All in all we're pretty decisive round here, something the whole home build process tests on a regular basis. We like what we like and haven't waffled much on the big stuff. We do occasionally waffle on the 'small' stuff, and currently that would be the countertop edges. Not the actual countertops because choosing the granite was easy. But the edges? The edges are such a small thing which is why we waffle.
2. It's the middle of August, but I'm already seeing lots of autumn-related posts. Do you think we rush the seasons? If so, does that bother you? I saw (here) an end of summer bucket list that included-
make s'mores, read a new (or favorite) book in the park, eat something delicious and bad for you at a state fair, have a pot luck picnic, book a last minute sumemr getaway, relax by or in the pool, take a hike to watch the sunset, have a day on the lake, try a new summer recipe
Which activities on the list might you squeeze in before summer officially comes to a close?
Yes we rush the seasons, how else do you explain Halloween costumes and candy in supermarkets in July? I don't get it. There's plenty of time to enjoy fall, to look forward to it even, but do we have to start the celebrating soooo early???
As far as the list goes...no to the s'mores, but I'll definitely read a new book or two. It will be part of my day on the lake though, since parks are kind of warm here in August. I'll relax by the pool, we'll take a boat ride to watch the sunset, and I'm sure I'll try a new recipe or two.
As far as what I'd most like to do on this list? Book a last minute summer getaway. Will that happen? Not likely. It's all house all the time here until we're in, plus hubs has some work travel so I'll need to man the fort aka weigh in on any last minute decisions with the build and landscaping.
3. Your favorite summertime 'art' found in nature?
Oh I could never pick just one. Impossible!
Sunlight dancing on the water-
...and watching the sunset from the back of a boat all rank right up there on my list of favorites.
Agree. We can only guess at another person's intentions, which by default means I am making judgements based on actions. I do try to always see the best in people, and give them the benefit of the doubt when situations are murky.
Myself though? I can be really hard on myself in terms of judging myself based on what I DO. I think it's important my actions are based on good intentions, but good intentions are only part of the equation. They have to be followed up with action and if they're not I feel disappointed in myself.
5. Are you useful in a crisis? Elaborate.
I'm ususally good in a crisis, particularly if the people around me are feeling panicky. I might be a blubbering mess once things return to normal, but in the moment of crisis I can be level headed and useful.
6. What's been your go-to dish this summer? Is it something you'll continue making as the seasons change?
B.L.T.'s We eat a lot of them in summertime because the tomatoes are so delicious. Plus they're simple to prepare and you don't have to heat up the whole kitchen. We don't eat them very often once home grown tomato season passes and also because B.L.T's feel like summer food to me.
7. Adult coloring books are a thing now. Have you jumped on the bandwagon? If not is this something you think you might enjoy?
I've always liked to color...it relaxes me. When I was in college I'd sometimes go spend the weekend with my sister who lived just one town over from the university. We'd buy coloring books and a big box of crayons and lay on her living room floor and color while we talked about life. These days I like to color when hubs and I are watching something intense on television. Like a tiny little gymnast sailing through the air in her quest for an Olympic medal.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Looking so forward to a weekend with nothing on the calendar.
That's all. Carry on.