Monday, July 14, 2008

What a weekend.

I am trying my hardest to stay awake at work today; drifting in between surfing the web and occasionally getting up to get another cup of coffee... and just generally avoiding real work of any kind. It's a shame I just can't get up and go home and save everyone time and money, but alas my ass is planted firmly in the chair until 5pm - it's the plight of the salaried employee.

I had a whirlwind of a weekend - Kara and I flew up to NYC for my cousin Jen's bachelorette party. It was ALOT of fun... we ended up going to the Bon Jovi concert in Central Park, and then barhopping down the street afterward. We only got about 3 hours of sleep and then it was back on the plane and our fun trip was over faster than you can say "drunken debauchery."
Jen, the bride, enjoying the fishbowl drink at Jimmys... or Jim's.... something like that..

But today while I am counting down the minutes down until quittin time, I stumbled upon A fantastic site devoted to people who blog about home renovation. Most are young couples who have bought old houses because they love them (and maybe some were a little naive, like us?) and are keeping the world abreast of the progress. Reading about all these couples and their endless energy made me tired... and a little sad. I think I miss doing projects! It feels funny to say that. Now don't get me wrong - I do NOT miss staying up to midnight trying to get the last little bit o grout all wiped off of the tiles... but I do miss getting involved in something, researching what works for our house, and then when it's all done and installed sitting back and looking at how great it looks! Whatever it may be!

I suppose you could say that "the yard" has become our biggest project yet. But I think we are going to have to put this one on the back burner pretty soon and just try to maintain what we've already got growing. It's getting too hot to work outside on the weekends and the growing season is essentially over here in Florida. Nothing but weeds can withstand the heat. So maybe it's time to start tackling one of the projects that are on my "Someday" list... something inside... where the air conditioner is pumping...

1 comment:

Nathan said...

Oh! Brother Jimmy's! My buddy and I were *thatclose* to getting a fishbowl last time we were there!