Did you guys miss me last week? Or not so much? I missed you! But it also really felt good not having to worry about what to write. Actually really good! And I was MIA from the blog commenting too. Sorry!!! I get such an incredible guilt trip because I don’t want my fellow bloggers to think that I don’t care anymore or that I’m too cool for school. The truth is that visiting and commenting on my friends’ blogs takes up such a huge portion of my day that I needed some time to step back and get some things done. I didn’t get nearly as much stuff done as I wanted to but at least some of it got crossed off.
I’m not going to list all the things that I have to do because some of them are private matters and also behind the scene blogging stuff that completely overwhelms me at times. Like the business side of things. I just want to crawl in a hole and hide rather than deal with this stuff but it needs to get done somehow.
Today we are off to New York city’s German consulate for my son’s new passport. He needs to get fingerprinted and just gathering all the paperwork for this trip was kind of ridiculous. I’m always sweating bullets because I’m afraid I missed something. The German government doesn’t make these things easy for you, that’s for sure!
Anyways, I want to just write about a bunch of things today. For example our yard! It’s a mess after this terribly long winter and there is so much to do. If you have seen our posts from last year than you know that we love our garden but I don’t love going out there right now to get reminded every time of all the things that still need to get done. Ugh!
Staining, staining and staining!!! That’s the key word here and I kind of hate it. It’s so boring.
I hope that my HomeRight sprayer will be able to help me out this year. We never finished last year’s staining.
Get ready for some ugliness, I can’t believe I’m sharing this:
Stopped staining here!
Nice bench, right?
Stopped staining there!
Weeds, weeds and some more weeds in the grass:
Mulching is needed badly and dead grass with muddy spots everywhere:
And check out that grill! Isn’t it sweet?
When I step outside into our yard I get completely overwhelmed right now.
Especially since the hubby told me it’s not a mess at all. I think he needs glasses.
I just want it to magically look like our garden tour again. Click HERE to see it. And did you miss my hubby’s gutter cleaning story last year 🙂 click HERE if you did.
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Some of you have asked about a Monkey (she sounds like a monkey when she meows) a.k.a. porch kitty update. I have received several emails, so I thought besides updating on Instagram all the time, I’d do it on the blog too. (If you are new here and have no clue what I’m taking about then check out THIS POST about her)
Monkey is doing great. She is in the house now most of the time but she still loves heading out every day. Her and my other girls are not fighting and I don’t think they ever had a cat fight. It was a lot of work. They don’t love each other but they can sit next to each other which is really awesome.
My daughter says she needs a more feminine name and says she should be Molly Monkey.
Yeah, I think you can tell that I’m totally in love with her. I adore her little cross-eyed face and sweet nature and she has come such a long way! Four years ago she only came around at night and ran the minute she heard a voice or saw a human. That complete trust and love she has for me melts my heart. I can call her outside and when she hears me she comes running.
My next problem is trying to teach her to use an electronic pet door so she can come and go whenever she wants when we aren’t home.
Our other girls are doing great too though:
I spy my 19 year olds ramp that I built so she can come up and snuggle with me at night.
And if you know someone who wants a cat. We have more strays outside that get dumped by careless pet owners.
This here is Timmy Tumbleweed (how my daughter named him) and he has been around for as long as Monkey.
He needs a home badly because as you can see he isn’t doing too good. I feel terrible for this sweet boy.
He is matted and missing fur everywhere.
And then this one showed up a couple of weeks ago and is really friendly and could use a home too. I really hate humans sometimes and the things they are capable of. A cat that was once a pet is completely helpless when dumped like a piece of trash.
And nobody helps. It all really breaks my heart and just adds to me feeling overwhelmed right now.
So I guess this post was overloaded with cat photos. That’s just me!
I’ve had so much other stuff on my mind lately and like the headline says, I’m overwhelmed. Day by day is the motto here and design is what keeps me going, it truly is.
Besides this, I have been working on a lot of design boards for clients which keeps me really busy on top of everything else. I will share one with you on Wednesday, so stay tuned.