Yesterday I decided to dig through my closet to see if I could find a cafe curtain for the bottom half of my kitchen window. I’m doing all I can to help keep the heat out and the cooling in.
I came across this red and white striped curtain I sewed years ago.
This curtain was the only one that was the size I needed. I hesitated about mixing the red and white Buffalo check on top and stripes on the bottom. But then I thought, well why not?
Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.
I’ve gotten to the point in my life that I make my own decorating rules and try to use what I have instead of always buying something new. Saves money and effort.
Charlie and I go outside and roam around the patio every few hours. He sniffs around and I check out the plants and dead head the petunias and daisies.
I have never allowed the pupsters to go outside without watching them. I either stand at the window or go outside.
Spring did not last long here. Maybe a week or so. Then it went straight to hot weather. So it isn’t that pleasant to be out there by the end of the day.
I have a few peppers. I cannot recall what variety of peppers or cucumbers I bought a month ago, so I’m not sure when they’re ready to pick. I should have kept that info.
Take a look at these cucumbers. It’s hard to get a good photo of them.
My whole patio is just so lush and colorful. Every pot has pretty much filled up. Boy, was that fast.
Lemon balm is even growing up through a cement crack. I’ll have to take a photo of that to show you.
I switched up a few things on my blue cupboard in the dining space.
When I put the bottom curtain up in the kitchen window there wasn’t much room left for the vintage mason jars on the window sill, so I moved them here.
Last night I was reading in bed and Charlie was dozing when we heard something at the window. So we went to check it out.
Over on the fence I saw a little Bewick wren. The ones with the white “eye brow.” I figured they’d been trying to fly and hit the window.
Every year around this time the clumsy little babies are in flight training. I hope to get a photo of one of them. I don’t know where the nest is.
Life is not normal here at my home. But things are starting to normalize, if that makes any sense. It is still a bit surreal.
We have lost a beloved member of our family and Abi is so terribly missed. But Charlie and I are comforting one other. And he is staying close by my side.