So, April was all about birthdays. Hannah, Danny and Alan all have their birthdays in a 4 day span. It's always a crazy week. April was also the month I discovered we had a leak in our water main, outside somewhere between our house and where it hooked into the city's line.
That led to May being home improvement month. The water main got fixed. The back yard got a lot of attention. The house got painted. The gutters were cleaned and repaired. We got a new old car. Spike went to dog class and impressed everyone with what a good boy he could be.
June was a mixture of finishing up, slowing down, and taking care of what had been neglected in the previous couple months. We cut the cable and adjusted. I decided to try becoming a "professional" photographer. I shot a wedding and an anniversary party. I saw old friends and family, enjoyed Spamalot at Starlight, went camping, and spent a day with Thomas the Tank Engine.
Next week is July, my favorite month. It's my favorite, because it's my birth month. Also the birthmonth of some of my favorite people, including Julius Caesar for whom the month is named. I'm starting it off right (and a little early) by taking a small road trip to see my hero Todd Rundgren in Oklahoma. I'm not sure what else I'm doing for my birthday (I'll be 47), but I plan to be excessively social and drink some champagne.
Also for July, I'm planning to get super Internety. Danny suspects he will have our server up this weekend, which means I'm that much closer to having an actual website again, just like in the olden days when I started the groovegarden (that was 1995, believe it or not). It will be at shellycentral.com. I'm also trying to build a website for my emerging photography business - sweetermemories.net.
And I'm taking a hint from one of my favorite bloggers, Elise, and planning blog posts for the entire month. Planning dinners a month at a time revolutionized my life in the kitchen (and the grocery store) and I'm hoping doing the same thing with blog posts will do the same thing here. We'll see, but I have some high hopes.