Hello friends and welcome to the first Friday post for May … this is the post where I like to look forward to a whole month through the helpful frame of TGIF.
Thinking about … finding a new rhythm for my days. Needing to be regular with Holly’s schedule so she can be “regular”, adding in-person lunches with my mom and Sunday church (and one church meeting and more to come), working out with Sara at 7am, more tennis, more traffic (ugh. ugh. ugh!) … I sort of flew by the seat of my pants this week and I’m not all that pleased with how it worked out.
Grateful for … the fantastic response to Summer Book Bingo! truly, thank you! I’m also thinking about some things I could do here to encourage the fun. A few thoughts I had were 1) weekly posts with book recommendations for “challenging squares” – I’d rely on y’all to provide the challenges and then the post and the comments would be a resource for all (and future summers); 2) highlighting Bingos from the community (unless that means I have to learn about how to host a link-up?!); 3) fostering community sharing of our cards – one idea would be to “swap a square” with someone – a square that has you flummoxed might be the square that someone else would love to have – do y’all feel like you know each other well enough to do that? (and I promise this is not just me wishing I didn’t have “about art/artists”) … because grateful, right?!
Inspired … to actually finish a sweater AND start another one. April was the first month in … ages … that I didn’t finish a sweater. Long Love is still on the needles and was getting regular attention until earlier this week when I finished the setup rows for the tubular bind-off on the body and set the thing aside. A tubular bind-off of a million (ok, maybe a little less) stitches requires a little concentration and a little diversion (to keep me going). oh, and then I have two sleeves to knit after that. Still – I want this sweater and I for sure want to be knitting something else.
Fun … we have plans to see more family this month! Tomorrow we are going to see Charlie AND SAM play baseball; my sister-in-law is hosting a May birthday party on the 22nd; and my mom has the huge lake house for Memorial Day week. no one has to get on a plane 🙂
I sure hope you have something FUN planned for May! and I would love to know your thoughts on my Summer Bingo ideas. Have the best weekend available!
p.s. yes this is four posts from me in a week, and yes that’s unusual. I am also behind on reading blogs, and responding to the comments you’ve left here – sadly, that’s not all that unusual for me these days. I have some time planned this weekend for some catchup. and plans for only two posts next week … which just might help me stay caught up!