When I left you last, I ended with the picturesque shot of spring coming to the land. It was a slow spring and 27 days later, I was able to break out of my winter boots into something more fun.
Two days later, I was back in winter boots.
Day 52 Day 79
|Signs of spring: water channels|
|Cool kicks bringing in spring!|
It is now happily spring, loping towards summer, and I couldn't be happier with the warm weather gracing our presence again.
The house had started to take shape in the first 50 days and continues to edge towards completion. Our move in date was this weekend, but while our belongings and tenants (hi Sister-wife!) are in, we are not yet.
Here it is starting to shape up into a real house -- inside and out.
Day 56 Day 88
|WE HAVE DRYWALL!!|
|We have siding!|
I'm in love with the interior, the exterior, the possibilities of decorating each room to my exact liking. I am impatient, but happy with what will be awesome eventually.
|Reminding myself why the house is worth the wait|
Day 97 Day 99
|The backsplash as it is installed|
|Fireplace stone is in!|
My dog, my companion
I have been thankful everyday for my silly little dog. On days when I am grumpy, sad, hurt, or happy as all heck, he is there making every day better. When he got hurt this spring, it made me realize how much I relied on him just for snuggles alone.
Day 60 Day 74
|My cuddle bug.|
|Morning cuddles with my puppy|
A few weeks rest and he was back to his old self. Trouble.
|The dog busied himself while I did outdoor yoga|
Keeping busyI started yoga in April and found a way to centre, re-focus, and get my body healthier. After my back injury in March, it was exactly what I needed.
Day 69 Day 70
|First day at yoga class!|
|View from the yoga studio|
I have continued to enjoy hanging out with Lil E as often as I can. I love watching her go from baby, to not-a-baby, to little person. She's a hoot and I am thrilled to watch her grow up!
|Lunch w my favourite toddler|
|Lil E wearing the sweater I made her|
New animal friends, continued travels, and surprise presents
I did have great interactions with two animals named Stella.
One, the cat Stella, my office mate and I rescued. She was tiny and starving, but she flourished in cat foster care and will be causing all manners of mischief with her new family soon.
The second, french bulldog Stella, is the dog of my friend. She is ridiculous and has painted nails. I love her wrinkles.
Day 73 Day 92
|Stella the rescue cat!|
|The wrinkles on this dog|
I travelled back to Melfort area a couple of times. Once I got stuck in the mud, the other I enjoyed the skies as I made it home before the storm.
Day 77 Day 95
|My knight in shining tow truck|
|Good scenery on a boring highway|
After joking that I would need to try and convince The Guy to buy this print for me, he actually went and surprised me with it weeks later.
|My new painting!|
Then, last week a friend - for whom I made a hat this winter - sent me the greatest thank you gift! Home-made quilted coasters and a little wall hanging!
|Great gift in the mail from a new friend|
All in all, it's been a great 100 (well, 120) days.
|Wearing purple for my friend, Dawsyn,|
in honour of Seizure Awareness Day.