It feels like my first normal day after coming home from the lake on Saturday. Ten whole days with no end in sight until last Friday when The Husband looked at me and said, "I've had enough." And I said, "Tomorrow it is!" We came home, dropped all of our bags and crawled under a quilt and slept the rest of the day away! We did a little bit of everything during our time there; some antiquing, exploring, eating dinner out, cooking a lot in the kitchen and outdoors, some cleaning for me, some tinkering for him...and then it was time to head back to reality.
Now I have to share this picture (above) with you. I posted it a few weeks ago after finding the funky old birdhouse hidden away in the shed. Well, we must have some daffy birds on this lake, they liked (or didn't like) the birdhouse so much that they built a nest on the roof of it! Fussy, fussy...maybe they didn't like the accommodations!
There is a little town south of us in Indiana, many of you Midwesterner's have heard of Shipshewana. It's population consists mostly of Amish folks and it's always a treat to visit the shops, restaurants and flea markets there. The Husband goes once every summer to stock up on his boat rope where he gets an incredible deal at the flea market. He had gone one day and wanted me to come back with him in the worst way. I knew he had to be up to something. The building above is just one of the many gift shop/antique malls.
Well, The Husband was just about peeing himself wanting to show me a few things he found in an antique shop. He has been wanting to create a space at the lakehouse where he could bring work with him to do on weekends, and the guest bedrooms were out of the question. He devised a way to use a corner of the master bedroom.
So, this is his new office space, designed solely by himself with a chippy vintage trestle table and two stained glass windows that he fell in love with. He swiped this chair from the Summerhouse, so he's on the hunt for one. And the picture in the middle is mine, he just wanted to see how it looked. I am quite surprised by him, he's such a lover of fine furniture, and not so much the antique variety, and he's just pleased as punch that he found something to work in a small space. I'm happy, too, I think it goes well with the style of our room. When we get it all put together the way we want it, I'll show you the big picture.
And while we were looking at the stained glass windows, look what Blondie found! I am thrilled! I now have not one, but TWO windows! I brought it home because I couldn't bear not seeing it all the time. And it wasn't until yesterday until I found the perfect place for it. I need The Husband to add some hooks and then I'll show you where it's going to go. I am SO happy!
Back to the present...our weather has been super cool for almost a week, in the mid 60's. When the sun isn't shining, it almost feels like we are going into fall. With little rain, there is a crispness in the air. My flowers are doing really well, I don't think they were liking the heat we had been having prior to this. I actually paid Abby to water the pots and feed the bird. She would call me to report how many tomatoes she picked that day, and proudly proclaimed that our vicious little parrot now loves her.
I've often overlooked this shade of petunias, but this year thought they would go well with the salmon colored impatiens and geraniums. I am so pleased with them, Just so pretty and spilling over the pots.
My tomatoes are on the small side but the flavor is incredible. We've been cutting them in half and eating them over the sink with a big slabs of Mozzarella on them! Delish!
I did really well eating healthy while we were gone, lots of fish and veggies. I did get into the ice cream a few times but I'm okay with that. I had ordered this book from Amazon and was super excited to see it when I came home. I'm hoping to find some fresh, healthy recipes in it, and these are organized by seasons as well. I'll let you know how I like it.
So, we've settled back in...the house smelled a bit musty being closed up, Abby spent most of her time at work or at her boyfriend Tom's house. I spent Sunday opening windows to let in the fresh air, dusting, scrubbing, tossing old food, changing sheets, washing towels and then we ordered some good old Chicago style pizza! Welcome Home! :)
Joining Brenda at Cozy Little House for Tweak It Tuesday!