Home Sweet Home

So what’s been going on since my last post, that seems like ages ago?

Puppy training, lots of puppy training.

fullsizeoutput_118This pup, named Sandor, took has taken up quite a bit of my time since I adopted him as a tiny little guy in December.  He was labeled a lab/chihuahua mix but the humane society missed the boat on that one.  All I know for certain is he’s a lab/something mix.  He’s five months old now, and we’ve finished obedience school and finally have a fairly steady routine set up.  I’ve missed having a dog and even though adopting Sandor was on impulse during a moment of weakness, it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made in a while.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my cats, Severus and Lucious, but having a dog is a very different experience.  He’s a goofy pup that’s guaranteed to make me laugh at least once a day.  If I’m off to a place where dogs are welcome he loads up in the car and goes with me, so if you’re ever passing through Gainesville, GA and think you recognize him, say hi, he loves the attention.

So what else?

Plotting and planting!

After an unseasonably warm day in February the spring is coming switch turned over in my brain.  I’ve always been a plant person, and no matter where I have lived,  I’ve always tried to plant something be it in pots or if the landlord was okay with it a small garden or flowers here and there.  It finally registered that since I purchased my first house in August that I can do whatever I would like to the yard.   Over the past month, enough loropetalum, holly, burning bush, and cedar has been planted to begin a privacy hedge across the front yard.  I’m a territorial introvert, it may take a few years for everything to fill in enough, but that wall is the beginning of a giant privacy bubble.  Jasmine, sweet broom, rug juniper and about 100 iris bulbs have made an appearance too.  I’ve got quite a few annual seeds to start but I’m waiting for another week or so before I really get those going.  Give me time, and I’ll have the entire yard planted to the point that mowing the grass will only take ten minutes.

So what’s going on, crafting wise?

There’s not been as much going on there as I would like, but as my yard shenanigans slow down over the next couple of weeks, yarn and needles will wander out to the porch in the evenings to unwind.

All in all, I’m a happy camper, settling into a new life as a homeowner and dog mom.

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