Back in January, I declared 2014 to be the Year of Why Not!? And un-true to form, I've actually followed through.
First off, Ryan and I joined a church. I KNOW. That's no big deal for some of my friends, but others are probably wondering why. I'm going to completely bypass that question and ask instead, "Why is an upside-down pie called a tart?" Or maybe I mean, "WHY NOT!?". We were looking for some community as a couple. I already have my Bitches That Read clubs (three, in fact--man I love reading), and Ryan has work buddies and a whole Google+ life I know very little about, but we have nothing specifically for the two of us beyond a rare dinner date.
|Ready for church, and looking way too grown up.|
|Grass, be gone.|
I've also decided to let most of the weeds bloom this year. Of course, if they're choking plants, forget about it, but if it comes up and wants to flower, so be it. I read the dandelions are good for bees, and some of the un-identified thingies around here are kind of pretty.
|I think I planted those pink plants, but not the rest!|
A third WHY NOT!? A second car. We've been a one car family off and on the past few years, but it was getting trickier having a social life with only one vehicle that could carry everyone. So we scoured Craigslist for either an extended cab truck or a diesel car, honing in on 80s Mercedes. Et Voila! We found this beautiful SD that's comfortable even with three rather large car seats spanning the back seat. It's got that comforting roar that goes along with a diesel engine, the kids love it, and even better, since it was not expensive at all, it's paid for (car notes make me itch in bad places).
I'll have more updates on our yard soon. Still need to mulch some more and figure out what to do with a couple of empty spots. Thankfully the neighbors have been patient and haven't egged our house yet due to the work-in-progress. And thankfully Ryan has been a great sport and done most of the back breaking work. I'm a lucky gal!