Week Wrap-Up // Link Round-Up // July 12-18

cherry tree in our backyard; too bad the cherries are mushy and tasteless

cherry tree in our backyard; too bad the cherries are mushy and tasteless

It has been so hot here.  I heard on the radio yesterday that the heat wave has coincided with record humidity here in Western New York, and oh, has it been hot.  Sorry for the absence of posts this week: the heat slowed me way down, which gave me nothing to blog about, and no energy with which to blog!

I’ve been trying to finish up the bathroom so we can get our house on the market.  I got some done Monday and Tuesday, but by Wednesday I just couldn’t be in that tiny room anymore.  I’ll start (and hopefully finish!) again tomorrow, when it cools off.

Alan submitted another paper to be published this week (it would be his fourth), and is working on yet another.  All those evenings we were going to spend together?  Yeah, right.  But at least he’s not working overnights any more.  And we did find time to start watching Orange is the New Black.

My brother, sister-in-law, and niece are going to be nearby next week, so I’m going to try to visit with them some–in-between working on the house.

Links after the jump!

6 Things Happy People Never Do {via Shutterbean}

Great little video on city biking: How to bike in the city. {via full hands}

Another biking video of a slightly different ilk.  Full disclosure: this peppy, upbeat advertisement made me cry {via @PathLessPedaled}

I have an iPod touch (not an iPhone), which has a pretty shoddy camera, yet I found these tips to be super-helpful.  I generally use my Olympus ePen Mini to take pictures, and then use an eyeFi card to transfer them wirelessly to my iPod.  I’ll write a post about how I do that soon!  {Susannah Conway}

I needed to make ghee this morning, and instead of using my usual technique, I tried it in the microwave.  It worked very well! {via nom nom paleo}

Really smart budgeting tactic. {via Holly Would If She Could}


What are your weekend plans?



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