It’s been 33 days since my last Looking Back post and it feels like at least a year has passed. It also feels like four years since I’ve had a really good night’s sleep. maybe tonight. at least I’m feeling ready to dive back into things … and this post is a great way to start!Back in July, I wrote about being grateful for a lovely space to call home. October confirmed all of that. along with a special gratitude that Katie and her family are part of our bubble. I didn’t go anyplace new last month (gosh, when was the last time I went someplace NEW?). I did, however, continue to play tennis (well, practice tennis) at least twice a week, run/walk to the lake, see Katie and her family, and resume in-person visits with my mom on her sidewalk (on the 14th – bonus points for my first – maybe only?! – pumpkin spice latté – and the 21st (not pictured) with Holly!!)
I realized when I compiled these photos that I never wrote that post about Sam’s 4th birthday. COVID-ZETA-ELECTION. So yeah, Sam celebrated his fourth journey around the sun … with us – and a giant chocolate cupcake – on the 24th.
extra just for fun little boy faces.
with just a bit of dad side eye. 😉
1. What am I celebrating?
+ we are all still healthy.
+ three of my favorite guys (Marc, Sam, and Rob) had birthdays.
2. What surprised me?
+ wow, how much the pattern/colorwork in Stonecrop would challenge me.
3. What voices am I listening to?
+ Sarah and Beth on Pantsuit Politics, Anne Bogel on What Should I Read Next, Kendra Adachi on The Lazy Genius, Emily P. Freeman on The Next Right Thing, Brené Brown on Unlocking Us … these ladies keep me grounded and going (ditto from last month and again!).
4. What did I make?
+ I finished two sweaters – one for a baby and one for me, three socks (for Sara) and an afghan (for Sam). My FO’s feel as scattered as my thoughts about making right now.
5. What was the best thing I watched?
+ Enola Holmes
+ Dream Home Makeover (sorry y’all … we are painting the inside of our house next month and I am ALL IN for good white paint recommendations 🙂 )
+ I finished 8 books – and I still have a few updates to add to Goodreads.
7. What am I working to leave behind?
– sleepless nights.
8. What do I want to focus on in the month ahead?
+tennis (I’m likely to play a match!! I’m so nervous)
9. What’s something I’m reconsidering as a result of the last 30 days?
+ Playing an active role in Georgia’s Get Out The Vote campaign. I don’t like getting texts or voicemails about voting. even when they’re about voting the way I want folks to vote. still….
10. What is one thing I’d like to start doing in November?
+feeling more like me. I honestly don’t even know what that means.
How about you? are you feeling something different this month?