8.6

Date: Sunday, August 6: Transfiguration and Matt’s Birthday

Almanac: August 1-9, Scattered T-storms, warm  

Actual Weather: hot, humid. 

Projects Completed: Magnolia in front yard cut down!

Projects In Progress: Continuing to plan landscape and fall garden

Meals Shared:  Matt had an omelette for breakfast, Meredith had toast and a banana, Hummus veggie sandwiches for lunch,  our fave mushroom, bacon, pea pasta for supper

Pic of the day: 

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7.27

Date: Thursday, July 27

Almanac: July 25-31-24 PM T-storms, warm  

Actual Weather: hot, chance of t-storms

Projects Completed: Matt has purged a lot of things around the house, Driveway finished

Projects In Progress: Getting quotes to get down a couple trees in the front yard, planning some landscaping, etc.

Meals Shared:  Breakfast on our own, Hummus BLTs for lunch, Veggie dinner

Pic of the day: Finished Driveway

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7.25

Date: Tuesday, July 25  The Feast of St. James the Apostle

Almanac: July 25-31-24 PM T-storms, warm  

Actual Weather: thick, sticky, and a thunderstorm every afternoon.  It’s been tropical. Minus the ocean breeze.

Projects Completed: Matt cleaned the mudroom and is going through some things in the house to purge.

Projects In Progress: DRIVEWAY.  We decided it was time.

Other things of Note:  Excited that the driveway is going to bring more structure to our front yard.

Meals Shared:  Breakfast on our own, Hummus BLTs for lunch, pizza for dinner.

Pic of the day: Current Driveway state.

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7.19

Date: Wednesday, July 19

Almanac: July 17-24 T-storms inland, sunny hot coast.  

Actual Weather: Warm and humid, high of 89

Projects Completed: Matt put together SJ’s toy box.

Projects In Progress:  looking to buy new furniture and other garden/landscaping projects.

Other things of Note:  SJ has tubes put in her ears today.  There was a lot of waiting around for about 15 minutes of surgery and she was not happy afterwards, but seems to be doing fine now!

Meals Shared:  Because we were misguided on how long it would be for the surgery, none of us had breakfast.  Lunch was Panera, Dinner was Chickfila—you gotta do what you gotta do sometimes.

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7.13

Date: Thursday, July 13

Almanac: July 12-14 Sunny, hot.  

Actual Weather: Still has been very humid and almost every afternoon for the past several days there has been rain/thunder.  Highs in the low-mid 90s.  Summer so far has been wet and kind of mild. 

Projects Completed: Finalizing Matt’s “honey do list” for 2 week furlough

Projects In Progress:  looking to buy new furniture and other garden/landscaping projects.

Other things of Note:  Continuing our membership class with Pastor Burger at Holy Trinity.  Enjoying our time together going through the Lutheran catechism and learning more about God and faith every day.

Meals Shared:  Yogurt for breakfast, chili for Matt and a sandwich for Meredith for lunch,  spaghetti for dinner.

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7.10

Date: Monday, July 10

Almanac: July 4-11 A few storms, warm. 

Actual Weather: Yes.  It’s been very humid and almost every afternoon for the past several days there has been rain/thunder. 

Projects Completed: Meredith made a few soups for freezing, Matt is getting quotes for the driveway. 

Projects In Progress:  looking to buy new furniture.

Other things of note:  Because of the late afternoon/evening storms, the sunsets have been spectacular.  Have not been able to see the Buck Moon, yet because of the clouds but the clouds have been pink and purple at dusk.

Meals Shared: Oatmeal for Matt and Yogurt for Meredith, chicken salad sandwiches for lunch, left over Zoe’s for dinner.

Picture of the Day: 

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6.28

Date: Wednesday, June 28

Almanac: June 20-30 A few t-storms, then sunny, cool

Actual Weather: Warm, sunny, low humidity and upper 80s

Projects Completed: none

Projects In Progress:  still working to finalize/clean the new guest room and office, weeding the garden, planning some front yard/driving things.

Meals Shared: grits for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, summer supper for dinner: beets, beans, corn, zucchini, etc.

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6.26

Date: Monday, June 26 (continuing to be way behind on doing these)

Almanac: June 20-30 A few t-storms, then sunny, cool

Actual Weather: Warm, sunny, low humidity and mid 80s

Projects Completed: Finally got SJ in a big girl room 

Projects In Progress:  working to finalize/clean the new guest room and office, weeding the garden, working on a new garden log–non electronic, just a quick book to jot down daily progress/struggles.

Meals Shared: oatmeal and fruit for lunch, Matt had leftovers and Mere went out with her friend Sara for lunch, Dinner was Bacon, Cucumber and Tomato Hummus Sandwiches.

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6.13

Date: Tuesday, June 13 (getting way behind on doing these)

Almanac: June 11-14 Tropical Storm Threat

Actual Weather: Warm, cloudy and low 90s

Projects Completed: Some cleaning, got SJ a backyard blow up pool! 

Projects In Progress: weeding the garden, shifting some rooms so SJ can get out of the nursery, house organization, working on a new garden log–non electronic, just a quick book to jot down daily progress/struggles.   Also, prepping for the weekend at the Lake!

Meals Shared: sausage & grits for breakfast, black bean soup for Matt for lunch and salad with chicken for Meredith, pasta with  mushroom, lemon and Parmesan for dinner.

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6.4

(Whoops…meant to publish on Sunday and forgot!)

Date: Sunday, June 4–Pentecost

Almanac: June 1-10:  Sunny, Cool, then warm. 

Actual Weather: Humid and 90s

Projects Completed: Sunday–day of rest, got a few things straightened/organized.  Matt and I had some budget and room rearranging discussions and talked about the up coming week. 

Other things of note:  Meredith is getting over her cold, still.  Our Tomatoes in our garden are doing really well.

Projects In Progress: weeding the garden, shifting some rooms so SJ can get out of the nursery, house organization

Meals Shared: sausage, egg & cheese sandwich for Matt, Sallie Jo had cereal and applesauce, Meredith had a blueberry muffin from Rosiegirl bakery.  Lunch was burgers (leftover from last night), dinner was Summer Supper: Corn, potatoes, green beans, okra, squash and strawberries (probably the last of the season) for dessert.

 

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