century furniture and go clean and Swedish. If I sit down for a few minutes and think about it, I'll realize how much work that would be and the idea will pass.
But I think it really has happened. My living room has two Ikea chairs, one Ikea stool...
...one Ikea couch that looks like someone has been sleeping on it...
...and this cabinet that Karla painted for me twelve years ago, the last time I got new flooring.
My living room looks very empty- even a model house would have more in than my living room. I just don't seem to be able to redecorate.
The urge to decorate will return, I'm sure. In the mean time, I'll just be luxuriating as I listen to the echos in my empty living room.
So, in summary: very low key summer, really boring house.
I'm so boring, I really don't deserve a blog; and yet, I keep plugging away.