Yesterday I mowed the lawn and ripped out a bunch of ivy and weeds. When we moved into this house three years ago I thought gardening was cute. Now I'd be okay if the lawn didn't grown quite so fast, you know? We ordered a cordless Black & Decker Edger and Hedge Trimmer to help and I'm looking forward to getting those batteries fully charged and operating. My edges are a mess.
I also need to get rid of the dead potted plants on the deck. Maybe that will be my next project if I don't get distracted. Part of me assumed that once I owned a house I would be instantly good at all this homeowner stuff. Not so much. But I am dynamite at not having to move every three years like we used to every time the rent increased.
If you haven't seen yet, registration for the Bram Stokers Awards Weekend 2013 (incorporating the World Horror Convention) are now on sale at http://stokers2013.org. It'll take place June 13-16, 2013, at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. And I just realized I've had drinks in the Carousel Bar there and it was fantastic. The barstools and counter slowly rotate around the center bartending area, until you're not sure if it's the strong drinks or the atmosphere that is making you dizzy. Magical!
Between the location and the announced guests of honor, I am super excited for next year's event.