Today is our one-year Portlandiversary (and house-iversary)! It has been such a great year--I'm so glad we decided to actually move here instead of just talking about it forever. Yay, Portland!
In honor of the occasion, I've started working on a house project that I've been putting off for almost a year now--sewing Roman blinds for our windows. I'm starting with the two highest priority windows--our stairwell (which faces south and heats up the house a lot in the afternoon) and our bedroom (which currently has a bed sheet for a curtain). Hopefully I'll be showing you some before and after pictures soon!
I tried to convince Patrick to order dinner from Belmont Pearl to continue our August 10th tradition, but he's not going for it. We're going to have our favorite lasagna (zucchini and eggplant from Cooks Illustrated) and leftover lemon-blueberry buckle instead. Not such a bad way to celebrate!
P.S. I think it's funny that I described Patches as ugly in that entry from a year ago--now I think she's the prettiest kitty in the neighborhood!