Last month I greeted June and this new season with a few intentions. All of that (with the exception of porch time!) is still a work in progress. I published my first set of minutes for the women’s ministry this morning and yikes, I’m rusty! I’ve played three tennis matches with three new faces; I haven’t made any new friends, but I am learning more names. Also in the not-started category is the recipes – I haven’t tried a single new recipe in weeks. But a few weeks ago (to use up some bread that was going stale), I resurrected a favorite Caesar salad from years back. It’s been in regular rotation along with grilled pork or Costco roasted chicken. It’s mostly amazing croutons, a dressing that I need Sara to show me how to make, and anchovies (which are totally optional). My goal for this month is to share that salad with y’all … and at least one cocktail. Hold me to it!
Thinking about … needing in-person time with a few key folks … Katie, my sister, my sister-in-law, knitting friends. I got really good at Zoom and FaceTime and it’s flexing some under-used muscles to meet in person. I realize, too, that I need to make that same effort with the two folks I’m living with. Just because we share space doesn’t necessarily mean we are spending time together.
Grateful for … a month with five Fridays AND five Saturdays. Y’all know I love my weekends!
Inspired by … everyone who’s sharing about Book Bingo to share more about mine! Spoiler alert – next week’s update on my June reading will not include a finished card and if July plays out like June did, my July update won’t either.
Fun … two of the Patreon communities I’m part of (Fiction Matters and Novel Pairings) host channels on Discord. Months ago, I created an account, logged in a few times, and then just didn’t make the time for it. Katie’s been great about keeping me informed and I knew I wasn’t missing anything. Now, though, I’m starting to want to make connections on my own. I’m learning names and faces thanks to Zoom meetups and Instagram and I want to participate more. So – I’m sure it’s gonna be fun and I’m going to dive into Discord this month!
This list didn’t seem so big when I wrote about it in my journal! I’m glad I have five Fridays to work on it!
Are you planning to try something new this month? I’d love to cheer you on!