“So new to the city, I remember wanting to photograph everything in sight. It was during my first few months that I began to sharpen my eye and appreciate the extraordinary findings in life’s everyday moments. In many ways, I was like a photograph myself, coming into focus, developing not just my art, but my life.”
~ Renée Rosen, Park Avenue Summer
Ah May … what a treat it was to look out and see people (unmasked), along with plenty of blue skies and early summer blooms … and books. so many books! Every single one of those everyday moments did indeed feel extraordinary.
A Gratitude List: family who live close enough to see often. celebrating Mother’s Day with my mom and both my girls. the library. in-person church on Sunday mornings.
Life Giving: magnolia scented morning runs. porch time.
Life Draining: more sleepless nights with Holly.
A (short) Happy List:
- Matching my manicure to a current read is still making me happy (and I’m trying to figure out the best day to do my nails … thankfully, Olive&June wears well and if I’m a day or two past a week it’s ok).
- Long Love, finally finished!
- Summer Book Bingo officially underway and I already have two squares (yep, finished another book yesterday … updates coming).
- Spindrift back in stock at Costco!
- On-line and in-person bookclubs.
…and two quick stories I haven’t shared. First, we hosted Charlie for a sleepover last Thursday (Wednesday was his last day of school). It was a whirlwind 24 hours and we all had a lot of fun.
Yesterday, I went to the lake to see the family (my mom has rented the Huge House again … I’m not staying over, just going up for a few day trips) – the pool is a big highlight, especially for the boys.
That’s Sam’s snacking face and “cool rainbow shades” on the left. and on the right is me … poolside … with a new sock!
What everyday moments are you finding extraordinary these days?