In the Before Time, I welcomed each month with a T-G-I-F post. I remember thinking hard about the things I’d highlight and the words I could use to represent them. I got pretty creative (thanks to googling things like “positive words that start with I”). The “original” concept (loosely termed because I’m sure no one can actually claim it) was Thinking About – Grateful for – Inspired by – and Fun. and for my first pandemic Hello post, I’m going with the original:
Thinking about TENNIS. Honestly, I’m even more surprised than y’all. My tennis career began in the late 1990’s (both of my girls were playing in junior leagues and I joined two adult leagues – all tennis all the time was kind of the thing in our house those days – we even bought our first and only mini-van so working-mom me didn’t have to stress about getting the whole junior team to a match on a weekday afternoon because I could drive everyone myself) and ended in the mid 2000’s … I can’t even remember why I stopped playing but I’m sure part of it was because I wasn’t very good and it was a weekend thing (“business women’s” matches were on Sunday afternoons) and weekends needed to be for other things. Fast forward 15 years and I have time and space … and a real need for connection and outdoor activity. My sister has been playing all these years and she’s excited. There are public courts mid-way between us and we are thinking a mid-week meet-up across the net would be just the thing. not to mention that I could also meet-up with Katie. Stay Tuned!
Grateful for the knitting (and crocheting). Last month wasn’t a very productive month in terms of output, but I did a LOT of work with my crochet hook … and in my head, my journal, my on-line shopping, and my stash! September should see at least a few finishes!
Inspired by Morgan Harper Nichols (as always) and did y’all know she recorded a podcast with Kate Bowler? it always amazes me when two folks I follow online – seemingly completely unrelated to each other – show up together!
Fun … Sara is flying stateside for a short visit!! she arrives tomorrow evening and I am BEYOND EXCITED. yes it means laying REALLY low for a few weeks, but we’ve been doing it, and it’s going to be fine. not to mention SARA. HOMELAND. puzzles, cocktails, tennis, YouTube, steaks, new playlists, walks in the park, porch/deck visits with family…. ONE MORE SLEEP!
and on that very upbeat note – September, I am saying Hello with open arms and an open heart.
To all of you, best wishes for a good weekend, and a good month.