I’m a Roofah!

Or, if you’re not from the Boston area, I’m a roofer. And not really, but my friends invited me to help them roof their barn in exchange for free knowledge. I told them I’m always down to be their free-labor guinea pig! The more I learn, the better it will serve me in the future when I’m renovating hubby’s and my retirement house in Hawaii *wistful sigh*.

Fall!

Fall is OK, but it means winter is coming and I don’t like winter! I wish it went from Fall to Spring to Summer to Fall. I was in Florida all weekend with hubby, celebrating his dad’s 75th Birthday – Happy Birthday Dad#2! It was fun – we [Jim, me, Jim’s brother and Jim’s nephew and niece] flew down and totally surprised him πŸ™‚ But somehow I managed to not take even 1 picture. Oops!

Living With Depression

As a DIY blogger, I don’t often talk about my personal life. I like to keep things light and fluffy and focus on my accomplishments and the funny things my pets have done. It helps me to keep a positive mental attitude and outlook on life. But behind the scenes things aren’t always so easy. I have suffered from depression since puberty. Without medication I find life unbearable. I wanted to share a blog post I wrote in 2005, originally published on MySpace.

Happy 3rd 2nd Blogiversary to Me!!!

For the past few months I’ve been convinced that I was coming up on my 3rd Blogiversary. Like seriously. But no, it’s only my 2nd! *mind blown*. Over the past 12 months I’ve accomplished so much! I dabbled quite a bit with electricity [and only electrocuted myself ONCE], I’ve acquired some invaluable tools & items, I built an awesome catio, and I’ve learned a bunch of valuable “behind the scenes” stuff to make my blog better.

OMG There’s So Much Going On!

I have been doing some tidying up behind-the-scenes here at ninedarkmoons.com. I have broken the RIVER page into 3 sections and cleaned up the PROJECTS pages. I hung out with Abbie & her adorable babies. I crossed the 2k mark on my motorcycle odometer. The garden is blooming beautifully! I c**k-blocked Bonkers. I set up my new WorkMate table. I began work on the catio DOOR! AND we got our permit for replacement windows!!!

Garden Update

Not that we have much of a garden, our yard is way too small. But we do have planters lining the wall in our back yard, which overlooks the Ipswich River. Two weeks ago I bought the multi-colored Petunias and filled the orange planters with them. And last week after work I bought some Bachelor Button and Zinnea seeds, which I planted in the green planters. The seedlings are starting to grow!

Finally – Flowers!

I am so late this year dressing up our tiny yard with some color, but finally got it done today. Hubby and I visited our friend Nat yesterday and stayed over at his house near Boston. On the way home we stopped at Lowe’s for a few things, so I grabbed 8 little pots of Petunias and some potting soil. It was a beautiful day for planting, low 70’s, sunny, and breezy.

Hand-Me-Downs!

My friend and former neighbor Martha [we lived next to each other for 7 years before I moved to Ipswich to live with hubby] is downsizing, and asked if I’d come to her house last week to see if I’d be interested in anything she was getting rid of. Yay!

OMG Errands.

I had today off from work. I had some extra vacation time built up, so I’ve taken 3 Wednesdays off over the past couple months. I like taking Wednesday off because you work 2 days, then have one day off, then work 2 more days, and have 2 days off. I prefer shopping on weekdays because the stores are blissfully vacant, so Wednesdays are perfect for errands.

My Favoritest Things

As you probably know by now, I HATE TO SHOP. Hate it. I do almost all of my shopping online. 99% of what I need can be found at either Amazon.com or Gap.com. But shopping online bypasses the “browsing” element of shopping. I often miss out on stuff I’d otherwise feel compelled to buy. Which can be a good thing AND a bad thing!