Hello! Did all my fellow Americans have a good fourth? And let’s not forget Canada day for my fellow Canadians! And of course, love all around to those of you living elsewhere!
I used the extra “Saturday” to clean my house from top to bottom and get some yard work done. Whopee!
If you don’t live in Canada or the US, what is a big holiday in your country?
Things are still busy, busy around here but it’s summer, and life is good. Guess what! I got 100% on my Microsoft Word exam! Now we are moving onto Excel and then Powerpoint. It’s amazing all the tricks I’ve learned. I finally feel like I sort of fit in with my computer literate family.
Jax survived neutering like a champ. I knew he would but I still missed that little guy! Here he is on the ride home:
He definitely did not slow down. But luckily, he did not need a cone of shame:
Haha, that one gets me every time! (any UP! fans?)
In fact the last few weeks I’ve been having a problem with him pulling out my newly planted iris bulbs! I think he’s done it at least 3 times! Little stinker! Luckily my iris are tough and have sprouted signs of life despite Jax’s best attempts!
There is no comparison to homegrown tomatoes and this year I finally, FINALLY got my own little tomato plant. We’ll see how it goes:
My house is currently smelling amazing because of this little gem I came across on Pinterest:
Just lemons, vanilla and rosemary simmering on the stove. Apparently it’s a Williams Sonoma secret, so don’t tell!
I made this amazing buffalo pizza, recipe courtesy of Janetha. Holy. Yum. I’m thinking I need to make it again this week.
You can find the recipe here.
So let me tell you my #1 gym pet peeve.
Nope. It’s not grunting. I usually have my headphones on so I don’t hear much anyway.
Or dropping weights really loudly.
Nope. It’s this:
What. The. Heck!
People who don’t clean up after themselves drive me nuts! I don’t understand what is so hard about walking a couple of feet and put them on the rack!
The ones on the left were literally left right in the middle of the floor, so that everyone had to step over/around them. I’m the one who would trip over them if I wasn’t paying attention. They were also 80-90# which is too heavy for me to pick up by myself.
On this same venture to the gym, someone had spilled what looked like Coke (who drinks soda at the gym?) and hadn’t bothered to wipe it up. Since it was the only open bench, I grabbed a towel and wiped it up no problem. Arg! Some people are so lazy!
But at least at the end of it all, I get to come home and snuggle with these guys:
That makes it a little better.
p.s. Look how big Jax is getting!