Wednesday, June 2, 2010

oh, the places i've been....

how'd it get to be JUNE?

i can't believe that its been so long since i last blogged. what, you may wonder, have i been up to?

we moved Beloved's mother up to connecticut from brooklyn last month. goddess bless her, but it's like having my grandmother alive all over again. the good part of this, of course, is she's NOT my grandmother and so i don't have to take a thing she says personally. unlike poor Beloved, of course.

i've been taking care of baby jake one day a week, and working out for the rest - well, maybe not quite ALL the rest, but since i finally got over the horrendous cold i had in april, i've rediscovered how much i like to workout. i've also rediscovered how much i enjoy fencing.

yes, fencing - as in foils, not stolen merchandise. so far i've survived four classes, and all i can say is that if i hadn't started working out three months ago fairly seriously, i would never have lasted through the first class. as it was, i had to put the car in cruise control even in 35 mile an hour zones so i could bend both legs on the drive home that first night.

we've also continued to do work on our projects around the house. so far, we've finished the laundry room, the new workout- hobby room, and the entry hall. Beloved has embraced the principles of feng shui as enthusiastically as he embraces just about everything else.

i've been spending a lot of time working in the gardens this year with the help of a wonderfully talented gardener friend, and things are looking much spiffier this year than they have in the past. im also very excited because this afternoon when i got back from the gym, a Very Large Piece of Equipment was parked at the top of the drive - which can only mean that the Driveway Project (in which we plan to tear up our driveway which resembles the surface of the moon in spots and replace it with something more like a road) is about to begin.

so what about YOU, Gentle Readers (assuming i still have some).... what have you been up to this spring?

and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be.


Walk in the Woods said...

Well, at the risk of being redundant, I've traveled to Greece (NY), been camping in the woods, and most recently have been busy my own gardens. I have classes and fests on the horizon and it seems that energy work and meditation is a returning discipline.

::waves:: Nice to *read* you again!

Kathy said...

I am working, studying for the IRS enrolled agent exam, reading, and thinking about deep cleaning my house. I'm mostly thinking.

Missed you!