This month's link-up with Sheaffer and Shay is going to be short, if not necessarily sweet. It's just been that kind of month.
What I'm Eating
I've mentioned it a time or two recently, but, in case you missed it; Hugh got himself a Blackstone. He's been cooking up a storm on the thing and I'm enjoying the break from Head Chef duty while serving as a pretty competent sous chef.
What I'm Reminiscing About
As my childhood home goes on the market and we begin the process of winnowing out Mom's possessions; I am honestly trying really hard not to get overly reminiscent or sentimental. It's my only self-defense.
What I'm Loving
I got a new mini fridge for the porch. It's retro and adorable and blue.
What I've Been Up To
The Newlyweds and I attended a flower arranging class. There was wine. It was awesome.
What I've Been Working On
Phoebe came to town and I dusted off my camera to take Senior pictures of her middle child. The fact that said middle child is now a senior in high school makes me feel like an old lady. That's no bueno, but, the pictures were great!
What I'm Dreading
I'm getting my hair done later this afternoon. Why am I dreading this? Because we are going to start transitioning me to gray, which, let's be honest; I already am underneath alllll the dye. I have no idea how my hairdresser is going to accomplish this without me looking like a a bad remake of that guy from the crypt, but, I'll be sure to keep you posted.
What I'm Excited About
Fall is right around the corner! I'm excited to have Mom here on a permanent basis; she's going to enjoy doing all the fun Autumn stuff with me, I just know it.
What I'm Watching
I binge-watched the first two seasons of Why Women Kill on Prime and I loved them both. They were funny, well written, fabulously acted, and the costumes and sets were on point! Chef's kiss!
What I'm Reading
I actually read a book again this month! This summer's Elin Hilderbrand offering is The Hotel Nantucket; it was another hit for me. At this point, I don't think a summer would be complete without a Hilderbrand in hand.
What I'm Listening To
Boomer dog is licking his paw in a most distracting manner. Dog's are weird.
What I'm Wearing
More cute shoes! At this point, I could probably start an Only Fans of my feet for perverts who are into that thing. Or, for women of a certain age who like shoes. Either business model would work.
What I'm Doing This Weekend
Hugh and I are flying to Las Vegas to celebrate both our 29th anniversary and the long Labor Day weekend. We're staying at The Venetian, taking in a show, spending some time pool-side, and, hopefully, having a great time. It will kick off a month of very full weekends, so I hope we also find some time to relax and recharge.
What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month
I'm looking forward to having Mom's move over and done with. It's going to be emotionally and physically taxing, but ultimately beneficial for Mom.
Favorite Amazon Find This Month
Hugh and I have been playing checkers on Dad's old game board, but I wanted to learn how to play Carrom on it as well. A lot of the original pieces from the game board were missing, so I was excited to find this set of rings and strikers on Amazon. Now I just need to read the instructions for the game and we will be all set.