Because there's pie:
Please don't ask me why I have so many salt shakers on my counter because I have no idea. I don't even salt things that much. I think they all just need to go in the cupboard, which I will do as soon as I finish this blog post.
And because there are trips to the beautiful Oregon coast:
And because there is more time for home projects. We painted a couple of walls in our bedroom gray, bought a new mattress and bedding, moved things around, painted furniture and frames black, and sold our 25+ year dresser for $400 and bought this one on craigslist for $250. I cannot even tell you how happy I am with how it turned out. I don't think I realized how much I hated the old bedroom until I fell in love with the new one. Whenever I think of taking on a project like this, it's always kind of overwhelming, but when it's done, I'm like, why didn't we do this sooner?
And now, I have an hour or so to write, so I better get to it. Happy summer!!