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Happy Mother’s Day and other updates

First of all, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all you fabulous moms out there!

Some flowers for all the moms! Photo by Holly Tierney-Bedord.

Some flowers for all the moms! Photo by Holly Tierney-Bedord.

This has been a really busy month already. Bill and I finally sold our house in Mineral Point that has been for sale for FOUR LONG YEARS. I thought when we bought it that we would live there forever, but it turned out that small town life was not our thing. Still, I was hit with an unexpected wave of sadness at the closing table. I hope the new guy is happy there!

Farewell to 'The Old Thomas House.' Photo by Holly Tierney-Bedord.

Farewell to ‘The Old Thomas House.’ Photo by Holly Tierney-Bedord.

The next day we decided that adorable little Baxter was happiest with his foster family and their dog Shelby (who was very depressed without him) where he had lived for several months before we adopted him. His previous family had been in touch regularly and had told us they would take him back if things did not work out. They are now his forever home. We gave him back on Tuesday evening. I could not go along; I was too sad. It was a really difficult decision, but he was not very happy here and we were afraid he was going to escape again and be less lucky the third time. He tried to dash out the door every time we opened it. I think I may meet him at the dog park with his foster (now permanent) family soon to say Hi and see him again.

Baxter. Photo by Holly Tierney-Bedord

I miss you, Baxter! Photo by Holly Tierney-Bedord

Bill and I are planting our first real vegetable garden. In the past my vegetable gardens consisted of a pot of withering basil alongside a neglected pepper plant. This year we are really going to step it up! We have tomato plants, strawberry plants, raspberry plants, blueberry plants, and the following seeds: Peas, green beans, corn, two kinds of radishes (I love radishes), cucumbers, several kinds of peppers, onions, watermelons, pumpkins, eggplant, and tons of sunflower seeds, just for fun. Here is a sneakpeak of it:

Bill working in the garden. Photo by Holly Tierney-Bedord.

Bill working in the garden. Photo by Holly Tierney-Bedord.

A baby rabbit hiding beneath leaves. Photo by Holly Tierney-Bedord.

A baby rabbit hiding beneath leaves. Photo by Holly Tierney-Bedord.

Yesterday we had a garage sale along with some friends, made $75, and cleared out lots of junk. Do people in other countries have garage sales? I lived in Austria for a while when I was in college and I really cannot picture the Austrians engaging in such a thing. As I was driving around, early, still half asleep, sticking signs in yards, the weirdness of it all kind of dawned on me.

Garage sale goodies. Photo by Holly Tierney-Bedord.

Garage sale goodies. Photo by Holly Tierney-Bedord.

Now we’re getting our kitchen tiled. After months of living in chaos due to some major ice damming issues this winter, our house is finally getting put back together. And the wolf bathroom is almost done as well. I will share photos of the progress soon. Have a great day and if you are lucky enough to be seeing your mom today, give her a big hug!

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One thought on “Happy Mother’s Day and other updates

  1. Bill on said:

    It certainly has been a busy month already and I can’t wait to have some fruits and veggies with my beautiful wife!

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