The smaller projects left time for some shopping, though, and while Isaac and Garry were putting up the door opener, Judy (Isaac's mom) helped me integrate one of my new purchases:
|Isn't she pretty?|
We went through a dozen or more configurations, using accessories pulled from all over the house, before we settled on this one. The hurricane needs another bag of rice, and I think I want to try a white pillar candle, rather than the gold one. I think. Other than that, I have loved this variation of the sofa table decor better than anything I've done previously (my mom made fun of me a while back; she said that she has seen several pictures that included the table, and they always had something different on them. I just couldn't get it right!).
Another one of Garry's projects was putting up another of my colorful purchases of the weekend.
A hammock! My very own orange hammock! In my very own back yard!
I don't think I can express to you how happy this hammock makes me. As Isaac can attest to, I have been in it at every available opportunity since. I've even been grading in it each evening (except for Wednesday. Wednesday was cold).
Other than that, we haven't done too much around here lately. Isaac and I have both had work to do in the evenings (me grading and him ... flow charting. or something), so despite our itch to do some more work outdoors, the progress has slowed to a crawl. But we've definitely been outside as much as possible.
|I found all of these in a 15-minute span while wandering around the yard on the phone with a customer-service rep.|
|Hard at work, both of them.|
|Isn't he cute?|
Have a wonderful weekend, folks!