August in Review

-Set up and celebrated my last little Chisholm cousin's wedding, congratulations Michael + Heather!
-Enjoyed a fun weekend visit with M+J+L
-LOTS of work for Matt and me...Summer school led right into fall at Grayson and my new job started on the 4th with lots of one-time projects and trainings (not that anyone forced me to shift the entire library....glad that's done though!)
-Nice times around the house and neighborhood, brunch with Carrie+Jason, swimming with Kirk+Megan crew, Junior League year kickoff at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, a new book club (Cookoo's Calling), and other fun stuff
-Matt's big draft party: Year 9 for his Tech fraternity fantasy football season is underway and our house got to host with brisket+beer
-Celebrated my birthday over Labor Day weekend with Dallas hipster events

Around Downtown Challenge
-No new spots, but lots of repeats: Landon, Chestnut Square, Patina Green, and the Pub are proving to be staples on the rotation

Around the House
-Completed a minor pool skimmer repair - Matt has become quite the master mechanic updating this hard-working little machine one piece at a time
-Did a fairly easy, big impact, update to the master bathroom: primed and painted the walls granite gray (from faux wall treatment green), installed new rust-proof medicine cabinets, installed new light fixture, updated cream light switches to white, added decorative metal switch plate covers on all outlets, and installed new towel ring
-Changed/moved decorative switch plates in hall bath and kitchen
-Added an awesome new palm tree from Shannon+Andy, it will be moving from it's pot to the ground before winter hits
-Kept most of the plants alive through the 100 degree days (I think we've lost 3 of 200+), trimmed growing bushes, killed off the remaining vestiges of ivy and weeds, and started raking leaves (too soon!)