it went to vacation with my bestie.
it went to wedding planning.
it went to days spent not speaking to anyone but j and bella.
it went to hours of uninterrupted crafting.
it went, not as much as it should have, to pulling weeds from the front garden... because they had grown too tall and we could no longer distinguish them from the bushes we meant to rip out.
it went to working when i had to and ignoring work when i could.
it went to finally, finally, getting the basement organized and resembling a working space.
it went to sleep, at least some of it did.
it went to sadness, at least some of it did.
it went to family and friends.
and what, you may ask, what do i have to show for this?two and a half pairs of socks
two completed bridesmaid shawls
a finished baby blanket
a completed super secret cross stitch... shhhhhh!!
a started bridesmaid shawl
a wedding dress chosen and ordered
my sanity, which was sorely missing at the beginning of things.
and then i realized that on saturday we celebrate one year of living in our home. and i am again shocked by how time elapses. one year ago, we packed everything we own and embarked on the adventure of sharing our lives with each other.
and then he asked me to marry him, on that same day one year ago.
it has been just the craziest year, and sometimes i look around and wonder how we got here. to be so incredibly lucky to have the home and the family and the life we have. some days i pull into my driveway and think to myself "i get to live here, with my favorite person in the whole world, and our insane and loving pup. wow. just wow." and it doesn't matter that the garden isn't well tended and that the fence is missing a cross beam and that the deck needs restaining and the bathroom needs cleaned, because it is our house and our life and we live it the best way we know how. our house, our life, our family, is full of love, and that's all that matters.
but time is funny. it marches on. and soon it will be fall, and the summer reverie will be over and i'll start to go a bit crazy with wedding plans. it's crazy, but i'm actually looking forward to the planning. i'm trying really hard not to be that girl who just gushes about wedding stuff, but it's going to be great, and i'm really excited. so there.
here is a photo of my dog on the day she learned to swim. she's super cute.
life is good, even if i don't know how it keeps slipping by unnoticed.
patterns, from top:
echo beach by raquel gaskell
an anklet a day... by jessica marks
hermione's everyday socks by erica lueder
darwin shawl by verybusymonkey
rilsdale by libby johnson
ripple baby blanket by cuddles-uk