It's crazy busy this week. Saturday we're having our first neighborhood house party and are expecting 50+ people to fit in and around our little house. Besides the usual party preparations--food, decor, entertainment--we're laying stone in the back yard and pretty much overhauling the whole thing to set up a stage and seating areas. So, naturally, I chose this week to paint and redecorate my living room, too. Just in case I had an extra few seconds without something to worry about. So, that makes this the perfect week to show you a little of what I've been doing in my journal this summer. Because I can guarantee that there will be no time for fascinating new content to the blog this week. Why, oh why, do I do this to myself?