Saturday, April 23, 2016

Catch Up

My mamaw said that I needed to be blogging more, so here I am! This past few weeks has been crazy for me. Lots of work at night and on the weekend! It always gets to be this way in April and then quiets down after graduation. 

Here are some of the things that have happened:

Paul decided to tackle the brush under the back stairs. He popped out all the screws and went to town. It really does look a lot better!

At the last Fondren's First Thursday, we raced toilets. And we had macaws wandering the street. With all of this unbelievable legislation that has happened in the last few weeks, I'm reminded that this is why we stay.

A friend (and former Seattle Dripper) used our space for a cool project. I can't wait to tell you more.

I had book club with my group of girlfriends. We talked about the book Dispatches from Pluto, which was really interesting because I was only one of two native Mississippians in the group. Everyone else is a transplant - Ohio, Texas, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey. They brought an neat perspective to the group, while Kelly and I had our own to help clarify some feelings from the book.

We went to a yard sale last weekend and I found one of my favorite yard sale finds to date - this vase head. It's an old Kalalou/Country Originals "original."

You may remember me talking about Vicksburg in my last post. We went back to 10 South for dinner Friday night. It's such a neat space! It was really windy and by the end we both wished we had brought a jacket!

Here's to the weekend!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Spring Mix

Looking back through my photos, so much has happened in two weeks!

Our friends Morgan and Todd, who eloped in the fall, had a huge weekend to celebrate with family and friends that coincided with the Hal's St. Paddy's Day Parade. We had amazing food over several days and lots of time with friends (a lot of it in their fantastic backyard in Fondren!).

One of my favorite days of the year, Beth Israel's Sisterhood Bazaar. I had to get a taster's plate! Brisket, stuffed cabbage, potato knish, blintz, kugel and carrots.

We got a letter a few weeks ago saying that Paul's storage unit rent was going up. Six months ago we talked about cleaning it out, so it was really time for us to cut that out of our lives. Once we started going through everything, Paul quickly realized he had been holding on to a lot of things that he could part with.

We tackled it and emptied the unit. THEN, went through the process of sorting through everything. Below is the calendar he kept from when he was on a tour for a year, writing every city down where they traveled.

This is just a sample of the boxes!

Another reason to get rid of the storage unit payment: I got a new car! It's been so exciting to drive. I didn't know how much I would appreciate being higher off the ground.

With a new ride on our hands, we spontaneously took a trip to Vicksburg to a restaurant on the roof of a tall building next to the Mississippi River - 10 South. The food was excellent!

This weekend we had Zippity Doo Dah events, including us having a garage sale at our house. Mom, MG and I are definitely glad to have a lot of stuff out of our lives after that.

Another fun aspect to the weekend is that a car is always given away by our friends at Patty Peck Honda. Our friend Ashley was one of the key finalist this year and she has been so obsessed with this car. We went bowling the weekend before and she was convinced she was going to win. I told her that there was a chance that she wouldn't get it and we couldn't rig it for her. Y'all, SHE WON. She was the first person to try to open the box with her key and it worked. We were shocked!

I think she was about the time she was calling and saying, "Ummm... dad... I won that car."

The weather was perfect and the parade was so much fun. 

Now, for a day to myself with a book! I'm excited for some time to unplug.


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