Don't look now, but today is the last day of July.
We are making serious headway on some of our summer projects around the house, but we also suddenly don't have a whole lot of time left to enjoy the summer. We spent most of the weekend swimming somewhere in the sunshine, while taking turns painting the decks. Sam hammered out the front and the side porches. The kids "helped" for a few minutes out back, but I did the bulk of this one by myself.
When I took this photo, Reed was stuck inside in time out. Can you see him?
No, no. Go WITH the grain, bud.
This morning, Sam took Jackson and the kids hiking while I finished staining the back deck, while drinking a lot of good coffee, and listening to NPR. It was awesome. I truly found it to be so relaxing.
We have a little more work to do before I can do "before" and "after" pics, but we are close.
Not much else to report. I still feel great. I got my referral to the allergist, but that will be a while. I went on a fantastic bike ride tonight after it had totally cooled down and the light was all warm and glowy. I am dealing with the fact that I washed my cell phone in the washing machine on Friday night. It's, um, not working.
Lastly, here is a look back at my last race...
3 tiny photos of the triathlon.
When overheard talking about my next race, next weekend's Beach to Beacon:
Skyler: "Mom, how long is the race?"
Me: "6.2 miles"
Skyler: "6 miles? That's nothing for you, Mom. That should take you no time at all."
That's the plan, kid!