Wednesday Weirdness

For the past month or so, our trees have been filled with birds. They come and go throughout the day. While they are perched in the branches, they are incredibly loud, then suddenly, creepily silent as they all fly away in a cloud. Sometimes the cats go crazy, most the time they barely notice, distracted by their naps and the need to lick themselves.

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Speaking of birds and cats – earlier today a bird flew straight into the window of our house then fell (dead, most likely) in front of one of many stray (or outdoor or extra) cats that hang out in our backyard. He trotted off with the bird in his mouth. Must have thought it was his lucky day.

Things With Which I am Currently Obsessed

Originally, the title of this post was “Things I’m Currently Obsessed With”, but it’s nearing the end of the semester and I’ve been writing far too many academic papers to end a sentence with a preposition.

In two weeks, as deadlines approach far too quickly and my brain turns to mush, my posts will read more like “LOOK AT THIS CAT. THIS CAT. LOOK.” and “food tastes happy i like corn”. What I’m trying to say is, the past few months have been a blur. A stressful, surreal blur. ┬áBut the following things are amazing.

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Fa la la la la la la la la

Not only is this my first Christmas living in the new house, it’s my first Christmas living with Benjamin, and the first year I’ve gotten a REAL tree since moving out of my mom’s house. (That’s 8 years of fake trees, y’all!) We didn’t decorate the outside of our house, but our living room is pretty darn festive.

Behind our beautiful tree, you will see one (of many) set of drapes that I made! Please ignore our hideous couch and focus on our lovely drapes and tree.

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Made it through the “A”s!

Art

Last week we went to Kudzu Antiques, just to browse. We were in the market for a new dresser (which we found at a yard sale!) and a new desk (still looking for one.), but everything at Kudzu is a bit our of our price range, albeit fun to look at.

Asymmetrical

I don’t know why, but it took me days to take a picture of something asymmetrical and feel good about it. I’m ok with this, I guess.

Athletic

Benjamin & his teammates have been taking a beginner course at the track.

Autumn

“Autumn” seemed like a challenge that, like “Asymmetrical” would plague me for days, especially considering it is July. Lucky for me, Hobby Lobby doesn’t waste any time putting out their seasonal decorations.

It took me longer than it should have, but I made it through the “A”s! Tomorrow(ish) I begin on the “B”s.

Until then, a few extras from this week:

Ixie was all about Wimbledon

Typical Afternoon

Quetzal's new favourite place to creep

These "extras" will always be my cats.

I hope you all have a happy & safe holiday weekend!