Truthfully, I think one of the reasons I don't blog as often as I think I should is that I lead such normal, work-a-day life. I don't have a cause I champion, a political view I want to share, a business I'm trying to build or a brand I'm trying to grow. The only real reason I blog is to (some what) document my life, such as it is.
If only for family history purposes.
The professional genealogists all agree that the things we think are boring and not worth writing about will be gold to our descendants. I guess my descendants will have to be the judge of that. Until then, I just keep documenting.
So here's the happenings so far this summer.
Our previous bed was an old pillow top that had become compressed under where Matt and I each slept. So it was like I was sleeping in a pit. I'm pretty sure it has been a significant contributor to my hip and back pain.
This mattress is memory foam and gel filled AND the base moves into all sorts of wonderful positions. I wake up in the morning to much less pain and stiffness.
Admittedly, it did cost close to the national debt. I am still recovering from the sticker shock but it has been worth every penny. LIFE. CHANGING!
One morning, after an oh so blissful nights sleep on our new Beauty Rest, Matt went downstairs to check on something and noticed water was leaking everywhere. Ba dum pa!
Curse you Murphy's Law, she says while shaking her fist!
I say one, because we actually had two large water heaters. (I guess the previous owner had a big fear of running out of hot water or something.)
What you see above is the tankless water heater we replaced them both with.
Yes, after a long consultation with the plumber, during which we realized the second water heater was just as old as the other and was most likely to die at any moment as well, we decided this was the best option.
Because you see, when the whole family is here (kids, grandkids, etc.) we have actually come close to running out of hot water, two water heaters or not.
And, this baby gives us an endless supply. You heard me right. We will never, ever run out of hot water. It also uses much less energy and will pay for itself in cheaper gas bills in about two years.
It was not cheap, though. We were out another huge chunk of moola. A breath-into-a-paper-bag-so-you-don't-faint size chunk of moola but what can ya do? C'est la vie, such is life.
So we're cash poor for a while. As I said, C'est la vie.
Don't weep for me though. When he got home we had a belated anniversary date to this fun play. It was awesome, amazing, fantastic (insert superlative here). I can't say enough about the high quality of cultural arts we have here in Cache Valley. Thank you Michael Ballam.
I've loved this play since I was in my high school Drama Club and played Lucy in it my senior year. Seeing it again brought back fun memories.
For me summer has been gardening days...
And jam making days (pineapple jam, dee-licious)...
I am absolutely forbidden to show the movie we made of the annual Burnham Family Sparkler Dance Party, but trust me when I say it was epic. Damen's combination ballet/interpretive dance to the music from The Showman swept every category! Mason and I had a one on one dance off and of course he won. I'll get you next year, Mason!!
Of course, the quilting goes on. I wanted to get this done before the fourth but it didn't happen.
I'm trying my hand at paper piecing and loving the results.
Somehow, I seem to be on a seasonal/holiday kick lately. I made this wonky pumpkin block yesterday. It's going into a cool, modern halloween quilt.
I think the stripey binding gives it just the right "little-boy" touch.
So, for what it's worth, that is my summer so far. It's going by pretty darn fast.
I hope the genealogists are right and that somewhere down the ancestral line one of my descendants will find my little slice of life interesting.
If not, c'est la vie!