that is the question. I have been trying to get back to posting every other day. And now almost a whole week has gone by without a peep from me. I haven't even been reading and commenting as much as I usually do. (Sorry guys!!) I think sometimes I maybe just need a break. Do you get like that too?
I still don't have anything exciting to report either. Sure, I could ramble on about how much I dislike the "new" neighbors. They constantly have one or two of their SIX cars parked in front of our house. It's a small thing really, but it sure ticks me off. I think the hints and glares are getting through to them, because they've seemed better about it this week. Then, the other day, while working in my craft room, I paused to gaze out the window. And what did I see?? The adult male neighbor, peeing under his deck. YUCK!!! Thank goodness his back was to me, but the whole thing really grosses us out. Hopefully that was a one-time deal. Then yesterday, look what was put in.
A new pool. About one foot from our fence. (Sorry for the poor picture quality - it was covertly taken from inside my house!!) It doesn't bug me too much to have the pool so close to the property line (which our research leads us to believe does not comply with town building codes), but it's really irked Pea. It's tough, because our neighborhood has always been so great, it's a new thing to have a bad neighbor. I guess our neighbor luck has run out.
Mercury is direct now, so I don't have to worry that everything I look at will break. Abigale pointed out in my comments that retrograde is a great time to "re" - rearrange, reduce, reuse, recycle. That worked for me, because I was in such a mood to clear and clean. I was pulling out all of my furniture to vacuum underneath (something I've found I don't do often enough). I scrubbed the garbage can. I cleaned out the freezer and planned menus around what was in there. It feels so great to see everything sparkly and cleared out. Then I saw this post from Major Knitter!!!! I can tell you, her house is absolutely spotless, so I'm all for taking any tips from her. Now I've got a sparkly sink too!!!
Thanks for the tip, Jennifer!!!!
Knitting? I've been knitting a little. I think I've given up the delusion that I can get my Embossed Leaves done for July. I had a plan all mapped out with an equal number of rows to knit each day. I'm now a full week behind, so catching up in three days in very unlikely.
And I haven't knit any purple for PS July - or participated in any other way either. I've turned into quite the bad KAL-er. You may notice from my side-bar it hasn't stopped me from joining though. Check out the Apron Sew Along (great for Christmas presents, if you ask me) and the Mystery Sock KAL (how fun does that sound???). I believe they are both still open for sign-ups, so come join the fun!! Hurry though, Mystery Sock sign-ups end in a few days.