“Time is behaving strangely. Sometimes an afternoon goes on for days and then a whole week will disappear altogether and I’ll find it’s Friday again …”
~Mary Lawson, A Town Called Solace
Looking back at these photos I have a hard time even remembering that first week of August … my last matching book/manicure (I’m giving my nails some needed R&R and anticipate resuming the polish routine next week), Tosca in HD on the 4th was a real treat! And then … a lot of sticking close to home. Morning walks with a new place to pause by the lake (My Bench), weekly trips to the library, a little knitting (the socks on the 1st were actually finished in July; the baby sweater on the 13th is my only FO), and a lot of changeable skies. I did order those pretty masks … just in time for the site visit to Sara’s new place on the 26th.
A Gratitude List: the boys went back to school in person on August 5 and so far everyone is doing fine and staying healthy, having the ability to switch things up (change my walking route, rearrange furniture, rearrange schedules) to get a refreshed perspective, being part of Sara’s next adventure, my “basics”.
Life Giving: bright colors on my morning walks, hearing the lake when I pause at My Bench, FaceTime with Katie and boys, engaging discussions with caring women about hard topics.
Life Draining: watching the COVID stats rise, parents protesting mask mandates in schools.
A (short) Happy List:
- Fiction Matters and Novel Pairings Patreon communities.
- Spotify playlists curated by Sara and Katie.
- New glasses! (I’m all in for progressives … and being able to see anything all day should maybe be on my Life Giving list!)
What made your Happy List last month?