What’s happened in the last two weeks? A quick rundown and a few events.
We went roller skating at Holiday in NJ two weeks ago. This is one of my favorite things I’ve done in Philly. I went once the year before. Tuesday night is adult skate and there’s an actual guy playing all the songs on an organ.
It’s really fun!
I also bought my first pair of adult overalls. I’m really into them.
Said overalls on the day I got them. Had to show the world, of course.
That week I decided to buy my friends truck. So that should be squared away sometime within a month. I haven’t owned my own car ever. I don’t really neeeed a car. I’ve gotten by just fine without one for the past ten years, but whenever I want to use a car it’s to haul something, so I figured I can get something a little less practical for now since it won’t be for every day use. I’m stoked!
I also got to work on my back yard. I tilled this whole thing, since it was pretty much just a dirt patch anyway.
Our soil actually ended up being really nice and filled with earth worms, so I decided to plant a small shade garden, even though I didn’t intend on doing a garden this year.
It’s just a little one, and just greens. I planted grass seed over the rest of the backyard to try to make it green. We will see if it comes in.
Rover likes lying around in warm dirt, though, so he’s happy about it for now.
That weekend, Mikey had an acoustic show at his house. It was a quick matinee show, which was nice, since the weather was so nice and everyone wanted to be out and about.
Post-show, we were about to go see Spring Breakers but decided against it after driving down there because we realized we all weren’t in the mood to sit in a theater, so we got mexican food instead.
Then we went back to Mikey’s and had our first fire of the season.
Rover in the front yard the next morning.
Earlier that week, my nanny baby turned one year old! Here’s us on his birthday.
On Sunday, Mikey and I went to his birthday party.
Drinks for all.
Birthday boy Will.
His older brother, Harry.
Will and his Mom, Naomi.
Since the weather has turned over, nannying has been a lot nicer! The days go by much faster when we can hang out at a park half the day, and the warm weather is wearing the boys out so their naps are longer. It’s so much less stressful than it was last month, when one of my kids was having a really tough phase and wasn’t sleeping at all.
These are the days that make me love being a nanny.
What else is new? Rover started obedience classes with his pal, Sprocket. Rover knows a lot of basic obedience but doesn’t really focus when he’s outside or around a lot of stimulation, so I thought a group class would be good for him so he could practice his skills when a lot of other stuff is going on.
A new cat neighbor, peering in my bedroom window from their own window.
This weekend, stopping in for late night snacks.
Daytime hangouts in the neighborhood. Post brunch, we ran into the neighborhood flaneur, Omar.
We stopped by the thrift store and found that they were having a 50% off sale on furniture, so these chairs were $15 bucks.
Saturday night there was a big show at Glitoria, which is just two blocks from our house.
It was a stacked lineup. Attitude Era played first, then Swearin.
Black Orchid was there serving up an all-you-can-eat feast.
Waiting for Tenement to play
Sunday, my roommate Guy and I painted the living room. Then we swept and mopped the whole house.
Mikey kept us company while he got some work done.
We ended the weekend with a house dinner and meeting for the new line-up of our house. In two weeks, Tiff and Mikey move in. Super stoked!