Next to the kitchen, the porches the say "home" to me more than anything else. I’m lucky enough to have two. Look! I found some company for the bright blue chair today — two different styles of folding chairs that make me unreasonably giddy. The hardware store was closed today, or you can bet there’d be other colors in my hair besides blue right now.
Mack and his family are coming up for a couple of days — and his sweater is COMPLETELY finished. I sewed up the seam last night and threw it in the wash this morning. It’s wrapped in tissue inside a "Happy Birthday" bag and everything!
I made Balsamic Beet Salad and Magic Brownies (the "magic" is black beans… not green leaves), and we’ll have a good ol’ American cookout tonight — burgers, brats, baked beans. I am looking forward to one of my favorite Fourth of July things tonight… The Boston Pops on TV. Happy Independence Day!