May was a difficult month for me blogging-wise. Time was in super short supply. Here’s a recap of the last two very busy weeks.
Ozzy graduated from sixth grade.
We got a puppy. We call him Tokie, Token, and Tok. He is from Bethel, Alaska and most likely is a mix of lab and husky. We love him.
We jumped in our car and drove 320 miles to reach our little miners cabin in McCarthy, Alaska.
But first we threw a few rocks from the Kuskulana Bridge. Notice that Ozzy is wearing socks but no shoes. This is a weird thing that boys do. They think it is completely acceptable to take short jaunts without shoes.
A few pigs showed up to welcome us home.
And, well, if you’ve got pigs in your yard, you probably got goats across the street, and a reality T.V. filming crew nearby. Yep. Those critters are going to be famous sometime later this year. I live next to celebrities.
Walt set up an outdoor shop and got to work completing the final stages of my McCarthy Studio.
This is what it looked like BEFORE.
There was a very good porch party for Memorial Weekend.
I spent a good 12 hours creating and attaching hanging sleeves to McCarthy Solstice. It is now hanging in the McCarthy-Kennicott Historical Museum.
Walt kicked butt on the studio, and now I need to unpack.
Fletcher is interning for a river rafting company this summer. Here he is leaving for the training trip.
There was a exceptionally large dog party at Friday night softball. I don’t know if I have ever been to such a large one. Tripp is on third.
The McCarthy annual garage sale was this weekend.
I could not believe the amazing selection of plants all from seed. I am overwhelmed by the knowledge about gardening in this town. I think I will try and soak some of that up this summer.
I survived Project EveryDay without a pair of jeans. It was a great experiment. I learned a lot about what a real working wardrobe looks like in this climate. I was very lucky that the weather worked in my favor. It was so such a good time, I kind of wanted to keep going and give up completely on store bought clothes. But I decided the smart thing to do would be to plan and sew and give it another go in August.
And that’s the story of the last two weeks. I hope the start of your summer has been just as crazy and fun. What have you been doing?