Last month’s Look Back was late and I’m happy to be sharing this one to meet (barely) my “in the first week” commitment. Whew! It certainly gives the practice a different focus, which admittedly this month also feels partly due to the looking back that prompted Sunday’s post. Still, the lens of these daily photos always adds a fresh perspective.
I love those five rows of Monday/Tuesday with the little boys. the lake views from my Sunday morning runs. the magnolias. porch time at my house and my sister’s. some knitting (and even some crochet). one fabulous sunset. and one freshly groomed little dog.
1. What am I celebrating?
+ ten days, including five overnights, with the little boys.
+ we are all still healthy.
+ four bingos.
+ new graphics for the blog!
+ a new leadership for our Women’s Ministry (I still have a year to serve as Moderator Advisor, but the responsibilities are much lighter).
2. What surprised me?
+ how tired those ten days and five overnights would leave us 😉
+ the momentum and magnitude of the social justice movement(s) … I’m starting to believe America just might be ready to Do Better.
3. What voices am I listening to?
+ Sarah and Beth on Pantsuit Politics. They are keeping me sane with everything that’s happening in our country right now and I cannot recommend their podcast highly enough. (I said this last month and it’s still true – ditto again. and again).
+ Anne Bogel and the whole Modern Mrs. Darcy crew. (yep. again.)
+ Kendra Adachi, The Lazy Genius.
+ Austin Channing Brown. Lisa Sharon Harper.
4. What did I make? more masks, and two baby gifts. (I haven’t had a month without a sweater finish in … months!)
5. What was the best thing I watched?
+ Killing Eve season 3.
7. What am I leaving behind?
– being “quiet” on Instagram.
– a high-contrast, two-color WIP (aka “Through the Loops 2020 Mystery Shawl”).
8. What do I want to focus on in the month ahead?
+ making. again. still. (I had plans for June … and none of them happened!)
+ keeping up my morning journal and prayer practice.
+ telling my story.