Hi friends! I did make it back from Australia alive, by the way. But literally almost as soon as we arrived home we went over to our new place, and ever since then we’ve been overwhelmed with moving-related activities. Basically we have a ton of stuff to get done, and it’s complicated by the fact that Steven has to be out of town for a lot of this month. We have to move and make our home hospitable for friends who are visiting in three weeks, and it’s a lot to do, especially if you throw some jet lag into the mix.
Anyway, I’m not complaining (I’m super grateful for all of the things that’ve been happening in my life recently!), but I just wanted to explain my scarcity lately.
So, want to see a tiny bit of what I’ve been up to? One of the things that we love about our house is that it has hardly any carpet, and lots of gorgeous wood floors. The few exceptions are:
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2. The front deck (who puts carpet outdoors, especially in a climate this rainy and damp??)
3. The master bedroom walk-in closet
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As of today (Monday) I’m still in Australia, but I’m leaving for home tomorrow. Thanks to hyper-fast future travel, my trip will only take 40 minutes! Ok, sadly it just looks that way on paper due to the weirdness of time zones. The bad news is, regular posts have been difficult during this trip because the internet has been pretty slow/unreliable everywhere we’ve stayed, so this will be my last one before I get home. But the good news is, that will be soon, and in the meantime here are some photos of adorable Australian creatures I encountered while I was in Perth.
Happy Friday! Actually it’s already Saturday here in Australia (the International Date Line does funny things), but that’s still time for a drink, right? This one features bourbon and blood oranges. It’s really simple but surprisingly delicious. Drink up!
Blood Orange Bourbon
2 oz bourbon
3 oz blood orange juice (about 1 orange)
2 drops bitters
In a glass with ice, add the bourbon, blood orange, and bitters. Stir and serve.