Friday Things

Another first coming up - first Father's Day without my dad. My mom's aunt passed away over the past weekend so we had a wake and funeral on Monday and Tuesday and honestly my first thought was 'damn we're getting good at this.' Well that was my second thought, the first was something about it's always the wrong sister that dies and never my evil grandmother. But I'm so tired of loss and funerals. Is that just the age I'm at now? Instead of weddings every weekend like my 20s were full of, is mid-30s all about funerals? I'm pretty over it, I have to say. And now it'll be another sad weekend coming up. We are going to try to make it a nice day though; my mom and I are going to try to make Dad's famous pasta sauce.

Which will be a nice bonding activity that doesn't involve my damn yard because we have done so much work out in my garden the past few weeks and I am exhausted. I'm glad she's enjoying the project but I need a break! It's not work I'm naturally inclined towards, so I find it extra taxing. But I think there's a light at the end of the tunnel, there can't possibly be that much more to do.

Links I Love:

Mental health benefits of gardening. Well I hope that's true because we've done like 40 hours of gardening in the last month.

How to deep clean your washing machine. That part about the filter? Yeah I've never done that. Yikes. I'm a little afraid to now, I didn't even know that was a thing! We got a new washer and dryer when we moved into this house, which was May 2016. 5 years of dirt... will report back. Probably horrified.

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