Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Instead of blogging...

I've been busy doing!  I haven't posted anything since Saturday, and each day I keep telling myself to remember to take pictures and post some of the book-related things I've been up to (lots of new books to post, my CueCat scanner review, and a book signing with Maureen Johnson and Sarah Mylnowski), but somehow I've still not gotten around to it.  Tonight, I promise!

Anyway, I thought I'd catch you all up on life at the manse.  It has been incredibly, ridiculously hot.  Which means I've spent a fair amount of time laying around moaning and groaning and wishing I could figure out a way to create a climate control suit that I could wear from the house to my car, which is about the only time I venture outside in the summer.  Luke caught me and Chief trying to escape the heat and napping on the floor the other day.  I love that baby.  He's started his therapy dog training and is doing great.  Dexter is doing agility this round of classes. 

I recently planned and carried out another graduation ceremony.  My boss said it's like I throw a wedding every three months, and I completely agree.  The planning that goes into it is ridiculous and the event itself always wears me out.  And now that I've finished the June graduation, I'll move right into planning the September.  Note to self: for September graduation, don't phone in the cake order - write it down!  They  had a little grammar issue on our reception cake:

And, finally, no pictures yet, but I've been sewing up a storm.  I've redone all of our library throw pillows and made curtains out of canvas drop cloths.  I'm going for a less formal, brighter theme this time around.  I'll post before and afters when I'm done.  I hope to finish adding some color to the curtains this week and finish recovering the gossip bench and the piano bench to match.  I'm also working on the first piece of clothing I've made since my 4-H days in middle school.  I'm making a summer skirt and so far it has been crazy hard.  But I'm approaching the end and hope to have pictures soon!   

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