Embracing the Unexpected

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The hibiscus is beginning to bloom.  I LOVE hibiscus, and thankfully, there is a perennial that can tolerate Zone 7.

There are also other unexpected things popping up in my yard these days:

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Mushrooms.  Because the sprinkler system is running everyday, parts of the yard are nicely watered and other parts are over watered and soggy and then mushrooms pop up.  It is quite a science figuring the ins and outs of the sprinkler system.

Some unexpected home repairs today 🙁  I always hate to call the plumber — but apparently all of the pipes underneath my kitchen sink need to be replaced because they were not installed correctly to begin with — which is how it has been with everything in this house.  SInce I have to pay for an hour's labor anyway, I may as well get the work done, and have piece of mind.

I am still working on copying my iphoto library to my external hard drive.  I don't need the entire library copied, only the files since April 2009.  A slow and tedious process.  I really need to find an easier way. 

Taking a couple of classes over at Jessica Sprague's website on Pen Tablet Basics for Scrapbookers and Illustrator 2.  I thoroughly enjoyed Jessica's free card making class at the end of June.  Big Picture Scrapbooking is also offering a free class Big Ideas Festival running from August 12th – 24th.

It's been so hot, humid and miserable with no relief and very little rain.  I am ready for a day of steady soaking rain and much cooler temperatures.

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