Everything is blooming and I wore shorts and tank tops all weekend. We've been sleeping with the windows open and a fan on. We barbecued our dinner Friday night. I think Spring is officially here.
I got some supplies for our housewarming party this Saturday. The back yard needs some sprucing up since it still only has a bit of grass and straw back there, so I found some cute glass lanterns and posts to put them on. I also found some new gnome friends. Kathy and Theresa are bringing over some tables and chairs since we are still lacking in the outdoor furniture department (a problem that I almost solved this weekend as I drooled over the back yard gazebo and patio furniture sets that Target has...but then remembered that most people like food at a wedding so I should save my money to pay the caterer). I got some little birdies to decorate the tables and have 4 more of the colored lanterns to display. The party will be mostly during daylight hours, but those of us that are hardcore may get to enjoy the lanterns once the sun goes down as well.
I also got some new artwork in the mail this weekend and ran out to Michael's for some frames. I'm totally in love with Etsy and have been getting a ton of ideas, inspiration, and original products from there. If you are looking for anything homemade, check it out. The tree photo really completes the living room artwork and I'm in love with the birds in love. Too cute. Birds are all the rage in home decor and clothing lately and I couldn't be happier about it. Right up my alley!
In house news, we are having plumbing problems again. More of the same, I'm afraid, and a problem upstairs as well. It's frustrating, but Cimarron has been great. The plumbing company annoyed me today because they are saying they will only come to service the upstairs toilet between 8:30am and 10:30am M-F. I explained that I can't (and won't) take time from work and that we need to work something else out. She just kept repeating that those were the only times they would come out here and that I should call Cimarron and see if someone from their office wants to come and wait at my house for the plumbers for me. Needless to say, Cimarron laughed at that idea. I'm still waiting for a phone call in regards to when they will come to the house. They are working on the outside stuff tomorrow. More details as events unfold...
Finally, I'll leave you with some shots of the cats in various stages throughout the day. I always crack up when I come home and find them snuggled up somewhere together. The last shot is classic. Ted was trying to take a nap and Mortimer just couldn't get enough of his favorite person in the world. Who can blame him?