It’s been a month since my last post and figured it time to update folks on what’s been going on!
First, we saw our first signs of green here!
I celebrated my 38th birthday over sushi, cupcakes and a wonderful evening at the cafe/bookstore with my lovely husband…
The next day we went down to Denver to go to the zoo where we almost melted with the 90 degree weather (it was still snowing up at our house the week before, so we were NOT used to the heat!)
And then we celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary at the end of the month where we were greeted with more snow on a quick weekend trip to Breckenridge (this snow-loving bird was frankly OVER it!)
Since Breckenridge is only a little over an hour away, we typically go for day trips, but decided to go for a couple days so we could spend some time enjoying the restaurants and still bring our pups with us.
Bum news is that I threw my back out on the first morning there trying to wrangle an escapee pug back into our hotel room and well…our trip kind of went bust. However, sitting was comfortable so we did driving tours of the area since I couldn’t walk much (or even stand upright!) and were able to see more of the mountain area surrounding the quaint main street of this ski town.
Our anniversary dinner was replaced by room service where I could be in the comfort of PJs and our hotel room and the next day we left early and took the scenic drive back home, taking Loveland Pass and passing a still-operating ski resort (yes, this was June 1st!).
Aside from that, we’ve been focused on house projects again, including having 21 tons of rock delivered to our house; after a year of flip-flopping on whether or not to list our house for sale, we finally decided to give it a go and can no longer use our “mountain landscaping” excuse if we are to create curb appeal!
Unfortunately, I’ve been on hold with these projects all week while I wait for my back to heal (I can stand now thanks to a little help from the chiropractor!).
I haven’t painted in weeks and this is what my art table looks like since I last created…crowded! I have TONS of ideas and themes I want to explore, I just have been so busy with my supplies shop during the day (it’s gone seriously gang-buster lately and while I’m grateful to have steady business/income, it’s definitely cramped my creative time) and then house projects in the evening, well…it just has to be put on hold for a little bit longer.
Though I haven’t created anything new in a while, I do have some material that I created a little while ago that I haven’t shared, so here’s a peek into some of this new material using real vintage ephemera (not photocopies).
Can you tell I’m getting a bit homesick for the ocean?
We also had some bad news with one of our pups, Peanut, who had surgery this week to remove a suspicious mass on her leg. It’s being sent to a lab to determine if it’s malignant or benign so we’re hoping for the best. If you’ve been a follower of this blog, you know that we had to put our oldest pup down in January, so we’re really hoping and praying that all is well with our sweet girl. Appreciate you sending out good vibes for her as well!
Thanks all…hope you’re having a good start to the month!
Don’t forget to make time for some fun!