Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Summer, summer, summer........

If you've been reading my blog for a while, then you already know how ready I was to stop complaining about the cold weather and start complaining about hot weather instead. Well, that time has finally come, folks! It seems like we went straight from winter into summer here in the good ol' south. Actually, this is just our spring, since we still have low temps in the 60s and highs in the mid to upper 80s. Down here, our summers REALLY scorch.

This brings me to this week's Coffee Chat: the 'chat is taking the summer off, so this will be our last one before September. This week, we're dishing on what we'll be doing over the course of the summer. Whatever shall I post about on Tuesdays from here on out?

As for me, I have plenty to do. And I shall give it to you in bullet form.

  • Finish laying new floor covering in my home. I have had floor covering for the living area, at least, for a few years now. I have also been walking around on subfloor for a few years now. As it turns out, it's been quite difficult to finish with a schedule that generally only allows for one day off here and there, and the room itself is one that sees more traffic than any other place in the house, even the kitchen.
  • Finishing furniture projects. And other projects. Hopefully at least one, anyway. I still have the utility cart from a few years ago. I still have the fabulous vintage dresser I'm turning into an entertainment stand. And the chair from last year, which I can not seem to locate online. Hm. And also tons of cleaned milk jugs which need to be cut for my version of this faux capiz chandelier.
  • Find more thrifty treasures. I've already started a wish list of both needs (well, as much as you can need something from a thrift store, anyway) and wants. It's fun!
  • Keeping up with goals. With some of my Earth Day goals, I'm already off to a decent start. I have been saving newspapers, clean cardboard, and aluminum cans for recycling. I've been using far less electricity (having no central AC helps!). And I'm mostly all-natural, chemical-free with house cleaners. My fitness goals leave much to be desired, but I'm trying. And out walking again in the evenings.
  • Filling my ears with the sounds of great music. And there is so much of it this year, from older favorites like Rob Zombie, Alice In Chains, Slash, Soundgarden and Filter to Stone Sour, Deftones, Black Veil Brides, Imagine Dragons and Thirty Seconds to Mars. So, so much to get excited about!

So what are YOUR plans for this summer? Vacationing? Tell me about it. Home improvement plans? I want to hear about them. Traveling? I'm jealous, but I'd love to hear about it all the same.

And to the Coffee Chat regulars - it's been nice getting to know you, and see you again in a few months! In the meantime, feel free to come on back anytime you like!



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  1. You have some great goals for this summer. We have some home improvements that need to get finished this summer too. Our deck/screen room are being revamped and it is going to be complicated. Not sure I want to think about it LOL but it will be nice when finally finished.

    Lucy from Lucy's Reality

    1. That's the great thing about home improvements.....it's such an amazing feeling to get them done and enjoy them :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Ohhh...make sure you post about the Rob Zombie concert if you go. that music would bring back some great memories.

    And no A/C in the south? Holy heat wave girl...my husband has already turned our on! we've barely broke double digits in Celsius yet. I honestly don't know what the man will do come August when we do swelter. My house will be an ice box.
    Thanks for chatting....and to be sure I'll still be seeing you!

    1. I will very likely not be going to see Rob Zombie. I think Mayhem Fest (which he is headlining) has some great bands, but I'm just not feeling it this year. Maybe I'll change my mind.

      We are not without AC by choice. Our 8 year old central unit quit for good this winter when it was cold. We got by amazingly well with space heaters and lowered our utility bill using them. We are going to do the same with room ACs, but I've not been able to purchase any yet.


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