…I keep waiting for the month where, when I compile this collage, I think “well, ok, that’s another month done”, but yeah, that hasn’t happened yet! These looking back posts are some of my favorites to share each month (and not just because they’re easy!).
It’s hard to believe I was Madison a month ago. It seems like longer; but that might be because our summer has been so unbelievably hot that I can’t remember what it was like to sit outside in the afternoon without sweating (which I did back on July 2!)
I think I’ve only missed two Tuesdays of Charlie photos all year (both days that Katie was on vacation). These photos are a wonderful timeline of how he’s growing (so fast!) I count it as a bonus when I get extra days – his wide open smiles on the 16th and 24th are pure delight. What fun, too, we’re both having with coloring.
July was a great month for sharing cocktails. Sara & I on the 3rd, Karen & I on the 8th, Katie & I on the 12th and Marc & I on the 25th. I’m pretty sure that’s a record!
One project I haven’t shared here – it’s not quite finished – is my summer bingo card. I took this photo back on the 23rd, just after I finished When Women Were Birds (it was amazing and I highly recommend it to everyone!) – my 24th book since Memorial Day.
I haven’t started 11/22/63 yet – hopefully that will happen later this week – so I still have 849 pages to go to cover the card. In the meantime, I started a second card.
No bingo’s yet, but I’ve checked off a half dozen squares. I really enjoy figuring out what to read next within this framework. I’ve made great progress on my to-read list…and found some surprising favorites. I expect finishing this card will take me well into the fall, but hopefully I’ll manage one or two bingo’s by Labor Day.
The only square I haven’t planned is the Nonfiction (top row). I’m not much of a non-fiction reader – in fact I went years without reading any – but the last few I’ve read, including Boys in the Boat, One Summer and Emperor of All Maladies, have been excellent. Being Mortal has been on my to-read list for a while, but I’m in a very long line to get it from the library. Any suggestions on something that might be a little easier to get?
Happy Wednesday … I hope you have a fun shared cocktail and finished project in your near future!