Much like last weekend, this weekend started out with pizza… and wine. Because this week left me (and everyone else at work) at our wit’s end.
As George would say, pizza and wine pair well together.
Many Saturdays we’ll head to the flea market, not because we need more stuff (we never need more stuff!) but George will often sell vintage on his Instagram Flash Sale. This particular Saturday was miserable. It started raining and both Bambi and I were hating it. I had to carry her the entire time because this little priss doesn’t like to get her paws wet.
Saturday night we went to George’s cousin’s wedding. It was at a Natural History Museum and it was so, so cool. All the kids loved it– including my niece (above.) I kind of loved it too. It felt a little like Night at the Museum with loud music.
We clean up pretty good.
How was your weekend? Let me know in the comments!
There are times when the Airstream feels a little cramped. Luckily George and I didn’t grow up in big houses, but when we visit friends or family and then come back to our 188 square feet, it can feel a bit cramped.
One day we’ll have a bit more room (just a bit!). George will be able to stretch out his art stuff, Bambi can run around the house like the wild, little dog she is and I can spread out all the veggies I could ever want to chop, but until then when it feels a little cramped, we go outside. Going outside is a blessing when the weather is nice. I immediately feel better when I step outside and take a minute to just enjoy nature. But when that chill in the air comes back and the air smells like snow, there will be no more going outside for long periods of time. So I’m trying to soak it up while I still can.
Friday I was feeling a little cramped and it was so insanely pretty outside, so we ate dinner off paper plates and sat in little fold out chairs. Our setup wasn’t fancy or even very pretty, but it was enjoyable.
Whenever we do get new, small digs I hope we’re right smack dab in the middle of nature. I really think it’s the way humans were meant to live.
Viva la country life!
This past week was a doozy and I’ve been looking forward to the weekend since Tuesday. I’d been feeling a little bit like a work zombie. Come home, sleep, wake up, go to work. It never ends! But when I get feeling overwhelmed I like to remind myself that the weekend is near and Friday night is always pizza night.
My garden has still been producing plenty of veggies for salads, snacks and of course, pizza!
On Sundays George and I like to wake up late and make a good, hearty breakfast. I just started scrambling my eggs with butter instead of milk after reading that one of the Iron Chefs does it that way. I’m never going back to scrambling eggs with milk. Never ever. The butter makes such a difference. I’ve also started putting a little pumpkin spice in my morning coffee. It’s never to early to pumpkin all the things, right?!
And don’t judge my paper plates! Weekends are for easy livin’, ya’ll.
How was your weekend? Let me know in the comments!
I took a little break from my Love Weekends posts this week to spend a little bit of unplugged time with my family. We did watch a lot of Mountain Men together though. We were bonding over our shared dislike of Eustace who lives in the mountains of our state.
Anyway, I thought it might be fun to start showing you all everyday pictures of the ‘ol Airstream. You’ve seen the glamour shots and if you’re anything like me, you’ve stumbled upon oodles of over-stylized, “glamping” shots of Airstreams and campers online. And you know what? Those pictures aren’t even close to real. I got 3 mosquito bites just sitting in the house today. That picture above, yeah, that’s the current state of my bathroom. The humidity in the Airstream is so bad that we constantly run a dehumidifier and to be quite frank, with all the rain we’ve had our septic system is backing up. It ain’t pretty.
Did I mention that our air conditioning broke? It’s been a mild summer, but these past couple of weeks have been in the 90s and this gigantic floor air-conditioning unit keeps our house at a cool 81 degrees. Sweaty. We’re planning on a permanent fix for the roof-top air-conditioning but we want to get a proper (inexpensive) replacement which could take time.
And don’t even get me started on dishes! My sink usually looks like this. I have day dreams of dishwashing machines.
But it’s not all bad. We went to BJ’s this weekend (with my mom’s membership) and stocked up. George and I spent our entire food allowance for the month, but we also spent a good 15 minutes talking about how a fully stocked pantry and fridge made us feel rich. Our pantry is disorganized and none of our cups match, but we have food in our bellies and in our home.
It’s not a perfect life. It’s not “Pinterest-worthy.” But it’s a good one.
Do you like seeing more “real” pictures of our life? Let me know in the comments!
So maybe Airstream Week has ended up being Airstream two weeks. Or week and a half. Oh well. Ya’ll aren’t sick of it yet, are you? I got a lot of questions about the Airstream and our life and I wanted to answer some of them here. So here goes.
1. Do you really live in the Airstream… like all the time?
Yep! We live in the Airstream in the stifling heat of summer and the bone chilling cold of winter. In case of an emergency (like a hurricane), we’ll go to a relative’s house nearby. But other than that, we’re in it the whole time!
2. Are you parked or do you travel?
Right now we are parked in order to save money. We would love to travel with the Airstream one day.
3. Where are you parked?
We are parked on land owned by my husband’s family. It is a beautiful farmed and wooded plot. We stay on the land in exchange for chores.
4. Where do you do laundry?
We have very gracious relatives who let us do laundry at their house in exchange for chores around the house.
5. How much did your Airstream cost?
Our Airstream was $5,000 and we spent about $1,000 on fixing her up. Read more about our buying story here.
6. How long did it take you to fix up the Airstream?
It took about 2 months of intense work.
7. How can I live this life?
This life isn’t for the faint of heart. It isn’t easy, but it is rewarding. 90 percent of living this way is deciding that you want it and sticking with it.
What questions have you been dying to ask? Ask me in the comments!
This weekend was all kinds of family fun. But first it was friend time.
On Friday night, I went to see a game with friends. George stayed at home to work and the game was almost unbearably long. If it wasn’t for the fireworks at the end, I’m pretty sure we would’ve left during the 7th inning.
Saturday was my father-in-laws birthday. We went out to eat with the family and then came home to indulge in cupcakes. We taught my niece to take selfies. It was pretty cute.
Sunday we went to visit my parents. We wanted to introduce Bambi to them before school starts and things get crazy for me. They spoiled her like crazy.
After all that family time, Bambi and I could really use another day to just be introverts, but alas, it’s back to work.
P.S. Have ya’ll seen this cute illustration by Gemma Corell? It pretty much describes where I’d like to live all the time.