I spent Monday running errands - library, dentist, grocery shopping - and doing laundry.
The kids didn't have cavities (WOO), but I had one (BOO). I knew about it already so wasn't surprised. I got REALLY lucky though, and didn't need a root canal.
The numbing of my gums left me with a crooked smile though. I wasn't really planning on immortalizing this picture of me, for obvious reasons. Unfortunately, it was the only photo I took that day. It's my Elvis impression.
Those four days of LeakyCon were so
Then as I went to weed around the green beans I was startled by a garden visitor. He's the biggest frog (pretty sure he's a frog) I've seen around here. I coaxed him into the bucket to bring him inside to show the kids and take a picture. Cause that's what you do when you a) have kids and/or b) have a blog and/or c) like to take pictures. Carus then helped me let him go under some bushes near my garden. I would love for him to live in the garden. He'll eat the bad bugs. I haven't seen him since, but still hope he didn't go far.
A photo of the flowers we have sitting on the counter (Carus's dance recital bouquet) that I was messing around with some Photoshop filters with.
4th of July
We usually host friends and family for a BBQ, but Robert wasn't feeling it this year so it was just us. We went to see Despicable Me 2 at the theater and giggled the whole time and then BBQ'd and hung out around here. While Robert and Adam stayed home
Today we went out to the in-laws house. Robert is building them a shed. He and the kids went out a few weeks ago and with Adam's help Robert was able to build, set and level the base and put down the floor and then build and place one wall.
Today Robert, Adam, and Alan built and placed two more walls.
Robert helping Alan get the walls held up just so so that when he nails down the second wall, they are where they are supposed to be and level and all that good stuff.
Adam holding up another spot, and Robert nailing it down and to the existing wall.
Three walls up!
The next day out will be to build the fourth wall with the door in it, and frame up the roof (and possibly start putting on the roof). It's a 6 foot x 8 foot shed (compared to Robert's 8 x 12 shed).
I harvested some garlic this evening. I got 31 heads. And remember that HUGE one I showed you? It's there on the end on the right side. It's bigger in person - about the size of three "normal-sized" heads of garlic.
I'm very glad I've had this vacation time. I needed the break. I feel caught up on my sleep, finished 2-1/2 books (3 by tomorrow morning), went to LeakyCon (seriously, I must find a way to go next year or maybe the year after), met some awesome people and did get some chores done around the house and garden so I feel productive too. I think I'm ready to go back to work.