Week One of Marmie & Poppa camp has come and gone … and whew! My photo roll happily blew up, and has somewhat been reined in again. Still, what’s the point of iPhone photo streams if you don’t take dozens of photos in a 36 hour period? We’ve since enjoyed two nights of leftovers, the rest of Dead to Me season 2 (which we loved), and relatively early bedtimes. and now we’re ready for a weekend!
Katie gave us the advice to “divide and conquer” … for us that meant either one-on-one time with the boys (this is why Marc and I have two children – man-to-man is key!) OR Marmie/Poppa DOES and Poppa/Marmie rests. Can you spot our tactics in these photo collages?
Building a birdhouse, looking for rocks, drawing, climbing the ladder.
Coloring, selfie for Mommy, around and around and around on scooters, popcorn and a movie (and a fun afghan).
With the holiday weekend, next week’s camp is going to be a day shorter (the boys arrive Tuesday morning and depart Wednesday morning). I imagine we’ll repeat a lot of the activities and if it’s warm enough, there might even be water involved (for sure that will be a Poppa DOES activity)!
Meanwhile, #the100dayproject continues with afghan #2. I am now past the horrible beginning and cruising into the stripes. I have a few more rows before the POP color debuts. The anticipation is keeping me engaged right now.
And, I’ve been enjoying the early summer landscape. Tuesday morning I ran to the lake again (a 3 mile run is still the most efficient workout I know) and stopped for another lakeside photo.
The magnolias are glorious right now. This beauty is on the tree in our neighborhood’s island.about the closest I’ll come to Macro May 😉
There’s been a lot of activity with church this week, gearing up for a Zoom series in June. I hadn’t realized how much time I was, then wasn’t, spending on those things until they started up again. The series is on Welcoming. Week One is about LGTBQ, Week Two about refugees and Weeks Three and Four about different religions. Assuming we can get it all together, there will be video recordings to share and I will.
And of course there’s still everything else. Georgia is entering into its 4th weekend of relaxed restrictions. Things are definitely showing signs of opening up. (or not. lots of places have said they’re just not comfortable inviting folks into their space … and a few more have said they just can’t make the numbers work.) and plenty of folks are walking around like everything is normal (and many of us are being careful, and wearing masks.)
Amidst all of it, we’re finding new rhythms.
I hope you are too.